In the news…
- It’s time to stop thinking of Apple as a hardware company and start thinking of it as a service company. At least, that’s what Goldman Analyst Simona Jankowski and her team are telling clients as they add the stock to their “conviction buy” list and call for a price of $163 in the next 12 months. Bloomberg story.
- Notifications on your iPhone might one day respond to your gaze. Apple has been granted a patent for the “delay of display event based on user gaze.” In plain English, this refers to your iPhone tracking where on the screen you’re looking — and delaying notifications until your gaze is fixed in the appropriate place. Business Insider article.
- German authorities have announced plans to probe Apple’s and Amazon’s audio book arrangements over fears that the firms could create a monopoly in the market. Apple buys audio books from Amazon subsidiary Audible for distribution via iTunes, an arrangement that has caught the eye of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office. The Inquirer story.
- Apple Watch 2 is expected to launch in the second quarter 2016, possible June, according to rumours. It could be pretty much the same design and size as first Apple Watch, but it is thought that it will include a FaceTime camera and better Wi-Fi, and that Apple might introduce new materials and price points. Pocket Lint opinion.