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Next iPad Mini Will Allegedly Feature Thinner Bezels, USB-C Port, and Touch ID Power Button

On his newly launched Front Page Tech website, leaker Jon Prosser has shared renders showing off the alleged design of the next-generation iPad mini, which he says are based on schematics, CAD files, and real images of the device. In line with details shared earlier this month by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, Prosser claims that the new iPad mini will feature slimmer bezels around the display and no home button, with Touch ID relocated to the power button like the latest iPad Air. The...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Ipad Mini, Mark Gurman, Prosser, Front Page Tech, Jon Prosser, Debby Wu Prosser

Apple Asks Developers Whether They Would Attend In-Person WWDC Following Two Years of Digital Format

As part of its annual survey given to developers at the end of WWDC, Apple is asking community members whether, following two years of the conference behind held in a digital format, they would be open to attending an in-person conference. Image Credit: Axel Boberg Due to the global health crisis, Apple has held its typically in-person Worldwide Developers Conference in an all-digital format for the past two years. The digital format, which includes a pre-recorded keynote from Apple Park an...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Bloomberg, Rumors, Mark Gurman, WWDC Apple, Apple Park, Digital Format, Axel Boberg

Apple boosts its 'Project Titan' electric car plan by hiring the cofounder of EV startup Canoo, who also spent 30 years at BMW

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Roy Rochlin / WireImage Apple hired a former BMW exec and Canoo cofounder to work on its electric car project, Bloomberg first reported. Ulrich Kranz spent 30 years at BMW before setting up startup Canoo, which he became CEO of in 2019. Apple is reportedly building a self-driving electric car, but has made no public announcements. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former BMW executive and cofounder of autonomous electric ve...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Xiaomi, Bmw, Nissan, Huawei, Electric Car, Faraday Future, Reuters, SPAC

Apple Hires Former BMW Executive for Its Rebooted Car Project

Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG's electric car division, to help lead its own vehicle efforts. Bloomberg reports: The technology giant hired Kranz in recent weeks, about a month after he stepped down as chief executive officer of Canoo, a developer of self-driving electric vehicles. Before co-founding Canoo, Kranz was senior vice president of the group that developed the i3 and i8 cars at BMW, where he worked for 30 years. Kranz is one of Apple's most signific...
Tags: Apple, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Bmw, Faraday Future, BMW AG, Kranz, Ulrich Kranz, Doug Field, Canoo, Canoo Kranz

Apple Hires Self-Driving Car Startup Founder and Former BMW Exec Ulrich Kranz

Former BMW senior executive and self-driving vehicle startup founder Ulrich Kranz has taken on a role at Apple working on the company's autonomous car project, reports Bloomberg. Kranz founded Canoo, a self-driving car startup that he left earlier this year. Prior to creating Canoo, Kranz helped to develop the i3 and i8 vehicles at BMW, where he was employed for 30 years. According to Bloomberg, Kranz's hiring is a sign that Apple is determined to build a self-driving vehicle that will rival...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Bmw, Hyundai, Kia, Apple Inc, Apple Car, John Giannandrea, Ulrich Kranz, Doug Fields, Canoo, Bloomberg Kranz, Canoo Kranz, Tesla Kranz

Here are 9 fascinating facts to know about BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager

BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink. AP BlackRock, the largest money manager, is an increasingly influential player in Washington, DC. Insider has rounded up a rundown of fast facts to know about BlackRock. Sign up for the Insider Finance daily newsletter. BlackRock, the world's largest investment manager, has become an increasingly influential Wall Street player in Washington, DC as a poster child of the revolving door between finance and politics.The firm has hired notable policy...
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Apple Lists 'M1X MacBook Pro' in YouTube Tags for WWDC Keynote Video

Before WWDC, rumors largely driven by leaker Jon Prosser suggested that Apple would announce redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros during the conference. Those rumors, however, did not come to fruition. Interestingly, though, Apple lists "m1x MacBook Pro" as a tag for the WWDC keynote uploaded on YouTube. The tag, first spotted by Apple YouTuber Max Balzer on Twitter, is among other tags Apple has added to the video, including iOS 15, M1X, iOS, developers conference, and more. Apple rel...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, MacBook Pros, Jon Prosser, Max Balzer

