iWatch

Timeline of the day: Apple's 2014 rumored product roadmap

April 10, 2014: 2:25 AM ET

A Taiwanese analyst with a pretty good track record expects a glut of new devices this fall.

FORTUNE -- We can't vouch for anything on the attached timeline -- even its provenance -- but according to AppleInsider and MacRumors it comes from KGI Research's Ming-Chi Kuo, a shadowy Apple (AAPL) analyst based in Taiwan with a track record that's better than most

  • 17% of U.S. teens would pay $350 for an Apple iWatch - survey

    Of 7,500 teens polled, 6% already wear a smartwatch, 61% own an iPhone, 40% own an iPad.

    FORTUNE -- Before anyone gets too excited about the results of the teen survey Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster released Tuesday, the numbers need to be put in some kind of socioeconomic context.

    For one thing, American teenagers tend to be richer -- a lot richer -- than teenagers in the rest of the world. For another, the sample of roughly MORE

    - Apr 8, 2014 5:44 PM ET
  • What if Apple's so-called iWatch isn't a watch at all?

    The magic, says Benedict Evans, may be not on the wrist, but in the application interface.

    FORTUNE -- Google (GOOG) may have done Apple (AAPL) a favor when it posted two promotional videos (attached below) for what it's calling Android Wear: A new extension to the Android operating system released last week to developers.

    The videos are very good -- both for their production values and for showing what can be done on a wrist-based touchscreen connected wirelessly to a MORE

    - Mar 25, 2014 9:28 AM ET
  • Look who Apple is hiring

    The best clue for what Apple has up its sleeve may be the talent it's taken on.

    FORTUNE -- A fitness expert. A sleep scientist. A pair of high-profile CEOs from the fashion industry. Lots of hardware and software engineers with expertise in wireless, non-invasive bionsensing -- measuring everything from respiration rates to glucose and oxygen levels in the blood.

    What are these people doing at Apple (AAPL)?

    Working on the so-called iWatch, MORE

    - Feb 7, 2014 7:12 AM ET
  • Apple's iWatch: The killer apps may be in hospitals, not health clubs

    "The whole sensor field," Tim Cook said last spring, "is going to explode."

    FORTUNE -- I was reading up on wireless pulse oximetry over the weekend when it occurred to me that we might be looking at Apple's (AAPL) so-called iWatch project from the wrong angle.

    Because CEO Tim Cook is a health nut who hits the treadmill every morning, wears a Nike Fuel Band and sits on Nike's (NKE) board of directors, everybody MORE

    - Feb 3, 2014 12:11 PM ET
  • Video worth watching: Brian White on Bloomberg TV

    Wall Street's most visible Apple bull makes his calls for 2014.

    FORTUNE -- It's not easy being the most bullish Apple (AAPL) analyst on Wall Street.

    Just ask Brian White, whose $1,111 price target sat out there for nine months while Apple's share price peaked at $700 before falling below $440.

    I once called White the Marco Polo of Apple analysts for the rumors of shiny new Apple products -- TVs, watches, $300 MORE

    - Jan 4, 2014 12:24 PM ET
  • Samsung's smartwatch is a runaway hit on YouTube

    The Galaxy Gear's viral ad campaign rules. The device itself? Not so much.

    FORTUNE -- "Nobody will buy this watch, and nobody should."

    That was the New York Times' David Pogue two weeks ago reviewing the Galaxy Gear, Samsung's pre-emptive strike against Apple's (AAPL) iWatch -- and the hero of the attached YouTube video.

    No matter. The one-minute ad spot is terrific, worth every won Samsung paid for it.

    It appeared on YouTube last week MORE

    - Oct 18, 2013 11:44 AM ET
  • Piper Jaffray: Apple could sell 5-10 million iWatches in first year

    In a survey of 799 U.S. customers, 12% of iPhone owners said they might buy one.

    FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) does not sell a smartwatch. It hasn't introduced one or said anything about making one. But it has filed patents for a computerized touchscreen wristband, and this summer it registered the iWatch trademark in half a dozen countries.

    On the strength of that, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster recently set out to gauge MORE

    - Oct 7, 2013 7:29 AM ET
  • Death by review: Samsung's preemptive strike at Apple's iWatch

    Stung by the copy-cat label, Samsung set out to prove it can out-innovate the innovator.

    FORTUNE -- "The curtain closed on this device," said CNBC's Jim Cramer after he read the New York Times' review of the Galaxy Gear, Samsung's pre-emptive strike at Apple's (AAPL) rumored iWatch.

    Without an actual iWatch to copy, Samsung had to design its own. The Gear went on sale in the U.S. this week for $299.99, and now MORE

    - Oct 4, 2013 7:43 AM ET
  • The best Apple news was the absence of an iWatch

    Let's hope Apple stays away from this already crowded market with a low barrier to entry. (Even Nissan has one!)

    By Cyrus Sanati

    FORTUNE -- Apple's latest product launch party was a real dud, but it could have been a lot worse if it had launched a line of so-called smartwatches. Apple enthusiasts had expected the company to counter recent smartwatch offerings from the likes of Samsung and Nissan by unveiling MORE

    Sep 11, 2013 11:29 AM ET
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