Apple Watch

Global wearables market to grow 17% in 2017, 310M devices sold, $30.5BN revenue: Gartner

 Analyst Gartner is expecting to see growth of 16.7 per cent, year-over-year, across the global wearables market this year, which encompasses a variety of device types and form factors — from smartwatches to body-worn cameras and even head-mounted displays.  Read More

Apple and Aetna Secretly Met to Discuss Adding Apple Watches to Health Insurance

The deal could give everyone healthier bottom lines.

Apple reportedly in talks with Aetna to bring the Apple Watch to millions of customers

 Apple and Aetna have held several secret meetings to discuss offering the Apple Watch to Aetna’s 23 million customers, according to CNBC. Aetna could roll out the plan as early as next year. Read More

Wearables are still growing globally, thanks to Xiaomi

 The burst of the wearable bubble may have been overstated — on a global scale, at least. The category has been struggling here in the U.S., but internationally, it’s still seeing growth. Wearables are up eight-percent year-over-year, according to new numbers from Canalys — not exactly exponential, but at least things are trending in the right direction. It’ll come as… Read More

All the major cases where an LTE-enabled Apple Watch would be great

 Apple is reportedly working on an Apple Watch that won’t have to be tethered to your phone for data, freeing that small fitness tracker on your wrist from the oppressive confines of having to carry around a now-critical piece of technology for operating in your daily life. This will probably have repercussions for the battery life of the watch that you have to charge every evening. We… Read More

The next Apple Watch reportedly won’t need an iPhone for data

 The Apple Watch is one slick piece of engineering — but it’s not without its faults. Amongst other things: If you want to leave your phone at home, your smartwatch is suddenly a good bit less smart. Without an iPhone nearby, it can’t pull data over the cell networks. According to the latest whispers out of the rumor mill, that might be about to change. Read More

Apple appears to be working on a yoga workout mode for Apple Watch

 News continues to leak out about what’s new in iPhone 8, and most of those rumors seem to be coming from a leaked iOS release related to the HomePod speaker. Something else we were tipped to in that same file: several references to yoga, including under a listing of workouts associated with the Apple Watch. Read More

Apple Watch sales up over 50% since last year

 Apple Watch sales are up over 50% since last year, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. He mentioned this when discussing Apple’s strong third quarter results on the investor call Tuesday. Overall, Apple beat analyst expectations with $1.67 per share, versus the anticipated $1.57 per share. Revenue was $45.4 billion, when Wall Street forecast $44.89 billion. Shares were quickly up 5% in… Read More

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