News bites: Apple to begin production of new iPhone this quarter

Apple plans to begin production of a new iPhone, similar to the size and shape of the current version, in the second quarter of the year, The Wall Street Journal writes.

Retailers, such as Target and CVS, have amassed databases on workers accused of stealing, The New York Times reports.

Verizon has denied reports that it's looking to partner with AT&T to buy Vodafone, according to The Associated Press.

China's Baidu is developing digital eyewear that's similar to Google Glass, Reuters says.