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Raymond James Downgrades AAPL Because Apple Watch isn’t Insanely Great

11:42 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt downgraded Apple from "Outperform" to "Market Perform" on Friday over concerns that Apple Watch won't live up to investor expectations. His concern is that, following early product reviews, Apple Watch won't hit the "insanely great benchmark."

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Apple seems to have sold through its Apple Watch inventory fairly quickly. Either Apple made almost none and the few people who wanted the company's new smartwatch snapped one up right away, or there's more interest than Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt thinks.

TMO’s Apple Watch FAQ

11:06 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Ready to buy an Apple Watch, but have a few questions before pulling out your credit card? We have answers. TMO rounded up the questions we're hearing most often in a handy list, and if there's more you need to know, we'll add that, too. Read on to get your Apple Watch questions answered.

Apple Watch AppleCare Priced at $49, $69, $1,500

9:33 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

AppleCare for the Apple Watch you stayed up late to order—or are planning to order soon—will cost you US$49 for the Apple Watch Sport, $69 for the stainless steel Apple Watch, and $1,500 for the Apple Watch Edition. Turns out the prices leaked several days ago was wrong across the board.

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The cost for AppleCare for the Apple Watch is probably where it should be, but it does seem kind of crazy that you can buy two 128GB iPad Airs for the price of AppleCare on the Apple Watch Edition.

iTunes Update Improves Mac Photos Compatibility

2:30 PM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple released iTunes 12.1.2 on Thursday following Wednesday's release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and the new Photos app for the Mac. Apple's release notes say the iTunes update improves import and syncing support from the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch into Photos.

LinkedIn Buying Lynda.com in $1.5B Deal

11:22 AM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Business networking site LinkedIn is buying the online learning company Lynda.com in a US$1.5 billion deal. The two companies announced the deal on Thursday saying they expect to wrap up the transaction during the second quarter.

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Lynda.com and LinkedIn teaming up sounds a lot like the beginning of new job training service.

Apple Watch Sales Online Only During Launch

8:59 AM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

If you're thinking about visiting an Apple Store on April 24 and walking out with an Apple Watch, think again. You can try on Apple's brand new smartwatch, but all sales will be handled online through the company's website.

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Apple either has a seriously limited Apple Watch inventory, or demand is far exceeding expectations. Either way, it looks like getting ahold of one is going to be pretty hard.

Apple Adds new Emojis, More in iOS 8.3 Update

3:07 PM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Along with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, Apple released iOS 8.3 on Wednesday. The release notes for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch update say it includes performance improvements, bug fixes, and a redesigned emoji keyboard—none of which comes as a surprise since the 8.3 update has been available as a public beta.