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iPhone 14 Pro Faced 'Unprecedented' Setback Leading to Removal of New Graphics Processor

Friday December 23, 2022 6:32 am PST by
Apple planned a major generational update for the iPhone 14 Pro's graphics capabilities, but was forced to scrap plans for the new GPU late in development after "unprecedented" missteps were discovered, according to The Information. In a paywalled report, The Information claimed that Apple engineers were "too ambitious" in adding new features to the graphics processor designed for the ‌iPhone...
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Apple Losing Talent to Google Amid Push to Improve Spotlight and Launch Search Engine

Friday November 11, 2022 6:39 am PST by
Apple is seeking to improve Spotlight search, but is still years away from launching a search engine to rival Google, according to The Information. The paywalled report explains that Apple's search technology faces a setback amid loss of talent to Google. In 2018, Apple sought to bolster development of a web search engine by buying machine learning startup Laserlike, which was founded by...
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Apple Reportedly Planning to Release Larger 16-Inch iPad Next Year

Wednesday October 26, 2022 9:53 am PDT by
Apple is developing a larger 16-inch iPad that it hopes to release in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to a report today from The Information's Wayne Ma. This would be the largest-ever iPad model, topping the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. "A 16-inch iPad would likely be geared toward creative professionals such as graphic artists and designers who prefer a larger screen," the report says. No...
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Report: Apple Mixed-Reality Headset to Feature Iris Scanning for Authentication and Payments

Friday October 14, 2022 7:14 am PDT by
Apple's mixed-reality headset will feature iris scanning to authenticate payments and log into accounts, setting itself apart from Meta's new Quest Pro headset, according to a paywalled report from The Information. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo Two individuals, who apparently helped develop Apple's headset, told The Information that users will be able to...
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Apple's Headset Said to Feature 14 Cameras Enabling Lifelike Avatars, Jony Ive Has Remained Involved With Design

Friday May 20, 2022 7:50 am PDT by
Earlier this week, The Information's Wayne Ma outlined struggles that Apple has faced during the development of its long-rumored AR/VR headset. Now, in a follow-up report, he has shared several additional details about the wearable device. Apple headset render created by Ian Zelbo based on The Information reporting For starters, one of the headset's marquee features is said to be lifelike...
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Meta Halts Development of In-House AR and VR Operating System as Launch of Apple Headset Approaches

Wednesday January 5, 2022 10:04 am PST by
Meta has stopped developing its scratch-built operating system for augmented-reality (AR) and virtual-reality (VR) devices, according to The Information. In a paywalled report published earlier today, The Information claims that Meta stopped the development of its operating system designed for Oculus virtual-reality devices and the company's upcoming augmented-reality glasses in November...
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Future Apple Silicon Macs Will Reportedly Use 3nm Chips With Up to 40 Cores

Friday November 5, 2021 7:44 am PDT by
The Information's Wayne Ma today shared alleged details about future Apple silicon chips that will succeed the first-generation M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max chips, which are manufactured based on Apple chipmaking partner TSMC's 5nm process. The report claims that Apple and TSMC plan to manufacture second-generation Apple silicon chips using an enhanced version of TSMC's 5nm process, and the chips...
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Apple Abandoned Low-Cost TV Dongle Plans, but Looking to Double New Apple TV+ Content Rate in 2022

Friday September 10, 2021 8:37 am PDT by
Apple has abandoned its plans for a low-cost Apple TV dongle and is set to significantly accelerate and expand the output of new content on Apple TV+ next year, according to The Information. Sources said to be familiar with Apple's plans speaking to The Information have apparently revealed many of the company's internal discussions and attitudes around ‌Apple TV+‌ in detail. The company...
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Apple Employees Increasingly Content to Criticize the Company Amid Switch Remote Working and Use of Slack

Thursday August 26, 2021 8:03 am PDT by
Some Apple staff feel more confident to speak about their employer amongst themselves, to the press, and on social media due to the company's switch to remote working and increased use of Slack over the past year, The Information reports. Apple's Slack became a "virtual town square" at the company, providing a platform for employees to protest the return to in-person work, decisions to hire...
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U.S. Customs Seizing Record Numbers of Counterfeit Wireless Headphones Since AirPods Pro Launched

Friday July 16, 2021 8:13 am PDT by
The surging popularity of AirPods has reportedly resulted in record numbers of counterfeit wireless headphones being seized at the U.S. border. According to The Information's Wayne Ma, roughly 360,000 counterfeit wireless headphones with a retail value of $62.2 million were confiscated in the first nine months of the U.S. government's fiscal year, based on data from U.S. Customs and Border...
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Apple Implements Tougher Security Guidelines at Factories to Prevent Leaks

