At its iPhone X event last September, Apple previewed a new wireless charging case for AirPods, for use with its upcoming AirPower charging mat. The new case looks similar to the current version, which charges via Lightning cable, but it has a built-in induction coil that also enables wireless charging.
Conveniently, it appears that the AirPower won’t be the only way to wirelessly charge AirPods placed in the new case.
Chinese publication Chongdiantou, citing unnamed sources within Apple’s supply chain, claims that the wireless AirPods case supports the Wireless Power Consortium’s universal Qi standard, implying that it will be compatible with [...]
Apple’s former VP of Mac hardware engineering Doug Field has returned to the tech giant’s ranks after five years working at Tesla, where he oversaw production of the Model 3.
Daring Fireball writer John Gruber broke the news on Thursday after speaking to an Apple spokesperson who confirmed only that Field had returned to the company that he left in 2013.
However Gruber’s contacts within Apple informed him that Field will link up with former colleague Bob Mansfield to work on Apple’s self-driving car program, Project Titan.
Field began his career at Ford as a development engineer, before moving on to Segway and then to Apple, and [...]
Rumors suggest Apple will bundle a faster 18W power adapter with its next-generation iPhones, expected to be unveiled this September, but third-party fast charger compatibility may be limited.
Japanese blog Mac Otakara, citing information from suppliers, claims that third-party fast chargers may require USB-C Authentication [PDF] certification, or C-AUTH, to charge the 2018 lineup of iPhones at full speeds. Otherwise, the iPhones may display a warning, and limit charging speeds to a max of 2.5W.
USB-C Authentication is intended to protect against non-compliant USB chargers and to mitigate risks from maliciously embedded hardware or software in USB devices, so core [...]
One of Apple’s upcoming original television shows is a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s „Amazing Stories,“ a science fiction and horror series that originally ran from 1985 to 1987.
For the new version of „Amazing Stories,“ Apple has inked a deal with „Once Upon a Time“ co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, who are set to serve as executive producers and show runners on the series.
Horowitz and Kitsis are joining „Amazing Stories“ following the February departure of Bryan Fuller, the original showrunner. Fuller reportedly left the project due to creative differences with Apple. While he wanted to turn [...]