Annual Apple Watch Fitness Challenge Begins at Apple

Apple has kicked off the company’s annual “Close Your Rings Challenge”. By holding this challenge every year, Apple tries to inspire its employees to pay attention to their health and fitness. Employees are encouraged to up and move. Throughout the month of July, Apple employees are going to be competing in order to close their Apple Watch rings.

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Apple Maintains Top Spot Amidst Smartwatch Market Growth in Q1

Between January 2022 and March 2022, according to a report by Counterpoint Research, the smartwatch market saw a 13% increase in shipments. Further analysis of the global wearable market has shown that in spite of the quarterly 24% decline, Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi have all recorded an increase on yearly basis. However, that is understandable as the holiday quarter is not easy to match.

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Apple May Launch iPhone 14, AirPods Pro 2, Three New Watches on 13th September

Cupertino tech giant Apple has been planning on releasing the iPhone 14 series later this year. Apple’s latest lineup of flagship smartphones will likely be the highlight of the event on the 13th of September. According to reports, there will also be several new products launched on the day along with the new iPhone 14 series.

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Apple Might Lock Reckless Drivers out of Cars

Tech giant Apple is responsible for the Car Keys feature, which uses NFC to turn a user’s devices like an iPhone or an Apple Watch into a digital car key. Now, according to a new patent first uncovered by Patently Apple, the Cupertino company may be planning on enhancing its Car Keys feature with the introduction of a breathalyzer feature built into iPhones. This feature is designed to deter drinking and driving among users. It can lock a user out of their vehicle if the device, such as their phones, smartwatches, or other connected accessories, detects high levels of blood alcohol.

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iPhone 14 by Apple to Support Satellite Network Connections

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As per sources, tech giant Apple is planning on launching the upcoming iPhone 14 series in September. Now, according to a new report, the upcoming iPhone series will possess the feature of satellite communication connectivity. This will enable users to make phone calls and send messages in places that lack cellular coverage.

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watchOS 9 with Redesigned Watch Face to Launch in 2022

Apple Watch. watchOS 9 due for launch this year.

Apple Watch users have not had a lot of interesting updates to check out over the last few years. With the tech giant paying a considerable amount of attention to updating the OS of other devices, watchOS updates have been relatively uninteresting. However, this might change with the release of this year’s watchOS updatewatchOS update, this might change. According to reports, the Cupertino company has been working on several new features with the watchOS 9. Some of these include refreshing its watch faces and introducing an improved Power Reserve mode. As of now, users are still unable to create their own watch faces.

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US Judge Asks Apple to Face Claims of Barring Outside Heart Rate Apps from Apple Watch

Apple Watch in gold.

On Monday, a federal judge said that Cupertino-based Apple Inc. has to face a Silicon Valley company’s claims. The company has made claims that when it comes to heart rate monitoring apps for the Apple Watch, Apple has an illegal monopoly on the US market. Jeffrey White, US District Judge, has said that AliveCor Inc. could try to prove its claims. AliveCor Inc. makes the SmartRhythm app which alerts its users to irregular heartbeats. According to AliveCor Inc., thanks to Apple’s alleged “complete control” over the market for apps in the category of SmartRhythm, the tech giant has violated federal antitrust law.

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Apple Watch Frustration Solved by iOS 15.4 Update

Apple Watch

Tech giant Apple has finally made it easier for users to restore their Apple Watch. Users can now do this without needing to take it to an Apple Store for a Genius appointment. Apple has done this with the release of iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5. Since Apple first released it in 2015, whenever users had issues with their Apple Watch, if a factory reset did not solve the issue, there was no direct port where users could plug in a lightning cable to restore from iTunes. This would be similar to what users would do with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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