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Apple hires away TAG Heuer's VP of Global Sales

With Apple rumored to be entering the wearables market this fall, the company's string of notable hires continues. CNBC is reporting today that Apple recently poached Patrick Pruniaux away from TAG Heuer where he served as the company's VP of global sales for the past five years. TAG Heuer, in...

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Well, that's one way to make an iWatch

I'm not 100% sure, but this doesn't seem super comfortable. Just a guess, really. Also, I think that Livestrong band is cutting off circulation to the hand. [Photo credit: Gletham]...

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This is Apple's first "smart watch"

We're all waiting for Apple's seemingly inevitable foray into the world of smart wearables, but you might not know that the company dabbled in the idea of a wrist-worn computing device as far back as the 1980s. The peculiar contraption you see above was designed to be wrapped around your wrist and...

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Ming-Chi Kuo and The Legend of the $3,000 iWatch

Along with the iPhone predictions I covered yesterday from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo -- who, despite being wrong about new Apple products many times, is described by various outlets as "spot on" and "pretty reliable" -- we were graced with a supposed bit of insider info on Apple's still...

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The best (and worst) iWatch concepts

Apple might possibly launch a wrist-wearable smart device this year that could maybe be fitness and health focused, but that's about as much as anyone cares to guess at this point. The almost complete lack of verifiable information regarding the device -- which has been unanimously tagged the...

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It's a little too big to be an iWatch

Hmmm, well it's certainly too big to strap to your wrist, so I suppose we'll have to call it the "iClock"? [Photo credit: Carlos Varela]...

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Rumor Roundup: Broken resolution

The linkbait and breathless re-posting of poorly-sourced nonsense continues apace, with at least two articles claiming to have knowledge (and photos!) of a phone that probably isn't even being built in factories yet. New iPhone 6 details possibly revealed! (BGR) A South Korean publication claims...

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Galaxy Gear features Apple should adopt (or abandon) for the iWatch

The tech world largely seems to have made its mind up that Apple will release its own smartwatch sometime in 2014. Personally, I'm skeptical. After witnessing the face-plant the Samsung Galaxy Gear performed, I'm not sure Apple would even be confident in testing the waters with an iWatch. But...

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Rumor Roundup: Year of the iWatch

Apple's 'iWatch' Said to Arrive in October 2014 with Wireless Charging (MacRumors) Some Chinese site claims Apple will release the iWatch in October 2014. However, according to MacRumors "C Technology's rumor track record is mixed." This stab at credibility suffers somewhat a couple paragraphs...

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Apple has been hiring former fashion executives, but why?

Yesterday's hiring of former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts by Apple is just latest example of what is becoming a trend for new Apple hires: A lot of them have a background in fashion. As The Mac Observer points out, Ahrendts' appointment to senior VP of Retail and Online Stores was preceded by a...

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Apple hires top designer from Nike

9to5Mac is reporting that Apple recently hired former Nike design director Ben Shaffer. At Nike, Shaffer was the Studio Director of the Innovation Kitchen. This is Nike's research and development lab where new product designs are created. Under Shaffer's lead, Nike was named the most innovative...

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Apple hires former Nike FuelBand consultant Jay Blahnik

Apple has hired fitness expert and former Nike FuelBand consultant Jay Blahnik, reports 9to5Mac. Blahnik is well-known in the fitness industry and has worked for Apple in the past on unspecified products. The fact that Apple is now bringing him on in a full-time role now suggests that he will have...

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Apple gets cozy with fitness experts, possibly for iWatch tips

It goes without saying that no Apple product is ever official until an Apple executive trots out on stage and actually unveils it for the eyes of the world to see. After all, if we believed everything the rumor mill tossed our way, an Apple HDTV would have shipped years ago and Apple would now own...

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Daily Update for July 5, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Apple patents flexible batteries that would fit nicely in an iWatch

For sure, Apple patents a lot of innovative technology that never sees the light of day. However, sometimes certain patents stand out due to current technology trends and stronger signs that Apple may indeed be working on a new iDevice. One such example that fits that description is a patent for...

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