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Bloomberg: Apple Increasing Hiring for Team Working on New HomeKit Devices Beyond HomePod

Monday October 28, 2019 4:51 am PDT by
Apple is ramping up hiring for a team working on new HomeKit-based devices and software, having posted at least 15 openings for engineering positions on the team in the last month, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The report claims the efforts are headed by Andreas Gal, the former CTO of Mozilla who joined Apple last year following the iPhone maker's acquisition of Silk Labs, an...

Bloomberg: Apple Targets 2020 for Release of AR Headset, Apple Watch Sleep Tracking, and Arm-Based Macs

Monday October 21, 2019 4:35 am PDT by
Apple has targeted a 2020 release for its augmented reality headset, although the timeframe could be pushed back if the product needs more development, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Google Glasses The report claims the glasses are expected to wirelessly pair with an iPhone to display information such as messages, emails, and maps over the wearer's field of vision. It would also be...

Bloomberg: 2019 iPhones Will Have Centered Apple Logo on Back

Friday September 6, 2019 3:01 pm PDT by
2019 iPhones will feature a centered Apple logo on the back of the devices, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The centered logo will help users know where to place their Apple Watch or AirPods case to charge on the back of the upcoming iPhones, which are widely expected to have a new Qi-based device-to-device charging feature, similar to Wireless PowerShare on Samsung's latest Galaxy...

Bloomberg: Apple Planning iPhone With Both Face ID and Touch ID Under Display by 2021

Thursday September 5, 2019 5:31 am PDT by
Apple is developing an in-display fingerprint scanner for future iPhones, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Debby Wu. The report claims Apple is considering including the in-display scanner in a 2020 iPhone if testing is successful, but adds there is a possibility the tech will not be ready until 2021. This lines up with a prediction from noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who expects...

2019 iPhones Said to Have Improved Shatter Resistance, Multi-Angle Face ID That Works Flat on Tables

Thursday August 22, 2019 5:03 am PDT by
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Debby Wu have shared expectations for Apple's fall product lineup and beyond, revealing new details plus existing rumors about upcoming iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, HomePod, and AirPods models. Starting with the iPhone, the report claims the widely rumored triple-lens rear camera system on the higher-end models will enable a larger field of view for capturing...

Apple's Suppliers Aiming to Produce 75 Million New iPhones in Second Half of 2019

Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:49 pm PDT by
Apple's supply chain is currently aiming to produce components for up to 75 million iPhones in the second half of this year, roughly the same as in the same time period last year, according to Bloomberg. The production targets suggest Apple expects iPhone demand to stabilize this year after recent dips in unit sales largely offset by increases in average prices. 2019 ‌iPhone‌ dummy units Jeff...

Bloomberg: Apple Watch to Get Standalone App Store, iOS 13 Will Have All-New Sleep Mode, and More

Monday May 6, 2019 5:41 am PDT by
Less than a month ahead of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has outlined his expectations for iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and more, which we've summarized below. ‌iOS 13‌Dark Mode that can be toggled in Control Center A new systemwide Sleep Mode that can be toggled in Control Center to turn on Do Not Disturb, darken the Lock Screen, and mute all...

Apple Reportedly Advised Technicians to Push iPhone Upgrades to Customers With Out-of-Warranty Devices

Friday February 8, 2019 11:09 am PST by
Last month, Apple lowered its revenue guidance for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year by up to $9 billion due to fewer iPhone upgrades than it anticipated, primarily due to economic weakness in the Greater China region. A few months prior to the announcement, Apple began heavily promoting iPhone XR and iPhone XS trade-ins with a limited time promotion, prominent banner on its website, ...

Apple-Branded Over-Ear Headphones Said to Launch as Early as Second Half of 2019

Thursday January 24, 2019 6:47 am PST by
Apple is planning its own over-ear headphones for as early as the second half of 2019, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Beats Solo3 Gurman briefly mentioned the more specific timeframe in a report claiming that Sonos is also developing a high-end pair of wireless, over-the-ear headphones that could be launched by next year. He previously said the Apple headphones could debut as early as...

Apple to Wait Until at Least 2020 to Release 5G iPhones

Monday December 3, 2018 3:59 am PST by
Apple won't release an iPhone that can connect to 5G data networks until at least 2020, claims a new report out today. According to Bloomberg's sources, Apple is planning to delay its support for the next generation of high-speed mobile services coming in 2019, just as it did for previous generations. As with 3G and 4G, the two previous generations of mobile technology, Apple will wait as...

