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Users will be able to own an Apple Watch in nine countries starting April 24, but they'll be able to try out the wrist-worn device in special previews starting at Apple Stores two weeks earlier. Apple Watch will be available on Friday, April 24 in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Japan. Apple Watch preorders will begin two weeks earlier, on April 10. The device will start at $349 for the 38-millimeter Sport version, while the...
Apple's high-end 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will be a luxury priced item and the most expensive it has ever offered, starting at $10,000 and available in extremely limited quantities, the company revealed on Monday. As noted by CEO Tim Cook, Apple Watch Edition will be available at "select retail stores" and presumably through Apple's own outlets. "The Apple Watch Edition is something unbelievably unique and very special," Cook said, adding that the solid gold...
Apple's mid-range Apple Watch, featuring a stainless steel body, will start at $549 for the entry-level 38-millimeter size, while the larger 42-millimeter will start at $599. Prices will max out at $1,049 for the 38-millimeter model, and $1,099 for the 48-millimeter version. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the pricing announcement during the company's "Spring Forward" event earlier Monday. That slots the stainless steel Apple Watch in between the lower-cost Apple Watch Sport...
The upcoming Apple Watch will carry a $50 premium for the larger screen size, Apple revealed on Monday, with a $349 starting price applying to the smaller 38-millimeter Apple Watch Sport version. The larger 42-millimeter Sport will be available starting at $399, Apple revealed. It will come in space grey or silver, and with a choice of colorful sport bands: white, blue, green, red, or black. The device features an aluminum alloy enclosure that designer Jony Ive said...
During its "Spring Forward" event on Monday, the company announced upcoming availability for iOS 8.2, which will introduce support for Apple Watch. Apple's latest iOS update will launch later today with backend support for Apple Watch, and new apps for controlling the wearable's software. As shown onstage by CEO Tim Cook, the dedicated Apple Watch app is capable of syncing with the device, arranging its home screen, and more. The latest iOS software also comes with a...
Though Apple's all-new MacBook stole the spotlight on Monday, the company also updated its legacy MacBook Air lineup, bringing Intel's new Broadwell processors to its notebook collection, along with faster Thunderbolt 2 connectors. The larger 13-inch MacBook Air has also gained new flash memory that's twice as fast as before. The new MacBook Airs ship starting today. The 11-inch model starts at $899 for a 1.6 GHz dual-core Core i5 model with an Intel HD Graphics 6000...
Apple's MacBook Pro lineup was given a refresh on Monday, bringing the new Force Touch trackpad with haptic feedback, as well as Intel's latest-generation Broadwell processors to the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The all-new Force Touch trackpad, introduced earlier Monday with the similarly all-new MacBook, sports four force sensors that can detect how much pressure users apply to the surface. The sensitivity of each sensor -- which are located in the trackpad's four corners --...
In a surprise announcement, Apple on Monday revealed an all-new MacBook, featuring an ultrathin design that makes it the thinnest and lightest notebook the company has ever made, with an all-new keyboard, a Force Touch trackpad, and just one port for both power and accessories. The new MacBook weighs just two pounds, making it the lightest Mac the company has ever made. It's just 13.1 millimeters thin at its thickest point, making it 24 percent thinner than the...
Apple on Monday announced its iOS-based infotainment system CarPlay will be incorporated into 40 new car models made by major automotive manufacturers in 2015, expanding the nascent platform's footprint. CEO Tim Cook said at today's "Spring Forward" event that "every major" carmaker is now on board with CarPlay, but failed to name specific partners. CarPlay has achieved relatively slow adoption so far. Just a handful of shipping vehicles support the standard, meaning...
Medical researchers will be able to leverage the power of 700 million iPhone users around the world, creating apps to help study and cure diseases thanks to Apple's new ResearchKit developer tools. Announced by Apple executive Jeff Williams at Monday's "Spring Forward" presentation, the new ResearchKit tools will pull data from applications and HealthKit. Users can opt in and share the data with researchers if they choose, and Apple will never have access to the...
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