Apple is working with suppliers to produce a new, larger version of its iPad tablet with a screen that measures 12.9 inches diagonally, according to a Bloomberg report.
Apple's suppliers are rushing to ensure that they have enough screens for the rollout of the iPhone 6, which Apple is expected to debut next month, after they were forced to redesign a key screen component and interrupt production, according to a Reuters report.
Apple plans on using sapphire for the screen of its larger iPhone as well as its rumored smart watch, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The report, citing unnamed sources, said that Apple is having the screens produced at a facility this month in Mesa, Ariz., that Apple opened with materials manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies.
Apple will unveil its next iPhone at an event on Sept. 9, according to multiple reports, giving a set date to the culmination of months of speculation about what is expected to be a major update to Apple's premier product.
T-Mobile US CEO John Legere believes the carrier will be able to pick up new subscribers this fall when Apple launches the iPhone 6 this fall because T-Mobile does not have a large existing base of iPhone subscribers.
Apple will soon support in its stores the handset upgrade programs from three of the four Tier 1 U.S. carriers, according to a report from 9to5Mac. The report, which cited unnamed sources, said starting in late August "many" U.S. Apple retail stores will launch a pilot program to let customers buy new iPhones via AT&T Mobility's Next program, Verizon Wireless' Edge and T-Mobile US' Jump. It's unclear if or when Apple will support Sprint's Easy Pay program.
Apple is getting close to launching a mobile wallet for the iPhone and it may come out as soon as this fall with the introduction of the iPhone 6, according to a report from The Information. The report, citing unnamed sources, said that Apple has told some of its partners its system would use the iPhone's so-called secured element, which is a piece of hardware where sensitive information such as a user's financial credentials can be stored.
Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in its fiscal third quarter, just below analysts' expectations but not too far off. Analysts had forecast around 35.9 million iPhone sales, according to the Wall Street Journal. Attention is now turning to the next iterations of the iPhone and whether Apple will introduce a wearable device dubbed the iWatch, as many industry watchers expect it will.
Apple is asking its suppliers to produce between 70 million and 80 million units of the next iPhone by Dec. 30, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, according to the Wall Street Journal. That volume would represent the largest ever for an iPhone launch and could indicate the demand Apple is expecting for its first iPhones with displays that would match the larger ones common on other smartphone platforms.
ASPEN, Colo.--Intel has been struggling get its mobility business back on track, but that turnaround isn't happening as quickly as many would like. In the second quarter of 2014, Intel's Mobile and Communications group, which houses its wireless chip business, had a total revenue of $51 million, down 67 percent from the previous quarter and down a whopping 83 percent year-over-year.