Here are your Apple Rumors for today:
Repair: Select Apple (AAPL) Store locations will offer customers loaned iPhones while theirs are repaired, reports 9to5Mac. The new option for customers will be available in select stores in the United States, Europe and Japan. It applies to customers that bring in an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s or 6s Plus for repairs. If the device can’t connect to iTunes, won’t turn on, or doesn’t make it past the opening logo, then Apple will offer that customer a 16GB iPhone on loan until theirs is repaired. The repair process is expected to take between three to five business days. This new program is designed to free up time at the Genius Bar.
Hire: Apple has hired a new employee that may help with its rumored car efforts, Recode notes. This new employee is Jonathan Cohen and he specialized in deep learning while working at Nvidia (NVDA). Deep learning is used to help artificial intelligence understand patterns in visual data. Nvidia has been using the technology to aid self-driving car efforts. It’s likely that Cohen was hired for his experience in deep learning and will help the company create a self-driving car.
Alarm: Some owners of Apple iPhones have noticed that their alarms aren’t going off, reports AppleInsider. Users of the tech company’s overnight update feature that was introduced in iOS 9 have discovered that it will shut off alarms after updating the smartphones. This was discovered when iOS 9.1 was released last week and several owners of iPhones took to the internet to complain about their alarms not going off the following morning. It’s unknown if, or when, a fix for the issue will be available.