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All the clues suggest the new Apple Watch will be aimed at children

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The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019. It had 55 per cent of the smartwatch market in the first half of 2020 according to a recent report. It forms part of Apple’s wearable business that’s now the size of a Fortune 150 company. Whichever way you slice it, Apple is owning smartwatches right now.

It’s now been five years since it had its ‘one more thing’ moment and Tim Cook said Apple had set out to make the best watch in the world. Many will dispute that it’s achieved

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The future of the Apple Watch is sensor-packed healthcare

One day in 2018, a letter landed on the desk of Sumbul Desai, Apple’s vice president of health. It was from a woman thanking Apple for saving her life. The woman recounted how, a few weeks after having a baby, she had received an alert from her Apple Watch indicating that her heart rate was abnormally high. This prompted her to go to hospital, where she was diagnosed with thyroid storm, a condition that elevates heart rate and body temperature to dangerous levels and, if left untreated, can be fatal. “Had she not paid attention to it, her outcome could

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Samsung nailed folding screens. Don’t expect Apple to follow

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip is the very shiniest folding phone that a not-insignificant chunk of cash can buy, and the only one to have real glass in its screen. And now, Samsung’s set about commercialising its Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) technology.

The Z Flip display’s ultra-thin glass was a major marketing point for Samsung, but as the phones made their way into the hands of disassemblers, it rapidly became apparent that the 30 micron (micrometre; μm) layer of UTG isn’t the only thing covering the flexible AMOLED.

Tear-downs have shown that there’s plastic on top and glass, which can be cracked

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