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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's Siri-controlled speaker enters production, will feature virtual surround sound and have no screen, could debut at WWDC and ship later this year   —  Device enters overseas production ahead of annual conference  —  Company seeks differentiation with surround sound, Apple Music
May 31, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple is working on Apple Neural Engine, a dedicated chip to power AI on devices   —  Move would follow similar announcements from Qualcomm, Google  —  Offloading tasks to dedicated chip may improve iPhone battery  —  Apple Inc. got an early start in artificial intelligence software …
May 26, 2017, 4:07 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple will update its laptop lineup at WWDC, planning MacBook Pro with Kaby Lake and faster chips for MacBook and MacBook Air   —  Refreshed MacBooks could win back disappointed loyalists  —  Announcement expected at developers conference in June  —  Apple Inc. plans to announce …
May 16, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Source: Google will announce its voice-based AI Assistant is coming to iPhones and that it's integrating Assistant into GE home appliances at Google I/O   —  The Alphabet unit plans to expand its voice-based assistant beyond its own hardware at this week's I/O conference
May 16, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Google partners with Audi and Volvo to put Android in cars to host Maps, Spotify, Google Assistant, and control temperature, seat positioning, without a phone   —  The search giant is partnering with Audi and Volvo to ship car systems running the Android operating system.
May 15, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Hands-on: Microsoft targets backpacks with its 2.76 lbs Surface Laptop, lighter than MacBook Air; keyboard impresses with suede-like durable Alcantara covering   —  Microsoft has already cracked the professional and creative markets with inventive tablets and a desktop that turns into a virtual drafting table.
May 2, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple hired two executives who worked on satellites at Google, held talks with Boeing about investment or partnership in Boeing's satellite venture   —  The iPhone maker has recruited a pair of top Google satellite executives for a new hardware team, according to people familiar with the matter.
Apr 21, 2017, 1:44 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to unveil three iPhones this fall, including two revamped models and new high-end model with curved OLED display; high-end model could be delayed   —  Apple is testing a revamped iPhone with an all-screen front, curved glass and a stainless steel frame alongside upgrades to the current models.
Apr 18, 2017, 8:45 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Facebook hires Michael Hillman, a 15-year veteran of Apple, as head of Oculus VR hardware   —  Facebook Inc. has hired Michael Hillman, a 15-year veteran of Apple Inc., as head of hardware for its Oculus VR division.  —  Hillman held senior engineering and design roles at Apple …
Mar 27, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources shed light on Apple's augmented reality team, which is working on several products including AR glasses and AR camera features for the iPhone   —  CEO Tim Cook is betting on augmented reality, a cousin of VR that he believes will keep his company on top and may even supplant the iPhone.
Mar 20, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context

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