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The iWatch team: wearable experts tipped to assemble

The iWatch team: wearable experts tipped to assemble

It would appear that Apple is going all-in on what's still code-named iWatch, a wearable device that's commanding the attention of next-generation device hopefuls here in the summer of 2013. While Apple hasn't directly confirmed the existence of the iWatch exactly, a whirlpool of rumors, tips, and reports on the matter paint a rather interesting picture of a watch that's not just an accessory to play second-fiddle to the iPhone.

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Liquidmetal iPhone, iPad or iWatch teased as patent tips production breakthrough

Liquidmetal iPhone, iPad or iWatch teased as patent tips production breakthrough

Apple could finally use Liquidmetal for new iPhone and iPad casings, a new patent describing a fresh way of processing the high-tech "metallic glass" implies, both scratch-free and allowing for more intricate molding and designs. The company, which invested in Liquidmetal back in 2010, and renewed its exclusive rights in mid-2012, has so far only used the material for its SIM-ejector tool, because of issues in successfully producing larger sheets. However, according to the new patent, that problem could have been addressed.

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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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Apple iWatch trademark spreads: Applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico & Turkey

Apple iWatch trademark spreads: Applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico & Turkey

Apple continues to quietly hunt down trademarks for iWatch in multiple markets, with the Japanese filing spotted this weekend followed by similar applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico, and Turkey. Although the "iWatch" name for a much-rumored Apple smartwatch had only been speculation, Apple filed to claim it in Japan on June 3, the same day as in these three new countries. Some predictions see Apple launching the digital timepiece as early as this year.

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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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