Here are the latest Apple rumors from the blogosphere.
“Before there ever was a Project Glass from Google, there was Apple’s Glass Project in the form of a patent application filed in late 2006, published in 2008 and granted in 2009. Apple’s Glass Project seemed to have fallen off the grid until July 2012 when a new patent application laid out some new parameters for their future glasses. The new glasses were being designed to work with augmented reality but more importantly, they were being designed with telephonic capabilities in mind.” — “Patently Apple” (www.patentlyapple.com)
“Apple Inc. and worldwide demand for its iPhone and iPad — and maybe soon iTV — may be behind top-secret efforts to land a second major semiconductor manufacturing facility in the Capital Region.”– “TimesUnion” (http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/Region-may-have-Apple-s-eye-4098217.php)
“Foxconn likely would want to expand its U.S. manufacturing capabilities to take advantage of recent moves by companies to bring manufacturing back to the United States. Variously called ‘reshoring’ or ‘onshoring’ or ‘insourcing,’ manufacturing costs in the U.S. are falling as labor costs and energy costs drop. In a recent study by the Boston Consulting Group, by 2020 U.S. manufacturing costs will be 5% to 25% lower than costs in Germany, Italy, France, the United Kingdom and Japan.” — “24/7 Wall Street” (http://tinyurl.com/bgtowhs)