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Apple Watch Blood Glucose Monitoring Likely Still 'Three to Seven Years' Away

Sunday March 26, 2023 6:28 am PDT by
Blood glucose monitoring technology designed for the Apple Watch is unlikely to launch for several years, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman believes. In February, Gurman reported that Apple has made major progress with its noninvasive blood glucose monitoring technology, allowing diabetics and others to test their blood glucose levels without needing to prick the skin for blood testing....
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Gurman: iOS 17 to Provide Several 'Most Requested Features'

Sunday March 26, 2023 6:05 am PDT by
Apple changed the strategy for iOS 17 later in its development process to add several new features, suggesting that the update may be more significant than previously thought, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. In January, Gurman said that ‌iOS 17‌ could be a less significant update than iPhone updates in previous years due to the company's intense focus on its long-awaited mixed-reality...
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Apple Reportedly Demoed Mixed-Reality Headset to Executives in the Steve Jobs Theater Last Week

Sunday March 26, 2023 5:53 am PDT by
Apple showcased its mixed-reality headset to the company's top 100 executives in the Steve Jobs Theater last week, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that the "momentous gathering" is a "key milestone" ahead of the headset's public announcement planned for June. The event was intended to rally Apple's top members of...
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Apple Reportedly Planning to Release Movies in Theaters and Increase Spend to $1 Billion Per Year

Thursday March 23, 2023 5:55 am PDT by
Apple plans to increase its spend on movies for Apple TV+ to $1 billion annually, as well as release them in theaters globally, Bloomberg reports. The ‌Apple TV+‌ movies "CODA" and "Cherry" debuted in select theaters for a few weeks in 2021, but Apple apparently plans to instigate broader, more conventional theatrical releases in the future, facilitated by bigger movie budgets. The move is...
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Bloomberg: Apple Considering Bid for English Premier League Streaming Rights in the UK

Thursday March 23, 2023 4:00 am PDT by
Apple is considering a bid for the rights to stream the English Premier League in the United Kingdom, among other lower league matches run by the English Football League, according to a Bloomberg report citing "people familiar with the situation." From the report: The rights under consideration would allow Apple to show Premier League games in the UK, as well as lower league matches run by...
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Gurman: AirPods to Gain Hearing Health Features Over the Next Two Years

Sunday March 12, 2023 5:50 am PDT by
Apple's AirPods could gain more prominent hearing health features in the next year or two, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple's Conversation Boost feature on the AirPods Pro. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that he believes Apple will "upgrade the AirPods to become a health tool in the next year or two," adding "the ability to get hearing data of some...
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Gurman: New 13-Inch and 15-Inch MacBook Airs Likely to Launch by Summer

Sunday March 5, 2023 6:38 am PST by
Apple will likely launch both an updated 13-inch MacBook Air and a larger 15-inch MacBook Air "between late spring and summer," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. However, he said the chips these models will use is a "big remaining question." Gurman said it is "plausible" that at least the next 13-inch MacBook Air will be equipped with the as-yet-unannounced M3 chip, which will reportedly ...
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New iMac Reportedly in Advanced Stage of Development

Sunday March 5, 2023 5:56 am PST by
Apple's next iMac has reached an "advanced stage of development," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his newsletter today, Gurman said the new iMac will have the same 24-inch display size and color options as the current model. The new iMac will likely include Apple's upcoming M3 chip, internal design changes, and a new manufacturing process for the stand, according to Gurman. The M3...
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Apple VP Overseeing iCloud, iMessage, and FaceTime Infrastructure Leaving Role

Friday March 3, 2023 11:01 am PST by
Apple's vice president of cloud engineering Michael Abbott plans to leave the company in April, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The report notes that Abbott oversees Apple's cloud infrastructure for services like iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and others. Abbott joined Apple in 2018 and was previously an executive at tech companies such as Twitter, Microsoft, and Palm. The report claims...
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Apple Delays Debut of AR/VR Headset Until June

Wednesday February 15, 2023 12:15 pm PST by
Apple is now planning to introduce its AR/VR headset in June instead of April, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, with the debut of the device pushed back two months. It is expected to see an unveiling at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Concept render by Ian Zelbo Apple initially planned to reveal the AR/VR headset at an April event, but it is no longer going to be able to make that...
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'Apple Pay Later' Now Being Tested by Apple Store Employees Ahead of Launch

