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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple hires senior Tesla engineer as 'Project Titan' evidence mounts

08/21/2015, 04:08 pm

The alleged hiring war between Apple and Tesla continues behind the scenes, with one of the electric carmaker's top engineers switching sides and joining Apple, presumably to bolster its rumored automotive project.

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Intel's Skylake chips can power three 4K monitors simultaneously, launch details in 'couple of weeks'

08/19/2015, 05:08 pm

A launch date for Intel's next-generation Skylake processors should be announced in a "couple of weeks," a senior principal engineer recently revealed at an Intel Developer Forum presentation.

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Apple to update Magic Mouse & wireless keyboard with Bluetooth LE, integrated batteries, FCC reveals

08/15/2015, 06:08 pm

Two newly published filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission reveal that Apple is planning to release a new Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard with support for the power sipping Bluetooth Low Energy specification.

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Apple eyes former naval base in California to test 'Project Titan' self-driving car - report

08/14/2015, 03:08 pm

Apple's automotive project is said to be moving along quickly, with the company allegedly planning to rent a sprawling 2,100-acre property near San Francisco to work on its apparently self-driving "Project Titan."

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Leaked Intel Skylake-U roadmap reveals CPUs likely bound for MacBook Air

08/11/2015, 07:08 pm

A set of supposedly leaked specifications for Intel's upcoming Skylake processor lineup made its way to the Web on Tuesday, offering what could be the first peek at what users can expect from Apple's next-generation MacBook Air products.

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New iMac with 4K display hinted at once again in latest El Capitan beta

08/04/2015, 10:08 am

A new set of configuration files discovered in the latest beta of Apple's OS X El Capitan desktop operating system point to an unreleased Apple product --perhaps an iMac refresh waiting in the wings --with a new-to-Apple 4K resolution.

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BMW concerned about sharing manufacturing expertise to develop Apple Car - report

07/31/2015, 03:07 pm

Apple and BMW have in fact held talks about a potential Apple Car, but the German automaker has been reluctant to reach an agreement, as it is afraid it could just become a supplier to the world's largest company.

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Apple-owned micro-LED display technology earns high praise, seen as potential OLED replacement

07/27/2015, 02:07 pm

Before Apple acquired low-power display maker LuxVue, micro-LED technology was relatively unknown. But now the display industry is paying close attention, and one expert believes micro-LED could disrupt current LCD screens, as well as OLED displays like on the Apple Watch.

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Leaked Intel Skylake info reveals future MacBooks will gain graphics boosts, better battery life

07/24/2015, 01:07 pm

Newly-leaked Intel presentation slides suggest that the company's upcoming Skylake processors could bring important performance and power consumption improvements to future Macs.

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New tech bonds fingerprint sensors under Gorilla Glass, could allow button-free iPhones

07/21/2015, 10:07 am

Security technology firm Sonavation on Tuesday announced a technology allowing ultrasonic fingerprint sensors to be embedded under Corning Gorilla Glass, potentially paving the way for anticipated iPhone designs without home buttons.

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Apple's new iPhones: Everything we know about the 'iPhone 6s' and '6s Plus'

07/10/2015, 02:07 pm

Apple is widely expected to launch two new iPhones this fall, typically referred to as the "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" -- but what do we know about them? AppleInsider gives you a rundown of what to anticipate from Apple's next-generation handsets.

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Rumor: Apple developing iPhone display with integrated Touch ID fingerprint scanner, eliminating home button

06/22/2015, 09:06 am

Rumors have persisted for years claiming that Apple may eventually eliminate the home button on its iPhone, and a new report suggests the company is looking into developing a new solution for moving its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the display itself.

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Apple investigating thinner touch panels that can sense 3D 'hover' gestures

06/18/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple is looking beyond its new Force Touch pressure-sensitive input method, and may in the future allow users to perform gestures by pointing or moving their hands in front of a device, without even touching it, new patents reveal.

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Intel announces quad-core mobile Broadwell chips, but Apple likely to stay away

06/02/2015, 02:06 pm

Chip giant Intel on Tuesday finally unveiled new quad-core mobile processors based on its Broadwell architecture --six months after the first Broadwell chips rolled out-- but it may be too late to snag Apple's recently updated MacBook Pro.

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Thunderbolt 3 spec announced with support for USB-C connector, transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps

06/02/2015, 08:06 am

The next generation of the high-speed Thunderbolt specification was announced on Tuesday, ditching the legacy Mini DisplayPort connector for the new smaller, reversible USB-C standard, and offering transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps with high-end cables.

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Metaio acquisition brings Apple's PrimeSense pickup into focus

05/31/2015, 06:05 am

Apple's heretofore puzzling buyout of Israeli sensor firm PrimeSense -- which created hardware designed to "see" in three dimensions -- now makes more sense in light of last week's acquisition of Metaio, a German software company specializing in augmented reality technology.

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Apple's Jeff Williams calls cars 'the ultimate mobile device' in discussion on CarPlay

05/27/2015, 02:05 pm

As the CarPlay rollout slowly marches on and rumors swirl around a possible Apple-branded electric car, Apple operations chief Jeff Williams on Wednesday referred to cars as "the ultimate mobile device."

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Rumor: TSMC preparing trial run of 10-nanometer ARM chips, could power future iPhones

05/26/2015, 03:05 pm

Apple chipmaking partner Taiwan Manufacturing Semiconductor Co. is reportedly gearing up to test production of 10-nanometer size processors beginning in June, according to a new rumor.

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Rumor: Intel prepping next-gen Skylake chips for August debut, may curtail Broadwell sales

05/22/2015, 10:05 am

Chip giant Intel is reportedly targeting August of this year for the initial rollout of its next-generation Skylake microarchitecture, a timeline that likely means Apple's high-end Macs will skip the oft-delayed Broadwell line.

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Apple seeks to improve the stylus with dynamic input based on pressure, grip, angle & more

05/21/2015, 12:05 pm

As rumors suggest Apple will launch a 12.9-inch iPad with a new stylus accessory later this year, a new patent application offers a glimpse at what the company could be working on, describing an advanced stylus that would offer much more dynamic ways of interacting with a touchscreen than just the press of a finger.

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