Apple needs revolutionary LiDAR sensors for self-driving cars

Apple has held preliminary discussions with four unnamed suppliers of LiDAR sensors for self-driving vehicles. That might indicate that the Cupertino giant has rebooted its self-driving hardware, code-named Project Titan, although the sensors could also be for the vehicles used in the company's in-house shuttle service for employees.

Apple may start assembling flagship iPhones in India as early as 2019

Reuters has reportedly learned that Apple is most likely to begin assembling flagship iPhone models in India sometime in 2019. According to the report, Apple's primary contract manufacturer Foxconn will invest 25 billion Indian rupees, which works out to about $356 million, to expand its plant in Sriperumbudur town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Qualcomm claims Apple’s most recent iOS 12.1.2 update hasn’t circumvented its patents


Even though Apple has not officially confirmed that the latest iOS 12.1.2 update does pack in fixes for a pair of Qualcomm software patents that were supposed to remove any infringing functionality, Qualcomm told Reuters yesterday that the Cupertino firm remains in violation of a Chinese court’s orders to stop selling iPhone 6s through iPhone X in the country.

Amazon working on a power-sipping Alexa chip

California-based chipmaker DSP Group today confirmed it's partnered up with Amazon on a low-power Alexa chip that's smaller than a 10-cent coin, which third-party vendors will be able to take advantage of to embed the smart assistant in their own portable accessories.