Leading the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumor mill today is news of a mystery device submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Today, we’ll look at that and other Apple Rumors for Wednesday.
Mystery Device: A new Apple device that is shrouded in mystery had been added to the FCC ID database, reports MacRumors. Not much is known about the device due to AAPL requesting it remain confidential. What is known is that it is a wireless device with Bluetooth and NFC capabilities. An image also shows the regulatory label for the device and some information can be gleamed from it. This includes an electrical rating ranging from 5.5V to 13.2V. It also has a model number of “A1844.” This doesn’t match up with any other of the company’s products.
iOS 10.0.2 Update: Apple has released the iOS 10.0.2 update to the public, AppleInsider notes. The new update has been released a little over a week after the first version of iOS 10 was launched. This update contains fixes for several issues that have been discovered with the company’s smartphones. One of the fixes stops a bug that caused headphone audio controls to stop working. Another solution keeps Photos from shutting down when iCloud Photo Library is turned on. The final major fix now lets users enable app extensions that were previously blocked.
Siri Smart Home Prototype: Apple is moving forward with plans for a smart home device that uses Siri, reports Bloomberg. This report comes from insider sources that have chosen to remain anonymous. They claim that the device has moved past the research and development phase and that prototype testing has begun. The device has been in the works for a couple of years now and would likely be a rival to Amazon.com, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Echo.