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Apple Watch 2 rumored to retain every aspect of the original’s screen

Diagonal size, resolution, the rectangular contour, everything will stay the same, according to speculation out of Asia. Quick, what’s your greatest gripe with the first-generation Apple Watch? Battery life? Quite possibly. The fact it’s pretty much useless when not synched to an iPhone? Almost definitely. The panel form, proportion or pixel

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Apple Watch sales projections trimmed to 10.5M for H2 2015, 21 mil next year

Yet another financial analyst presents a fairly somber “iWatch” outlook while estimating shipments so far at much higher levels than recently measured. At long last available in US retail stores, as well as a handful of new markets, Cupertino’s rookie wearable effort is reportedly doing better at the global box-office than

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Let the sequel come: Moto 360 permanently slashed to $150, temporarily $120

It looks like a matter of weeks, maybe days until lingering inventory is cleared, and a no doubt costlier second-gen model breaks cover. Y’all ready to bid adieu to “flat tires”, disappointing battery endurance (hopefully), and mediocre wrist speed? The “exciting” 2015 edition of the Moto 360 is almost certainly around

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Apple makes hefty profits from Watch bands, as device sales near 3 million

Around 17 percent of US Apple Watch buyers so far have shelled out extra money for backup straps, which are sold at substantial margins. Curious how the “iWatch” performed at the American box-office in the past month, especially as brick and mortar stores finally begin to receive inventory? According to the

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Select Apple Watch models finally available in US, UK and Australian stores

Online reservations for physical pickup are now open, although highly dependent on limited supply. Say, how would you like to be able to just waltz into a brick and mortar Apple store, browse the 38 marginally different “iWatch” versions, choose the one most suited to your style… and budget, pay for

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Fitbit and Xiaomi easily dominate pre-Apple Watch wearable landscape

With hands down the most buzzed about wrist-worn intelligent device not tallied yet, the two low-cost fitness tracker specialists racked up over 58 percent of global sales between them in Q1 2015. Forget Samsung or Pebble, let alone Motorola, Sony and LG. Cupertino must first and foremost fear the likes of

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Google axes LG G Watch R to help boost Watch Urbane sales

The Android Wear town was apparently not big enough for such similar circular smartwatches. Although the original LG G Watch saw its price slashed several times between its commercial dispatch and Google Store disappearance a little over a month back, no one could really blame Big G and LG for ultimately

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Pebble Time starts shipping May 27 to early backers amid financial trouble rumors

The upgraded smartwatch’s 78,000+ Kickstarter supporters should all receive their discounted wrist-worn gadgets by the end of June. Look out, Apple, one of your fiercest wearable rivals is about to go for the “iWatch’s” jugular with a radically improved version of the original Pebble. Technically, the charge on the market’s most

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Apple Watch US orders reportedly circling 2.5 million units to date

With a staggering 1.4M posted the very first day of availability, Cupertino must have hoped for a substantially higher number five weeks later. Let’s get one thing straight off the bat. No matter how the Apple Watch truly fared at the box-office in its debut month on (digital) store shelves, and

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Apple Watch sales projections lowered by KGI, hiked by Morgan Stanley

One source says 2015 shipments may barely reach 15 million units, while the other expects the “iWatch” to post 36M+ sales in its first 12 months on store shelves. Is Cupertino’s rookie wearable venture a smash hit or a bust? Since pre-orders kicked off back on April 10 and actual delivery

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Android Wear 5.1.1 update goes out to select watches, spread may take weeks

Formally announced roughly a month ago and pre-installed on the luxury new LG Watch Urbane, the firmware finally begins its wider-scale release. If we didn’t know any better, we’d say Google waited for Apple’s first big move on the wearable chessboard before unleashing a vicious attack on the “iWatch.” Or maybe

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The long-rumored Apple TV set debut isn’t happening this year either

Maybe in 2016… or maybe never. Although far from a one-trick pony, the Cupertino-based giant founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak hasn’t really diversified its ventures of late as the fickle and always changing tech landscape favors. Even the stubbornly conservative Microsoft looks ready to take some risks with Windows

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Didn’t get your pre-ordered Apple Watch yet? Blame it on this defective part

Booming demand is reportedly not the only reason Cupertino can’t keep up. While Apple owes its financial prosperity and mainstream tech popularity in large part to this incredible ability of making iDevices seem both exclusivist and accessible to the masses, the selective nature of the “iWatch” could prove to be a

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LG Watch Urbane now available at $350, G Watch R and Moto 360 discounted

Wearable competition is sure escalating, with the $350 and up Apple Watch attacked from all sides. The beauty of Android has always been diversity and choice, so it’s only natural the wrist-worn equivalent of Google’s mobile platform grows in variety as the “iWatch” takes off. Rumor is a sequel for the

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Circular Samsung Gear A watch inches closer to debut with standalone 3G

Full 3G capabilities, that is, including initiation of voice calls sans obligatory smartphone synchronization. You didn’t need psychic skills to anticipate the Apple Watch would spur progresses all around the smart wearable ecosystem, with everyone from Motorola to LG, Samsung and even Huawei now trying their best to milk a rapidly

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Purported Moto 360 sequel gets shady full circle depiction

Quite clearly a concept image or promotional illustration of sorts rather than a live pic, this flaunts a superlative possible second-gen Moto 360 design. While Samsung employed a trial and error strategy for its first few… dozens of wearable devices, still struggling to get all the engineering and functionality details just

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Apple Watch opening weekend sales projected at 1 million, 8M by 2015’s end

Yet another market watcher and financial analyst predicts a slow start to “iWatch” demand, with shipments unlikely to dramatically pick up before the year wraps up. Ever since Cupertino (vaguely) announced its rookie wearable effort last fall, it’s been raining bleak sales forecasts. Heck, a few self-proclaimed pundits and clairvoyant data

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Alcatel’s cross-platform, stylish Watch is available now for just $150

That’s less than half the starting price of an Apple Watch Sport, and yet the design and advertised battery life are the textbook definition of premium. Pining for a longer-lasting, cheaper “iWatch” alternative with handsome looks and both iOS and Android support? You could wait for Pebble’s next-gen Time and Time

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LG Watch Urbane LTE is ready for primetime, will cost a small fortune in Korea

At the rough equivalent of $590, this independently operable, high-speed wearable device is considerably costlier than the base Apple Watch Sport. Most of Cupertino’s rivals seem to have owned up to the notion iPads can’t be challenged on equal price ground. And unless you’re post-metal revolution Samsung, neither can iPhones. But

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Slow Apple Watch production rumored again, standalone 2.0 version on deck

Clearly, Cupertino’s first-gen wearable is meant to limitedly probe the market until a much better, less experimental second model comes to light. Psyched about the Apple Watch? Ready to ignore taunts from rivals, and countless little imperfections suggesting this thing’s expiration date is right around the corner? You may still want

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