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Unofficial Apple Watch battery band put on hold

There's a good reason why you don't want to base a business around unsupported solutions to other companies' problems: those companies can break compatibility at any given moment. And unfortunately, Reserve Strap is discovering this first-hand. The company has stopped shipping its namesake Apple Watch battery band to most customers after learning that WatchOS 2.0.1 and later breaks the strap's charging functionality... you know, its reason for being. Reportedly, Apple doesn't want anyone using the Watch's hidden port (tucked just inside one of the band slots) until there's an MFi accessory program in place.

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German report claims Apple Car could be manufactured in Austria by BMW/Mini maker Magna

German publication Frankfurter Allgemeine is reporting that Apple may be planning to use Austrian-based automotive contract manufacturer Magna to manufacture the Apple Car. The publication also says that Apple has created a ‘secret lab’ in Berlin where it has head-hunted a small cross-disciplinary team of 15-20 upcoming engineers from a number of German car companies.

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