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Thursday April 16

04:21
Apple to Bring Z Depth Mapping to Final Cut Pro X

On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals Apple's invention relating to Z Depth image segmentation for Final Cut Pro X.

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03:17
Apple Invents a Simple Voice Command to unlock your iPhone

On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Speech Recognition Wake-Up of a Handheld Portable Device." I think that most iPhone users would appreciate a simpler way of waking up their iPhone ...

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02:20
Apple Focuses on Multiple Sensors for an Active Stylus Inv...

On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their ongoing work on an "Active Stylus." The patent is focused on protecting new aspects of the original patent that Apple ...

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Wednesday April 15

18:24
Ming-Chi Kuo: Global Apple Watch Pre-Orders Exceed 2.3 Mil...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a respectable track record at reporting on Apple, has issued a new note to investors estimating that global pre-orders for Apple Watch has exceeded 2.3 million units. Previously, a study from Slice Intelligence estimated that there were 1 million Apple Watch pre-orders in the United States.

We estimate production of Apple Watch around 2.3mn units in March-May. Mass production of Apple Watch began in March and will likely reach 2.3mn by end of May. Considering that most consumers who preordered will not get the device until June, we estimate global preorders of over 2.3mn units, with Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition representing a respective order allocation of 85%, 15% and less than 1%.Kuo notes that Apple plans to expand the supply chains for Apple Watch, with the Cupertino company targeting production of 2 - 3 million...

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17:49
L.A. School District Cancels iPad Pearson Curriculum, Asks...

Following the end of the $1.3 billion education initiative that would have seen all students in the Los Angeles school district outfitted with an iPad, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has notified Apple that it will no longer be using or paying for the Pearson Education curriculum that was meant to accompany the iPads.

In a letter sent to Apple and shared in part by the Los Angeles Times, the LAUSD asked for a refund and said it has no plans to "accept or compensate Apple for new deliveries of [Pearson Education] curriculum."

When the school district entered into a contract with Apple, it paid approximately $768 per iPad, which included approximately $200 towards a three-year license for math and English curriculum from Pearson that was meant to...

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15:06
Apple Updates Apple Watch 'Guided Tours' Site Wi...

Earlier this month, Apple launched a new "Guided Tours" section on its dedicated Apple Watch website, showcasing several Apple Watch walkthrough videos designed to teach prospective buyers how various features work on the device. As of today, Apple has updated the site with four new videos, covering Phone Calls, Siri, Maps, and Music.

The first video, on Phone Calls, walks users through how phone calls work on the Apple Watch. It displays options for answering incoming calls and making outgoing calls. There are several options when receiving a phone call -- it can be muted by covering the Apple Watch with a hand or a...

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13:23
App Store Increases Revenue Lead Over Google Play in Q1 20...

Apple's App Store increased its revenue lead by 10 percentage points over Google's Play Store in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest numbers from App Annie obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The App Store's revenue was also almost 70% higher than the Play Store, despite Google Play receiving 70% more app downloads during the three-month period ending March.

Apple's increased App Store revenue helped it reverse a trend that saw Google Play slowly catch up in revenue over recent quarters, although the Play Store continued to widen its lead in overall downloads. Apple previously held about a 60% advantage in App Store revenues over Google Play during the third quarter of 2014, but that figure rose to about 70% in Q1 2015 on the strength of the United States and China."China was a bright spot for Apple – mirroring the strong market share...

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11:30
Apple Gives Custom Apple Watch With Gold Link Bracelet to...

Several celebrities like Katy Perry, Drake, and Pharrell Williams have been spotted with the gold Apple Watch Edition ahead of the device's launch, but Apple gifted designer Karl Lagerfeld with something even more special -- a custom gold Apple Watch with a gold Link Bracelet.

In an image shared on Instagram by Lagerfeld's assistant and bodyguard Sebastian Jondeau, Lagerfeld wears a yellow gold Apple Watch with the one-of-a-kind yellow gold Link Bracelet, which Jondeau says was "specially made" by Apple.

Karl Lagerfeld is a well-known fashion designer who's the head of both Chanel and Fendi, in addition to his own fashion house. Lagerfeld was present at the Apple Watch's first public appearance at French Parisian boutique Colette and as a style...

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09:34
Tim Cook Auctions Apple HQ Lunch Meeting, VIP Passes to Ap...

For the third year in a row, Apple CEO Tim Cook is participating in a charity auction through CharityBuzz, offering whoever bids the most the chance to enjoy lunch with him at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. This year's auction also includes two VIP passes to an Apple keynote event to watch Apple unveil new products.

Two people can have lunch with Cook, and the experience will last for approximately one hour. Lunch is included in the auction price, but the winning bidder will need to cover travel and accommodations. The exact date of the lunch will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time after the auction ends on May 6, 2015.

Join me for lunch (and a keynote!) and help a great cause. @RFKHumanRights is working toward a more just world. https://t.co/QxaKne4itb

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook)...

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08:50
Apple Expands Scholarships to 350 in 2015 to Promote Diver...

In a December press statement, Apple spokeswoman Kristen Huguet said: "Apple is deeply committed to diversity within our company and the advancement of human rights around the world....

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08:20
Microsoft Offers a Free iOS 8 Office 365 update for "...

Late yesterday Microsoft released enhancements to Office 365 for iOS users that run iOS 8.0+. The updated Delve app for the iPhone is available for users in the U.S., Ireland and Norway markets today and expand to all supported markets in the following weeks.

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05:28
Retina MacBook Teardown Reveals iPad-Like Battery Connecto...

After Apple revealed the new 12-inch Retina MacBook at its March "Spring Forward" event, the performance and speed of the sleek-but-slightly-underpowered machine came into question by many. Unlike the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the Retina MacBook comes with an Intel Core M Processor and provides only a single USB-C port to double as an accessory and charging port.

