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    WatchOS 5 In-Depth Preview

    Apple announced watchOS 5 during yesterday’s WWDC in San Jose, including lots of new activity and connectivity features, such as Activity Sharing competitions, auto-workout detection, advanced running features, Walkie-Talkie, Apple Podcasts and third-party apps on the Siri watch face. First up...
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    iOS 12 In-Depth Preview

    Yesterday Apple announced iOS 12 during its Worldwide Developer’s Conference keynote event in San Francisco, California, complete with lots of exciting, fun, and, in some cases, very useful new features. “We’re very excited about the new communications features we’re bringing to iPhone and iPad...
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    Paralympian Shows How Apple Devices Help Him Train

    Cnet reports today on how two-time US Paralympian Austin Pruitt is incorporating the Apple Watch and other Apple devices in his training schedule. In the article, Pruitt shows Cnet's Ben Fox Rubin how he now only needs to use a single Apple Watch to track his stationary workouts, whereas he...
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    Apple Reports Record Results For March Quarter Thanks to iPhone X

    AppleInsider reports that Apple has managed to quiet the negative Wall Street chatter yesterday, with record figures for the March quarter and growth in its services division revealed in its first fiscal results of 2018. In yesterday’s earnings conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca...
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    Apple Watch Saves Teenager’s Life

    AppleInsider has yet another story today about how the Apple Watch heart rate monitor helped to save the life of someone wearing it. According to the original report from WFTS, 18-year-old Deanna Recktenwald of Tampa, Florida, was actually in a local church when her Apple Watch alerted her...
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    Survey Finds That 82% of Teens Polled Own an iPhone, as Interest in Apple Watch Also

    MacRumors reports that a new survey from investment company Piper Jaffray has found that Apple’s iPhone is more popular than ever, with 82% of the teens surveyed owning an iPhone, an increase of 4% from 78% of those polled in fall 2017. Also, 84% of those teens polled said that they expect their...
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    Apple Launches New Spring Apple Watch Bands

    Apple has this week announced a Spring collection of Apple Watch bands with some bright new colours and designs, including striped Woven Nylon bands, new Nike bands that colour-match with the latest Nike running shoes, and a new edge paint colour for the Apple Watch Hermès bands. All the bands...
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    Apple Watch Has 97% Accuracy When Detecting Abnormal Heart Rhythms

    AppleInsider reports today that according to the ongoing DeepHeart study from the University of California, San Francisco, and digital health startup Cardiogram, the Apple Watch heart sensor is able to achieve 97% accuracy when it comes to detecting abnormal heart rhythms. The study uses the...
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    Apple Sold More Watches Than All its Smartwatch Rivals Combined Last Year

    According to newly released figures from IDC, via MacRumors, Apple Watch is still the most popular smartwatch in the world, by a very big margin. IDC says that Apple Watch shipments exceeded 8 million units worldwide in the last quarter, also earning it the accolade of best-selling wearable...
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    AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Could be Here By March

    According to a new report on Japanese Apple website Mac Otakara, via MacRumors, Apple’s new AirPower wireless charging mat could be onsale as soon as March. The news comes from “reliable sources,” apparently, and backs up previous similar claims from The Apple Post earlier this month...
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    Apple Repair Facility Made 1,600 False Alarm Calls Since October

    A fascinating story today from CBS Sacramento, via AppleInsider, which reports that Apple’s repair and refurbishing centre in Elk Grove, California, is responsible for making approximately 1,600 false-alarm 911 emergency calls since last October. Jamie Hudson, an emergency dispatcher at the Elk...
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    Apple Watch SOS Emergency Feature Saves Woman’s Life After Car Crash

    Shape.com reports today on how a woman used her Apple Watch SOS feature to call for help for her and her 9-month-old baby son after her car was hit by a drunk driver. Twenty-four-year-old Kacie Anderson from Hannover, PA, wrote a letter to Apple telling them how the device saved the life of her...
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    Apple Sold More Apple Watches Than the Entire Swiss Watch Industry in Q4

    AppleInsider reports today that according to a new chart published by Statista, Apple sold more watches in Q4 2017 than the entire Swiss watch industry. Statista used Apple Watch shipment estimates recently published by research firm Canalys as the basis for its chart, whereby it compared them...
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    New Study Finds That Apple Watch Can Detect Early Signs of Diabetes

