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Apple's AR/VR Headset Nearing Completion as Board Gets Demo

Thursday May 19, 2022 9:52 am PDT by
Apple last week demonstrated its upcoming AR/VR headset to Apple board members, indicating that the device is in an advanced stage of development and could see a debut in the not too distant future, reports Bloomberg. Apple has also ramped up development of the software that runs on the headset, with that software expected to be called "RealityOS," or rOS for short. Render via designer Ian ...
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Bloomberg Confirms Apple is Testing iPhones With USB-C Ports

Friday May 13, 2022 9:12 am PDT by
Apple is indeed testing iPhones that are equipped with USB-C ports instead of Lightning ports, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple does not plan to make the switch from Lightning to USB-C until 2023 at the earliest, with this year's iPhones continuing to offer a Lightning port. We first heard about a potential swap to USB-C from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who earlier this week said...
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Peloton Looking for Investor Like Apple to Buy 20% of Company

Friday May 6, 2022 6:42 am PDT by
Peloton is looking for a major company like Apple or Amazon to buy a stake of around 20 percent in its business in an effort to improve the company's fortunes amid dwindling demand for its products and fierce competition from services like Apple Fitness+, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources believed to be familiar with the matter speaking to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Ed Hammond...
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Gurman: Standard iPhone 14 to Miss Out on 48MP Camera and A16 Chip, Satellite Connectivity Features Could Launch This Year

Monday April 25, 2022 3:19 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 models will deviate further from the iPhone 14 Pro models with different chips and Wide cameras, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman supported a range of rumors about the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup and affirmed that Apple is still working on satellite connectivity features. Gurman outlined how Apple is aiming to further differentiate its...
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Apple Testing at Least Nine New Macs With Four Different M2 Chip Variants

Thursday April 14, 2022 4:15 pm PDT by
Apple is internally testing several variants of the next-generation M2 chip and the updated Macs that will be equipped with them, reports Bloomberg, citing developer logs. There are "at least" nine new Macs in development that use four different M2 chips that are successors to the current M1 chips. Apple is working on devices with standard M2 chips, the M2 Pro, the M2 Max, and a successor to ...
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Apple Watch to Eventually Gain Satellite Connectivity Feature for SOS and Emergency Contacts

Tuesday April 12, 2022 6:08 am PDT by
Apple plans to bring satellite connectivity to the Apple Watch in the future, which would allow for emergency texting and SOS response features directly on a wearer's wrist, Bloomberg reports. Before the iPhone 13 launch last fall, a flurry of reports had suggested the 2021 iPhone lineup would feature "LEO," or satellite connectivity. Satellite connectivity would enable the ‌iPhone‌ to send...
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New Apple Watch Health Features Coming This Year, but Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Sensors Delayed

Tuesday April 12, 2022 5:45 am PDT by
Apple is still planning to add body temperature monitoring and new health features to the Apple Watch this year, despite experiencing development problems with blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring, in addition to multiple new features in the iPhone's Health app, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple has reportedly been working on an updated sensor for the Apple Watch that is...
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Expanded Low-Power Mode in watchOS 9 Will Work With More Apps and Features

Tuesday April 12, 2022 5:35 am PDT by
watchOS 9 will feature a new power-saving mode that will let users use an Apple Watch and its apps and features without taking up a significant amount of battery life, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported today. Currently, the Apple Watch features "Power Reserve" mode, which greatly limits Apple Watch functionality to only show users the time. With watchOS 9, Apple is looking to port over Low...
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Apple Developing In-House Payment Processing Technology for Future Finance Products

Wednesday March 30, 2022 11:10 am PDT by
Apple is working on a multiyear plan to bring its financial services in-house in the future, cutting down on the need for financial partners like Goldman Sachs, reports Bloomberg. Apple is developing payment processing technology and infrastructure such as lending risk assessment, fraud analysis, credit checks, and dispute handling, plus it is working on tools for calculating interest,...
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Apple Developing Hardware Subscription Service for iPhones and Other Devices

Thursday March 24, 2022 10:18 am PDT by
Apple is developing a hardware subscription service that would allow customers to "subscribe" and receive an iPhone or other Apple device as part of their subscription, similar to the way current Apple subscriptions like iCloud work, reports Bloomberg. Customers would be able to pay a monthly subscription fee and gain access to a device for the subscription period. This would be ideal for...
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New Low-Cost iPhone SE 5G and iPad Air Coming on March 8

