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Category: Apple Watch

Michael E. Cohen 5 comments

Should You Buy the Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch reviews have begun to pour in, all attempting to answer the obvious question that arises whenever Apple releases a new product line: “Should I buy it?” The answer, as always, is “maybe.”

Josh Centers 30 comments

iOS 8.3 Triggers an Avalanche of Improvements

With iOS 8.3, Apple is offering a collection of new emoji, as well as a plethora of performance, security, and stability improvements that users will be glad to see.

Adam Engst 51 comments

Apple Watch: Your Personal Technology Rorschach Test

Will the Apple Watch be the next must-have technology gadget or a complete flop? Is it reasonably priced or expensive beyond any rational calculation? Will it be the sort of device that can be upgraded over time or will it join your old iPod in a drawer in a few years? No one knows the answers to these questions, but Adam Engst suggests that how you answer them says more about you than the Apple Watch itself.

Michael E. Cohen 23 comments

Apple Unveils More Apple Watch Details

Apple revealed more, but not all, about the Apple Watch in its “Spring Forward” event today. Notably, you’ll be able to pre-order an Apple Watch on 10 April 2015, with delivery two weeks later. But you might not like the prices.

Josh Centers 8 comments

Apple Releases iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch Support

Apple has updated iOS to version 8.2, which includes a new Apple Watch app for the upcoming wearable.

Josh Centers 24 comments

How Much Gold Will the Apple Watch Edition Consume?

If rumored production numbers of the Apple Watch Edition are true, Apple may be about to make a bigger dent in the universe than anyone could have ever anticipated. Or maybe The Wall Street Journal’s numbers are a tad high.

Adam Engst 5 comments

Pebble Time Announced Before Apple Watch

The Apple Watch may be dominating the smartwatch market from the future, but market leader Pebble Technology is aiming for a slightly different target audience with the new color-screen Pebble Time.

Josh Centers Michael E. Cohen 2 comments

Big iPhones Mean a Big Q1 2015 for Apple; Apple Watch Date Revealed

Apple has posted yet another record-shattering financial quarter, and Tim Cook has finally announced when we will be able to get our hands on the Apple Watch.

Michael E. Cohen No comments

First Apple Watch Apps Will Only Skim the Surface

Apple released the first beta of its software development kit for the Apple Watch to developers this week, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a while longer before we see Office for the Apple Watch.

Jeff Porten 7 comments

After September, Still Apple Watching and Waiting

Jeff Porten came away from the Apple keynote feeling uncharacteristically unimpressed, so he shares his thoughts about what he doesn’t quite get about Apple’s direction.

Michael E. Cohen 22 comments

Apple Previews the New Apple Watch

It’s not just about time. It’s past time. And future time, as Apple previews a wristwatch from the future — literally, since the Apple Watch won’t come out until early 2015.

Jeff Porten 2 comments

Four Smartwatches Reviewed: Cookoo, Martian, MetaWatch, i’m Watch

Jeff Porten covers his arm from wrist to elbow with smartwatches to see how they match up to each other, to the Pebble, and to his expectations of what feature an ideal smartwatch would provide.

Steve McCabe 3 comments

Pebble Smartwatch Puts Notifications on Your Wrist

The leading smartwatch isn’t perfect, but it has one major selling point — it actually exists, which is far more than can be said for the much-rumoured iWatch.

Josh Centers 7 comments

Making the Case for an iWatch

Looking beyond the rumors, a variety of facts support the claim that Apple is making a watch. Josh Centers presents the evidence and speculates on what we might expect an iWatch do.

Jeff Porten 7 comments

Pondering the Social Future of Wearable Computing

Technology companies and pundits are pushing hard for wearable computers, but will society accept them? Jeff Porten examines how social conventions have changed — and will continue to change — to accommodate the likes of smartwatches and Google Glass.