Apple Reportedly Imposes Hiring Freeze on ‘Project Titan’ Electric Car Team

5:32 PM, Jan. 25th, 2016 · · Rumor

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Apple has imposed a hiring freeze on the Project Titan electric car, an indication the company will be making changes in its electric car venture. According to unnamed sources at AppleInsider, Sir Jony Ive reviewed the project's and was displeased with its progress and direction. Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on the news.

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

6:01 PM, Jan. 12th, 2016 · · Rumor

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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.

New Rumors Suggest Apple Could Ditch 3.5mm Headphone Port for iPhone 7

7:30 AM, Jan. 5th, 2016 · · Rumor

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New supply chain rumors out of China suggest that Apple could ditch the 3.5mm headphone port for the upcoming iPhone 7, asking users to rely instead on Lightning-compatible headphones, wireless Bluetooth options, and the likely release of a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter cable. Are you ready to say goodbye to analog audio output on the iPhone?

China Mobile Feeds Rumored April ‘iPhone 6c’ Release

9:00 PM, Dec. 22nd, 2015 · · Rumor

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The notion that Apple will release an "iPhone 6c/7c" gained steam this week after China Mobile included an iPhone release during a corporate presentation. Spotted by a Chinese language site, China Mobile said it would release an "iPhone 7c" in April, though an iPhone 6c seems far more likely.

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

9:05 PM, Dec. 16th, 2015 · · Rumor

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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 Reportedly Plans Electric Car for 2019, But Not Driverless

9:00 PM, Sep. 21st, 2015 · · Rumor

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Apple has reportedly accelerated its plans for an electric car, pushing a target date up to 2019. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal said that Apple has given its car project a "committed" designation internally, but that it isn't planning to have a self-driving car at launch.

Flimsy Rumor Claims iPad Air 3 still Coming this Fall

11:44 AM, Sep. 15th, 2015 · · Rumor

Is an iPad Pro-level iPad Air 3 coming this fall? Not likely.

A new rumor claims the iPad Air 3, which wasn't announced at last week's media event for the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro, is going to be released this fall. It goes on to say the new model will have pretty much the same specs as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but will stick with the familiar 9.7-inch screen, or maybe go with a 12-inch screen. Either way, the report seems flimsy at best.

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Nope, nope, nope. Apple is not going to announce an iPad Pro-level iPad Air in October just a month before the brand new 12.9-inch model ships.