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Gurman: Apple Watch 'Pro' to Offer First True Redesign Since Series 4, but No Flat Sides

Sunday July 24, 2022 6:13 am PDT by
The upcoming high-end variant of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the device's first redesign in years and a new titanium casing, but will not feature the long-rumored squared-off look, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that this year's high-end Apple Watch model will be "a good bit bigger" than the current Apple Watch...
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Peloton Turning to Apple Suppliers After Failing to Find a Buyer

Tuesday July 12, 2022 4:09 am PDT by
Peloton is switching to Apple suppliers like Quanta and Pegatron as it attempts to turn its business around, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. Peloton will no longer produce its bikes and treadmills at its own factories and rely solely on manufacturing partners in a desperate attempt to simplify its operations and reduce costs, according to the report. Apple supplier Quanta already provided...
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No M2 iMac on the Horizon for 2022 as Apple Waits for M3 Chips

Wednesday July 6, 2022 2:31 am PDT by
The iMac could miss out on the M2 chip and wait for a bigger performance leap with the M3, a recent report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman suggests. Apple introduced the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ in April last year, featuring the M1 chip and a striking new design with a range of color options. Amid the launch of the first Macs with the M2 chip, the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the redesigned MacBook Air,...
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Apple Watch SE 2 to Bring Top-Tier Chip to Budget Model for First Time

Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:18 am PDT by
The Apple Watch SE could gain the same chip as the flagship Apple Watch for the first time later this year, according to a recent report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The first-generation ‌Apple Watch SE‌'s S5 chip. When the first-generation ‌Apple Watch SE‌ launched alongside the Apple Watch Series 6, it featured the S5 chip from the Apple Watch Series 5, while the Series 6 offered the S6...
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Apple Aiming to Make iPad More Mac-Like With iPadOS 16 Multitasking Changes

Thursday June 2, 2022 9:33 am PDT by
Apple wants to make the iPad behave more like a laptop than a smartphone and plans to implement changes in iPadOS 16 to further that goal, reports Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. iPadOS 16 will feature a redesigned multitasking interface that makes it easier to swap between tasks and see which apps are open, plus it will allow users to resize windows. Apple plans to implement new ways for users to...
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iPhone 14 Pro Rumored to Feature Always-On Display Mode

Sunday May 29, 2022 8:04 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max may feature an always-on display mode for the Lock Screen, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman outlined some of the changes set to come to iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and macOS 13 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year. Among the new capabilities rumored for ‌iOS 16‌ is an...
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Gurman: Apple Preparing to Debut Enhanced Lock Screen, Windowing in iPadOS, Redesigned Mac Apps, and More at WWDC

Sunday May 29, 2022 7:35 am PDT by
Apple is planning to debut an enhanced Lock Screen with iOS 16, improved multitasking in iPadOS 16, refined navigation in watchOS 9, additional smart home features in tvOS 16, redesigned apps in macOS 13, and more, according Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman outlined his expectations for all of Apple's upcoming operating systems, including ‌iO...
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Apple Keeping iPhone Production Target Unchanged at 220 Million Units for 2022

Thursday May 26, 2022 12:31 am PDT by
Apple plans to produce roughly 220 million iPhone units in 2022, a production target that is mostly unchanged from the previous year despite supply chain constraints and expected high demand for new iPhones this fall, Bloomberg reports. Apple has reportedly told its suppliers that it still wants to make up to 220 million ‌iPhone‌ units this year, a target that is less than what market...
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Apple's AR/VR Headset Nearing Completion as Board Gets Demo

Thursday May 19, 2022 9:52 am PDT by
Apple last week demonstrated its upcoming AR/VR headset to Apple board members, indicating that the device is in an advanced stage of development and could see a debut in the not too distant future, reports Bloomberg. Apple has also ramped up development of the software that runs on the headset, with that software expected to be called "RealityOS," or rOS for short. Render via designer Ian ...
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Bloomberg Confirms Apple is Testing iPhones With USB-C Ports

Friday May 13, 2022 9:12 am PDT by
Apple is indeed testing iPhones that are equipped with USB-C ports instead of Lightning ports, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple does not plan to make the switch from Lightning to USB-C until 2023 at the earliest, with this year's iPhones continuing to offer a Lightning port. We first heard about a potential swap to USB-C from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who earlier this week said...
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Peloton Looking for Investor Like Apple to Buy 20% of Company

