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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to introduce new low-cost iPads and software for the education market at its event in Chicago next week   —  Company holding rare education-focused event next week  —  Lower-cost and Pro models have recently reignited iPad sales  —  Apple Inc. is preparing to introduce …
Mar 23, 2018, 7:25 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources detail Apple's initiative to develop tech to mass-produce MicroLED displays, an OLED successor, still at least two years from shipping in its devices   —  The company has a secret manufacturing facility in California  —  Apple Watch to be first Apple product with MicroLED technology
Mar 18, 2018, 11:20 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Amazon updates Alexa to end random laughter, says laugh was triggered when Alexa mistakenly heard “Alexa, laugh”, will change phrase to “Alexa, can you laugh?”   —  Is Alexa laughing at you?  —  In the past few days, some users of Echo home speakers running Amazon …
Mar 7, 2018, 9:50 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning to launch high-end over-ear wireless headphones with noise canceling as early as the end of 2018 but has faced development challenges   —  Company is rapidly growing wearables and accessories segments  —  New headphones could potentially cannibalize some Beats sales
Mar 5, 2018, 6:30 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple planning three new iPhones for this fall: a high-end near-6.5" OLED model, updated iPhone X, and cheaper phone with Face ID, edge-to-edge screen   —  Company aims to boost sales after iPhone X missed expectations  —  All models to have facial recognition, edge-to-edge screens
Feb 26, 2018, 12:48 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on Airpods with hands-free Siri and a new wireless chip for release as early as this year and a water resistant model for 2019   —  Company working on water resistance, more Siri integration  —  Apple CFO says wearables revenue rose almost 70% last year
Feb 22, 2018, 6:55 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt, a key component in lithium-ion batteries, directly from miners amid fears of a shortage   —  iPhone maker one of the largest end users of the metal  —  Cobalt is a key ingredient in mobile phone batteries
Feb 21, 2018, 1:30 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
TechInsights: HomePod costs $216 to build, giving it a 38% margin compared to 66% for Google Home and 56% for Amazon Echo   —  Smart speaker's $349 price suggests Apple is making 38% margin  —  HomePod also generates revenue from music subscriptions  —  Apple Inc.'s HomePod …
Feb 14, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is changing its iOS development strategy, moving away from an annual schedule crammed with major features and prioritizing reliability   —  The company is shaking up its development program to focus more on key features and push back others to the following year.
Feb 12, 2018, 7:40 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Android P to have deeper Google Assistant integration, better battery life, support for iPhone X-like notches, multiple screens, and foldable displays   —  Search giant tries again to win over valuable iPhone users  —  Android P to integrate more tightly with Google's Assistant
Feb 12, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context

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