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Apple AR/VR Headset Potentially Delayed Until 2023 Amid Development Problems

Friday January 14, 2022 8:10 am PST by
Apple's long-rumored AR/VR headset could be delayed until 2023 after being beset with issues during the development process, according to Bloomberg. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo Citing people familiar with Apple's plans, the report claims that Apple originally planned to launch the headset in 2021 and ship it this year. The company then set its sights on...
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First Apple Mixed Reality Headset Rumored to Focus on Gaming, Media, and Communication

Sunday December 5, 2021 9:34 am PST by
Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset will focus on gaming, media consumption, and communication, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Concept render of Apple's rumored AR headset by Antonio De Rosa Gurman, who often reveals accurate insights into Apple's plans, outlined the broad use-cases that users can expect from the company's mixed reality headset in...
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iPad Pro With Wireless Charging, iPad Air 5, and iPad 10 Reported to Debut in 2022

Sunday December 5, 2021 8:54 am PST by
Apple is preparing to update three of its iPad models in 2022, including the entry-level ‌iPad‌, iPad Air, and iPad Pro, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman reiterated Apple's plans to release a new ‌iPad Pro‌ in 2022, featuring a new design and wireless charging, and clarified the company's intention to release new versions of the entry-level ‌iP...
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Apple Planning Five New Macs for 2022, Including Entry-Level MacBook Pro Refresh

Sunday December 5, 2021 7:55 am PST by
Apple is working on five new Macs for launch in 2022, including a new version of the entry-level MacBook Pro, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that he expects Apple to launch five new Macs in 2022, including: A high-end iMac with Apple silicon to sit above the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ in the lineup A significant MacBook Air...
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Bloomberg: Apple's Potentially Biggest Sales Quarter in History Threatened by Device Shortages

Thursday October 21, 2021 6:05 am PDT by
Apple device shortages threaten to undercut what could otherwise be a record-setting holiday season for the company, reports Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Not long after Apple's iPhone 13 launch in September, shipping estimates for all models began slipping by several weeks. This trend was replicated for the iPad mini, ninth-generation iPad, Apple Watch Series 7, and most recently, Apple's new...
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Apple Considered Launching Cloud Gaming Service

Monday October 18, 2021 8:05 am PDT by
Apple has discussed launching a cloud-based gaming service to rival the likes of Xbox Cloud Gaming and Google Stadia, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that Apple has considered launching a cloud-based game streaming service like its competitors (emphasis our own):Apple's gaming service is somewhat unique, relying on games that run on ...
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Apple Looking to Expand CarPlay With New Integrations for AC, Seats, Instrument Cluster, and More

Thursday October 7, 2021 5:28 am PDT by
Apple is looking to expand CarPlay's functionality to include controls for core car functions such as the air conditioning system, radio, speedometer, seats, and more, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The project, internally codenamed "IronHeart," is still in its early stages but would include Apple working with carmakers to expand ‌CarPlay‌'s functionality to control core car...
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Apple Supplier Foxconn Agrees to Buy Ohio Car Factory for $230 Million

Friday October 1, 2021 5:27 am PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn has agreed to buy a former General Motors factory in Ohio, a move that potentially puts it in a better position to assemble cars for Apple, should the tech giant choose to formally enter the automotive sector in the future (via Bloomberg). Image credit: Dustin Franz/Bloomberg The purchase is part of a $280 million deal Foxconn has agreed with embattled automaker...
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Gurman: Apple Watch Series 7 Will Be Available in Limited Quantities At Launch

Monday September 6, 2021 12:49 am PDT by
Despite the Apple Watch Series 7 reportedly facing production issues, Apple still plans to announce the new smartwatch alongside the iPhone 13 at its usual September event, but the device will be available in limited quantities at launch, according to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman outlines three potential outcomes of Apple's...
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Twitter's Privacy Feature Plans Include Option to Hide Your Old Tweets

Friday September 3, 2021 2:17 am PDT by
Twitter is planning new privacy-related features that provide users with greater control over follower lists and who can see their posts and likes, reports Bloomberg. The plans are said to include an option to archive old tweets so that other users can't see them after a set period of time designated by the account holder (such as 30, 60, or 90 days, or a whole year), as well as the ability...
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Apple Watch Series 7 to Feature Several New Faces to Take Advantage of Display With 16% More Pixels

