Nike Stories October 29, 2019

Nike today has rolled out an update to the Nike Run Club app for Apple Watch. This update makes the Run Club app available completely independent of iOS, with Nike touting that you can “enjoy all the Apple Watch features without your phone.”

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Nike Stories October 4, 2019

Apple Watch Nike models start arriving to customers today who pre-ordered and various models are also in stock at Apple Stores. However, some of the most popular variants are seeing shipping times of up to 9-10 weeks pushing availability into December from Apple. Meanwhile, Nike is selling the watches directly.

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Nike Stories August 29, 2019

Nike has unveiled the latest edition of its Huarache sneakers, marking the most futuristic version yet of the shoes the originally debuted in 1991. Nike Adapt Huarache uses the company’s FitAdapt lacing system — this is the future we were promised — only this time there’s a Siri and Apple Watch connection…

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Nike Stories May 9, 2019

Nike this week has updated its Training Club app for iOS with a pair of notable enhancements. With this update, there’s new support for workout reminders, as well as a new Nike Training Club Premium subscription service for additional workout programs.

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Nike Stories December 18, 2018

Apple Pay promotion brings back $20 Nike discount for last minute holiday shoppers

Another Apple Pay promotion is being shared with customers via email today. The latest deal  looks to entice last minute holiday shopping with a $20 discount on a future Nike purchase after making a purchase of at least $100 with Apple Pay.

Nike Stories July 25, 2018

Nike today has announced that it is bringing its Nike Training Club app to the Apple Watch. Touted as “one of the smartest training tools available,” the app offers over 180 workouts, all of which can now be monitored directly from Apple Watch…

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Nike Stories February 5, 2018

New NikePlus rewards include free Apple Music, exclusive Nike playlists, and more

From 9to5Toys:

Nike has announced the official rollout of its latest NikePlus rewards for members. The new benefits include exclusive Nike playlists on Apple Music, a deal for four months free of the music service, personalized promotions, and more.

Nike Stories November 13, 2017

Limited edition Midnight Fog Nike Apple Watch launching tomorrow ahead of matching Air Vapormax shoes

Nike is releasing a version of Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE that features a new band color that will color match an upcoming version of the company’s Air Vapormax running shoes.

Nike Stories June 19, 2017

Although Apple and Nike make the Apple Watch Nike+ with Nike+ Run Club pre-installed, there are still features in Nike’s run tracking app that require carrying an iPhone along for runs.

Speed Run tracking is no longer one of those limitations, however, as the latest update to NRC now lets you start a speed run from the Apple Watch without bringing an iPhone.

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Nike Stories May 22, 2017

[UPDATE 6/1: The new Nike Sport band colors are now available to purchase from Nike.com.]

Last month Nike expanded its Apple partnership with a special NikeLab version of its collaborative Apple Watch Nike+, and next month Nike is going further by introducing four new shoe-matching Nike Sport Band colors. The “Day to Night” band collection is designed to match Nike’s Air VaporMax Flyknit shoes…

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Nike Stories May 12, 2017

Nike’s new iPhone 7 cases have Air Force 1 and Roshe designs

From 9to5Toys:

Nike is known for its iconic shoe designs, from the original Air Jordan’s to its infamous Waffle Iron cross-trainers. Now it’s bringing some of its most popular looks to your iPhone. Unveiled this week, Nike is now offering cases for Apple’s flagship device that are direct reproductions of the soles from favorite shoes such as the original Air Force 1s and its Roshe line…

Nike Stories October 27, 2016

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Nike+ Run Club for iPhone and Apple Watch has a notable update out today just one day before the Apple Watch Nike+ starts hits stores. Version 5.1 includes a ton of improvements and fixes plus some new features like Apple Music integration and GPS support on the Apple Watch Series 2.

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Nike Stories August 22, 2016

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Nike today announced that it is completely rebranding its popular Nike+ Running app. The app is now the “Nike+ Run Club” app, while today’s update also brings a host of performance, feature, visual, and stability improvements.

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Nike Stories June 30, 2016

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According to Nike’s website, the company today has appointed Apple CEO Tim Cook as lead independent director. While it’s unclear exactly what this means at the moment, Cook has been on Nike’s board of directors since 2005.

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Nike Stories June 4, 2015

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Apple removed most Jawbone and Nike fitness bands from its retail stores back in March, during the run-up to the launch of the Apple Watch. It was assumed then that Apple was purging products that might be felt to compete with its own wearable.