Today, iFixit answered some of those early questions in its teardown of the new MacBook, revealing a few unsurprising details of the base model MacBook, which includes a 1.1GHz processor, 12-inch Retina display, 256GB of flash storage and Intel HD Graphics 5300. What the company did find that was surprising was a battery connector hidden under the logic board, just one of a few internal comparisons to Apple's iPad line made with the new MacBook.

Next...

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05:19
Apple Now Awarding Up to 350 WWDC Scholarships for Student...

Apple will award up to 350 students and developers belonging to select STEM organizations that promote diversity with scholarships to attend its recently announced Worldwide Developers Conference next June 8 to 12 in San Francisco, as spotted by Re/code. The company previously limited WWDC scholarships to 200 students and developers at past conferences, and is raising that limit in an effort to promote diversity within the developer community.

WWDC scholarships are available to students aged 13 or older and members of participating organizations around the world that promote science, technology, engineering and math education for young women and other ethnic groups. Apple awards selected students with a free WWDC ticket, normally $1,599, and may cover...

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04:36
Samsung Creates Team of About 200 Employees Working Exclus...

Samsung has created a standalone team of about 200 employees working exclusively on Apple products, according to Bloomberg Business. The report claims the secretive team was formed on April 1 to build screens for iPads and MacBooks, develop products and help with sales.

The newly formed team implies that the relationship between Apple and Samsung, two fierce technology rivals, may be improving after the two companies spent millions of dollars fighting each other in the courtroom over the past several years. Samsung was also recently awarded the majority of orders for Apple's A9 chip for next-generation products, another likely sign of improving relations."Samsung is relying more on...

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04:08
Apple and their Design Firm are being Sued over an Art Pie...

It's being reported today that artist Romero Britto is suing Apple Inc. and a design firm called Craig and Karl (Craig Redman of New York and Karl Maier of London) in federal court, accusing them of misusing his color-splashed images ...

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Tuesday April 14

18:15
Digital Music Finally edged out CD's for the first ti...

In a new report published today, we're learning that revenue from digital-music downloads and subscriptions edged out those from CDs for the first time in 2014, holding overall sales steady at about $15 billion globally. Our report presents you with statistics and various key elements that were found in a major report from the music industry

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16:27
Apple Acquires a Key 3D Camera Company out of Israel

Yesterday we posted a report on Intel's Developer Conference that was held in Shenzhen China last week. One of the key announcements involved bringing their 3D RealSense camera to notebooks this fall as noted above in our cover graphic. Days earlier we posted a report titled "Intel's RealSense 3D Camera Headed for Smartphones in Q4." Adding a 3D camera to...

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15:03
Teen Interest in Apple Watch Drops Ahead of Launch, iPhone...

Apple Watch demand among U.S. teens remains relatively low even as the device's launch approaches, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster's latest semiannual teen survey, which asked approximately 6,200 teens in the United States about their device usage habits and future buying plans.

Only 11 percent of teenagers surveyed plan on purchasing an Apple Watch, down from 16 percent in the fall survey. Of those 11 percent, the top reason teens cited for wanting an Apple Watch was style, followed by design. Only five percent of teens currently own a smart watch.

We believe the lower purchase intent reflects a wait and see approach to the Watch as it seems unclear what will be the "killer app" for the Watch. We expect teens to be a good market for the Apple Watch given the popularity of the iPhone, but believe it will take time for influencers (celebrities) to make the watch...

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14:07
A Look at LinX Camera Technology That Could Appear in Futu...

Apple's recent acquisition of LinX Imaging is one of the company's more exciting acquisitions in the last several months, as the technology being developed by LinX could lead to some significant improvements in camera quality in future iOS devices. Given the significance of the purchase, we wanted to take a deeper look at LinX's technology and what it could do for future iPhone photography.

No More Protruding Camera
LinX specializes in multi-aperture cameras for mobile devices, which offer several benefits over single aperture cameras, including the ability to pack impressive image quality in a smaller size. With a multi-aperture camera, LinX is able to take advantage of several smaller sensors rather than one large sensor, preventing the camera from needing a longer lens.

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were equipped with protruding lenses so Apple didn't have to sacrifice...

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11:59
Apple Acquires Israeli Camera Tech Company LinX Imaging fo...

Apple has purchased Israeli camera technology company LinX Imaging for approximately $20 million, reports The Wall Street Journal. LinX specializes in creating multi-aperture camera equipment for mobile devices and it's possible that Apple will use the company's technology in upcoming iOS devices.

Last year, LinX announced the launch of miniature multi-aperture cameras half the height of standard mobile cameras with the ability to create "stunning color images and high accuracy depth maps" for SLR image quality without the bulk of an SLR camera.

The image quality of mobile cameras has reached a dead end. Device makers are striving to differentiate using imaging capabilities but the...

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11:00
'Workflow' for Apple Watch Brings Automated Task...

Popular iOS app Workflow was today updated with support for the upcoming Apple Watch, bringing its highly useful task automation capabilities to the wrist-worn device.

For those of you unfamiliar with Workflow, it's a powerful automation app that was first launched on iOS last December. Workflow lets users create actions and connect apps to automatically perform a huge range of tasks on the iPad or the iPhone.

Workflows can be built from a series of actions to perform tasks like making GIFs from a series of photos, creating PDFs from websites, appending content or recordings to Evernote, seeing older versions of websites, getting images from websites, and translating text on the clipboard. There are hundreds of actions that can be combined for an endless number of different workflows.

On the Apple Watch...

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07:03
Apple Announces WWDC Dates While Hinting that Incredible N...

Apple officially announced that their World Wide Developer Conference will take place between the dates of June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco's Moscone West. Apple's Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, hinted ...

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02:35
Foxconn Subsidiary Now Sells Second-Hand iPhones & Mor...

