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Apple Offers Online Personal Setup Assistance for Apple Watch

1:50 PM, Apr. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple is taking its online-focused launch for Apple Watch a step farther by offering buyers Personal Setup sessions through their computer. Apple Watch owners scheduled to receive their new smartwatch today started receiving emails touting the Web-based setup help along with a link to sign up for a time slot.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-24: Getting Inside Apple Watch

1:22 PM, Apr. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

It's Apple Watch delivery day, which means we finally get to see what's inside Apple's brand new smartwatch. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet talk about how Apple designed the insides of the Apple Watch, and debunk the idea that Apple designed an internal-upgradable device. They also explain how to navigate the Apple Watch interface, and Bryan gives us a great musical interlude.

iFixit Apple Watch Tear Down Kills Hopes of Upgrades

11:24 AM, Apr. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Watch deliveries have barely started arriving, and iFixit has already stripped one down to its screws. What they found inside pretty much kills hopes and rumors that Apple will offer internal component upgrades when future models come out.

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Sorry gang, no upgradable internal components in your brand new Apple Watch. Considering how much is inside one, it's likely Apple found a way to use Timelord technology, which seems completely appropriate.

6 Apple Watch Apps to Keep You Healthy and In Shape

3:23 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

The iPhone has become the go-to health and fitness tracker for many people, and now that can extend out to your wrist, too. The list of Apple Watch apps designed to help you stay in shape and keep yourself healthy is growing quickly, so TMO put together a list of some of our favorites just in time for your brand new smartwatch to arrive.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-23: Apple Watch Order Status, Google’s MVNO Plan

12:54 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

The first wave of Apple Watch shipments are set to arrive at customer's doors tomorrow, and there will be very limited availability is a small handful of stores after all. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet talk about the current status of Apple Watch shipments, tell you where to buy an Apple Watch in stores, and look at Google's just announced plans to offer its own cell phone and wireless data service.

Where to Buy an Apple Watch in Stores on Friday

10:17 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Watch in retailers April 24

According to Apple, you won't be able to buy its new smartwatch in its retail stores on Friday, April 24, but a few actually will be available—if you know where to go. Apple Watch will be available in a very small handful of upscale retailer's stores tomorrow, and inventory will be limited.

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If you absolutely must buy an Apple Watch in a store tomorrow, there's a slim chance you can make that happen—but you better be in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, or Berlin. Good hunting.

Apple Posts Final Apple Watch Tour Videos Showing Apple Pay, More

9:03 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple added the final three videos to its Apple Watch guided tour series on Thursday. The short videos show how to use Apple Pay as well as the fitness-related Activity and Workout apps.

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Apple's guided tour videos are really smart because they teach us how to use Apple Watch features before we get the smartwatch in our hands, and they're also great marketing pieces because potential buyers get to see more of what the watch can do.

7 Great Apple Watch Social Networking Apps

2:21 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

The iPhone made it easy to keep on top of your social networks on the go, and the Apple Watch promises to make that even more convenient. TMO rounded up some of our favorites just so we could share them with you.