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.
Apple is planning to release the next iPad in October, according to Chinese-language site Commercial Times. Citing sources in Apple's Chinese supply chain, the site said that Apple would release the "iPad Air 2" next month, while the iPad mini won't be updated until the first quarter of 2015.
Apple will launch a "pilot program for merchant partnerships," according "multiple sources with knowledge of the program" cited by Bank Innovation. The financial industry magazine said the program could be a rewards program for shoppers tied to the mobile payment system the company is expected to launch during a media event on Tuesday, September 9th.
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