WWDC 2014 Rumor Roundup: iOS 8, OS X 10.10 and more

WWDC 2014 Rumor Roundup: iOS 8, OS X 10.10 and more

Apple announced its WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2014 for developers will be held from June 2nd to June 6th at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California.

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Apple not likely to make its own baseband chips until 2015: JP Morgan

Apple not likely to make its own baseband chips until 2015: JP Morgan

JP Hall, who is an analyst from JP Morgan has specified to the investors that Apple is unlikely to use its own baseband chips for the iPhones and iPads, at least until 2015. This comes as a recent report suggested that Apple will start designing its own baseband chips.

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New Apple TV Set-Top Box to Play ‘Key Role’ in 2014, Feature Motion Controls

New Apple TV Set-Top Box to Play ‘Key Role’ in 2014, Feature Motion Controls

In a recently-released research note, well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo notes that the Apple TV set-top box is set to receive a refresh later this year, with the updated device playing a “key role” in Apple’s ecosystem. The new device will include a plethora of innovative new features including motion control, which will allow users to interact with the device without the need for a remote control.

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iWatch to have ‘Fashionable Appearance’; may come in two Sizes, Top End to Cost ‘Several Thousand’ Dollars

iWatch to have ‘Fashionable Appearance’; may come in two Sizes, Top End to Cost ‘Several Thousand’ Dollars

In the latest product roadmap from KGI Securities (which are typically released on an annual basis), analyst Ming Chi Kuo gave his predictions for the forthcoming iWatch, and has revealed a lot of interesting tidbits about the Apple wearable that we haven’t heard up to this point.

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New report claims Apple will unveil iWatch in September

New report claims Apple will unveil iWatch in September

According to a report from Taiwanese Publication Digitimes, Apple is already receiving samples for flexible circuit boards from Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology for the upcoming iWatch. These companies specialize in making flexible PCBs.

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iWatch may include UV Light Exposure Sensor

iWatch may include UV Light Exposure Sensor

According to a research note from Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, Apple’s rumored iWatch may include a UV light exposure sensor manufactured by Texas based Silicon Labs.

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Apple iWatch to launch in Q3 2014 [Report]

Apple iWatch to launch in Q3 2014 [Report]

According to supply chain sources, the Apple iWatch wearable device will break cover in Q3 2014. It is said that Quanta Computer will manufacture the device while TPK and Richtek Technology will supply sapphire touch panels and chips required for the device. The processor of the iWatch will be designed by Apple apparently with production outsourced to Samsung.

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Apple will start making the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in May, production of 5.5-inch model may be delayed

Apple will start making the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in May, production of 5.5-inch model may be delayed

Reuters has just reported that according to their sources Apple’s suppliers will begin mass production of displays for iPhone 6 as early as May.

The report also claims that the screens for the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is likely to be produced first, followed by screens for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.

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Rumor: Apple to launch Retina MacBook Air later this year

Rumor: Apple to launch Retina MacBook Air later this year

According to supply chain sources cited by Digitimes, Apple is working on a MacBook Air featuring a Retina display with launch expected later this year. It is very likely that this could be the much rumored 12-inch MacBook that the company is allegedly working on, although there’s no confirmation of that as of yet.

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Apple in talks with Comcast to add streaming TV in new Apple TV

Apple in talks with Comcast to add streaming TV in new Apple TV

According to The Wall Street Journal Apple is in talks with Comcast, US’ largest cable provider, for a streaming TV service that’ll be available in future versions of the Apple TV.

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