The latest patent granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes “portable devices” that provides the owner of a vehicle with full control over it. The portable device depicted in the diagram looks like an iPhone that would be able to wirelessly communicate to the car and issue commands to it.
Speaking at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam today, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the Cupertino company has no plans to become a carrier or mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Apple simply doesn’t have the expertise, he said.
A prototype iPhone 6 unit has surfaced on eBay running Apple’s internal debugging software called SwitchBoard. The handset packs a red Lightning connector but no FCC markings, and you’ll need well over $5,000 spare if you’re interested in claiming it.
Apple will introduce a new 13-inch Retina MacBook and drop the entire MacBook Air lineup later this year, according to reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The move means the MacBook Air won’t get the Retina display upgrade many fans had been waiting for.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — known for his accurate track record of predicting Apple’s future plans — in his new report says that Apple will be launching a thinner and lighter revamped MacBook Pro this year. Beside these cosmetic changes, the new MacBook Pro(s) will also feature Touch ID and an OLED display located above the keyboard.
Will Apple launch an iPhone in the year 2017 that features an OLED display? The Rumor Mill believes it will, and suppliers are seeing a trend that could suggest that future will happen.
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There’s still at least a couple of months to go before Apple unveils its next iPhone lineup, but the Rumor Mill hasn’t stopped churning out new things to go over anyway.