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Apple hired HTC's ‘Jony Ive' to oversee Beats hardware design for new products

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Mac

There was a wild rumor making the rounds last year that Apple planned to phase out its successful Beats hardware brand and go all in with Apple-branded audio hardware. 9to5Mac reported at the time that burying Beats was “not a strategy that Apple plans to pursue” or even consider.
We've since learned more about was happening behind the scenes in California. Rather than discontinuing the Beats brand, Apple was hiring its first in-house designer to oversee Beats product design.
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Longtime Apple Designer Christopher Stringer's Latest Project Is a High-Fidelity Speaker With AirPlay 2

Longtime Apple Designer Christopher Stringer's Latest Project Is a High-Fidelity Speaker With AirPlay 2

1 month ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Christopher Stringer, a key member of Jony Ive's design team who spent 21 years at Apple before departing in 2017 , is resurfacing today with his new venture Syng , which seeks to make an impact in the high-end audio market.
Stringer, who contributed to many of the most iconic product designs in Apple's history, announced his plans roughly a year ago, and Syng is today introducing its flagship product, the Cell Alpha.
Priced at $1,799 with a table stand or $1,969 with a floor stand, Cell Alpha uses "Triphonic" audio technology to create a dynamic, immersive sound field, and multiple Cells...
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Qualcomm says that Snapdragon 3100 and 4100 chips are ‘capable' of running...

Qualcomm says that Snapdragon 3100 and 4100 chips are ‘capable' of running the new Wear OS

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Teases Future AR Products & Talks Secretive Innovation...

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Google Messages finally brings end-to-end encryption to more users

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U.S. Antitrust Legislation Would Ban Apple From Pre-Installing Its Own Apps...

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Slack launches new Scheduled Send feature, here's how it works

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TicWatch E3 Goes Official, Offers Snapdragon 4100 For A Lower Price

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Poll: Do you play Apple Arcade games? If so, on which platforms?

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Apple Arcade announced yesterday that it's going to add three iOS classic games soon : Angry Birds, Alto's Odyssey, and Doodle God. With this new approach on the platform, are... Read more ...