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Topic: Future Hardware

Microsoft rumored to launch smartwatch this holiday season, beating Apple Watch to market

10/20/2014, 11:10 am

Microsoft is said to be planning to bring a smartwatch to the market "within the next few weeks," beginning sales ahead of the lucrative holiday shopping season and also beating the highly anticipated Apple Watch to store shelves.

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Apple says WatchKit SDK will let developers begin writing Watch apps in November

10/16/2014, 01:10 pm

In preparation of the upcoming Apple Watch launch, Apple on Thursday announced a new software developers kit called WatchKit for creating apps tailored for the company's highly anticipated wearable device.

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Rumor: Apple moving to new '3D-like' etched logo, starting with next-gen iMac

10/15/2014, 10:10 am

As Apple's industrial design language continues to evolve, a new rumor claims the company will change the way it affixes the famous logo that adorns its products, moving to a new process that produces a "3D-like" mark.

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Europeans wary of smartwatch e-wallets, Americans & Chinese more open ahead of Apple Watch launch

10/14/2014, 10:10 am

Smartwatch-based digital wallets -- like Apple's integrated Passbook and Apple Pay systems -- could face an uphill battle in Europe, survey data released on Tuesday suggests, as consumers on the Old Continent seem to eye such devices with relative suspicion, compared to more interest among American and Chinese consumers.

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Apple will not unveil MacBook Air with Retina display at Thursday event - report

10/13/2014, 12:10 pm

Though Apple has been rumored to be working on a redesigned MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display for some time, the device will not launch at this Thursday's media event in Cupertino, Calif., according to a new report.

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Apple Watch to be highlight of Vogue China magazine spread

10/09/2014, 07:10 pm

It was revealed on Thursday that the unreleased Apple Watch will grace the cover of Vogue China's November issue as worn by supermodel Liu Wen, marking the first time Apple's wearable will be featured in a major fashion-focused magazine.

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Production of Apple's larger iPad reportedly delayed as suppliers focus on iPhone 6

10/09/2014, 05:10 am

According to a report on Thursday, Apple's much-rumored 12.9-inch iPad has been delayed due to overwhelming demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning the large tablet may not see launch until mid-2015.

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Hidden graphical assets in iOS 8.1 beta 2 hint at 'Retina HD' iPads

10/08/2014, 08:10 pm

Continuing his analysis of Apple's most recent iOS 8.1 beta 2, developer Hamza Sood on Wednesday discovered frameworks containing graphical assets labeled "3x~ipad," suggesting the company is preparing to update its tablet lineup with high-resolution "Retina HD" displays.

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Rumor: Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook Air enters limited production, may miss holiday release

10/08/2014, 05:10 am

A rumor out of East Asia on Wednesday claims Apple's rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display has reached the manufacturing phase, though production will be limited to small batches until a gradual ramp in November.

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Samsung wins contract to build 14-nanometer Apple 'A9' chips - report

10/02/2014, 09:10 am

Though the A8 chip was recently unveiled in the iPhone 6, Apple is said to already be lining up deals for next year's presumed "A9" processor, which will reportedly be manufactured with a 14-nanometer process by longtime partner Samsung.

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Jony Ive confirms Apple Watch three years in the making as designer's media blitz continues

10/01/2014, 10:10 am

Apple design chief Jony Ive provided a rare glimpse into Apple's product development process on Wednesday as part of an even-rarer interview, revealing that Apple's new smart watch was in the works for some three years before its unveiling in Cupertino.

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Apple Watch steals the spotlight during Paris Fashion Week

09/30/2014, 01:09 pm

Huge crowds --and some of the world's most sought-after models --greeted the Apple Watch during its Tuesday debut in Paris, as the wrist-worn device captivated the attention of the glitterati in town for Paris Fashion Week.

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Rumor: Apple Watch manufacturing to begin in January, Quanta to be sole supplier

09/30/2014, 11:09 am

With the Apple Watch set to debut in early 2015, a new rumor suggests the company plans to begin manufacturing its upcoming wearable device in January, and that Taiwan's Quanta Computer will exclusively handle that responsibility.

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Jony Ive, Marc Newson showcase Apple Watch to fashion luminaries in Paris

09/30/2014, 09:09 am

The Apple Watch has attracted some of fashion's biggest names to its one-day-only showing at Parisian boutique Colette, with industry icons like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld turning up to get a look at Apple's long-awaited foray into the wearable device market.

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Apple & Colette plan Fashion Week event in Paris, may be Apple Watch-related [update: confirmed]

09/29/2014, 12:09 pm

An invitation that appeared Monday morning on the website of famous Parisian concept store Colette suggests that Apple may show off its new smart watch during Fashion Week in Paris at an event set to run between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

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Apple rumored to launch 27" iMac with 5K Retina display at October media event

09/29/2014, 09:09 am

Apple's big-screen iMac will get a doubled-resolution Retina display with a forthcoming update expected to be unveiled at the company's anticipated October media event, a new report claims.

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Apple Watch's advanced AMOLED display far more costly than traditional screens - report

09/29/2014, 09:09 am

The flexible AMOLED display found in Apple's new smart watch is believed to be among the most-costly mobile device displays available, according to a new report, with the 1.5-inch units thought to cost more than half as much as the 4.7-inch LCD in the new iPhone 6.

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Apple rumored to debut new Mac mini in October alongside iPad refresh

09/25/2014, 04:09 pm

A report on Thursday cites inside sources as saying Apple is preparing to launch a new Mac mini in the near future, possibly as soon as October to coincide with the usual iPad refresh cycle.

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Next-gen USB 3.1 Type-C connector will support DisplayPort, 5K video output

09/22/2014, 01:09 pm

The new USB 3.0 reversible Type-C connector will also support DisplayPort Alternate Mode with screen resolutions of "4K and beyond," the standards setting group behind the technology announced on Monday.

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Rumor: Apple Watch to feature 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage

09/22/2014, 08:09 am

Apple was light on technical specifications in announcing its forthcoming Watch earlier this month, but one analyst has checked with the company's supply chain to find component makers expect the final shipping product to include 512 megabytes of RAM, and a "mainstream version" with 4 gigabytes of internal storage.

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