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 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 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.
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.
Supporting earlier rumors that Apple will ditch the 3.5mm headphone port on the iPhone 7, new reports claim that the next iPhone will also have wireless charging and be waterproof.
Leaked documents and insider reports indicate that Apple is gearing up for a major retail expansion into Latin America starting with two stores in Mexico City, one of which is planned to be a flagship store featuring the company's next-gen retail design.
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?
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.
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.
Rumors and leaks for the next Apple Watch are already hitting the circuit, with an executive at manufacturer Quanta telling the world that Apple will ship the next Apple Watch near the end of the second quarter of 2016, with volume shipments early in the next quarter.
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