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Apple Rumors, iPad, Digital Crown, AAPL Car : Apple ( AAPL ) is reportedly focusing on self-driving software , notes Bloomberg. According to the report, AAPL has hired Dan Dodge to work on its self-driving car project. Dodge is the former head of BlackBerry Ltd’s (NASDAQ: BBRY ) automotive software division. The report claims that he is now part of a team being lead by Bob Mansfield, with the goal being the creation of self-driving software for automobiles. It doesn’t claim that the company has stopped work on its own car, which is currently going under the code name Project Titan.
Crown : Apple has been awarded a patent for a digital crown on the iPad , reports Patently Apple. The patent describes a mechanism that would be placed on the side of an iPad that would work similar to the digital crown found on the company’s smartwatch. The patent includes images that show the addition on similar devices, which could mean that the company considered adding a digital crown to the iPhone, at some point. However, it’s unlikely that the company would add another part sticking out the iPhone. It already gets enough flak for cameras that don’t sit flush with their smartphones.
Watch : A new rumor claims that the Apple Watch 2 will use new new display technology , notes AppleInsider. According this rumor, the company will switch to “One Glass Solution” technology for the Watch 2. This would have there only being a single piece of glass as part of the display assembly, which is different than current technology that uses two pieces of glass. The source of the rumor is claimed to be AAPL supplier TPK Holding .
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