Wednesday March 24, 2021 7:38 am PDT by
Apple recently updated its security guidelines for its manufacturing partners, implementing tougher measures at factories to prevent leaks, according to an internal document obtained by The Information's Wayne Ma. Among the changes mentioned in the report: Apple's manufacturing partners can no longer collect biometric data such as fingerprints or facial scans of Apple employees who visit...
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Apple Facing Antitrust Probe Over 'Sign in With Apple' and Other Developer Complaints

Tuesday February 23, 2021 2:05 pm PST by
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating complaints from developers over Apple's "Sign in with Apple" option, reports The Information. Introduced in iOS 13, Sign in with Apple is a privacy-focused login option that lets users opt to sign in to an app with their Apple ID, without the need to create a username or share an email address with developers. Apple requires all App Store...
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Apple's AR/VR Headset Said to Feature Dual 8K Displays, Eye Tracking, Swappable Headbands, and More

Thursday February 4, 2021 6:17 am PST by
Apple is rumored to be working on a virtual reality headset for launch as early as next year, and The Information today reported on some potential features to expect, based on information shared by a source with direct knowledge of the device. The report claims that the headset will be equipped with more than a dozen cameras for tracking hand movements, along with two ultra-high-resolution...
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Apple Developing Podcast Subscription Service to Better Compete With Spotify

Friday January 15, 2021 9:41 am PST by
Apple is considering launching a new subscription service that would be focused on podcasts, according to unnamed sources that spoke to The Information. The service would charge people to listen to podcasts. By creating a paid podcasting service, Apple could potentially lure podcast creators with the promise of more money, stealing them away from other platforms like Spotify, SiriusXM, and...
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How Apple's Culture of Secrecy Poses Challenges for the New Work From Home Reality

Monday March 30, 2020 11:47 am PDT by
Apple employees in Silicon Valley and other parts of the world have been working from home since early March, and a new report from The Information outlines how one of the most secretive companies conducts business when its workforce is telecommuting, based on interviews with a dozen current and former employees. Apple normally requires all of its employees to work in-office and places a...
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Apple to Release iPad Pro Smart Keyboard With Trackpad in 2020

Thursday February 27, 2020 12:25 pm PST by
Apple is working on an iPad keyboard that includes a built-in trackpad, reports The Information, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. Apple has reportedly been experimenting with trackpads for the ‌iPad‌ for a "number of years." Some of the prototypes have featured capacitive keys, though it is not known if this feature is in the finished product. The Information's source says...
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Apple Reportedly Shelves 'Walkie-Talkie' Feature Allowing iPhone-to-iPhone Messaging Without Wi-Fi or Cellular

Monday August 26, 2019 11:40 am PDT by
Apple has shelved a "walkie-talkie" feature that would have allowed iPhone users to communicate with each other in areas without cellular coverage, such as while skiing or hiking, according to The Information. The report claims Apple was working with Intel on the project, which supposedly would have enabled ‌iPhone‌ users to send messages directly to other ‌iPhone‌ users over long-distance...
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Apple Once Caught Factory Workers 'Digging a Small Tunnel in a Corner' in Attempt to Smuggle iPhone Parts

Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:08 am PDT by
The Information's Wayne Ma has published an interesting story about the measures Apple takes to prevent leaks of unreleased products like iPhones from emerging out of factories within its Asian supply chain. After photos of the colorful iPhone 5c leaked in 2013, the report claims Apple created a "New Product Security" team to monitor security at its most sensitive suppliers in China. At one...
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Apple-Designed iPhone Modems Could Take Until 2025, Intel Confirms Interest in Its Modem Business

Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:32 am PDT by
The Information has published a lengthy look into Apple's seemingly deteriorating relationship with Intel in terms of iPhone modems, leading to Apple's rekindled relationship with rival chipmaker Qualcomm last month. The report claims that Apple's frustrations with Intel's modem efforts began much earlier than some previous reports had indicated, and involved struggles with modems for the ‌iP...
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Apple Engineering Leader Handling 5G Efforts Leaves Company

Monday April 29, 2019 2:24 pm PDT by
Rubén Caballero, a hardware engineering executive at Apple who worked with suppliers on modem hardware, recently left the company, reports The Information. Caballero's departure comes just after Apple settled its lawsuit with Qualcomm and inked a deal that will see Qualcomm supplying chips for future Apple devices, including the 5G chips Apple will need for its 2020 iPhones. Caballero...