A few days ago, I wrote the following:
There’s no way to know if the early or late rumors are correct yet, but if we don’t start seeing some actual hardware leaks soon, you can pretty much rule out early. And like I said before, don’t expect two Pro releases in one product year.
Well, it looks like that supply chain information pointing to a Spring iPad Pro update is now starting to come in.
Mark Gurman came out with a new report on Apple at Bloomberg a few days ago and it’s a doozy. I get that Apple is spending all kinds of R&D money on AR Glasses and even self-driving car tech, but satellites? This one is seriously out in left field, at least based on Apple’s current core businesses.
In case you aren’t aware, Marzipan is a program at Apple that is working to merge aspects of the iOS and macOS code bases over time, making life easier for developers. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman first reported on this initiative in late 2017 and Apple unveiled the beginnings of the program at the 2018 edition of WWDC. Right now, Marzipan is still in its infancy and has only been used by Apple internally to port a few iOS apps over to macOS Mojave.
Last week, I wrote about Bloomberg Businessweek’s big story claiming that servers from the company Super Micro used by Apple, Amazon, and others had hardware modifications made to their motherboards. These reported modifications were supposedly made by hackers from the Chinese military, and the tiny added chips would make the servers vulnerable to hacking by opening backdoors for other servers to get trusted access or to inject code remotely. Bloomberg cited multiple sources from the US Intelligence community, from Amazon, and even three from within Apple.