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Yes, Apple is building a car

The experts say Apple’s self-driving car project is canceled, delayed or converted into a software play. They’ll also tell you that cars are a weird business for Apple to be in.The experts have it all wrong.Apple is going pedal-to-the-metal on building a car and for good reason. Here’s why.Talk about titans Steve Jobs wanted Apple to make an “iCar.”The late Apple founder and CEO wanted more than that, according to J. Crew CEO and chairman Mickey Drexler, who served on the Apple board from 1999 to 2015. Jobs wanted Apple to reinvent the automobile industry.The idea of an Apple car was considered crazy talk — until word leaked about a secret Apple initiative called “Project Titan,” which reportedly involved more than 1,000 engineers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Apple considering Venmo-like feature to make you more likely to use Apple Pay

There are already a zillion ways to send money to people: banks, Venmo, Square Cash, Google, and even social networks like Facebook and Snapchat have gotten in on the act. But Apple is reportedly looking to build a money transfer feature into Apple Pay so iPhone users can send money to each other.According to Recode, Apple has been in talks with payment processors and banks about a Venmo-like service for two years, but nothing has happened—yet. Those talks are back on, and we may see an Apple Pay money transfer feature as soon as this year.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Report: Apple poached augmented reality expert from NASA to work on glasses

All signs are pointing to Apple’s work on an augmented reality device of some sort, and now Apple has a new addition working on that effort: NASA’s Jeff Norris.According to Bloomberg, Apple hired Norris away from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, where he founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office, to work on its augmented reality products earlier this year. Jeff Norris Jeff Norris testing Microsoft’s HoloLens in microgravity environments.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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IDG Contributor Network: Apple Stores: Angela Ahrendts’ dumb ideas will ruin them

When Steve Jobs first launched Apple’s retail stores, many people scoffed and thought that they would never amount to much. Some people flat out predicted that Apple’s stores would fail, and those critics were proven wrong in a big way.However, Steve Jobs is long gone now and Apple is preparing to make some very big changes to its stores. Angela Ahrendts, the Vice President of Retail, is leading these changes.Ahrendts recently spoke with CBS News: In 100 of its biggest stores, like the San Francisco flagship, Apple’s “hardware” update means new screens and spaces for meetings and classes. The Genius Bar, now lined with trees, becomes the Genius Grove. And there’s a more dimensional take on the Genius: new staffers specialized in music and photography called “Creative Pros.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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IDG Contributor Network: Apple Stores: Angela Ahrendts’ dumb ideas will ruin them

When Steve Jobs first launched Apple’s retail stores, many people scoffed and thought that they would never amount to much. Some people flat out predicted that Apple’s stores would fail, and those critics were proven wrong in a big way.However, Steve Jobs is long gone now and Apple is preparing to make some very big changes to its stores. Angela Ahrendts, the Vice President of Retail, is leading these changes.Ahrendts recently spoke with CBS News: In 100 of its biggest stores, like the San Francisco flagship, Apple’s “hardware” update means new screens and spaces for meetings and classes. The Genius Bar, now lined with trees, becomes the Genius Grove. And there’s a more dimensional take on the Genius: new staffers specialized in music and photography called “Creative Pros.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Facebook ventures into augmented reality, but Apple could do it better

Facebook and Snapchat both launched new augmented reality camera effects this week in a bid to become the most-used app on your smartphone. But what if your phone had AR baked into its core? Rumor has it that Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone will include dual-lens cameras on both the front and back with augmented reality features, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has been bullish on AR in a slew of statements over the last year.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Nike will sell an exclusive Apple Watch NikeLab not available in most Apple stores

Apple and Nike are launching a new Apple Watch model at the end of the month, but it’s hard to spot any major upgrades in the Apple Watch NikeLab.The Apple Watch NikeLab is a limited-edition model with a Space Grey aluminum case and a “light bone” and black Nike Sports Band. This model sports the “NikeLab Innovation x Innovators” logo on the back.Just like the Apple Watch Nike+ models that were first unveiled in 2016, this is a Series 2 model running the latest watchOS 3 with built-in GPS and water-resistance. In addition, the NikeLab model is also integrated with the Nike+ Run Club and has exclusive Siri commands catering to runners.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Apple sets a new environmental goal: No more mining

Apple never used to announce what its roadmap looked like. Instead, the company held its cards close and let the rumor mill run amok. But lately, Apple is being much more open about its future. Expect new iMacs later this year, company executives said earlier this month, but that’s not all: Apple plans to make all of its products with recycled materials. Apple Apple’s environmental goal illustrated.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Why Apple dropped iPad’s price to lowest yet

Apple this week is releasing its most affordable iPad to date. The refreshed 9.7-inch iPad, which packs a Retina screen and Apple’s A9 chip in a device that effectively replaces the iPad Air 2, is priced at $329 with 32GB of storage.The $70 price drop makes the entry-level iPad more competitive, particularly among schools that can now snag the tablet for under $300 at educational pricing. Businesses that are motivated by price and don’t require more advanced features in the iPad Pro will also be giving the iPad another look as a result of these changes, according to Avi Greengart, research director at GlobalData.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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New Apple Watch buyers face limited band selection

When I decided to buy an Apple Watch Series 2, I knew exactly which model I wanted: rose gold with the pink and midnight woven nylon band. It was a combination Apple highlighted on its website, but I wasn’t sure how many the store would keep in stock. Luckily, I snagged one of the few remaining at the SoHo Apple Store and wear it almost every day. Unfortunately, Apple has decided to stop making its watches so customizable in the box. The rose gold Apple Watch Series 2 with pink and midnight woven nylon band is no longer a combination you can buy on Apple.com. In fact, you can’t choose a nylon band alongside your aluminum or stainless steel watch at all anymore. Your choices are a Sport band, a Milanese loop, or an ultra-expensive Hermès leather band.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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