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May 5, 2017
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Apple overtakes Fitbit to become world’s top wearables vendor thanks to Apple Watch growth

While Apple itself doesn’t break out Apple Watch sales numbers due to competitive reasons, we can usually get a good idea of performance from analytic companies. Now, Strategy Analytics is out with its latest numbers, reporting that Apple sold 3.5 … Continue reading

March 17, 2017
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AppleInsider podcast talks new iPads, wearables, and Apple’s coming 64-bit switch

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mikey talk about the evidence of new iPads and the rumored event, the concept of removing large numbers of apps from the App Store, and the idea of Swatch making a smart … Continue reading

December 7, 2016
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Fitbit Buyout Will See Pebble’s Time 2 and Core Wearables Canceled, Refunds Issued

Late last month we reported that Fitbit was closing in on a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble “for a small amount”. Bloomberg has now revealed that the buyout will cost “less than $40 million” and exclusively concerns Pebble’s software … Continue reading

August 31, 2016
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Corning unveils Gorilla Glass SR+ offering for wearables, possibly headed to the Apple Watch

Just a month after introducing Gorilla Glass 5 for smartphones, Corning today has introduced Gorilla Glass SR+, its new cover glass for smartwatches. In 2015, Corning announced “Project Phire,” which was said to be its efforts to create a material for … Continue reading

August 31, 2016
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Corning touts Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearables as alternative to ‘luxury’ cover materials

Glass maker Corning on Tuesday announced commercial availability of Gorilla Glass SR+, a composite cover material designed specifically to take on the stresses endured by wearable devices like Apple Watch. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

November 13, 2015
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Fossil spends $260M on wearables startup Misfit to bolster smartwatch lineup

In a bid to address the growing smartwatch market, established consumer wristwatch maker Fossil on Thursday announced an agreement to acquire wearables firm Misfit for $ 260 million. AppleInsider – Frontpage News