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TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-09: Apple’s Spring Forward Media Event Wrap Up

6:47 PM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Apple's "Spring forward" media event was loaded with announcements including more details about Apple Watch and the brand new super-thin MacBook. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their first impressions on Apple's announcements, share which Apple Watch model their most interested in, and let John gloat over the fact that he predicted Apple would release a gold colored laptop. 

Apple Rolls Out Apple TV Software Update Following Apple Watch Media Event [Update]

4:30 PM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple didn't release a new Apple TV model during its "Spring forward" media event, but it did push out a new software update for the set top entertainment box. The update for Apple TV 3 doesn't include any noticeably flashy changes—like the promised HBO Now channel—so it's more likely a compatibility update for iOS 8.2 and the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update.

Apple Watch Available on April 24, In-store Preview April 10

2:34 PM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple showed off the Apple Watch smartwatch at its special media event on Monday and answered many questions that have been hanging in the air ever since it was first shown off last September. To cut to the chase: You can see and pre-order them on April 10, they ship on April 24, and the gold model pricing really does start at US$10,000.

Apple to Release iOS 8.2 Today with Apple Watch Support

2:24 PM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Monday that iOS 8.2 will be available today with support for the coming release of Apple Watch. The update includes a new Apple Watch app that lets you browse and download Apple Watch apps, plus watch videos, and set up Friends notifications.

Apple Unveils Uber-thin MacBook, Ditches Every Connector Port

1:57 PM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple introduced its new ultra-thin laptop on Monday during its "Spring forward" media event with a shopping list of new features, but only a single port for power and peripheral connections. The new laptop, dubbed MacBook, is thinner than the MacBook Air, sports a 12-inch Retina display, and weighs only two pounds.

Apple Expands HealthKit with ResearchKit for iOS

1:29 PM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple is expanding HealthKit for iOS 8 with a new platform called ResearchKit as a way to collect medical data when patients are outside of their doctor's office. Apple's Jeff Williams said the platform will make it possible for health care professionals to get up to date and accurate patient data in near real time instead of waiting weeks or months between doctor visits.

Apple Drops Apple TV Price to $69

1:17 PM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Following Apple's announcement that HBO Now is coming exclusively to Apple TV, company CEO Tim Cook said the price of the set top box is dropping from US$99 to $69. The price cut was made, according to Mr. Cook, to make Apple TV more accessable to an even larger audience.

Apple Announces Exclusive HBO Channel for Apple TV

1:08 PM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

HBO Now is coming to Apple TV, and the big-name broadcaster said its content will be available in April exclusively on Apple's streaming media set top device. HBO Now will be available as a stand-alone subscription, and won't require a cable TV package subscription, as does HBO Go.