Enter For A Chance To Win The Choose Your Own Apple Watch Giveaway

4:51 PM, Apr. 15th, 2015 · · iObserver

Enter For A Chance To Win The Choose Your Own Apple Watch Giveaway

We have a kick-butt giveaway for you today: if you win, you can choose your own Apple Watch, up to $750 worth. All you have to do to register is sign up to receive our Deal emails.  If you then share your entry, you get additional entries. Check out the deal page for more information, and good luck!

Watch This: My Apple Watch Try-On and Ordering Experience

4:35 PM, Apr. 15th, 2015 · · iObserver

The slab includes a display, an embedded Apple Watch, and a micro-USB port.

Dr. Mac says his entire Apple Watch try-on and ordering experience couldn’t have been smoother. In Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #119 you'll hear about it along with tips for trying on and ordering your own Apple Watch, plus rare spycam footage of the mystical, magical watch drawers in the demo tables at Apple Stores.  

Finally - Good Forecasts for Apple Watch Sales in 2015

3:35 PM, Apr. 15th, 2015 · · iObserver

A Reuters and Ipsos poll of 1,829 Americans showed that 4 percent of American women and 9 percent of American men plan to buy an Apple Watch. Using the results and U.S. Census data for demographics, the potential sales number is about 15 million Apple Watches.  This is not far from the average of a recent compilation of analyst estimates.

Apple Buys Mobile Device Camera Maker LinX Computational Imaging

9:56 AM, Apr. 15th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple has purchased LinX Computational Imaging, a company known for its cameras designed for smartphones and tablets. LinX's camera modules are said to offer SLR-quality while still fit inside mobile devices, which could be a sign we'll get even better photos from future iPhone and iPad models.

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Even better image quality from iPhone photos across a wide range of lighting conditions? Yes, please.

How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

7:50 PM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

Apple sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours—just in the U.S. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history—so what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? You set the bar for success ludicrously high so you can proclaim it a failure no matter what.

iOS 8.3 Disables Access from Third Party File Managers

5:40 PM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

Kelly recently gave some suggestions for how to manage your iOS devices without using iTunes. Hopefully you enjoyed that time together, since it appears the iOS 8.3 update blocks some of the access that was available in 8.2.

Space Black Apple Watch Pre-orders Slip into July

10:39 AM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

If you're space black Apple Watch with link bracelet ship time is four to six weeks, it's time to stop complaining because orders placed now won't see theirs until July. Apple's website showed a July ship window for the 42mm model Monday morning.

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If you really want an Apple Watch right away and didn't get yours ordered during the first couple minutes after pre-orders launched, your best bet may be Ebay—but expect to pay a hefty premium if you go that route.

U.S. Apple Watch Pre-orders hit 975K on First Day

9:32 AM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple sold about 975,000 Apple Watches during the first day of pre-order availability in the U.S., according to data from Slice Intelligence. Silver proved to be the most popular color with Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport making up more than half total sales, although the space gay Apple Watch Sport accounted for 40 percent of overall sales by itself.

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If Apple sold 975,000 pre-orders in one day just in the United States, then it likely sold more than a million worldwide. That doesn't include any pre-orders made over the weekend, so that number is still likely climbing. That's a lot of smartwatches.

My Apple Watch Try-on Experience: Welcome to the New Apple Store

5:40 PM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · · iObserver

When Apple opened its doors for Apple Watch pre-orders early Friday morning it also let us start scheduling appointments to try on their brand new smartwatch. I was lucky enough to get an appointment right away—a fact that made me very happy since it would let me try on the watch I just bought sight unseen—and the experience was very much Apple, but also totally new.