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Layoffs Could Mean Smartwatches Are Running Out of Time

Pebble is letting 25% of its workforce go

(Newser) - Is the smartwatch's time already over? Tech Insider reports Pebble—one of the first companies to release a smartwatch—is laying off 40 employees, about 25% of its total staff. Pebble raised $26 million this year, in addition to the $30 million it has raised on Kickstarter since its... More »

What's Coming at Monday's Apple Event

Smaller iPhone, new Apple Watch designs are rumored

(Newser) - Analysts say Apple will unveil a smaller, more affordable iPhone, probably dubbed the iPhone SE, with similar features to the iPhone 6 at its Silicon Valley headquarters on Monday. Rumors are also swirling about a smaller iPad Pro, an updated iPad Air 3, and new designs for the Apple Watch,... More »

Teen Says Apple Watch Saved His Life

Gadget alerted him to simultaneous heart, liver, and kidney failure

(Newser) - For many people, the Apple Watch has been a punchline since it was unveiled last year. But earlier this month, the wearable computer saved the life of a Massachusetts teen, ABC News reports. "If it wasn't for the Apple Watch to alert him to the fact that there... More »

Only 3% of Apple Watch Owners Aren't Impressed

66% are absolutely 'delighted': survey

(Newser) - On the eve of tomorrow's earnings call , Apple has reason to celebrate the latest news about its Apple Watch: A new survey indicates that 97% of Apple Watch owners are satisfied with their purchase, Mashable reports. The survey by independent research company Wristly polled more than 800 owners and... More »

Sorry, Apple Watch, I'm Ditching You

Writer explains why she's 'breaking up' with the gadget

(Newser) - The reviews for the new Apple Watch have been mostly glowing , but Vanessa Friedman offers a counterpoint today in the New York Times . After about six weeks with the device, she's reached a decision: "I am breaking up with my Apple Watch." Friedman ticks off a number... More »

Tattoos Confuse Apple Watch

Those with ink on their wrists report problems with sensors

(Newser) - A weird glitch has emerged with the Apple Watch—it doesn't work so great if you happen to have a tattoo on your wrist. After complaints surfaced on Reddit and other sites, the iMore blog investigated and confirmed: "After some brief tests, we're inclined to agree with... More »

Fart Apps Banned From Apple Watch

Looks like company's aiming for 'elegant' image

(Newser) - Fart jokes are available on 3,000-year-old Sumerian stone tablets but apparently not on Apple's latest piece of 21st-century technology. The developer of Fart Watch , a whoopee cushion-inspired app that boasts it can "turn your Apple Watch and iPhone into a remote-controlled fart machine," tells Cult of... More »

Apple Watches Sell Out in 6 Hours

Pre-orders run into high demand, low supply, or both

(Newser) - Apple seems to have a popular gizmo on its hands with the Apple Watch. Though it doesn't officially go on sale until April 24, customers could order the watch online in advance starting this morning. After just six hours, delivery dates had been pushed back to June for all... More »

Apple Watch Is Easily Best Smartwatch on Market

But reviewers don't think smartwatches are essential, yet

(Newser) - The reviews for the Apple Watch are in, and it's clear this is no flop. Reviewers generally agree that Apple has made the best smartwatch in existence, but they also think it will take a while before smartwatches in general become necessary gadgets. Still, it seems the Apple Watch... More »

Why You Shouldn't Buy a Smartwatch—Yet

They're about to get way better: Christopher Mims

(Newser) - We all know the frustration of spending heavily on a gadget only to see it become obsolete within what seems like minutes. And you might want to keep that in mind with the arrival of the Apple Watch this month, writes Christopher Mims in the Wall Street Journal . "Anyone... More »

Shame on You, Apple

Robinson Meyer writes the Apple Watch is a status symbol for an 'aloof elite'

(Newser) - Yesterday's Apple event included big revelations about the Apple Watch , not the least of which is that the most expensive model will start at $10,000. And that's a shame, writes Robinson Meyer at the Atlantic . Considering that Apple has catered to "misfits and rebels" for much... More »

Here's the Scoop on Apple Watch

Watches start shipping April 24

(Newser) - Today's highly anticipated Apple event started with news of a partnership with HBO and updates on the iPhone and Mac computers ("Can you even see it? I can't even feel it!" Tim Cook exclaimed while holding Apple's latest Macbook laptop, which weighs just two pounds).... More »

Your Apple Watch Questions Will Be Answered Today

Set your watch for 1pm ET

(Newser) - The past week's Apple Watch buzz fell largely into the "it'll flop" and "we're disinterested" categories. Apple will do its best to reverse the sentiment with a 1pm ET press event today, which you can live-stream here (note: Safari 5.1.10 is apparently required).... More »

Apple Watch Is Doomed to Fail

It's a Newton, not an iPod, Mark Wilson says

(Newser) - With Apple set to announce new details on the Apple Watch , including a release date, Mark Wilson at Fast Company says he has the courage to say what a lot of people are thinking: The watch is going to be a big flop. The device has more in common with... More »

Cook Pitches Apple Watch: 'Sitting Is the New Cancer'

CEO extols health benefits of smartwatch, says people won't want to live without it

(Newser) - If you could use a helper to occasionally tap you on the shoulder and remind you to get up out of your seat, Tim Cook knows just the gadget: the soon-to-arrive Apple Watch , which he talked up yesterday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco. "... More »

Tim Cook: Apple Pay Is 'Already No. 1'

CVS, Rite Aid rejection just a 'skirmish'

(Newser) - CVS and Rite Aid may have dropped Apple Pay , but the tech giant's boss isn't sweating it. "It’s a skirmish," Tim Cook told a tech conference yesterday. Meanwhile, he says, things are going well for the system, Fortune reports. "In the first 72 hours,... More »

Apple Watch's Potential Weak Spot: Battery Life

As of now, you'd have to charge it every day

(Newser) - The coming Apple Watch is winning mostly positive reviews for being smart, lightweight, and chock full of useful apps. But critics aren't being so kind about its battery life: Users will have to charge it once a day. Officially, Apple says this is no big deal, that people will... More »

U2 Gives Away Surprise New Album

'Songs of Innocence' available for download on iTunes

(Newser) - Bigger iPhones and a high-tech watch were ostensibly the stars of yesterday's much-hyped Apple event, but a few other luminaries showed up to grace the stage in Cupertino, Calif. U2 made a surprise appearance and unexpectedly announced that a) it has a new album out, and b) all 500... More »

Apple Unveils Its First Watch

Tim Cook also announces bigger iPhones

(Newser) - Apple unveiled its latest gadgets today, and a long-rumored Apple Watch is indeed among them. (It's not an "iWatch," though, just Apple Watch.) The device will start at $349 and be available early next year. (That's about $100 higher than the competition, notes the Wall ... More »

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