According to new Tencent (Chinese-language news site) report, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been engaged in selling second-hand iPhones

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02:05
Apple Granted 44 Patents Today Covering the iPad Smart Cov...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 44 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover the iPad Smart Cover magnetic assembly and three design patents.

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Monday April 13

16:22
IBM to Put Health Data from Apple Watches into the Hands o...

According to a new report this afternoon, IBM has struck partnerships with Apple and the world’s biggest makers of medical devices, to put health data from Apple Watches into the hands of doctors and insurers, and to create personalised treatments for hip replacement patients and diabetics.

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15:26
Intel's IDF Event in Shenzhen China was packed with L...

Intel's Kirk Skaugen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the PC Client Group, Intel Corporation, presented a keynote on day two of Intel's IDF event in Shenzhen last week that centered on Intel's new processors including the new Atom x3, x5 and x7 along with Skylake.

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15:00
Apple Seeds First iOS 8.4 Beta to Developers With New Musi...

Apple today seeded the first beta of iOS 8.4 to registered developers for testing purposes, just five days after releasing iOS 8.3 to the public. The beta is available for download from the iOS Developer Center.

iOS 8.3 introduced several new features like diversified emoji, an updated emoji picker, new Siri abilities, and Wireless CarPlay support. It is not clear yet what updates iOS 8.4 will bring, but it has been rumored to be the update that will include Apple's new music service.

Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories
New Theme Store Coming Soon to SwiftKey Keyboard for iOS
List of Apple Stores With 12-Inch Retina MacBook Display Models
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07:12
The Success of the Apple Watch over the Weekend will Help...

It's being reported today that the success of the Apple Watch preview that started on Friday, it's highly likely that Apple will quickly ramp production ...

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06:42
Foxconn May be Working on iPhone Assembly Plants in India

The Taiwan press is reporting today that late on Saturday news broke that the Foxconn Technology Group would soon be investing in three new production plants in India that could be used in part to assemble iPhones for Apple.

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05:05
The New iPhone Plant and Supply Chain in Brazil is Lost in...

Yesterday we posted a report titled "Hon Hai Posts Highest Ever Profits due to Apple's iPhone 6." The iPhone accounts for one in four smartphones in China and according to Tim Cook, iPhone unit sales in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) were up 97%. Apple had wanted to duplicate the success that they're enjoying in China with Foxconn in Brazil. According ...

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Sunday April 12

18:39
Apple Watch Received Estimated 1 Million Pre-Orders in U.S...

Apple Watch received an estimated 957,000 pre-orders in the United States on April 10, the day the wrist-worn device became available for purchase, according to Slice Intelligence (via Quartz). The digital commerce tracking firm claims that nearly two-thirds of customers purchased the Apple Watch Sport model, with the 42mm space gray case the most popular version sold on the first day.

Slice Intelligence's sales projection is based on e-receipt data from 9,080 online shoppers that opted-in to have their inboxes tracked for email receipts. The report finds that 71% of Apple Watch pre-orders on April 10 were for the larger 42mm case, with 32% of aluminimum Sport customers purchasing the smaller 38mm version compared to 24% of stainless steel Apple...

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10:56
Hon Hai Posts Highest Ever Profits due to Apple's iPh...

News out of Taipei late yesterday noted that the world's biggest electronics manufacturer for hire, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., posted higher sales ...

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Saturday April 11

14:54
LG Joins Apple and Samsung with a Patent for a Future Hybr...

Samsung has been working on several flexible display devices for some time now. They have several very futuristic patents on record like this one that covers a wide curved display for a future smartwatch. Samsung's newest Galaxy S6 "Edge" smartphones offer double sided curved edged displays which is just the tip of the iceberg as to where they want to go with this technology. This week ...

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14:08
Retail Apple Watches Still Have a Hidden Diagnostic Port

The Apple Watch became available for pre-orders on Friday as well as for try-on appointments in Apple retail stores around the world.

One MacRumors reader, Louis, was able to slip off the bottom band during his Apple Watch try-on appointment to discover that the hidden diagnostic port on early models still remains in the retail versions.

The presence of the diagnostic port was first reported in March by TechCrunch with speculation that it could eventually open up the market for "smart" band accessories that can interface with the Apple Watch, itself. Apple, however, has made no such promises and doesn't even acknowledge the presence of the...

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13:00
Faster 'NVM Express' SSD Interface Arrives on Re...

Apple has quietly introduced support for the next generation NVM Express (NVMe) interface to SSD Flash drives in their latest OS X 10.10.3 update as well as in the new Retina MacBook which was released on April 10th.

System Report on new Retina MacBook
The NVMe software interface replaces the AHCI software interface in Apple's previous notebooks, and offers improved latency and performance over the old protocol. Anandtech offers a good overview between the technologies:AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) dates back to 2004 and was designed with hard drives in mind. While that doesn't rule out SSDs, AHCI is more optimized for high latency rotating media than low latency non-volatile storage. As...

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12:57
Nonend Inventions Who First Sued Spotify is now gunning fo...

Nonend Inventions, a Dutch company that claims to have over 40 patents on record sued Spotify back in 2012 regarding streaming music. They're now gunning for Apple with four counts of patent infringement.

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07:54
Apple Granted Three iOS Related Design Patents

Today the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office published three of Apple's newly granted design patents related to iOS user interfaces for Mail and Messages.

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04:01
The In-Store Apple Watch Experience is Perfectly Paced

Prior to yesterday's debut of the Apple Watch at Apple Stores, I had read a number of confusing reports about how simply seeing an Apple Watch in an Apple Store was going to be an arduous affair starting with having to first sign up online for a reservation just to see the new watch. It sounded like complete overkill.

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Friday April 10

12:54
Apple in Talks with Taylor Swift and other Major Artists t...

Last month we posted a report titled "The Music Industry is frowning on Freemium Streaming Services just as Apple's New Service is Around the Corner." In that report we noted that the music industry had been re-thinking the so-called "freemium" music streaming business model. The issue exploded onto the scene with the very public incident of Taylor Swift yanking her music from Spotify.

