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Apple fanboys and girls are waiting with bated breath for the full specs on the hotly anticipated iWatch. There's no official confirmation coming from the company, but Swatch chief executive officer Nick Hayek hints at Apple's movement in the smartwatch space when he tells the Financial Times, "We have been in discussions – not ever initiated by us – with practically all players in smart wearables up until today." And although talks didn't result in an Apple-Swatch partnership, it's rumored that the first Apple iWatch will be announced in the next couple months—with LG most likely producing the displays. Apple's big wearable tech reveal better happen soon—before Google steals all of its thunder (and customers).
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