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Apple hires Nike FuelBand designer for iWatch wearable project

Apple hires Nike FuelBand designer for iWatch wearable project

Apple has poached Nike's design director responsible for leading the FuelBand fitness tracker, with Ben Shaffer expected to go to work on Apple's own wearable project, the much-anticipated "iWatch". Shaffer led Nike's Innovation Kitchen, the R&D lab where the company developed more unusual products such as FuelBand and the lightweight Flyknit training shoe. Now, sources tell 9to5Mac, he's onboard at Apple most likely in the company's 100-strong wearables division.

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iWatch tipped by Apple Nike FuelBand developer hire Jay Blahnik

iWatch tipped by Apple Nike FuelBand developer hire Jay Blahnik

Though it's not entirely aimed at a public release, Apple's hiring of fitness expert and Nike FuelBand developer Jay Blahnik has become public knowledge and a tip not to be missed over the past several hours. This hire has he masses suggesting Apple is aiming for more wearable technology finesse, possibly aiming at the fabled iWatch for development over the next several seasons. This follows up on a tip from earlier this year that Blahnik would be joining Apple, both this and that rumor suggesting the developer would be working on codename iWatch this year.

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Apple grabs YSL exec for “special projects”: Making iWatch fashionable?

Apple grabs YSL exec for “special projects”: Making iWatch fashionable?

Apple has hired former Yves St Laurent Group CEO Paul Deneve as vice president of "special projects", though no indication of what those project might entail has been given. The fashion industry stalwart - who before YSL was chief exec at Lanvin and Nina Ricci - is in fact making his return to Apple, having worked for the company in Europe in the 1990s, Bloomberg reports. Unsurprisingly, the fashion house hire has prompted speculation that Deneve's expertise in luxury goods will help shape future Apple wearables, like the much-rumored iWatch.

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Apple dynamic display-bezel tech could liberate iWatch and iPad mini

Apple dynamic display-bezel tech could liberate iWatch and iPad mini

Apple is exploring active phone and tablet bezels that would be able to dynamically change between giving a place to grip and extending the interface, maximizing the potential display space for small-screen devices that possibly includes the iWatch. The research, detailed in a new Apple patent for "Electronic device, display and touch-sensitive user interface", centers around a layered stack of displays and touch sensors around one or more edges of a device, which could selectively be activated for input use, or deactivated - and optically-blanked, obscuring any controls underneath - when not needed.

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Intel smartwatch trial confirmed but is it Apple’s iWatch?

Intel smartwatch trial confirmed but is it Apple’s iWatch?

Intel is working on a smartwatch, the company's chief technology officer has confirmed, though there's no hint whether long-standing rumors of an Apple collaboration are true. The high-tech timepiece is one of a range of "experimental devices in the lab" CTO Justin Rattner explained this week, VentureBeat reports, describing it as part of the chip firm's exploration of "novel display devices."

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Apple patents curved battery: space saving for iWatch

Apple patents curved battery: space saving for iWatch

Now that Tim Cook has effectively paved the way - without saying so - for Apple to create wearable devices in the near or distant future, the appearance of a so-called "curved battery" in the US Patent office isn't all that much of a surprise. While it's not a guarantee of any bit or piece of technology using this battery any time soon - Apple often patents technology without using it, ever - it does open some rather interesting miniature doors of possibility.

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Survey suggests 19% of consumers would buy Apple’s iWatch

Survey suggests 19% of consumers would buy Apple’s iWatch

A recent survey done by ChangeWave Research shows that 19% of consumers would most likely purchase Apple's iWatch when it launches. 5% of consumers are "very likely" to buy the iWatch when it launches, while 14% are "somewhat likely" to purchase it. The survey was conducted from March 4th through March 19th, with over 1,713 North American consumers participating in it.

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iWatch could be worth $6 billion for Apple claims analyst

iWatch could be worth $6 billion for Apple claims analyst

Every week it seems like we have another new rumor from "sources familiar with Apple's plans" claiming that the company is getting ready to launch a watch of one sort or another. At the same time, we continue to hear rumors that Apple is looking to get into the TV market with its own Apple HDTV. One analyst believes that Apple will probably get into the watch market before the TV market.

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