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Apple Watch sales make it top smartwatch in Q1, but trail basic wearables from Fitbit & Xiaomi

Apple Watch sales estimated around 1.5 million units during Q1 2016 made it the number one smartwatch, but the device continued to trail basic wearables from competitors Fitbit and Xiaomi. During the quarter both companies more than doubled Apple Watch sales, according to the latest data out today from industry watcher IDC. more…Filed under: Apple Watch…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/16/apple-watch-sales-smartwatch-q1-fitbit-xiaomi/

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Report: Samsung to be Apple’s primary OLED display supplier as it invests up to $7.5B in readiness

Korea’s ET News claims that Samsung will become Apple’s primary supplier of OLED display panels, stating that an agreement has “practically been decided.” Samsung is reportedly gearing-up for the contract with an initial investment of between $2.49B and $3.32B in plant and equipment, rising to $7.47B depending on order levels. Apple currently uses OLED displays in […]

http://9to5mac.com/2016/01/14/samsung-apple-oled-supplier/

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Swiss watchmaker pokes fun at Apple Watch with $25,000 mechanical imitation & Apple-style video

The Swiss watch industry hasn’t always seemed sure how to respond to the Apple Watch, some companies dismissing it, others suggesting that it will increase the market for traditional watches by getting a new generation of people used to wearing things on their wrists. One company, though, has gone as far as creating a $24,900 mechanical […]

http://9to5mac.com/2016/01/07/swiss-alp-mechanical-apple-watch/

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Sprint enables iPhone Wi-Fi Calling for all with today’s iOS 9.1 release

Alongside the release of iOS 9.1 today, Sprint announced that the update officially enables access to the iPhone’s Wi-Fi calling feature for all of its users. That means Sprint users will join T-Mobile and AT&T customers in the US in being able to take advantage of the feature that offers Wi-Fi-assisted voice calling for poor […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/10/21/sprint-iphone-wifi-calling/

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Sprint confirms report that it will sell the Apple Watch from Sep 25, other carriers likely

Sprint has officially confirmed our report last week that it will start selling the Apple Watch from its retail locations as of the arrival of the iPhone 6s/Plus on Friday. The confirmation is in an Apple Watch tab on its iPhone 6s pre-order page. We’re expecting the Watch to go on sale at other carriers, and […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/09/21/sprint-apple-watch-official/

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Former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced to cut 40% of workforce as restructuring continues

Nearly a year ago, Apple’s sapphire supplier GT Advanced Tech announced that it was filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, with the company parting ways with Apple as part of the restructuring. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that GT Advanced Tech will be reducing its workforce by another 40 percent in an effort to […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/08/31/gt-advanced-sappire-job-cuts/

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Apple supplier not hitting its ‘break-even’ mark of 2m Apple Watch units per month

Specific sales of Apple Watch have been a mystery since the device’s launch back in April, with several analysts offering up their own respective estimates on numbers. Now, Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. has hinted at sales of the device. ASE, for those unfamiliar, is responsible for putting all of the internal parts of Apple […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/07/31/apple-watch-sales-miss/

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Apple Watch (Finally) Reaches Its Own Retail Stores

Plus, they’re making progress with their order backlog. Silver lining: Without the Watch, you can’t see how long it’s taking.

http://recode.net/2015/06/17/apple-watch-finally-reaches-its-own-retail-stores/

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Canadian Ticketed for Using an Apple Watch While Driving

There appear to be no laws in the U.S. that expressly ban the use of smartwatches while driving, though safety advocates have been warning about the dangers.

http://recode.net/2015/05/30/canadian-ticketed-for-using-an-apple-watch-while-driving/