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New Apple Hardware Rumors From All Sides Today

First off, a new Bloomberg report that covers multiple items lead off by saying that Apple will release a new iPad Pro in the first half of next year. This echoes an earlier report from Ming-Chi Kuo also talking about a new Pro coming in the first quarter of next year. When the rumors that a new high-end tablet would come in October didn’t materialize, Kuo’s information gained credibility. Joined by the likes of Marc Gurman, now this seems to be a very credible release timeline.

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Is Apple Teaming Up With Valve to Create Their AR Glasses?

Back on October 9th, 9to5Mac ran a story detailing a report from Ming-Chi Kuo that said Apple was developing their AR Glasses in partnership with “third party brands.” This certainly sounded strange, as it is highly unlike Apple to work with others in the development of new hardware. With so little context, it was hard to tell what Kuo was really getting at with his vague comment.

However, today Digitimes brought us new details that may shed additional light on this subject. According to them, Apple is working in partnership with well-known game developers and Steam platform creators Valve to bring its AR Glasses to market. That’s certainly new and different.

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Ming-Chi Kuo Predicts a Huge Early 2020 for Apple

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According to a chinese-language report (via 9to5Mac), Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting a monster first half of 2020 that would really shake up the company’s hardware portfolio, as well as change up some of their typical release schedules.

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Apple’s AR Projects Have a New Leader

It seems that reports of the death Apple’s AR Glasses project were greatly exaggerated. If it were so, there would be little need for Apple to promote a well-established employee to lead it. According to a report from The Information, they have done exactly that.

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Don’t Bet on Apple’s AR Glasses Being Cancelled Just Yet

Earlier today, Digitimes and Digitimes Taiwan reported on Apple’s AR Glasses, saying first that the project is cancelled and later that development has been temporarily stopped. This seems to be based on a claim that the team working on the project was disbanded and its members re-assigned to other areas within Apple in May.

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WWDC Preview Part 3: Through the Looking Glasses

Here we go with Part 3 of my WWDC Preview. You can check out Part 1 on the iPad and Part 2 on the Apple Watch here. Now it’s time for something completely different. How about Apple worst kept secret since they started working on a car: AR Glasses.

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Apple’s AR Glasses May Be Coming Sooner Than Initially Expected

Everyone knows that Apple is heavily invested in Augmented Reality. Just as with the Apple Watch, Tim Cook has telegraphed Apple’s intentions with plenty of comments about their “interest.” Add in Apple’s ARKit, which is the perfect preparatory test bed to get developers working on AR software ahead of a hardware release, the money Apple is spending on R&D these days, and the AR-focused hires we know Apple has been making, and you have all the proof you need that Apple is working on getting into AR hardware early.

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Tim Cook Hints at the Future at Public Shareholder’s Event

Apple held its public shareholder’s meeting at the Steve Jobs Theater Friday, giving major investors the opportunity to ask Tim Cook and the executive team some direct questions. While a resolution regarding the diversity of the board dominated the discussion and the headlines afterward, there were a few interesting notes regarding current and upcoming products and services that also came out of the event.

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In Case There Was Any Doubt, Apple Confirms Their Intentions in AR

You know the old phrase “follow the money?” Well Apple left us a pretty clear trail that came to light this week, and it leads directly to their intentions in Augmented Reality. The rumors that Apple is working toward making a set of stylish and accessible AR glasses have steadily gained steam over the last two years. We even have a report from a reliable source in Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman from last year, talking about Apple working toward a 2020 release date. However, Apple’s recent acquisition of Akonia Holographics is no rumor, and the implications are pretty clear.

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Analyst Predicts Large Revenue Growth for Apple Services

A few days ago, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy L. Huberty made an interesting prediction regarding Apple Services. While we have all been noticing the rise of this relatively new revenue source for Apple, and we also know that there is room for a massive growth, few have been willing to make any specific predictions about when that will happen and just how much it might be. This projection will likely be one of a growing number.

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