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ICYMI: Winding up on the Apple Watch

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It's been an Apple Watch kind of week, right? Cover Design: Stephen Smith
It's been an Apple Watch kind of week, right? Cover Design: Stephen Smith

It’s been a crazy, Apple Watch-filled week, with Apple’s Spring Forward event on Monday fueling quite a bit of energy both here at Cult of Mac an on the internet itself.

We’ve got our very own head man in charge, Leander Kahney, writing up four insightful op-eds on Cupertino’s latest foray into the luxury watch market with that stunningly high-priced Apple Watch Edition. Enjoy four long-form essays worth reading. In addition, we’ll check out what your favorite apps will look like, how the new ResearchKit may change medical research forever, what your Apple Watch purchase might get in the analog watch world, and the seven biggest shockers at the Spring Forward event itself.

All this, plus much more, in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, available for your free download and no-cost subscription right now.

Why the $10,000 Watch is essential to Apple’s plan

Animated Gif: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac
Animated Gif: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

This, and the three op-eds before it, is the best analysis of the higher than high-end Apple Watch Edition you’ll find on the internet today. Be sure to read all four pieces to get the full effect; you’ll know more about why Apple created this crazy expensive edition than you might expect.

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The 7 biggest shockers from Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event

Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

Did you miss Tim Cook and Co’s utter mastery of the Yerba Buena Center last Monday? If so, here’s the seven biggest take aways from the event.

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What your favorite apps look like on the Apple Watch

Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

The Apple Watch, whatever edition you end up with, will be defined by its apps, just like the iPhone and iPad before it. Take a look at your favorite apps and how they’re being created to fit the diminutive size of the Apple Watch screen.

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ResearchKit turns every iPhone into a medical crowdsourcing tool

Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

Crowdsourcing health research with data collected from every Apple device owner, from iPhone to Apple Watch, is the next big thing. Researchers will be able to use real data from large numbers of real people without the issues surrounding “volunteers” in medical research, starting now with five different opt-in apps.

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5 gorgeous analog alternatives to suit every Apple Watch budget

Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

Got money to burn but don’t want to wait for the Apple Watch itself? Here are five price-equivalent analog watches you can buy today. Of course, none of them will let you get all Dick Tracy and talk into your wrist, but they’ll probably acquire value while you own them.

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