Friday February 4, 2022 11:05 am PST by
Apple is planning to unveil an updated version of the iPhone SE with 5G and a new iPad Air at an event that's set to take place in March, reports Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple is said to be targeting Tuesday, March 8 for the ‌iPhone SE‌ event. As we have heard several times before, the new ‌iPhone SE‌ will look similar to the 2020 version that's modeled after the iPhone 8, but it will...
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Upcoming iOS Update Will Allow iPhones to Accept Credit Cards Directly Using NFC

Wednesday January 26, 2022 5:00 pm PST by
Apple is working on a new payments service that will allow iPhones to accept payments directly on device with no additional hardware, reports Bloomberg. Right now, iPhones can accept credit cards with add-ons like the Square Reader, but Apple's new technology will eliminate the need for a third-party product. Individuals and small businesses will be able to accept payments with the tap of a...
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Apple AR/VR Headset Potentially Delayed Until 2023 Amid Development Problems

Friday January 14, 2022 7:10 am PST by
Apple's long-rumored AR/VR headset could be delayed until 2023 after being beset with issues during the development process, according to Bloomberg. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo Citing people familiar with Apple's plans, the report claims that Apple originally planned to launch the headset in 2021 and ship it this year. The company then set its sights on...
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First Apple Mixed Reality Headset Rumored to Focus on Gaming, Media, and Communication

Sunday December 5, 2021 8:34 am PST by
Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset will focus on gaming, media consumption, and communication, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Concept render of Apple's rumored AR headset by Antonio De Rosa Gurman, who often reveals accurate insights into Apple's plans, outlined the broad use-cases that users can expect from the company's mixed reality headset in...
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iPad Pro With Wireless Charging, iPad Air 5, and iPad 10 Reported to Debut in 2022

Sunday December 5, 2021 7:54 am PST by
Apple is preparing to update three of its iPad models in 2022, including the entry-level ‌iPad‌, iPad Air, and iPad Pro, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman reiterated Apple's plans to release a new ‌iPad Pro‌ in 2022, featuring a new design and wireless charging, and clarified the company's intention to release new versions of the entry-level ‌iP...
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Apple Planning Five New Macs for 2022, Including Entry-Level MacBook Pro Refresh

Sunday December 5, 2021 6:55 am PST by
Apple is working on five new Macs for launch in 2022, including a new version of the entry-level MacBook Pro, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that he expects Apple to launch five new Macs in 2022, including: A high-end iMac with Apple silicon to sit above the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ in the lineup A significant MacBook Air...
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Bloomberg: Apple's Potentially Biggest Sales Quarter in History Threatened by Device Shortages

Thursday October 21, 2021 5:05 am PDT by
Apple device shortages threaten to undercut what could otherwise be a record-setting holiday season for the company, reports Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Not long after Apple's iPhone 13 launch in September, shipping estimates for all models began slipping by several weeks. This trend was replicated for the iPad mini, ninth-generation iPad, Apple Watch Series 7, and most recently, Apple's new...
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Apple Considered Launching Cloud Gaming Service

Monday October 18, 2021 7:05 am PDT by
Apple has discussed launching a cloud-based gaming service to rival the likes of Xbox Cloud Gaming and Google Stadia, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that Apple has considered launching a cloud-based game streaming service like its competitors (emphasis our own):Apple's gaming service is somewhat unique, relying on games that run on ...
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Apple Looking to Expand CarPlay With New Integrations for AC, Seats, Instrument Cluster, and More

Thursday October 7, 2021 4:28 am PDT by
Apple is looking to expand CarPlay's functionality to include controls for core car functions such as the air conditioning system, radio, speedometer, seats, and more, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The project, internally codenamed "IronHeart," is still in its early stages but would include Apple working with carmakers to expand ‌CarPlay‌'s functionality to control core car...
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Apple Supplier Foxconn Agrees to Buy Ohio Car Factory for $230 Million

Friday October 1, 2021 4:27 am PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn has agreed to buy a former General Motors factory in Ohio, a move that potentially puts it in a better position to assemble cars for Apple, should the tech giant choose to formally enter the automotive sector in the future (via Bloomberg). Image credit: Dustin Franz/Bloomberg The purchase is part of a $280 million deal Foxconn has agreed with embattled automaker...