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12:11
Apple in Talks With Florence and the Machine, Taylor Swift...

Apple couldn't establish lower pricing for its upcoming music service to distinguish it from competing services, so the company is hoping to draw in subscribers by offering exclusive content. Apple has asked Florence and the Machine and a dozen other artists for exclusive deals to promote the upcoming music service, reports Bloomberg.

Apple is said to be in talks with Florence in the Machine about limited streaming rights to a track for the band's upcoming album in June, and Apple execs have also approached Taylor Swift and others in the hopes of establishing a deal. An exclusive deal with Taylor Swift could be a big win for Apple as she's opted to pull her music from some streaming services like Spotify. Such exclusives could bring in music-loving subscribers that...

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11:56
Tim Cook Visits Palo Alto Apple Store, Says Apple Watch Or...

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the Palo Alto Apple Store in Palo Alto, California this morning as it opened its doors to let customers get their first look at the new Apple Watch. Cook was spotted chatting with potential customers and having a conversation with The Loop's Jim Dalrymple and iMore's Rene Ritchie.

Image courtesy of CNET's Shara Tibken
Several members of the media were on hand at the Palo Alto Store opening, as it's one of the flagship Bay Area stores that often sees visits from Apple executives. Tim Cook spoke to CNBC, telling the news site that pre-orders for the Apple Watch have been "great."It has been incredible. You know this morning, I got reports from all the...

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10:14
Beats Launches New Solo2 Wireless Headphones in iPhone Col...

Apple-owned headphone company Beats by Dre today announced the launch of several new Solo2 Wireless headphones, in colors that match Apple's iPhone, iPad, and new MacBook. Available in Gold, Silver, and Space Gray, the headphones are otherwise identical to the company's existing Solo2 Wireless headphones.

The Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones were released in November, and were the first product released by Beats since Apple's acquisition of the company officially closed. The Solo2 Wireless are a wireless version of the wired Solo2 headphones that are a staple in the Beats headphone lineup.

New Day. New Colors. http://t.co/1dyApkPQGj #Solo2Wireless pic.twitter.com/XXfkTPeUc5...

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10:03
Videos Showcase the Apple Watch Try-On Appointment Experie...

Following the opening of pre-orders for the Apple Watch on Apple's Online Store this morning, Apple Retail Stores in first-wave countries today opened their doors to fans waiting for Apple Watch try-on appointments. Below, MacRumors has rounded up a collection of videos made by both fans and tech blogs, showcasing the busy but excited atmosphere no doubt permeating throughout most Apple stores today.

First is a video uploaded to Hong Kong-based Chan Xin's YouTube channel. In the video he tries on both 38mm and 42mm Sport model cases, and is put through a short demo presentation of the Watch by an employee, ending the video by checking out the Stainless Steel Milanese Loop option.

The Telegraph has a video interview with a big Apple fan at London's Selfridges Apple...

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06:37
A Peek at What an Apple Watch Appointment Might be Like

Apple Watch day has finally arrived! A new report published this morning gives us a peek at what it could be like if you have an appointment to try on the Apple Watch today or this weekend.

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06:27
Many Apple Stores Not Carrying Retina MacBook Stock on Lau...

A significant number of users have turned to Twitter and other social networks to voice their frustration that Retina MacBook in-store stock and display models at many Apple Stores in the United States and other launch countries are nowhere to be found. MacRumors has independently confirmed that the Retina MacBook will be limited to online purchases in many locations around the world at launch.

It looks like Apple Stores are NOT stocking Retina MacBooks today. pic.twitter.com/VhXIYJlVc6

— Andrew Kunesh (@andrewkunesh) April 10, 2015
A spot check of several Apple Stores in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom resulted in us being given the same response about Retina MacBook stock being unavailable at each location, at least on launch day. April 10 is already an eventful day for Apple as...

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06:06
Apple Watch Sold Out in Less Than 6 Hours as Shipping Time...

Apple has officially sold out of Apple Watch stock to be delivered within the April 24 launch day timeframe, as shipping times for all models have slipped to 4-6 weeks or later less than 6 hours after pre-orders started at 12:01 AM Pacific today. Apple Watch Sport models were the first to sell out, with delivery estimates shifting to 4-6 weeks, and then June, on the Apple Online Store in the United States.

The stainless steel Apple Watch retained fairly better shipping estimates after the pre-order window opened, with most models available to ship in 4-6 weeks after the first hour of availability. The 38mm Stainless Steel Apple Watch with Black Classic Buckle was the last model to maintain its original April 24th to May 8th shipping time, finally slipping at approximately 6 AM Pacific.

It appears that prospective buyers of the Apple Watch Edition will have a difficult time getting their hands on the 18-karat gold watch before summer, as shipping estimates for...

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05:06
Apple Watch Out-of-Warranty Service Fees Range From $229 t...

Apple has disclosed that it will charge an out-of-warranty service fee of $229, $329 and $2,800 for the Sport, Watch and Edition models respectively for repairs not covered by Apple's limited one-year warranty or AppleCare+ extended coverage plans. Out-of-warranty battery service is also available for $79 plus an applicable $6.95 shipping charge if required for all Apple Watch models.

The prices listed are based on official service through Apple in the United States, with pricing and terms varying for service through an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Apple will not repair an Apple Watch under certain circumstances, such as if the device is broken into multiple pieces, and did not provide pricing information for other accessories or peripherals.

Apple will be providing out-of-warranty...

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01:29
AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Priced at $49/$69/$1500, Combo...

Apple began accepting Apple Watch pre-orders at 12:01 AM Pacific today and disclosed further AppleCare+ pricing details for the wrist-worn device in the process. AppleCare+ for Apple Watch plans cost $49, $59 and $1,500 for the Sport, Watch and Edition models respectively, while accidental damage coverage is subject to an additional service charge of $69 for Sport, $79 for Watch and $1,000 for Edition.

