Evidence has been discovered in the just-released iOS 12.2 software update that seems to confirm rumors of an impending launch of new wire-free Powerbeats. 9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo spotted images and animations hidden within the update that appear to be wire-free Powerbeats headphones, sitting in a black charging case.
Apple has acquired Laserlike, a small machine learning startup based in Silicon Valley. The Information reports that the buyout happened late last year, and the team has joined Apple’s new artificial intelligence group.
Apple will lay off 190 employees from its self-driving car division located in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, California. The company acknowledged the move in a letter to the California Employment Development Department this month, and a spokesman confirmed it today with The San Francisco Chronicle.
Apple has agreed to purchase voice app startup Pullstring, according to a report from Axios. The San Francisco-based company was founded by a group of former Pixar executives in 2011 and its technology has been used in everything from interactive voice apps for toys, to Amazon Echo and Google Assistant products.
Apple has acquired digital marketing startup DataTiger, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The outlet points to a regulatory filing from December that shows the iPhone-maker now controls the U.K.-based startup.
Apple is going to offer the first glimpse at its original content during its March event, reports Variety. Citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, the outlet says we could see clips of multiple shows, including the untiled drama set behind the scenes of a network news morning show starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell.
Apple is planning a special event for Monday, March 25, according to a new report from BuzzFeed. Citing sources with knowledge of the plans, the outlet says the event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater at the new Apple Park Campus, and the focus will be a news subscription service.
Amazon on Monday announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire eero, the firm behind the popular mesh routers. Details of the deal are scarce at this point, but the two companies say they have a shared vision that “the smart home experience can get even easier.”
Apple has added prominent obstetrician, Dr. Christine Curry, to its growing health team, reports CNBC. Citing sources familiar with the hiring, the outlet says the company hopes Curry can bolster its efforts in women’s health.