References to Intel's Latest Ice Lake SP Processors in Xcode 13 Beta Hint at Forthcoming Mac Pro Update

New Intel chips appropriate for a refreshed Mac Pro have been spotted in the Xcode 13 beta, and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has confirmed that Apple is indeed preparing an updated version of the Intel-based ‌Mac Pro‌. The chip data added to the beta is for Intel's third-generation Xeon Scalable processor, Ice Lake SP, which Intel announced back in April. According to Intel, the chip offers "advanced performance, security, efficiency, and built-in AI acceleration to handle IoT workloads and more p...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Intel, MacBook Air, Mark Gurman, Mac Pro, iMac MacBook Pro Mac, Forthcoming Mac

Google ditches pay-to-play Android search choice auction for free version after EU pressure

Google is ditching a massively unpopular auction format that underpins an choice screen it offers in the European Union, it said today. Eligible search providers will be able to freely participate. The auction model was Google’s ‘remedy’ of choice — following the 2018 EU $5BN antitrust enforcement against Android — but rivals have always maintained it’s anything but fair, as we’ve reported previously (here, here, here, for eg). The Android choice screen presents users in the region with a select...
Tags: Google, Android, Europe, Google Search, Tech, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Search Engines, Policy, David, Chrome Os, Commission, Antitrust, Search Engine, Margrethe Vestager

See the pitch decks that fast-growing advertising and media startups used to raise millions from top VCs

Restream cofounders Andrew Surzynskyi and Alex Khuda. Restream Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits and marketers' need to ensure their ads are working. Check out these pitch decks to see how these startups pitched their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Media, Finance, Advertising, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, Discovery Communications, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Espn

Apple in 'Early-Stage' Talks With Chinese EV Battery Makers for Apple Car

Apple is in "early-stage talks" with two Chinese companies about the supply of batteries for a future Apple Car, according to a new Reuters report. Apple is in early-stage talks with China's CATL and BYD about the supply of batteries for its planned electric vehicle, four people with knowledge of the matter said. The discussions are subject to change and it is not clear if agreements with either CATL or BYD will be reached, said the people who declined to be named as the discussions are privat...
Tags: Apple, Washington, China, Tesla, Bloomberg, Beijing, United States, Apple Inc, Reuters, Apple Car, Ming Chi Kuo, CATL

Kuo: Apple's First AR Headset to Launch in Second Quarter of 2022

Apple is aiming to debut its first augmented reality (AR) headset in the second quarter of 2022, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors. based on a source with direct knowledge of the device (The Information) The research report focuses on prospects for key Apple supplier Genius Electronic Optical, and notes that the company will benefit from a number of upcoming VR and AR products from the likes of Facebook, Sony, and Apple.We predict that Apple will ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Genius, Mark Gurman, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Largan, Facebook Sony, AR/VR, TF International Securities, Genius Electronic Optical

‘Blizzard 2.0’: Exodus from WoW kingdom spawns new gaming hub in Irvine

By Jason Schreier | Bloomberg In recent years, a stream of developers and executives from top video game publisher Blizzard have left to create their own studios, seeking the creative freedom and autonomy they feel is no longer possible at a company chasing mega hits. Now an alumni network, affectionately dubbed Blizzard 2.0 by some in the gaming community, has sprung up in Irvine, the same city where Blizzard has a sprawling campus. Hundreds of ex-employees, including the company’s co-founder a...
Tags: Gaming, South Korea, Business, Technology, News, Bloomberg, Sport, Blizzard, Overwatch, Soccer, Andreessen Horowitz, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Amy, Warcraft, Chen

Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised VPN Password

The ransomware cartel that masterminded the Colonial Pipeline attack early last month crippled the pipeline operator's network using a compromised virtual private network (VPN) account password, the latest investigation into the incident has revealed. The development, which was reported by Bloomberg on Friday, involved gaining an initial foothold into the networks as early as April 29 through [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Vpn, Ravie Lakshmanan

App Store Leaks Unannounced Apple 'Mind' App, Suggests Tips and Contacts Coming to watchOS 8 at WWDC

