Apple Retail Expands Trade-Ins to Non-Apple Phones

10 hours, 35 minutes ago · · iObserver

A Green Apple

Apple has expanded its in-store trade-in program to include non-Apple smartphones. That trade-in program will now accept even that lame Android device you weren't able to give away to your friends and family.

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People are already switching from Android to iOS in impressive numbers, this is just another way for Apple to pave the road to iOS.

Last Chance To Save 77% On The Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds

4:12 PM, Mar. 30th, 2015 · · iObserver

Last Chance To Save 77% On The Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds

Check out the Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds, ear buds designed for working out, running on a treadmill, or cooking dinner when you don't want to be attached to your device. They form a seal for blocking outside noise, and they are designed so that they won't tangle. These retail for $109, but through our deal you can get them for $24.99, a 77 percent discount. The deal ends in a few days, though, so grab them if you want them.

In-store Apple Watch Purchases will Require Appointments

10:41 AM, Mar. 30th, 2015 · · iObserver

If you're planning on walking into an Apple retail store and buying an Apple Watch in April, get ready to be disappointed. The company isn't going to allow walk-in sales for Apple Watch, so you'll need an appointment to walk out of the company's stores with one on your wrist.

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Apple is either making a ton of watches and expecting sales to to go through the roof, or there just won't be that many available. Either way, it looks like getting ahold of an Apple Watch right away might be difficult.

Steve Wozniak: Apple Watch Edition Won’t Move the World Forward

7:25 PM, Mar. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

Woz

Steve "Woz" Wozniak is interested in the Apple Watch, but not the Apple Watch Edition at the high end. At a keynote event titled What's Next--The Future of Technology at the Automate/Promat Show in Chicago on Wednesday, Mr. Wozniak said he thought the US$10,000 and $17,000 Apple Watch Edition wasn't the kind of device that would move the world forward.

‘Bobine’ Flexible iPhone Charging Dock: $24.99

2:50 PM, Mar. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

'Bobine' Flexible iPhone Charging Dock: $24.99

Check out the Bobine, a very clever approach to a charging cable and dock for your Lightinging iPhone. It's a flexible cable that will stay where you put it, even supporting your iPhone in the process. That makes it a highly adjustable dock, a tripod, and a charger, all in one. It's MFi-certified, and features a  military-grade nickel-plated steel design. Through our deal, you can get it for $24.99.

Apple Watch Compatible Apps are Already Arriving

9:29 AM, Mar. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

With Apple Watch pre-orders still a couple weeks off and then a couple more before we can finally wrap Apple's smartwatch around our wrists, the first iPhone app updates with Apple Watch support are already rolling out. Several apps are touting Apple Watch compatibility, such as Dark Sky, Evernote, and SPG: Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

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Seeing Apple Watch updates showing up now is practically a tease, although the select few journalists and bloggers who get early access for reviews will need some apps to test out.