Bloomberg: Apple Considered 'iPhone Xs' Names for 2018 OLED iPhones, Weighed Dropping 'Plus' Branding

Monday August 27, 2018 5:29 am PDT by
A new report out today by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Debby Wu further confirms a bevy of rumors centering upon Apple's three 2018 iPhones. Expected to be revealed at an event in just a few weeks, the iPhones will all look visually similar to last year's iPhone X, but "boast a wider range of prices, features, and sizes to increase their appeal." According to people familiar with Apple's launch ...

Gurman: Apple Considered Removing Lightning Connector on iPhone X

Thursday June 21, 2018 7:44 am PDT by
As a side note in his report about technical challenges facing the AirPower, expected to be released by September, well-connected reporter Mark Gurman also noted that Apple considered removing wired charging from the iPhone X. From his Bloomberg News story:During the development of the iPhone X, Apple weighed removing the wired charging system entirely. That wasn't feasible at the time...

Gurman: Apple Aims to Release AirPower By September

Thursday June 21, 2018 5:04 am PDT by
Apple aims to release its multi-device AirPower charging mat "before or in September," after facing a handful of technical challenges with its hardware and software, according to well-connected reporter Mark Gurman. An excerpt from his Bloomberg News story:Apple didn't say when in 2018 it would release AirPower, but engineers hoped to launch the charger by June. The aim now is to put it on...

Gurman: WWDC 2018 to Have Software Focus, New Macs, iPad Pros, and Larger-Screen Apple Watches Coming Later

Thursday May 31, 2018 8:41 am PDT by
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference commences on Monday with an opening keynote, where the company previews the next major versions of its software platforms, and usually shares some other announcements. Ahead of the keynote, Bloomberg's well-sourced Mark Gurman has outlined what he expects Apple to discuss on stage:A series of Digital Health tools in the Settings app on iOS 12...

Apple Expected to Launch Subscription News Service Within Next Year Following Texture Acquisition

Tuesday April 17, 2018 5:00 am PDT by
Apple plans to offer a subscription-based news service within the next year, according to Mark Gurman, reporting for Bloomberg News. Apple declined to comment on the report, as it has not announced the plans publicly. The service is said to be based on subscription-based digital magazine app Texture, which is expected to be integrated into the Apple News app on iPhone and iPad, pending...

Apple Planning iPhones With Touchless Gesture Controls and Curved Screens to Launch Within Three Years

Wednesday April 4, 2018 4:54 am PDT by
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has a new report out this morning, claiming that Apple is working on future iPhone models that will incorporate "touchless gesture control" as well as curved screens. The company is said to be looking at how it can differentiate its flagship product in a smartphone market that's becoming increasingly saturated with devices. According to people with knowledge of Apple's...

Apple Plans to Ditch Intel and Use Custom Mac Chips Starting in 2020

Monday April 2, 2018 11:11 am PDT by
Apple is planning to transition from Intel chips to its own custom made Mac chips as early as 2020, reports Bloomberg. Apple's initiative, reportedly code named "Kalamata," is part of an effort to make Macs, iPhones, and iPads work "more similarly and seamlessly together" according to unspecified sources that spoke to Bloomberg. Apple already designs its own A-series chips found in iPhones and ...

Gurman: Cheaper iPad to Debut Next Week, Sub-$1,000 MacBook Likely Not Ready Yet

Friday March 23, 2018 5:34 am PDT by
Apple plans to introduce a cheaper iPad next week that should appeal to the education market, and new software for the classroom, according to Bloomberg News' Mark Gurman. The new products should be announced at Apple's education-themed event on Tuesday at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago. Apple is also said to be working on a new, lower-priced notebook, likely to replace the...

Apple Developing Its Own MicroLED Displays for Future Devices

Sunday March 18, 2018 6:32 pm PDT by
Apple has a secret manufacturing facility in Santa Clara, California, where it is designing and producing test samples of its own displays, reports Bloomberg. The company is reportedly using MicroLED technology in an effort to replace Samsung's OLED displays in future devices. Apple's MicroLED facility in Santa Clara (Bloomberg) The technology giant is making a significant investment in the...

Apple's Upcoming Over-Ear Wireless Headphones to Target High-End Noise-Canceling Market

Monday March 5, 2018 3:36 am PST by
As reported last month, Apple is said to be developing its own brand of high-end, over-ear wireless headphones with an "all-new" design. The new headphones are expected to debut in the fourth quarter of this year at the earliest, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and today Bloomberg weighed in to corroborate that rumor, along with an additional detail regarding Apple's plans for...