    9to5 Mac reports today that according to a new study from UC San Francisco, in partnership with digital health startup Cardiogram, heart-rate data provided by wearables such as Apple Watch can detect diabetes at an early stage. The study, which involved over 14,000 Apple Watch and Android...
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    New Figures Show that Apple is “the Biggest Watch Maker in the World”

    MacRumors reports today on new estimated figures from research firm Canalys that show that Apple Watch shipments exceeded a record-breaking figure of 18 million units shipped in 2017, which represents a rise of more than 50% from the 12 million units shipped in 2016. According to Canalys, 48%...
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    Apple Watch Has Record-Breaking Quarter With Series 3 Sales Up

    According to Apple’s Q1 results, which were announced last night, the Apple Watch has just had its best ever quarter, with the Series 3 selling twice as many units as the previous year’s Series 2 models. This led to Apple Watch seeing a 50% growth in units and revenue for the fourth quarter in a...
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    The Vikings-Saints NFL Game Was So Exiting it Set Off Apple Watch Heart Rate Alarms

    Last night’s post season Vikings vs. Saints game was such a thriller that it seems it actually set off people’s Apple Watch heart rate alerts, according to BGR. The upgraded heart rate warning alert was one of the very useful, and, in some cases, life-saving, features introduced in watchOS 4...
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    Whirlpool Announces Apple Watch Compatibility With its Appliances

    CNBC reports that Whirlpool has today announced at the CES tech show in Las Vegas that you will soon be able to control your Whirlpool appliance remotely with your Apple Watch, making it the first appliance manufacturer to enable such an interaction. Whirlpool stated today that more than 20 of...
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    Apple Working on EKG Heart Monitor for Apple Watch

    After having read several stories in recent months about ways in which the Apple Watch has alerted users to potentially fatal heart conditions, it’s no surprise at all to read a new report from Bloomberg stating that Apple is currently working on an electrocardiogram (EKG) heart monitor for...
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    Another Amazing Story Shows How the Apple Watch Saves Lives

    9to5 Mac reports today on the story of Scott Killian, whose has told them how his life was saved by his Apple Watch. “Big fan of the Apple Watch right now,” he said. Killian, who is an attorney, working in a high-pressure environment, said that at almost 50 year old, he had recently undergone a...
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    Apple Launches More iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch Accessories, Including Hermès Band

    Having already launched several new iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands earlier this week, 9To5Mac reports that Apple has today unveiled yet more accessories, including iPad Pro sleeves, Apple Watch bands, and iPhone X cases. Kicking off with the iPad Pro, you can now pick up a Pink Fuchsia...
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    WatchOS 4.2 Released With Apple Pay Cash Support

    Apple has just released watchOS 4.2, writes MacRumors, which comes just a little more than a month after watchOS 4.1 was released. One of the main features introduced in the update is support for Apple Pay Cash in the US, which has also just been included in the newly released iOS 11.2. You can...
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    Apple Unveils New Colour Options for Apple Watch Sport Bands and iPhone X Silicone Cases

    9to5 Mac reports that Apple has today unveiled some new colour options for the Apple Watch Sport band and iPhone X Silicone Case. The three new colour options for the Apple Watch Sport band include the bright yellow Flash (which was previously a Sport Loop exclusive), Spicy Orange (which was...
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    Apple and Stanford Medicine Launch Joint Apple Heart Study App

    AppleInsider reports that Apple and Stanford Health have teamed up to launch the Apple Heart Study app, which is a ground-breaking research study that lets anyone with an Apple Watch collect data about irregular heart rhythms so that they can then be alerted if they suffer from atrial...
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    Apple and TSMC Working on Mass-Producing Thinner and Brighter Micro-LED Displays

    According to a new report in DigiTimes, via MacRumors, Apple and TSMC are currently working together to solve issues that hamper the mass-production of micro-LED display panels. Apparently, Apple and TSMC are in the process of developing applications using silicon-based backplanes (silicon...
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    Apple Park Visitor Center is Now Open to the Public

    MacRumors reports that as of Friday, Apple Park’s Visitor Center is now open for the public to visit. The impressive building has a cantilevered carbon fiber roof that was designed to give the appearance of floating in air. Directly inside the entrance of the building is a 3D model of the...
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    Apple Explains Machine Leaning Tech Behind Siri

