Apple seems to be getting adventurous with its latest ventures. Meanwhile, Alibaba is trying to beat Amazon to the curve with drone deliveries.
It has been nearly half a year since Apple acquired Beats Audio. We knew the company was mostly focused on the software that this company brings to the table, and if the latest rumors are true, work is already well underway.
Apple insiders have spoken up and offered some details on a new music streaming service made by Apple. This service would leave Beats’ design language behind and focus on a look that would more closely resemble the rest of Apple’s offerings.
It’s said the service will be tightly integrated with iTunes. In addition, apps for iOS and the Apple TV are also being developed. It’s said this service would work very well with your library, offering your music online. Similar to Google Play Music, you would also be able to keep all your songs in the cloud.
Price is still under consideration, but it’s said it will be cheaper than what Beats Music currently offers. Sources also say the new service is likely to launch around June.
Opinion: We have to see more information to tell if this will be a good service or not, but it is looking liek Beats has found a nice home within Apple. It will likely be taken to a whole other level this way.
Just what the hell is Apple up to? Do they plan to go head-to-head with Google on self-driving technology? The latest evidence seems to suggest so. Vehicles with complex systems mounted on roofs have been seen around the New York and San Francisco areas.
These vehicles have been confirmed to be leased to Apple, sparking the rumor that Apple could very well be working on its very own self-driving vehicle technology. Others believe this could also be a technology designed to hel Apple improve their maps services. What do you think is going on?
Opinion: What I don’t get is why Apple is so secretive about this. Apparently the drivers never gave an answer when asked about this. I mean, these things are out in the streets. They won’t be kept secret for long, anyways.
Amazon has bee trying to introduce drone deliveries in the USA, but it seems Alibaba may be beating them in the land where everything is possible – China. The retailer is said to be testing 1-hour drone deliveries in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou during a 3-day period.
These remote-controlled quad-copters would bring 450 Taobao shoppers their tea (literally). The system is a bit different, though. These won’t be landing at residences. Instead, the drones will take the tea to residential buildings, where humans will pick up the packages and deliver them.
Opinion: The video looks pretty exciting, so check it out. I do wonder if this will be launched as an established system, though. Authorities are trying to determine the legalities of these activities. A smart move after seeing that even drug dealers are starting to use these technologies now.