Less than 48 hours away from the start of WWDC, a new App Store leak suggests that Apple plans to announce a brand new "Mind" app across its different platforms, as well as the introduction of the standalone Tips and Contacts app for Apple Watch, presumably as part of the watchOS 8 update. The leak comes at the courtesy of developer Khaos Tian, who noticed that Apple accidentally updated the ‌App Store‌ manifest with new app ID bundle identifiers. The findings reference "" a...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Apple Watch, App Store, Mark Gurman, Wwdc, Apple Inc, Apple Watch Apple, Khaos Tian

Bloomberg: iPadOS 15 to Feature Improved Multitasking, Redesigned Notification Banner for iOS 15

iPadOS 15 will include improvements to the way users manage multiple apps open at once, in addition to a redesigned incoming notification banner that will also debut in iOS 15, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In an overview report of what to expect from Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Gurman reiterates his previous reporting while also providing a few additional new tidbits. Gurman has said previously that iPadOS 15 will allow users to place widgets anywhere on t...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, Wwdc, Apple Inc, Gurman, Mark Gurman Bloomberg, iOS 15, Addtionally Gurman

Top Stories: WWDC Kicks Off on Monday, New MacBook Pros Spotted?, iPad and AirPods Rumors

It's finally here! Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday with the traditional keynote address at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. At the event, we'll undoubtedly see the unveiling of upcoming versions of Apple's operating systems like iOS 15 and macOS 12, and if we're lucky, perhaps some hardware like a redesigned MacBook Pro. This week also saw a host of rumors about Apple's future iPad lineup, AirPods, and the iPhone 13, as well as an interesting tidbit that Jony Ive wa...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Top Stories, Facetime, Mark Gurman, Wwdc, Jony Ive, Macbook Pro, Apple Inc, Ive, Gurman, Macbook Pro This, AirPods Pro Apple, MacRumors Newsletter Each, iOS 15

Working mothers could face more negative effects from hybrid work models than their single male counterparts. Experts say the solution is to make remote work the default.

A child plays while his mother works remotely. Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images Partial remote work could create a two-class system where workers in the office are rewarded. This system could benefit unattached men and harm working mothers who need flexibility. Experts say the solution is to make remote work the norm, not the exception. See more stories on Insider's business page. In some form or another, remote work is here to stay. While some US workers are a...
Tags: Google, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Bloomberg, Analysis, Working From Home, Frost, Zillow, Jamie Dimon, Sundar Pichai, Stanford University, Tufts University, Working Moms

Weekend reading: The sci-fi stock market

What caught my eye this week. T he sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel . So runs the first sentence of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, a book I first read as an 11-year-old and have judged technology against ever since. As one of the first few thousand people in the UK to encounter the ‘World Wide Web’ in the very early 1990s, I half-saw Neuromancer becoming half-true. Admittedly I wasn’t sliding through coloured shards of anti-viral software in a 3D manife...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, England, Amc, Marketing, US, America, Eu, Bloomberg, Stock Markets, Bbc, Britain, Reddit, Argentina, William Gibson

On SPACs and conflicts of interest, where is the SEC?

Earlier today, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec reported that the autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is close to finalizing a deal to merge with one of three blank-check companies that have been formed to date by renowned entrepreneurs Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus and a third partner in these deals, Michael Thompson, who long managed special situation funds. The development is intriguing for a lot of reasons, including because Aurora’s founders are big wheels in their industry (no pun intended), and ...
Tags: TC, Washington, Tech, Regulations, Bloomberg, Reid Hoffman, SEC, Greylock, Mark Pincus, Clover, Chamath Palihapitiya, Aurora, SPAC, Hoffman, Social Capital, Gary Gensler

Um, where is the SEC when it comes to SPACs and conflicts of interest?

Today, my colleague Kirsten Korosec reported that the autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is close to finalizing a deal to merge with one of three blank-check companies that have been formed to date by renowned entrepreneurs Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus and a third partner in these deals, Michael Thompson, who long managed special situation funds. This one is intriguing for a lot of reasons, including because Aurora’s founders are big wheels in their industry (no pun intended) and their moves are ...
Tags: TC, Washington, Tech, Bloomberg, Reid Hoffman, SEC, Greylock, Mark Pincus, Clover, Chamath Palihapitiya, Aurora, SPAC, Hoffman, Social Capital, Gary Gensler, Kirsten

Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised Password

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The hack that took down the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S. and led to shortages across the East Coast was the result of a single compromised password, according to a cybersecurity consultant who responded to the attack. Hackers gained entry into the networks ofColonial Pipeline Co.on April 29 through a virtual private network account, which allowed employees to remotely access the company's computer network, said Charles Carmakal, senior vic...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Vpn, East Coast, Colonial, Mandiant, Blount, FireEye Inc, Charles Carmakal, Carmakal, Joseph Blount, Pipeline Co

Redesigned MacBook Pro Models May Not Ship to Customers Until Late 2021

The long-rumored and highly anticipated redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro with Apple silicon will enter its phase of mass production in the first quarter of next year, according to industry sources cited in a paywalled DigiTimes report. According to the report, the smaller 14-inch MacBook Pro will enter "volume production" in the fourth quarter of this year, while the larger 16-inch model is aimed at the first quarter of next year. However, despite mass production for the laptops starting later ...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Macbook, Mark Gurman, Macbook Pro, Don, DigiTimes, MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Pro Don, Macbook Pro 16

Apple Working On iPad Pro With Wireless Charging, New iPad Mini

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Apple is working on a new iPad Pro with wireless charging and the first iPad mini redesign in six years, seeking to continue momentum for a category that saw rejuvenated sales during the pandemic. The Cupertino, California-based company is planning to release the new iPad Pro in 2022 and the iPad mini later this year [...]. The main design change in testing for the iPad Pro is a switch to a glass back from the current aluminum enclosure. The up...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Bloomberg, Cupertino California

Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora in final talks to merge with Reid Hoffman’s newest SPAC

Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is close to finalizing a deal to merge with Reinvent Technology Partners Y, the newest special purpose acquisition company launched by LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman, Zynga founder Mark Pincus and managing partner Michael Thompson, according to several sources familiar with the talks. One of the sticking points is the targeted valuation, which had been as high as $20 billion. It is now closer to $12 billion and the deal is expected to be announced...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Softbank, Linkedin, Tech, Bloomberg, Automotive, Venture Capital, Reid Hoffman, Autonomous Vehicles, New York Stock Exchange, North America, Sequoia Capital, Volvo, Greylock Partners

What to expect from Apple’s WWDC conference this year

Apple is hosting its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on June 7 in an all-virtual format again. We’re expecting updates to iOS, macOS, WatchOS, and tvOS, along with privacy-focused features across Apple’s ecosystem. Plus, there might be some hardware announcements too. Let’s dive into it. iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Apple introduced grouped notifications in iOS 12, and now it might bring a refresh to that system. According to a report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, you’ll be able to set custom notifi...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, Plugged

Google Announces Plans to Allow Android Users to Opt-Out of Tracking Later in 2021

Android users, later this year, will have the ability to opt-out of tracking across apps on Android devices, limiting the ability for apps to access their unique advertising ID, Google announced in a support page update (via Bloomberg). The new change, in theory, is similar to Apple's recently launched ATT, or App Tracking Transparency framework; however, it differs in direct implementation. On iOS 14.5 or later, when users first open an app, a prompt is shown with the options "Ask App not t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Facebook, Bloomberg

Bloomberg: Apple developing redesigned iPad Pro with glass back and wireless charging for 2022

Apple has a new iPad Pro design coming next year, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report says that the new iPad Pro could...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg

Apple Still Developing AirPower-Like Charger, Also Exploring Long-Range Wireless Charging

Apple is continuing to work on a future wireless charger that would function similarly to the now-abandoned AirPower, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In a report outlining Apple's wireless charging ambitions, Gurman says that Apple is "still exploring" a wireless charger that would charge multiple devices like an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at once. Apple first announced the ‌AirPower‌ in September 2017 alongside the ‌iPhone‌ 8, 8 Plus, and ‌iPhone‌ X, and said that the chargi...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman,, Gurman, Airpower

iPad Mini With Slimmer Bezels and No Home Button Coming Later This Year

Apple is working on a revamped version of the iPad mini that will feature the first design update the smaller-sized tablet has seen in six years, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The updated ‌iPad mini‌ will feature narrower screen bezels, with Apple also testing a design that does away with the Home button. We've heard about Apple's work on a new version of the ‌iPad mini‌, which could feature a display that measures in at 8.5 to 9 inches, a notable increase from the current 7.9-i...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Ipad Mini, Mark Gurman,

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