Apple has signed a deal with Volkswagen to make self-driving cars after BMW and Mercedes-Benz reportedly rebuffed the tech giant's requests to hand over control of the data and design of the planned cars. A newly granted patent (number 20180164817) to Apple shows what could result from the collaboration.Read More
In the midst of a nice spring blizzard in Colorado, AWT publisher/editor Steve Sande brings you three fun stories from the world of Apple:
- An early entrant in the smartwatch market is laying off 25% of its staff
- A number of car manufacturers at the 2016 New York International Auto Show announce the latest models that will be equipped with Apple's CarPlay
- There's something new and different you can do with an iPad equipped with iOS 9.3. Hint - it's really loud and very impressive!
On this wintry (at least in Colorado) day in January, we take a look at the following topics on the news update:
- Apple's rumored plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from future iPhones is throwing people into a tizzy
- A lawyer attempting to sue Apple is told by a federal judge her work was done in a "manifestly incompetent manner"
- VW didn't get to show off wireless CarPlay support at CES this week, but CarPlay still got some love
- We'll never know, but Jony Ive may make more money than anyone at Apple
Happy Cinco de Mayo - today's Apple news covers the gamut from Watch-controlled cars to executive compensation, with a little Apple Pay and accessibility thrown in for good measure:
- Owners of VW automobiles with Car-Net will soon be able to use their Apple Watches to do a great many things with their cars
- More banks and credit unions have been added to the list of institutions supporting Apple Pay. Have a Simple account? You can now add your debit card to Apple Pay.
- Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts was the top-paid US female executive last year
- Apple's revised streaming service based on Beats Music will most likely be unveiled at WWDC on June 8, despite reported issues with licensing
- Blogger Molly Watt, who has Usher Syndrome and limited sight and hearing, recently reported on the features she uses to navigate the Apple Watch. Her review can be found here.