Apple is also offering AppleCare+ combo plans that cover both an Apple Watch and iPhone for a combined price of $149 (Apple Watch Sport and iPhone), $169 (Apple Watch and iPhone) and $1,600 (Apple Watch Edition and iPhone). These plans are likely offered for convenience purposes, rather than being a discount, as they cost one dollar more than purchasing AppleCare+ for Apple Watch and iPhone separately.

One...

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01:03
Apple Watch Pre-Order Shipping Estimates Slipping Rapidly...

Apple Watch pre-orders began at 12:01 AM Pacific Time in first wave launch countries, and models available for delivery on April 24 quickly sold out. Apple Store shipping estimates for new orders of the Apple Watch have slipped to 4 to 6 weeks for many models that were originally listed with 4/24 to 5/8 shipping dates.

Some Apple Watch models started out with 4 to 6 week delivery estimates, including the stainless steel Apple Watches with Modern Buckle and Leather Loop bands. Stainless steel Apple Watch models with Link Bracelets had a June delivery date at launch, while Apple Watch Edition models listed May delivery dates.

This is a running list of shipping times in U.S. Refresh for latest estimates:

- Apple Watch Sport White 38mm: June
- Apple Watch Sport White 42mm: June
- Apple Watch Sport Blue 38mm: June
- Apple Watch Sport Blue 42mm: June
- Apple Watch Sport Green 38mm: June
- Apple Watch Sport...

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Thursday April 9

20:03
Apple Online Store Down Ahead of Apple Watch Pre-Orders

Apple has taken its online store down to prepare for the launch of Apple Watch pre-orders, as it often does ahead of a product launch. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch are expected to begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time or 3:01 AM Eastern Time in the United States. Orders for the MacBook, which goes on sale on April 10, may also kick off at 12:01 AM PT when the store comes back up.

Pre-orders are occurring in all first wave launch countries at the same time so customers in other countries will be able to order at a local time equivalent to 12:01 AM PT. Here's a full list of first wave launch countries and their order times (in local time):

- U.S., Canada: 12:01 a.m. PDT, 3:01 a.m. EDT
- U.K.: 8:01 a.m.
- Germany: 9:01 a.m.
- France: 9:01 a.m.
- Australia: 5:01 p.m. AEST, 4:31 PM ACST, 3:01 PM AWST
- Hong Kong: 3:01 p.m.
- China: 3:01 p.m.
- Japan 3:01 p.m.

Apple will accept...

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17:06
PC Shipments Dip in Q1 as the Market awaits Windows 10

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.7 million units in the first quarter of 2015, a 5.2 percent decline from the first quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner. Lenovo and HP were the only two vendors among the top five worldwide that experienced an increase...

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09:49
Intel's RealSense 3D Camera Headed for Smartphones in...

Yesterday at IDF 2015 in Shenzhen, Intel's CEO Brian M. Krzanich introduced a number of new Intel products coming to market later this year. One was their new Skylake sixth generation Core processor used on a Desktop using Windows 10 and Intel's 3D RealSense camera. The new PC's will ...

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07:35
Apple Predicts Demand for their Smartwatch will Outstrip S...

Apple made a statement today that it expected the "tremendous interest" in its new smartwatch to result in demand ...

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07:04
Netflix Humorously Considers Introducing their own Smartwa...

With Apple Watch mania now in high gear, Netflix decide to ride the media wave with a newly released video...

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06:33
Over-the-Top Bill O'Reilly Thinks Apple Devices are l...

The over-the-top Bill O'Reilly of Fox News recently reported on the Apple Store. O'Reilly started this segment with saying, "To me, this high-tech stuff is like opium ...

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05:38
Apple Revisits their GoPro Challenger Patent

On April 9, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals that they've already updated the camera patent that they acquired from Kodak. The invention relates to small cameras on a watch and smaller cameras in general that could be used to challenge GoPro products.

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04:35
Apple Files Patent Showing Signs that a 3D GUI May Still b...

On April 9, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple relating to an OS X desktop filtering system that could allow a user to transform their desktop to a 3D GUI.

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02:49
Apple Files New Magic Trackpad Patent focused on a new Red...

On April 9, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their ongoing work on the Magic Trackpad.

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02:11
Apple Files for the "MagSafe" Trademark as it Re...

On April 9, 2015, the European Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filing for "MagSafe" under number 013918834 which was for yesterday. This particular MagSafe Trademark application relates to the Apple Watch ...

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Wednesday April 8

16:00
Google shoots themselves in the Foot in a Landmark Legal C...

Yesterday we posted a report titled "A Landmark Patent Case Opens Tomorrow that Could Affect the Entire Tech Sector and Specifically the Apple-Ericsson Battle." The report was about the intensifying battle over companies like Microsoft, Apple and Intel fighting to pay lower patent royalties for chips and wireless technology. The ...

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15:09
Apple and ABC are Working Intensely on a Breakthrough TV D...

It's being reporting today that Apple and Walt Disney executives have been in intensified negotiations in recent weeks over such things as ...

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14:43
Disney, Apple Arguing Over Channels to be Included in New...

Disney is one of the partners Apple is working with on its upcoming streaming television service, and according to a new report from The Street, Disney and Apple are disagreeing over how many Disney-owned channels will be available in Apple's television content bundle.

Disney is pushing Apple to include most of its channel offerings, while Apple wants to offer fewer channels in an effort to keep prices lower. Disney's channels include ESPN and Disney Channel, along with several spinoffs channels like Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and more. Disney also owns ABC channels that Apple feels are essential, like ABC Family, so Apple may be forced to agree to offer more Disney channels to ensure negotiations go smoothly.

Disney is said to be asking...

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14:03
Apple Launches Comprehensive New Siri Website With Categor...

