Apple patent involves the heart rate monitor in the Apple Watch Series 4

Apple patent involves the heart rate monitor in the Apple Watch Series 4

The new Apple Watch Series 4 enables customers to take an ECG reading right from the wrist using the new ECG app, which takes advantage of the electrodes built into the Digital Crown and new electrical heart rate sensor in the back crystal. And Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,076,257) for a “seamlessly embedded heart rate monitor” that involves the tech used in the app.

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Apple Watch Series 4 has new display, ECG app, and fall detection

Apple Watch Series 4 has new display, ECG app, and fall detection

At today’s “Gather Round” event, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 4. While retaining the original design, the fourth-generation smartwatch has been refined, combining new hardware and software enhancements into a singular, unified form, according to Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams.

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Apple Watch Series 4 may have 384x480 resolution

Apple Watch Series 4 may have 384x480 resolution

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the 2018 Apple Watch will have a 15% bigger screen. There’s mounting evidence that he’s right. He doesn’t say exactly how this will be accomplished or if the updated smartwatch will pack a bigger chassis. Currently, Apple Watches come in 38mm or 42mm sizes.

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What to expect at Apple’s ‘Gather Round’ media event on September 12

What to expect at Apple’s ‘Gather Round’ media event on September 12

Apple’s next big media event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. (Pacific) at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park Campus in Cupertino, California. The tech giant has sent out press invitations dubbed “Gather Round,” referring (I’d guess) to the main ring-shaped building at the Apple Park “spaceship campus.”

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What might we expect from the Apple Watch Series 4?

What might we expect from the Apple Watch Series 4?

Apple has registered several new Apple Watch model identifiers in the Eurasian economic database, as spotted by Consomac. The tech giant is expected to unveil new smartwatches at a September event that will also see the roll-out of new iPhones and the long-awaited AirPower wireless charger. All of the models run watchOS 5. 

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Apple World Today News Update: June 19, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 19, 2018

It's a light news day in the Apple world, so we'll give you some stories about rumored Apple Watches, the upcoming Walkie-Talkie feature of the Apple Watch, how a 6.5-inch iPhone X might be the biggest seller this fall, and a new replacement power cord for MacBooks could shed some light on dark places:

  • That Brazilian developer has done it again, this time finding references to four new Apple Watch models in the latest iOS 12 developer beta release

  • If you and a friend are both running the second developer beta of watchOS 5, you can start to use the new Walkie-Talkie function

  • Rumors from Korea and the Apple supply chain show that Apple thinks the "iPhone X Plus" will be the top seller when it arrives this fall

  • Ten One Design introduced a totally innovative replacement power cord for the MacBook/MacBook Pro. "Stella" has a plug that lights up the socket when you get near it, and other impressive features

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Apple World Today News Update: June 13, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 13, 2018

It's Slow News Wednesday™, but we dredged up some great little stories designed to both inform and hopefully entertain you:

  • Former KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo hasn't let his new career stop his rumors, this time about the Apple Watch Series 4

  • The Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular + GPS will now run on two more carriers in the US: US Cellular and C Spire

  • Like your Ring Video Doorbell? That experience is about to come to a full do-it-yourself home security system from the company, now available for pre-order and shipping in early July

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