Apple is reportedly working on bringing Touch ID to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. According to a report from a Taiwan rumor site, Apple will incorporate Touch ID into trackpads on its mobile Macs, and it could bring the technology to its desktop line later through the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad.
The Apple Watch might be water resistant, according to comments reported by French site iGen. Either that or it's a misunderstanding, and we don't really know which. Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly told employees at an Apple Store in Berlin that he wears his Apple Watch everywhere, "even in the shower."
Apple will reportedly begin production on its much-rumored Apple Car in 2020. Bloomberg reported Thursday that the company is pushing its development team to have the car in production in that time frame. Apple hasn't commented on the rumor, and Bloomberg didn't specify its sources.
The whole world is now talking about the Apple Car, bringing a number of investigative resources to the subject. On Friday, it was pointed out that Apple designer Marc Newson already designed a concept car, and on Monday, Time dug up a rendering of that vehicle. It was called the Ford 021c.
The Wall Street Journal is tossing its hat into the "Apple is Working on a Car" ring. On Friday, the newspaper reported the most extensive details yet of Apple's research team, and said specifically that Apple was developing an electric car with an Apple code name of "Titan."
Apple is going into the car business. According to BusinessInsider, an Apple employee wrote to say that his group was working on something that will, "give Tesla a run for its money." Bryan Chaffin says his own sources back this up.
A new leaked rendering from a Foxconn employee purports to show the long-rumored 12-inch iPad, and reveals two new speaker grilles on the top of the device, suggesting that Apple’s larger iPad won’t simply be an enlarged version of the company’s existing 9.7-inch model.
A supply chain leak out of Taiwan is claiming that Apple and Quanta have solved yield issues that will allow Apple Watch production to ramp up starting in January. United Daily News reported that the first wave of Apple Watches will number in the 3-5 million mark, with 24 million scheduled for all of calendar 2015.
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I hope UDN has this one right. I can't wait to strap an Apple Watch onto my wrist.
Apple is working behind the scenes to secure better pricing for Beats Music customers before including it as a service in iOS in 2015. Citing unnamed sources "briefed on the plans," The Financial Times reported that Apple is looking for a retail price of US$5 per month for subscribers, while record labels are holding out for a higher price.
Apple will hold its next major media event on October 16th, according to unnamed sources cited by Re/code's John Paczkowski. The event will be held in Apple's Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino, CA, and it will be centered around new iPads and iMac models.
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