Water Resistance: Apple Series 6 Dive Watch?

Apple Watch: how much water resistance is enough

As someone who’s called TOD on the dive watch, I may not be the best person to reveal the Apple Watch Series 6’s increased water resistance. But here we are. And here’s where Apple started: Series 2 through 5 are water resistant to . . .

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Coronageddon? Swiss Watches Suffering

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Coronageddon? Unlike the industry lapdogs known as Hodinkee, we’ve been flagging the calamitous impact of the Chinese coronavirus on Swiss watch exports. In 2019, the Asian market accounted for roughly half of all Swiss watch exports. For all intents and purposes, that market is dead. (We’ll get back to that.) On the other side of the coin, the Apple Watch supply chain is moribund. Here’s a forecast of Apple Watch exports from TrendForce . . .

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Apple Watch Production Offline. Still . . .

Apple Watch production offline (courtesy how-to-reset.com) As we suspected, Apple Watch production in Zhengzhou, China’s “Apple City” did not resume on February 9. “Apple assembly partner Foxconn has been told by Chinese authorities it cannot open its production facilities,” appleinsider.com reports, “due to the ‘high risks’ of infection determined after an inspection by public health experts.” Even if Apple Watch production facilities weren’t offline, labor is an issue . . .

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Always-On Apple Watch 5: The Hidden Truth

Always-on Apple Watch just after turning on

The Apple Watch 5 offers some new cosmetic options (titanium and ceramic case, Hermès edition), a compass, a menstrual cycle tracker and a REALLY LOUD NOISE detector (Note: detects really loud noises quietly.). The Apple-loving press had to have something to report. Ladies and gentlemen, behold! The always-on Apple Watch Series 5! And the crowd goes wild. O.K., maybe that’s the wrong word . . .

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Apple Watch Series 5: Burrito Sleep App is Coming

“The Apple Watch might include sleep tracking sooner than you think,” engadget.com reports. 9to5mac.com takes the “might” out of that report and spills the tea on the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch sleep app . . .

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