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Apple HomePod Sales Struggle, Fall Way Behind Amazon Echo

The HomePod has not delivered the sonic boom Apple had hoped for so far. Apple’s new $329 home speaker had strong pre-orders when it was launched Feb. 9, but it has petered out in the increasingly competitive home speaker market since, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Three weeks after its debut, the ... Read More »

Report: Apple Planning To Dump Intel Chips in Macs

Apple is reportedly planning to drop Intel chips from its Mac computers as early as 2020, replacing them with processors designed in-house in the same way the company manufactures iPhones and iPads. The plan, reported by Bloomberg, has been rumored for several years, as Apple has taken on more chip ... Read More »

Google’s Vaunted Head of AI Now Works at Apple

While comparisons vary, Google Assistant tends to outperform Apple’s intelligent digital assistant Siri in a range of areas, which likely explains why Apple has just hired Google’s John Giannandrea to run its machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) efforts. Employed by Google since 2010, Giannandrea (pictured above) began working for ... Read More »

Report: Apple Developing MicroLED Screens for Wearables and AR

In-house development teams at Apple are reportedly working on a new type of display technology — microLED — that could soon appear in some of the company’s high-end wearables, such as the Apple Watch, as well other devices. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the situation,” Bloomberg last month reported that ... Read More »

Doubling Down on Education, Apple Touts $299 Tablets for Students

Apple is doubling down that the iPad will be the future of education. Apple unveiled a new, cheaper iPad model for as low as $299, aimed at students from elementary school to college. The new 9.7-inch iPads will be compatible with Apple Pencil stylus, feature Apple’s second-latest processor chip and ... Read More »

Apple Crippling Old iPhones: Apology Won’t Stop Lawsuits

In a rare public apology, Apple yesterday said it was sorry for how it handled an operating system upgrade that slows the performance of older iPhones to prevent them from unexpectedly shutting down due to aging batteries. Apple also said it would lower the price for iPhone battery replacements, and ... Read More »