But Jawbone Senior Product Manager Jason Donahue said that its UP2 fitness band will be available in Apple Stores shortly, reports Japanese site Macotakara. The statement was made during a product launch in Japan …  expand full story

Nike Stories May 20, 2015

Spotify is announcing some big updates to its music streaming service today that brings a number of new features alongside more content in the form of video clips, audio shows, and podcasts. expand full story

Nike Stories March 11, 2015

Apple removing Jawbone and Nike fitness bands from retail stores ahead of Apple Watch launch

Ahead of the April 24th launch of its first wearable, Apple has started removing competing health and fitness products from its retail stores. Re/code reports that the company is pulling fitness bands from Nike and Jawbone from its shelves.

It’s not the first time Apple has stopped selling a product to avoid competition. Last year the retailer removed Bose products from its stores after the NFL banned Apple-owned Beats headphones from appearing on camera to accommodate a Bose sponsorship deal, and Bose filed a lawsuit against Beats.

Bose’s products eventually reappeared in Apple Stores. Whether Jawbone and Nike will have similar luck once the Apple Watch has picked up some sales is unknown, but unlikely.

Nike Stories February 13, 2015

Nike today released a long-awaited update to its FuelBand app for iPhone users with the fitness tracking FuelBand wearable adding support for sharing NikeFuel points with Apple’s Health app on iOS 8. The update also adds support for motion tracking right from the iPhone for iPhone 5s users and up and no longer requires a Nike FuelBand to use.

The new version uses HealthKit, a framework introduced with iOS 8, to let Nike’s FuelBand app share data easily and with your permission to Apple’s built-in Health app and other apps that integrate with HealthKit. NikeFuel, the fitness company’s metric for tracking movement throughout the day, is featured as a supported fitness metric in Apple’s own Health app. expand full story

Nike Stories November 7, 2014

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Apple Watch will include fitness and health tracking features

Update: Fitbit statement below the fold…

If you’re in the market for a Fitbit device and you’re shopping at the Apple Store, you’ll probably have to shop elsewhere to purchase the fitness tracker. Following report from Re/Code last month that Apple planned to drop the Fitbit line of wearable devices from its Apple Store lineup, Apple has today removed the Fitbit Flex and other Fitbit products from its online store following low inventory over the past week. While its unclear why Apple is no longer selling Fitbit products through its retail channels, on the surface the move is similar to Apple’s decision to discontinue selling Bose headphones and speakers at its retail and online stores.

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Nike Stories October 28, 2014

Nike has updated its Nike+ Running app for iPhone with optimized support for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes as well as integration with Apple’s Health app for iOS 8. The new version takes full advantage of the new iPhones so text and images no longer scale up. Integration with HealthKit means the Nike+ Running app can now add NikeFuel data and workout data to the Health app that comes installed on iOS 8.  expand full story

Nike Stories October 4, 2014

High end headphone manufacturer Bose has secured a deal with the National Football League in which it will be the sole headphone worn during official interviews and on screen appearances, according to Re/Code: expand full story

Nike Stories September 10, 2014

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Lisa Armstrong, a contributing editor to Vogue and former Fashion Writer of the Year in the UK, has provided a fashion industry verdict on the Apple Watch – and if she speaks for the rest of the fashion world, Apple should be feeling pretty happy right now. Writing in the Telegraph, she said:

The Apple Watch […] looks terrific, although most of us will deploy a fraction of its potential. Would I like one? Yes. I love watches, and I’m a sucker for a good looking gadget […] [With the Apple Watch] the company is entering the style arena. It should be one hell of a show.

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Nike Stories August 4, 2014

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Apple is giving its social media department a significant shot in the arm this week. The Cupertino-based company has hired Musa Tariq, the former social media chief for both Nike and Burberry. At Nike, Tariq ran general social media marketing as well as social media partnerships with athletes across all Nike product platforms, and at Burberry he led “strategy and innovation” for social media…

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Nike Stories July 16, 2014

Google Wallet iOS app adds gift cards, invoicing, ability to send money from debit cards for free

 

Google today announced new features for its Google Wallet app for both iOS and Android that makes it easier to manage gift cards and request and send from debit cards.

Like Google Wallet already allowed for loyalty cards, the app now lets users store, redeem, and check gift card balance:

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