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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's HomePod, which is delayed and has limited features versus Amazon's Echo, started as a side project and was cancelled and revived several times   —  The Apple speaker started as a side project, was cancelled and revived several times and can't do as many things as the Echo.
Nov 21, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on a redesigned high-end iPad with Face ID, slimmer bezels, no home button, coming as early as 2018; source says new Pencil coming too   —  New model will eliminate home button, OLED display unlikely  —  Latest iPad Pro models have helped revive tablet sales growth
Nov 8, 2017, 1:29 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple ramps up work on AR headset, which has its own display and runs on a new chip and OS, aims to have tech ready by 2019 and ship as early as 2020   —  Company hopes to have technology ready for 2019; ship later  —  Breakthrough device will have new chip and operating system
Nov 8, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Google to launch Advanced Protection Program marketed at high-profile users that replaces 2-factor auth with physical keys, blocks all third party apps   —  New service for Gmail, data will block third-party apps, hacks  —  Product designed to replace two-factor authentication
Sep 29, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
IHS: base 64GB iPhone 8 includes material costs of $247.51, up from $237.94 for 32GB base model iPhone 7, equaling about 35% of sale price, same as last year   —  Apple margins stay high as company raises price of new models  —  Bigger changes to Apple's business formula seen with iPhone X
Sep 26, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: next high-end iPhone model to have a software bar with new gesture controls to replace home button, an iPad-like app dock, redesigned multitasking   —  Premium device is said to come with new gesture controls to replace home button, taller screen with rounded corners.
Aug 30, 2017, 6:35 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Otto debuts $699, keyless smart lock, that uses Bluetooth for automatically detecting when doors need opening, available for preorder now, shipping in fall   —  The device echoes Apple's elegant design and functionality.  Will it sell?  —  As lead engineer for Apple Inc.'s smart-home technology …
Aug 25, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to introduce a 4K-capable Apple TV and updated TV app that can highlight live TV, alongside new iPhone and Apple Watch models, in September   —  Company plans to announce new Apple TV model in September  —  New model will play 4K HDR content from movie studios, apps
Aug 24, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to release Watch with cellular connectivity this year, with LTE modems supplied by Intel   —  Intel is said to supply modem that works with cell networks  —  Apple plans to begin selling new smartwatch by end of year  —  Apple Inc. is planning to release a version …
Aug 4, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook is working on a video chat device with wide angle lens and large touchscreen, which could be announced at F8, and a standalone smart speaker   —  Product would make it seem like people are in the same room  —  Device aligns with Zuckerberg goal of bringing users closer
Aug 1, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context

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