Apple today launched a newly updated Siri website, which gives a comprehensive look at the voice assistant built into the company's iOS devices. The site opens with a quick overview of what Siri can do, and then provides users with a list of categories featuring Siri's different abilities: At a Glance, Staying in Touch, Getting Organized, Sports, Entertainment, Out and About, Getting Answers, and Tips and Tricks.

Talk to Siri as you would to a friend and it can help you get things done -- like sending messages, placing calls, or making dinner reservations. You can ask Siri to show you the Orion constellation or to flip a coin. Siri works hands-free, so you can ask it to show you the best route home and what your ETA is while driving. And it's connected to the world, working with Wikipedia, Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes, Shazam, and other online services to get you even more answers. The more you use Siri, the more you'll realize how...

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13:32
Sony Plans to Expand Camera Sensor Plants to Meet Demand

Sony Corporation announced yesterday that it plans to further invest in Sony Semiconductor Corporation's Nagasaki and Yamagata Technology Centers in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 ("FY15") in order to increase its production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors.

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11:20
Apple Unleashed an In-Your-Face Apple Watch Media Blitz To...

Today Apple gave big media the green light to post their Apple Watch reviews to positively promote Apple Watch in each and every way. Most reviewers loved the Apple Watch with a few minor negatives ...

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08:40
Will it be a Rocky Road for Apple Pay outside the U.S.?

While the news on Apple Pay has been generally positive to date, a new Reuters report today questions if Apple will be able to translate their U.S. success to Europe, Asia and other key markets.

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06:47
Microsoft's Surface Hybrid-Tablet is Still a Loser de...

Last May we posted a report titled "Microsoft's Surface: Tablets that make no Sense or Dollars," that was followed by a second report in October titled "Microsoft's Surface Pro is Still a Loser in the Bigger Picture." Both reports showed how Microsoft's Surface was a loser even after re-marketing it as a hybrid notebook to foolishly try to take on Apple's MacBook Air. Microsoft is going to take another crack ...

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05:35
Apple Watch Review Roundup: Future of the Wrist, But...

Apple has given members of the media several hands-on experiences with the Apple Watch following its special events, but ahead of Apple Watch pre-orders, select sites have been able to get a much closer look at the device. Apple has provided multiple publications with Apple Watch review units, giving them a chance to spend multiple days with the watch, and they've now shared their opinions in reviews published today.

Apple Watch has received favorable reviews, but isn't for everyone (Image: CNET)
We've rounded up tidbits from several of the best reviews in order to give MacRumors readers a look at the Apple Watch from the perspective of those who have finally had a chance to use it extensively. The roundup includes reviews and opinions from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Verge, Re/code, Yahoo Tech and...

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05:01
OS X 10.10.3 With All-New Photos App Launching Later Today

OS X 10.10.3 with the all-new Photos app will be available Wednesday as a free software update for Mac users, according to The Associated Press. The news organization mentioned the release date as part of its in-depth release about the all-new Photos for OS X app, which it praised for making basic photo editing easy."Procrastinate no more. Apple's new Photos app for Mac computers, available Wednesday as a free software update, makes it easy to organize and edit your pictures. The app, which replaces iPhoto, bundles professional-level tools such as granular color correction into one free consumer package."OS X 10.10.3 will be available through Software Update in the Mac App Store.

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04:03
The Second Apple Store in Hangzhou China Opens on April 24

Apple Store number 14 in China opened in Hangzhou on January 24. Apple is scheduled to open a second store in Hangzhou on April 24, 2015

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Tuesday April 7

16:37
Retail Packaging for Apple Watch and Bands Potentially Rev...

A series of photos have surfaced on social media today that provide a first look at what could be the retail packaging for the Apple Watch and individual bands. Instagram user Jeremy Gan posted the photos to his profile this afternoon, showing off what appears to be a 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch with Milanese Loop within its official packaging and brown leather band in a separate box.

We cannot guarantee the veracity of these photos, and it is entirely possible that the retail packaging is not official. The long, narrow box for the Apple Watch band in particular appears consistent with an image that appeared on Apple's jobs page last month, which at the time was speculated to be retail packaging for bands. We'll update the post as we learn more details about the authenticity of these photos.

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16:08
Intel Looking for a Hit with their New $149 Computer-on-a-...

We were the first to report in North America last month that Microsoft was testing a New PC Stick Concept in Korea. Surprisingly, the PC Stick isn't just for Korea. Intel may be ramping up production of the Compute Stick quicker than some thought.

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14:41
Samsung Advances their Wide-Band Smartwatch in new Patent

The whole craze for a future smartwatch really picked up momentum once Apple's early 2013 patent application came to light. The invention provided us with a broad stroke of conceptual ideas regarding a wide-band computer display worn on a user's wrist. Samsung countered that with a patent application filing in September 2013 ....

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12:16
A Landmark Patent Case Opens Tomorrow that Could Affect th...

In February of this year, we posted a report titled "The Engineering Group Known as the IEEE has Ruled on Changing Mobile Chip licensing that will Benefit Apple & Others." The report noted that "A particularly controversial change in its bylaws states that reasonable rates should reflect the "smallest salable implementation" of a patented invention."

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06:10
Samsung Profits Crash Again Despite the Press Trying to Po...

Wow, do the press love Samsung or what? Samsung announced today that their first quarter will come in with profits down again at 31 percent ...

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05:28
The Chinese Prepare to Burn Banknotes from Hell and Paper...

Every once and a while a strange story pops up that I just can't pass on posting. Today we're learning that people in China ...

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05:04
Apple Granted 41 Patents Today Covering an Apple Store Emp...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover one of Apple's retail store related systems for authenticating different levels of security ...

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04:53
Angela Ahrendts: 'The Days of Waiting in Line' a...

