Apple Tests Foldable Screen For iPhone: Bloomberg
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is one foldable phone already on the market. Apple is working on a foldable iPhone, Bloomberg has reported.
Benzinga · 23m ago
Big Pension Bought Up Tesla, Apple, Microsoft, and GE Stock
The Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System initiated a large position in electric-vehicle giant Tesla, and added to stakes in Apple, Microsoft, and General Electric in the fourth quarter. · 8h ago
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Apple roundup: Re-closing some stores, planning new iMac design
Alongside news today that it's exploring a subscription podcasting service, Apple (AAPL) said it would re-close its retail stores in Texas, North Carolina and Georgia. That's due to spikes in
Seekingalpha · 20h ago
Daily Crunch: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash
WhatsApp delays enforcement of a controversial privacy change, Apple may get rid of the Touch Bar in future MacBooks and Bumble files to go public. Earlier this month, WhatsApp sent users a notification asking them to consent to sharing some of their personal data — such as phone number and location — with Facebook (which owns WhatsApp).
TechCrunch · 21h ago
Intel Made the Right CEO Choice With Pat Gelsinger. A Rebound Will Still Take Time.
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Apple TV Plus Free Subscriptions Extended Again, This Time Through July 2021
Apple hasn't revealed how many customers have signed up for Apple TV Plus — but it clearly wants to hold on to them as it continues to bulk up the streaming service's content lineup. The tech giant is extending the free-access period for Apple TV Plus customers who have signed up through its 12-month free […]
Variety · 22h ago
Apple Considers Foldable iPhone; Minor Changes Planned for 2021 Models
(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. has begun early work on an iPhone with a foldable screen, a potential rival to similar devices from Samsung Electronics Co. and others, though it’s planning only minor changes for this year’s iPhone line.The Cupertino, California-based company has developed prototype foldable screens for internal testing, but hasn’t solidified plans to actually launch a foldable iPhone. The development work hasn’t expanded beyond a display, meaning Apple doesn’t yet have full handset prototypes in its labs, according to a person familiar with the work, who asked not to be identified discussing private matters.Like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, the Motorola Razr reboot and other offerings from Chinese companies including Huawei Technologies Co., a foldable iPhone would let Apple make a device with a larger screen in a more pocketable package. Apple has internally discussed a number of foldable screen sizes, including one that unfolds to a similar size as the 6.7-inch display on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Current foldable phones have screens that are from 6 and 8 inches unfolded.The foldable Apple screens in testing, like those from Samsung, have a mostly invisible hinge with the electronics stationed behind the display, the person said. Other companies, including Microsoft Corp., have recently launched devices with visible hinges separating two distinct panels. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.This would be a radical departure for Apple. It’s pioneering touchable, all-screen smartphone is arguably the most successful consumer technology product in history, helping make Apple the world’s most valuable company. However, a foldable iPhone is likely years away or ultimately may never be introduced. The company is currently focused on launching its next-generation flagship iPhones and iPads later this year. Apple isn’t planning major changes for this year’s iPhone line given the enhancements made to the smartphone in 2020, including 5G and new designs, according to people familiar with the situation. Inside Apple, engineers consider the next iPhones another “S” version of the device, the nomenclature typically given to new iPhones with minor upgrades. The Covid-19 pandemic has also complicated product development, with Apple hardware engineers only working at the company’s Silicon Valley offices a few days a week and in limited numbers. That has meant offloading work to Apple’s engineers in China.Last year, the pandemic delayed the iPhone 12’s release by several weeks, but Apple was able to still include nearly every intended feature except an accessory dubbed “AirTags” for locating physical items like backpacks and keys. The company now plans to launch that accessory this year, and it is planning multiple accessories for it including a leather keychain. Samsung announced a similar gizmo earlier this month. Though overall changes will be minor, Apple is still testing a key upgrade for 2021: an in-screen fingerprint reader. This would add a new method for users to unlock their iPhone, going beyond a passcode and Face ID facial recognition. Apple started to move away from fingerprint sensors in 2017 with the launch of the iPhone X, but Touch ID has remained as a feature on Mac laptops and cheaper iPhones since then. Qualcomm Inc., which provides Apple with 5G modems, earlier this month announced a faster in-screen fingerprint sensor. Read more: Apple Plans Return of Touch ID and New Cheap iPhoneThe feature would be convenient in an environment where users wear masks, which are often incompatible with facial recognition. An in-screen fingerprint reader, which has also been featured on Android phones for several years, could also be quicker than Face ID for some users. Apple won’t remove its facial recognition scanner though as it’s still useful for augmented reality and camera features.Apple has also discussed removing the charging port for some iPhone models in favor of wireless charging. The company moved to a magnetic MagSafe charging system with the iPhone 12, in addition to removing the charging brick from the iPhone box last year. It’s also bringing this charging technology back to the MacBook Pro. For its tablet line, Apple is planning a new iPad Pro that looks similar to the current model but adds a MiniLED display and much faster processor. A thinner and lighter entry-level iPad that uses the same design as the 2019 iPad Air is also in the works. For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg · 22h ago
Republican Senator Wicker Asks CEOs Of Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Twitter To Answer Questions On Decision To Restrict, Ban Account Of Conservative Users
Reuters · 23h ago
Apple is extending Apple TV+ trials again
If you've got an Apple TV+ trial that's set to expire sometime between now and June, good news: you're getting some free bonus time. Apple TV+ first launched in November of 2019, alongside a one-year free trial for anyone buying a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac. As those initial trials approached their end, Apple voluntarily extended them out to February of 2021.
TechCrunch · 1d ago
As Cookie Crumbles In Digital Advertising, Google And Apple May Benefit
Investor's Business Daily · 1d ago
Apple Closing Stores in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina on Covid
Bloomberg · 1d ago
Wedbush: Tesla Stock Has Double-Digit Upside, But Don't Buy TSLA
Analyst Dan Ives just put a Street-high $950 price target on TSLA stock, but he maintained his Neutral stance. Here's why.
Kiplinger · 1d ago
Apple Cites COVID-19 Spikes For Continued Store Closures; Co To Re-Close Texas, North Carolina, Georgia Retail Stores
Bloomberg · 1d ago
Spotify Lower On Report Apple Is Planning A Paying Podcast Service
Spotify Technology (NYSE: SPOT) shares were trading lower on Friday after The Information reported Apple Inc.
Benzinga · 1d ago
'Apple reportedly planning big iMac redesign and half-sized Mac Pro' -The Verge Report
Benzinga · 1d ago
Apple Mulls Podcast Subscription Service to Chase Spotify
Bloomberg · 1d ago
Tim Cook: Parler Can Return To Apple App Store If Moderation Improves
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Fox News · 1d ago
Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Parler Suspension and Free Speech Unrelated · 1d ago
Foxconn Taps Nio Co-Founder Jack Cheng To Lead New Open EV Platform
Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.-ADR (OTC: HNHPF), widely known as Foxconn, has announced a high-profile appointment for its newly created open electric vehicle platform.
Benzinga · 1d ago
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Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players. The Company sells a range of related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. The Company's segments include the Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes both North and South America. The Europe segment includes European countries, India, the Middle East and Africa. The Greater China segment includes China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and the Asian countries not included in the Company's other operating segments. Its products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple Watch, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, iPhone OS (iOS), OS X and watchOS operating systems, iCloud, Apple Pay and a range of accessory, service and support offerings.