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Fashion and customization are cornerstones of the new Apple Watch, and as a result the company has put forth no fewer than a dozen different combinations of case material, color, and size. AppleInsider breaks down the choices to help you decide which one to buy. Size: 38MM vs. 42MM Each Apple Watch model comes in a choice of two case sizes: 38 millimeters and 42 millimeters. Those measurements mark the height of the case from lug to lug, but do not include the lugs,...
Analysts on Wall Street came away generally pleased with this week's announcement of Apple Watch launch details, viewing the new platform as a way to extend the company's valuable ecosystem and generate more revenue from high-margin products. Following Monday's "Spring Forward" event, analysts provided their reactions to the announcements to AppleInsider and investors. A rundown of their takes follows. Morgan Stanley Katy Huberty originally believed the average...
In the event that the Apple Watch battery needs to be replaced, Apple technicians will be able to swap the component out, although the company hasn't elaborated on how the replacement process will be handled. The information was
Classified documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the Central Intelligence Agency has been engaged in a multi-year coordinated effort to crack the security of Apple's iOS platform, which powers and protects the iPhone and iPad. Details on the CIA's efforts apparently come from an annual, secret agency meeting dubbed "The Trusted Computing Base Jamboree," where the latest progress was apparently revealed. Documents from that meeting were obtained...
In a special AppleInsider podcast episode, we get reactions from Daniel Eran Dilger, who was at Monday's event that ushered in a brand new 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, and extensive details regarding Apple Watch specs and pricing. Reporting live from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, AppleInsider's Dilger offers an on-the-scene review of Apple's big event, including hands-on looks at the new...
Apple on Monday rolled out a security update for OS X, as well as separate updates for iOS and Apple TV, that addresses a number of recently discovered vulnerabilities, including a widely publicized SSL/TSL flaw dubbed "FREAK" that could in some cases allow malicious users to intercept secure communications. Highlighted in a report last week, "FREAK," or "Factoring RSA Export Keys," is a flaw recently discovered in certain embodiments of cryptographic protocols SSL and...
Apple's "Spring Forward" event on Monday was jam-packed full of information about upcoming products, including the Apple Watch and the all-new MacBook with Retina display. AppleInsider offers a quick video summary of all the news. Apple's 'Spring Forward' Apple Watch & MacBook event summarized in 2 minutes from AppleInsider on Vimeo. The big news on Monday was the Apple Watch, which will go on sale April 24, with preorders and hands-on previews in stores beginning April...
As it continues to negotiate with music labels on a rumored Beats Music relaunch, Apple has reportedly surrendered on one of its key initiatives: lowering the cost of the rebooted service to $8 per month. Industry sources quoted by Billboard say that the labels have held firm on wanting a $10 price tag, the amount currently charged by Beats Music and by Apple's main rival in streaming music, Spotify. If Apple were to go ahead with a price cut, it would have to absorb...
Adding to Apple Pay's expanding footprint, Marriott and Etsy announced separately that they will offer physical and digital support for Apple's payments service in the coming weeks. This summer, select Marriott properties in the U.S. will kick off a phased introduction of Apple Pay, extending its existing app-based services to touchless payments via iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. With Apple Pay, guests can provide payment information via Apple Pay's NFC...
One of the last remaining questions surrounding the Apple Watch was answered Monday, when Apple revealed that its forthcoming wearable would be rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard. Under the IPX7 designation, the Apple Watch will be able to withstand immersion in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. This means that a session in the shower, getting caught in the rain, or washing your hands will not cause damage, but prolonged exposure -- such as swimming --...
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