Friday May 6, 2022 6:42 am PDT by
Peloton is looking for a major company like Apple or Amazon to buy a stake of around 20 percent in its business in an effort to improve the company's fortunes amid dwindling demand for its products and fierce competition from services like Apple Fitness+, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources believed to be familiar with the matter speaking to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Ed Hammond...
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Gurman: Standard iPhone 14 to Miss Out on 48MP Camera and A16 Chip, Satellite Connectivity Features Could Launch This Year

Monday April 25, 2022 3:19 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 models will deviate further from the iPhone 14 Pro models with different chips and Wide cameras, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman supported a range of rumors about the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup and affirmed that Apple is still working on satellite connectivity features. Gurman outlined how Apple is aiming to further differentiate its...
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Apple Testing at Least Nine New Macs With Four Different M2 Chip Variants

Thursday April 14, 2022 4:15 pm PDT by
Apple is internally testing several variants of the next-generation M2 chip and the updated Macs that will be equipped with them, reports Bloomberg, citing developer logs. There are "at least" nine new Macs in development that use four different M2 chips that are successors to the current M1 chips. Apple is working on devices with standard M2 chips, the M2 Pro, the M2 Max, and a successor to ...
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Apple Watch to Eventually Gain Satellite Connectivity Feature for SOS and Emergency Contacts

Tuesday April 12, 2022 6:08 am PDT by
Apple plans to bring satellite connectivity to the Apple Watch in the future, which would allow for emergency texting and SOS response features directly on a wearer's wrist, Bloomberg reports. Before the iPhone 13 launch last fall, a flurry of reports had suggested the 2021 iPhone lineup would feature "LEO," or satellite connectivity. Satellite connectivity would enable the ‌iPhone‌ to send...
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New Apple Watch Health Features Coming This Year, but Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Sensors Delayed

Tuesday April 12, 2022 5:45 am PDT by
Apple is still planning to add body temperature monitoring and new health features to the Apple Watch this year, despite experiencing development problems with blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring, in addition to multiple new features in the iPhone's Health app, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple has reportedly been working on an updated sensor for the Apple Watch that is...
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Expanded Low-Power Mode in watchOS 9 Will Work With More Apps and Features

Tuesday April 12, 2022 5:35 am PDT by
watchOS 9 will feature a new power-saving mode that will let users use an Apple Watch and its apps and features without taking up a significant amount of battery life, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported today. Currently, the Apple Watch features "Power Reserve" mode, which greatly limits Apple Watch functionality to only show users the time. With ‌watchOS 9‌, Apple is looking to port over Low...
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Apple Developing In-House Payment Processing Technology for Future Finance Products

Wednesday March 30, 2022 11:10 am PDT by
Apple is working on a multiyear plan to bring its financial services in-house in the future, cutting down on the need for financial partners like Goldman Sachs, reports Bloomberg. Apple is developing payment processing technology and infrastructure such as lending risk assessment, fraud analysis, credit checks, and dispute handling, plus it is working on tools for calculating interest,...
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Apple Developing Hardware Subscription Service for iPhones and Other Devices

Thursday March 24, 2022 10:18 am PDT by
Apple is developing a hardware subscription service that would allow customers to "subscribe" and receive an iPhone or other Apple device as part of their subscription, similar to the way current Apple subscriptions like iCloud work, reports Bloomberg. Customers would be able to pay a monthly subscription fee and gain access to a device for the subscription period. This would be ideal for...
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New Low-Cost iPhone SE 5G and iPad Air Coming on March 8

Friday February 4, 2022 11:05 am PST by
Apple is planning to unveil an updated version of the iPhone SE with 5G and a new iPad Air at an event that's set to take place in March, reports Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple is said to be targeting Tuesday, March 8 for the ‌iPhone SE‌ event. As we have heard several times before, the new ‌iPhone SE‌ will look similar to the 2020 version that's modeled after the iPhone 8, but it will...
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Upcoming iOS Update Will Allow iPhones to Accept Credit Cards Directly Using NFC

Wednesday January 26, 2022 5:00 pm PST by
Apple is working on a new payments service that will allow iPhones to accept payments directly on device with no additional hardware, reports Bloomberg. Right now, iPhones can accept credit cards with add-ons like the Square Reader, but Apple's new technology will eliminate the need for a third-party product. Individuals and small businesses will be able to accept payments with the tap of a...