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has issued an internal memo to retail employees that encourages store staff to direct customers to the Apple Online Store to purchase the Apple Watch and new MacBook, according to Business Insider. Ahrendts says that this is "a significant change in mindset" for Apple, noting that the long lines that typically form on Apple product launch days "are over" at retail stores."Get in line online

The days of waiting in line and crossing fingers for a product are over for our customers. The Apple Store app and our online store make it much easier to purchase Apple Watch and the new MacBook. Customers will know exactly when and where their product arrives.

This is a significant change in mindset, and we need your help to make it happen. Tell your customers we have more...

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04:06
Apple Granted a Design Patent for their "Glass Lanter...

In December we posted a report titled "Apple's "Glass Lantern" Store in Istanbul Turkey Wins Top Structural Award for ..."

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02:50
Apple Granted a Patent that will allow Hand Signals to Con...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular granted patent report we cover one of Apple's acquired patents from Primesense. The patent covers a Kinect-like device that creates 3D depth maps of a human hand.

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Monday April 6

12:35
Apple Retail Employees Outfitted With New Shirts Ahead of...

Apple's retail employees were today given newly redesigned shirts that will be worn during the Apple Watch launch, MacRumors has learned. The shirts are a dark shade of navy blue, much darker in color than the existing brighter blue shirts employees wear now. Employees have been given two T-shirts each and have been instructed to wear the shirts beginning on April 10. Apple also typically distributes polo shirts and T-shirts with longer sleeves, but employees have not yet received these.

The new shirts Apple employees are receiving for the Apple Watch mark the second wardrobe change that's been enacted this year. In January, Apple distributed redesigned T-shirts and polo shirts all in a dark shade of blue, with an Apple logo located at the top left of the shirt, over the heart.

Apple's head of retail Angela Ahrendts was rumored to be behind the first style change, and she's likely handling the new look for employees during the Apple Watch as well, using...

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04:57
Apple Shifting to Oxide TFT LCD's for Future iPad Pro

Back in October we learned that the iPhone 6 demand was so hot that Apple decided to delay the release of their 12.9 inch iPad Pro well into 2015. Today we're learning that the delay may have also been due to the fact that Apple has decided to change the type of display panel ...

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Sunday April 5

19:56
Apple Maps Now Includes Hotel Reviews From TripAdvisor and...

Since the release of Apple's in-house Maps app as part of iOS 6 back in 2012, Yelp has been the company's sole partner for integrating customer reviews of businesses and other points of interest. In recent days, however, Apple's Maps app has begun including reviews from TripAdvisor and Booking.com on select hotel listings.

It is currently unclear what the criteria are for determining whether a given hotel listing includes reviews from Yelp, TripAdvisor, or Booking.com, but based on a spot check of several cities, the vast majority of hotel listings in the United States continue to display Yelp reviews. Other types of business listings also continue to use Yelp reviews on Apple Maps.

Internationally, Booking.com in particular seems to be more strongly represented, with brief surveys of London, Paris, and Sydney all showing reviews from that site on a majority of hotel listings viewed....

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14:21
No 4K Video Streaming Support for Upcoming Apple TV Set-To...

Following up on last month's claim that Apple is planning to show off a revamped Apple TV set-top box with App Store and Siri support at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, BuzzFeed now reports that the new box will not include support for 4K video streaming even though several services like Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube offer content in the high-resolution format.“4K is great, but it’s still in its infancy,” said one source familiar with Apple’s thinking.

Enabling 4K video support in Apple’s first major overhaul of Apple TV in three years might seem like a smart bit of future-proofing — particularly given reports that the A8 chip in the guts of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is 4K-capable. But it’s arguably an unnecessary one at this point.The report points out that 4K streaming...

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09:46
Apple's In-Store Reservation System for Viewing and P...

Last month we covered the topic of the Apple Watch a minimum of six times (01, 02, 03, 04, 05 and 06). The topics ranged from Apple winning the International Forum designer award for Apple Watch to co-inventor of Swatch saying that the Apple Watch could bring forth an Ice Age to Switzerland's watch market through to Piper Jaffray ...

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06:21
A Korean Company Sues Apple over Apple Map Technology

A Korean Company by the name of Porto Technology Co. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns the use of systems related to Apple Maps on Apple iDevices.

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Saturday April 4

11:48
The Hysteria about the Coming Apple Watch in Switzerland T...

We noted back last October that Jean-Claude Biver head of watch brands (Tag Heuer, Zenith, and Hublot) at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA stated that that because of Apple's sheer size and influence you have to take them seriously. Biver added that "Others have done smartwatches before, but when Apple does it, it will sell." Now a new twist ...

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Friday April 3

20:40
Apple Watch In-Store Reservations Available Beginning Apri...

Apple on Friday updated its online store with instructions on how to purchase the Apple Watch, reiterating that the wrist-worn device can be ordered online or reserved for in-store pickup. The new section appears to confirm that Apple Watch in-store reservations will be available beginning April 10, allowing customers to reserve a specific Apple Watch for pickup at an Apple Store beginning April 24.

The wording and timing of the new section suggests that Apple Watch in-store reservations will be available April 10, a move that would generate more foot traffic in Apple Stores on Apple Watch launch day. Nevertheless, there remains a slim possibility that reservations will begin on April 24. Apple did not immediately respond to request for comment, although we will update this post if we receive confirmation.

Last week, Apple Store training documents obtained by MacRumors indicated that Apple will...

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14:08
Apple Adds New 'Guided Tours' Page to Apple Watc...

Apple today updated its dedicated Apple Watch website with a brand new "Guided Tours" section that includes several Apple Watch walkthrough videos. The introductory video on the site, entitled "Welcome to Apple Watch," walks users through all of the things the Apple Watch can do.

The site also includes dedicated videos on various Apple Watch features, like Messages, Faces, and Digital Touch. Other video walkthroughs on features like Phone Calls, Siri, Maps, Music, Apple Pay, and more, are labeled as "Coming soon" and should be uploaded over the course of the next few hours.