Thursday September 2, 2021 2:02 pm PDT by
Apple is developing several new watch face options that will take advantage of the larger screen size of the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 models, reports Bloomberg. The ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ models will come in 41mm and 45mm body sizes, up from the current 40mm and 44mm sizes. For the 45mm model, the screen will measure in at 1.9 inches diagonally, up from 1.78 inches, and it will have a...
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Gurman: 'No Chance' Apple Watch Series 7 Will Include Blood Pressure Sensor

Wednesday September 1, 2021 4:21 am PDT by
On Tuesday, Nikkei Asia published a report claiming the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 will feature blood pressure measurement capabilities, and that this is one of the reasons why production of the device has hit snags as manufacturers adjust to the more complex design. Later the same day, Bloomberg cited its own sources corroborating Nikkei's main claim that the new model had brought...
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Bloomberg: iPhone 13 to Feature ProRes for Videos, ProMotion Displays, Portrait Mode Video, Smaller Notch, and More

Tuesday August 10, 2021 5:23 am PDT by
The upcoming 2021 iPhones will feature a spate of new camera features tailored for professional users, including ProRes for videos, Portrait Mode for video, and design updates by the means of a smaller notch, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. According to Gurman, Apple plans to include Portrait Mode video in this year's iPhone lineup, which will allow users to record...
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Titanium Apple Watch Series 6 Models Currently Widely Unavailable

Sunday August 1, 2021 7:21 am PDT by
Models of the Apple Watch Series 6 with titanium cases part of the "Apple Watch Edition" collection is currently widely unavailable for pick-up in several of Apple's retail stores in the United States and is unavailable entirely for delivery in major markets. Noted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman in the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, titanium models of the Apple Watch Series 6,...
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Apple Considered Updating Original HomePod With Improved Processor Before Deciding to Discontinue It

Monday July 26, 2021 2:28 am PDT by
Before deciding to discontinue the original HomePod, Apple had internally deliberated updating it to feature an improved processor, a move the tech giant may have seen as a last-ditch attempt to reignite demand for its smart speaker. In a tidbit in his latest newsletter, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman says that before discontinuing the HomePod, Apple "had internally discussed making a new...
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Gurman: Face ID on the Mac Coming Within a 'Couple of Years'

Sunday July 25, 2021 8:09 am PDT by
Apple plans to bring Face ID to the Mac within the next "couple of years," respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman said today in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter. In the newsletter, Gurman says that he believes Apple's ultimate goal is to shift all of its products to Face ID, including the lower-end iPhones such as the iPhone SE and the iPad Air, which feature Touch ID....
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iPhone 13 May Feature Apple Watch-Inspired Always-On Display

Sunday July 18, 2021 9:26 am PDT by
Following a successful supercycle launch of the iPhone 12 last year, Apple aims to make another "big splash" with its upcoming 2021 iPhones, which can be expected to feature larger batteries, smaller notches, improved performance, and more advanced displays that may sport an always-on mode. In the latest publication of his weekly Power On newsletter, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman...
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Gurman: Redesigned MacBook Pros to Launch Between September and November

Sunday July 18, 2021 8:39 am PDT by
Apple can be expected to release its redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros sometime between September and November, as part of another packed fall season for new product launches, according to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman says that the new MacBook Pros will go into production in the third quarter and can be expected to be...
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Apple Boosting iPhone 13 Production in Anticipation of High Demand at September Debut

Tuesday July 13, 2021 8:32 pm PDT by
Apple is looking to boost initial production of this year's iPhone 13 models to 90 million units through the end of the year, an increase of up to 20% over the 75 million units of the iPhone 12 series produced last year, according to Bloomberg's Debby Wu and Mark Gurman. The report also outlines a number of expectations for the ‌iPhone 13‌ series, most of which have already been rumored: S...
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Sixth-Generation iPad Mini With Smaller Bezels, Larger Display, and Improved Performance Expected to Launch This Fall

Monday July 12, 2021 12:46 am PDT by
Apple plans to release its sixth-generation iPad mini this fall with a new design that features slimmer bezels, a larger display, and improved performance, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman reports. In the latest edition of his weekly "Power On" newsletter, Gurman says the new ‌iPad mini‌, which is rumored to include an 8.4-inch display, an increase from the current 7.9-inch screen size, is a ...