Tuesday February 7, 2023 6:14 pm PST by
Apple this week made a beta version of its upcoming "Apple Pay Later" feature available to the company's more than 80,000 retail employees in the U.S. for testing, according to a report today from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Announced at WWDC 2022 last June, Apple Pay Later is a "buy now, pay later" financing option that will let qualifying customers in the U.S. split a purchase made with Apple ...
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Apple Cuts iPhone 14 Pro Prices in China by Up to $118 in Rare Sales Push

Monday February 6, 2023 2:57 am PST by
Apple has cut the price of its latest high-end iPhones in China in an apparent attempt to offset dwindling demand in the country (via Bloomberg). Apple merchant, China's second-largest e-commerce platform, is among the retailers that have taken 800 yuan ($118) off iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models in the last few days. State carrier China Mobile has also slashed its prices for the...
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Gurman: Apple Considering New High-End iPhone Alongside Pro and Pro Max

Sunday February 5, 2023 5:07 am PST by
Apple has discussed selling a new top-of-the-line iPhone alongside the Pro and Pro Max models in 2024 at the earliest, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Based on this timeframe, the device would be part of the iPhone 16 lineup or later. In a September 2022 edition of his weekly "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said there was "potential" for an iPhone 15 Ultra to replace the iPhone 15 Pro...
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Apple May Not Launch Updated Mac Studio With M2 Ultra Chip Due to Similarity With Upcoming Mac Pro

Sunday February 5, 2023 5:06 am PST by
A new version of the Mac Studio with the "M2 Ultra" chip is unlikely to arrive in the near future, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that since the upcoming Apple silicon Mac Pro is "very similar in functionality to the Mac Studio," Apple may wait until the release of M3- or M4-series chips to update the machine, or...
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Apple Dropping Product Design Chief Role, Team to Report to COO Jeff Williams

Thursday February 2, 2023 7:37 am PST by
Apple does not plan to name a replacement for vice president of industrial design Evans Hankey when she departs the company in the coming months, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Instead, the report claims that Apple's product design team will report directly to the company's operations chief Jeff Williams, in what is a major internal shift. Apple plans to give key product designers...
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Unexpected Refresh Could Bring New Color Options to AirPods Max

Thursday February 2, 2023 2:25 am PST by
Apple could be planning to refresh the AirPods Max with new color options, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman discussed the future of Apple's ‌AirPods Max‌ over-ear headphones. "While it seems unlikely that a major upgrade is coming soon," Gurman said, "the company may eventually refresh the existing hardware with some new...
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Apple Is Now Making AirPods Components in India

Monday January 30, 2023 3:55 am PST by
A U.S.-based Apple supplier has begun making components for AirPods in India, marking a significant step in the tech giant's push to expand production in the country, reports Bloomberg. According to the news outlet, the Indian unit of Florida-based electronics manufacturer Jabil has begun shipping plastic AirPods enclosures to China and Vietnam, making the earbuds the second Apple product...
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Gurman: Apple Not Working on New HomePod Mini

Sunday January 22, 2023 5:01 am PST by
Apple is likely not working on a new version of the HomePod mini smart speaker, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that he believes Apple is not "actively working" on a successor to the ‌HomePod mini‌:After the debut of a new full-sized HomePod, many users started asking about an update to the mini model. But at this...
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Apple to Make Custom Displays In-House, Starting With MicroLED for Apple Watch Ultra in 2024

Tuesday January 10, 2023 4:19 pm PST by
Starting in 2024, Apple plans to use custom displays that it designs in-house for mobile devices like the iPhone and Apple Watch, reports Bloomberg. The shift to its own displays will allow Apple to rely less on display partners that include Samsung and LG. Apple's transition will begin with the high-end Apple Watch Ultra at the end of 2024, with the device set to adopt microLED display...
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Apple to Start Transitioning Away From Qualcomm Modem Chips in Late 2024 or 2025

Monday January 9, 2023 12:16 pm PST by
Apple wants to start replacing the Qualcomm modem chips that it uses in iPhones as soon as 2024, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Apple has been working on in-house modem chip technology for several years now, with the aim of reducing its reliance on Qualcomm. Apple initially wanted to introduce its own modem chips as early as 2023, but Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in late 2022...