These videos are also referenced within other areas of the Apple Watch site, with a Fitness video, for example, available in the fitness section, and the Messages video available in the "New Ways to Connect" section.

Today's walkthrough videos from Apple come a week ahead of Apple Watch...

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10:39
Apple Announces Apple Watch Pre-Orders Will Kick Off at 12...

Apple today updated the Apple Watch page of its online store to note that online pre-orders for the Apple Watch will begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, April 10. Just after midnight on the West Coast is Apple's typical time for pre-orders, and the company will likely take the store down beginning at 9PM to prepare for orders.

Apple Watch pre-orders will go live simultaneously in all of the first-wave launch countries, meaning U.K. customers will be able order at 8:01 AM local time while Australian pre-orders will go live at 5:01 PM AEST.

Here's a full list of pre-order times by country (in local time):

- U.S., Canada: 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time), 3:01 a.m. (Eastern Time)
- U.K.: 8:01 a.m.
- Germany: 9:01 a.m.
- France: 9:01 a.m.
- Australia: 5:01 p.m.
- Hong Kong: 3:01 p.m.
- China: 3:01 p.m.
- Japan 3:01 p.m.

Apple will accept orders both through its...

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10:26
FDA Approves Advanced Israeli Medical App Aimed for the iP...

This week the FDA approved an app by an Israeli health-tech firm called Voyant, now owned by BrainLab. The app helps doctors plan hip replacement surgery on mobile devices like Apple's iPad. It's considered a Class II medical device ...

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08:53
Carly Fiorina lashes out at Tim Cook's Reaction to In...

Carly Fiorina, once a Fortune 50 chief executive herself, has made it crystal clear that she's disgusted with how CEOs rushed to condemn Indiana’s new religious freedom law.

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08:21
AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Pricing: $59 for Sport, $79 for...

We've known that AppleCare+ will be available for the Apple Watch since Apple's March 9 media event, but pricing for the extended support has thus far remained a mystery. A source has now shared some purported pricing information with MacRumors that may shed some light on the cost, suggesting AppleCare+ for each version of the watch will be priced differently.

According to the claimed internal Apple screenshots, AppleCare+ for the entry-level aluminum Apple Watch Sport will be priced at $59, while AppleCare+ for the middle-tier stainless steel Apple Watch with Sport Band will be priced at $79. AppleCare+ for a $15,000 gold Apple Watch Edition will be significantly more expensive at $999. It is unclear from the information we have received whether band choice will affect AppleCare+ pricing, as band prices vary significantly.

While we can't verify the legitimacy of these...

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08:08
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Bends as Easily as iPhone 6 Plus

Third-party warranty firm SquareTrade recently released a video showcasing the durability of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and HTC One M9, discovering the Galaxy to bend at 110 lbs of pressure and the One M9 to bend at 120 lbs of pressure.

Although the Galaxy S6 Edge's pressure limits are comparable to the iPhone 6 Plus' testing, the Galaxy's screen ended up cracking under the pressure instead of slightly bending similar to Apple's plus-size iPhone model. The HTC One M9 lasted further than its two competitors, reaching 120 lbs of pressure, but the phone was rendered useless thanks to a faulty power button following the pressure test.

Testing to the point of "catastrophic failure", the iPhone 6 Plus survived 179 lbs of pressure, beating out the Galaxy S6 Edge's 149 lbs stress test. As SquareTrade points out, the Galaxy's stress tests proves the phone could be worse for users due to the smartphone's screen cracking under...

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07:27
Apple's iOS Sales Reach All-Time High in Urban China

According to a new report by Kantar, phone sales data for the three months ending in February 2015 shows that Apple's iOS sales have reached an all-time high in urban China where it captured 27.6% of the smartphone market. Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports that "There has been a strong appetite for Apple's products in...

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07:09
Apple Watch Wins Red Dot 'Best of the Best' Desi...

Still three weeks away from being released to the public, the Apple Watch has received another design award for Apple ahead of launch, this time receiving the "Best of the Best" designation by the German Red Dot design awards (via aBlogtoWatch).

Previously winning the Gold Award, and being called "an icon", at the International Forum Design awards earlier in March, the Red Dot award counts a second win for the wearable in the design category before its April 24 launch date.

The Apple Watch wasn't alone in the smartwatch category, however, as the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate horological smartwatch also received the "Best of the Best" designation.

The Red Dot jury judged the Apple Watch, and all products...

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06:08
The Galaxy S6 Edge Bends faster than the iPhone 6 Plus in...

During the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in Barcelona last month, Samsung's head of global marketing, IT and Mobile Division Young-Hee Lee stated the following about the Galaxy S6: It's "The most advanced smartphone in the world ...

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Thursday April 2

22:14
No One Seems to Know who Won Apple's iPhone Chip Busi...

On Mar 26, we posted a report titled "TSMC Reportedly Wins the Bulk of Apple's iPhone Chip Business in 2015 including the new iPhone 6C." Earlier that month we posted another report titled "Daiwa Securities: TSMC has Won Most of Apple's A9 Business for 2015." Today, the latest rumor de jour ...

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18:38
Samsung Confirmed to Produce A9 Chips for Apple's Nex...

Samsung will provide Apple with A9 chips for its next-generation iPhone and other devices, reports Bloomberg, confirming a previous report in early February. Over the past couple of months there had been confusion and conflicting reports as to whether Samsung, Apple's longtime supplier and rival, or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would produce the chips.

Samsung will start making Apple A9 processor chips at its Giheung plant in South Korea, the people said, asking not to be identified because the contract hasn’t been discussed publicly. Additional orders will go to Samsung’s...

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15:22
Drexel University intros an iPad Vending Machine for Stude...

Last year we read about Drexel University's vending machine for MacBooks project and they've now followed up with a new iPad vending machine for students.

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