Apple Might Turn Back to Glass Case for Futuristic iPhone in 2017

8:00 AM, Apr. 18th, 2016 · · Rumor

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Apple could turn to a page from yesteryear when it comes to the next major form factor change in the iPhone, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo [via 9to5Mac]. The analyst said that Apple is planning to ditch aluminum for an iPhone refresh and return to an all-glass enclosure—but interestingly he says Apple will do so in 2017. 

Apple’s First Scripted Series will Star Dr. Dre

7:07 PM, Feb. 12th, 2016 · · Rumor

Apple TV with Dr. Dre

Apple is pushing forward with its first scripted series with a show called Vital Signs starring and produced by Dr. Dre. Citing unnamed sources, The Hollywood Report reported that Vital Signs will be a semi-autobiographical vehicle for the rap mogul-turned-tech executive. Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae will also be involved.

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

5:32 PM, Jan. 25th, 2016 · · Rumor

The Apple Crystal Ball

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

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.

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

The Cloudy Apple Crystal Ball

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

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.