    AppleInsider reports today on a post on Apple’s Machine Learning blog that details exactly what happens when you use the “Hey Siri” command with your iOS device. In particular, the blog post explains the role of the detector, which is a speech recognizer that is always listening out for the...
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    Apple Watch Saves Man’s Life

    Cult of Mac reports that New Yorker James Green from Brooklyn has his Apple Watch to thank for saving his life by detecting a pulmonary embolism. Twenty-eight-year-old Green says that he bought his Apple Watch because he’s a serial data-tracker and bought it to use it for the notifications and...
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    New Patent Application Shows How Apple Watch Could Measure Blood Pressure

    9to5 Mac reports today on news from Patently Apple that Apple has applied for a patent for a system that can measure a person’s blood pressure using just an Apple Watch with a band containing a special sensor. Currently, it is only possible to take a person’s blood pressure by using an...
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    Apple Pay Cash Could Launch at the End of October

    9to5 Mac reports that based on a footnote on its Apple Watch Series 1 webpage, Apple could be planning to launch its person-to-person payment system, Apple Pay Cash, at the end of October (the footnote reads, “Coming in late October”). Having announced Apple Pay Cash at WWDC in June, it was...
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    Boston Red Sox Found to Have Used Apple Watches to Steal Signs Against Yankees

    According to a report in The New York Times, the Boston Red Sox have been found to have been using Apple Watches in order to gain an advantage against the Yankees and other teams. The actions by the Red Sox were discovered by investigators for Major League Baseball, who found that the team had...
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    Nissan Launches New Leaf With Apple CarPlay and Free Apple Watch Offer

    AppleInsider reports that Nissan has today launched its new Leaf all-electric vehicle, complete with a couple of extras that will be of interest to Apple device owners. Among the innovations introduced in the new model, including the Nissan e-Pedal, which enables the driver to accelerate...
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    Apple Watch Shipments to Top 15 Million This Year and 20 Million in 2018

    According to a new report from DigiTimes, via 9to5 Mac, sources in the Apple Watch supply chain are saying that orders continue to rise, with 4.5 million shipments expected in Q4, which would mean total shipments for 2017 would top 15 million units. And it’s even better news for Apple next...
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    Apple Watch Series 3 is in “Final Testing Phase” Prior to September Launch

    MacRumors reports that according to the Chinese-language Economic News Daily, Apple Watch Series 3 has entered “final testing phase,” meaning that it is perfectly on schedule for the rumoured September launch. According to the report’s anonymous sources, Taiwan’s Quanta Computer is...
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    LTE Apple Watch Will Focus on Data Rather Than Cellular Voice Calls

    AppleInsider reports today on a new note to investors from KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, in which he says that the forthcoming Apple Watch with LTE will not support traditional cellular calls, contrary to other recent rumours. Kuo says that Apple will most likely add support for such calls in a...
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    Apple Watch Cardiogram App Measures Game of Thrones Viewers’ Heart Rates

    AppleInsider writes that heart-monitoring Apple Watch app Cardiogram has found a novel way of publicising what the app can do by creating a user challenge designed to monitor the heart rates of Game of Thrones fans when they are watching the show. A total of 300 people enrolled in the...
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    Free Repairs for Original Apple Watch Back Covers Now Extended to 3 Years

    AppleInsider reports that Apple has just made a move that is bound to delight owners of the first-generation Apple Watch, as they will now be able to get free repairs to the back cover of the original Apple Watch for 3years rather than just 1 year. This includes all versions of the...
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    Apple to Celebrate America’s National Parks in July With Apple Watch Challenges

    Apple has announced today that it is to celebrate America’s national parks in July in several different ways. Firstly, from July 1 to July 15, Apple will donate $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on apple.com, or via the Apple Store app...
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    Munster: AirPods Will be Bigger Than Apple Watch, Apple Glasses Coming in 2020

    MacRumors writes that venture capitalist and former analyst Gene Munster has said that Apple’s AirPods will be “bigger than the Apple Watch” over the next 10 years. Although AirPods sell for $159, much less than even the cheapest Apple Watch at $269, Munster says that AirPods will contribute...
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    Apple Announces WatchOS 4 at WWDC17 Keynote

    WWDC17 kicked off today at the San Jose Convention Center in California with the Keynote presentation hosted by Apple CEO Tim Cook. The first main announcement was watchOS 4. After announcing proudly that Apple Watch is the number 1 best-selling smartwatch by far this year, with the best...
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