Trump’s Capitalist Bash: Force Apple to Manufacture in the U.S.

10:32 AM, Jan. 19th, 2016 · · Analysis

Donald Trump: I'll force Apple to make Macs & stuff in the U.S.

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump unveiled a new plan should he win the election: make Apple to move all of its product manufacturing into the United States. Mr. Trump shared his idea during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech at Liberty University on Monday. So much for the capitalist spirit.

Apple Denies Agreeing to Make iOS-to-Android Migration Tool under Pressure from EU

6:01 PM, Jan. 12th, 2016 · · Analysis

Apple in Europe

London newspaper The Telegraph reported Tuesday that Apple was working on a "simple tool" that would make it easy for iOS users to move their contacts, music, and photos to Android. The newspaper said Apple had agreed to do so under pressure from the European Commission (EC), but Re/code then reported that Apple flatly denied the story. Bryan Chaffin walks us through what it all means.

Elon Musk Calls Apple Car an ‘Open Secret’

9:24 PM, Jan. 11th, 2016 · · Analysis

Apple Car

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk told the BBC that Apple's unannounced car—Project Titan—was an "open secret." In an interview published Monday, Mr. Musk said that Apple's participation in the electric car market will "expand the industry."

Dueling Reports Claim Apple Developing Micro-LED and OLED Display Tech

9:05 PM, Dec. 16th, 2015 · · Analysis

the Cloudy Apple Crystal Ball

A pair of reports from DigiTimes are reporting dueling narratives: the first is that a new Apple R&D facility in Taiwan is developing next-generation micro-LED technology for future displays. The second claims that Apple is using the facility to develop flexible organic light-emitting diode (flexible OLED) displays.

Apple Has Low Profile R&D Facility in Taiwan for Developing Displays

4:10 PM, Dec. 15th, 2015 · · Analysis

The Apple Crystal Ball

Apple has been operating a research and development facility outside Taipei, Taiwan, for developing its own displays. In a feat of old fashioned gumshoe journalism, Bloomberg reported that Apple has some 50 engineers and other employees at the production laboratory—Bloomberg called it a "secret" facility, though it might be more accurate to call it low profile.