Search Results for: Project Titan

September 7

Ford poaches Apple Car VP, former Tesla exec Doug Field in setback for Project Titan

Bloomberg is reporting today that Apple’s self-driving car project has suffered a major setback. According to the report, Ford has poached Doug Field from Apple. Field joined Apple from Tesla and had been one of the key players on the Project Titan team, serving as a VP on the special projects team.

September 3

Apple picks up two Mercedes engineers, likely for Apple Car team

Apple Car rumors have really heated up this year with a variety of predictions pointing to production possibly starting as soon as 2024 for an actual vehicle. And amid Apple working to step into a whole new industry, the company has hired two more veteran engineers, this time from Mercedes.

September 2

Digitimes: Apple rumored to start Apple Car production in 2024

According to a new report from Digitimes, Apple is targeting 2024 for the mass production of the Apple Car. Digitimes says Apple is in conversations with Japanese and Asian suppliers, including visits to Toyota, LG Electronics and SK Group.

September 9

Bloomberg: Kevin Lynch tapped to lead Apple Car project in latest shakeup

Just days after it was revealed that Apple VP Doug Field was stepping down form the Apple Car project for a new gig at Ford, Apple’s Project Titan has a new boss. A report from Bloomberg today says that Apple’s Kevin Lynch is taking over the Apple Car efforts.

September 13

Apple continues expanding California self-driving test fleet as it adds more drivers

After cutting its California self-driving test fleet to 54 in May, Apple has been expanding the number of drivers as months go by. Now, the company has over 114 drivers.

September 9

Report: Apple hires new leader to reform its bug bounty program amid complaints from researchers

Apple announced a major expansion to its bug bounty program in 2019, offering higher payouts to researchers, Mac support, dedicated developer devices, and more. Two years later, Apple is calling the revamped bug bounty program a “runaway success,” while a report from the Washington Post says security researchers are “fed up” with the program.

August 9

Exclusive Apple Arcade game ‘Fantasian’ sets part two release date

In March, the game community got excited about Final Fantasy’s creator last game ‘Fantasian,’ an exclusive story coming to Apple Arcade. It launched in April, and now, Hironobu Sakaguchi announced that part two is ready to be released.

August 4

HBO Max follows Apple TV+ strategy, offers free episodes of its best TV shows for non-subscribers

More than one year since HBO launched HBO Max, it’s now following an Apple TV+ strategy. The streaming service will start to offer free episodes of its best TV shows for non-subscribers. According to a blog post by WarnerMedia, starting now, “potential new subscribers in the US” are offered “the opportunity to watch select episodes […]

July 16

Report: Apple Watch and Health exec Kevin Lynch joining the Apple Car team

As Apple continues its work on self-driving car technology, it’s shifting one of its best-known executives to the Project Titan team. According to a report from Insider, Kevin Lynch has been tapped to join the team working on the car project.

July 13

Apple reportedly wants batteries for the Apple Car to be produced in the US

Project Titan has gone through many phases since its introduction into the rumor mill in 2015. For a while, Apple had focused on autonomous driving technology rather than hardware. Although the actual car is still several years away, most publications now believe that Apple is once again aiming to ship an actual electric vehicle. Digitimes today has a report on the battery supply chain.

June 10

Bloomberg: Apple hires BMW veteran who led i3 development to join its electric car team

Apple has hired a former BMW executive to help lead the team working on the rumored Apple Car “Project Titan.” According to Bloomberg, Apple hired Ulrich Kranz within “recent weeks” to work alongside Doug Field leading the Apple Car development.

June 2

Get ready for WWDC 2021 with these playlists, podcasts, stories, concepts, wallpapers, and tips

With WWDC right around the corner, it’s always fun to get hyped up beforehand with all sorts of different ways to celebrate. We’ve put together a guide to the best music, great podcast episodes, concepts to dream about, wallpapers to set, and more so that you can get ready. Hunker down, because there’s a lot […]

April 21

Apple antitrust hearing: Tile likens Find My network to a ‘hostage’ program, App Store scam apps, more

The latest antitrust hearing looking into concerns about Apple and Google’s market power is underway. Along with the companies getting a grilling from the Congressional subcommittee on antitrust, representatives from Spotify, Tile, and more are testifying about how they see the two tech giants as stifling competition.

April 13

LG and Magna reportedly ‘very near’ to signing deal for Apple Car production

According to a report today from The Korea Times, Apple is apparently close to signing a deal with the joint automotive venture of LG and Magna, currently named “LG Magna e-Powertrain.” The contracts would supposedly see the LG and Magna International venture produce the initial rounds of Apple Car production. Apple is currently expected to […]

April 5

Tim Cook says he has never spoken to Elon Musk, but has great admiration for Tesla and their lead in electric vehicles

In a new interview with Kara Swisher on the Sway podcast, Apple CEO Tim Cook addresses the upcoming lawsuit with Epic Games, the controversy over iOS 14.5’s App Tracking Transparency policies, and more. In regard to Apple’s interest in self-driving cars and autonomous driving, Swisher asks Cook what he thinks of Elon Musk. Cook said […]

March 11

Apple may use Foxconn or Magna as contract manufacturing partner for Apple Car

In January, there was a lot of scuttlebutt about Apple talking to various car manufacturers over the Apple Car (Project Titan). It seemed like Apple wanted to find an existing carmaker that would build an Apple-branded car to their specification. Bloomberg says those talks have mostly fizzled out as carmakers do not want to be […]

March 2

‘Fantasian’ is a new Apple Arcade game coming soon from Final Fantasy’s creator

If you like the Final Fantasy franchise, you’ll be glad to hear that a new game from Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming exclusively to the Apple Arcade. Fantasian is an RPG set against a backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blend physical environments and 3D characters.

February 18

M1 MacBook Pro photo editing test beats ‘beast’ of a desktop PC

An M1 MacBook Pro photo editing test found that the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro running M1-optimized apps was faster than a ‘”beast” of a Windows desktop PC – despite the fact that the latter was specifically specced with photo editing in mind and had a massive 128 GB of RAM. Professional photographer Andrew Hoyle said […]

February 2

Apple taps Porsche’s VP of Chassis Development as ‘Project Titan’ car production rumor heats up

Apple Car rumors may have taken a backseat to augmented reality headset ambitions over the last year, but recent reports show the ambitious project to put Apple technology on the road is alive and well. New today is news of a prominent hire at Apple: Porsche’s Vice President of Chassis Development.

February 4

9to5Mac Happy Hour 315: iOS 14.5 beta features, Apple Car dealmaking, Ted Lasso award season

This week 9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall explain the fate of Apple’s Developer Transition Kit program, iOS 14.5 beta features, iPhone 13 hardware rumors, Apple Car developments, and much more. Sponsored by RemoteHQ: Try the future of virtual meetings for three months free at remotehq.co/happyhour. Sponsored by Helix Sleep: Learn more and take the Helix Sleep […]

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