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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro inventory dwindles ahead of possible update at WWDC

05/24/2018, 04:05 pm

A number of MacBook and MacBook Pro models are showing up in Apple's online store as sold out but available for delivery after June 4, suggesting that a refresh of some lines could be announced during June's WWDC event.

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Apple's self-driving shuttle project to use Volkswagen vans after fruitless negotiations with BMW, others [u]

05/23/2018, 06:05 pm

After rebuffed attempts to partner with major carmakers over an ambitious electric vehicle project, Apple has reportedly inked a deal with Volkswagen to convert a number of T6 Transporter vans into self-driving shuttles for company employees.

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Intel's first 10nm 'Cannon Lake' processor with 32GB LPDDR4 RAM support ships

05/17/2018, 09:05 am

Details about the capabilities of Intel's "Cannon Lake" processors have finally surfaced, and the chip family will ultimately allow Apple to add a 32-gigabyte RAM option to its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines.

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Apple grows self-driving test fleet to 55 vehicles as project remains in shadows

05/14/2018, 04:05 pm

Apple now has 55 autonomous test vehicles and 83 authorized drivers, California's Department of Motor Vehicles has confirmed, indicating that work on the company's mysterious car platform is accelerating.

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Video: Changes to the MacBook Pro we want Apple to make

05/11/2018, 05:05 pm

With WWDC 2018 just around the corner, rumors of a MacBook Pro refresh have started to swirl. It's only been about 18 months since Apple redesigned its professional laptop lineup, so a major overhaul is not expected, but we're definitely looking for several spec upgrades, hoping for a few hardware changes, and even dreaming of some new features.

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Apple's Mac mini now inexcusably getting trounced by cheap Intel hardware

05/11/2018, 02:05 pm

Apple's Mac mini is a great small form factor macOS computer, but it is being completely blown away by Intel's NUC, which is bad for Apple, and bad for us, the consumer. AppleInsider delves into the hardware.

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Dialog CEO hints at work on new Apple product lines amid rumors of Apple-designed power chips

05/10/2018, 09:05 am

The CEO of Dialog Semiconductor continued trying to assuage the concerns of investors this week, suggesting not only that the company has Apple contracts through 2020, but that it could have work on unannounced products beyond the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

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Rumor: 6.5-inch OLED iPhone roughly same size as iPhone 8 Plus, iOS 12 supports horizontal Face ID

05/07/2018, 07:05 pm

Rumors of Apple's forthcoming iPhone refresh are beginning to seep out of the Asian supply chain, with the latest claiming a next-generation flagship model will be roughly the same size as the current iPhone 8 Plus despite boasting a 6.5-inch OLED display.

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New 13-inch MacBook Air production reportedly pushed into second half of 2018

04/30/2018, 08:04 am

Apple has yet to start mass production on a rumored MacBook Air refresh, according to a supply chain report, with volume manufacturing for the notebook allegedly delayed to sometime in the second half of 2018 instead of commencing in the second quarter.

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Apple's rumored AR & VR 'T288' headset may use 8K eyepieces, implement WiGig

04/27/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple's rumored AR headset will be capable of both augmented and virtual reality, and will likely depend on a separate box acting as a "brain" for the device, a report claimed on Friday.

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Intel 10nm Cannon Lake delays push potential 32GB MacBook Pro into 2019

04/27/2018, 08:04 am

Apple customers waiting for a MacBook Pro with 32 gigabytes of memory may have to wait until 2019 before they can buy the notebook, after Intel's warning that its 10nm "Cannon Lake" processors won't be shipping in high volumes in 2018, pushing the wider availability of the chip into 2019.

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Apple exploring use of eye-tracking technology in VR and AR headsets

04/26/2018, 08:04 am

Apple has considered ways to detect the eye movements of the wearer of a head-mounted display, such as the company's long-rumored augmented reality headset, one that uses a system of cameras and mirrors to work out the direction of the user's gaze while looking at virtual environments.

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Mac mini: What we want to see in an update to Apple's low-cost desktop

04/20/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple's Mac mini is long overdue for a refresh. Not just with updated processors, but a full-on re-design. Being big Mac mini users since the original G4 version, we started wondering what we would love included in a next-generation Mac mini.

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Apple's 2019 Mac Pro: eight things we want to see

04/18/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple has teased users for over a year about a major revamp of the Mac Pro. A new and improved model, meant to usurp the "thermally challenged" cylindrical Mac Pro that debuted years ago is coming in 2019, and this got us thinking about what we hope to see when Apple finally ships.

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Apple again said to cut HomePod orders on poor sales performance

04/12/2018, 10:04 am

A report out of China citing supply chain sources claims that Apple is already reducing its sales forecast for the HomePod, and is cutting orders for the next few months.

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The 2019 Mac Pro will be what Apple wants it to be, and it won't, and shouldn't, make every 'Pro' happy

04/06/2018, 01:04 pm

It is still a long time until the Mac Pro ships in 2019, and assorted internet fiefdoms are battling about the machine, who needs it, and what it has to have, with unnecessary skirmishes getting fought, and battle-lines being drawn already.

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Apple modular Mac Pro launch coming in 2019, new engineering group formed to guarantee future of hardware

04/05/2018, 12:04 pm

A redesigned modular Mac Pro -- teased in April 2017 for professionals that want to upgrade faster -- won't ship until 2019, Apple declared on Thursday.

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MicroLED vs. TFT and OLED: Why Apple is interested in new display tech for future iPhone or Apple Watch

04/04/2018, 01:04 pm

Reports suggest that Apple is getting closer to implementing MicroLED in its future product releases, including the Apple Watch, with the display technology potentially offering a number of benefits compared to other methods. AppleInsider explains how the current TFT and OLED display technologies work, and how MicroLED differs.

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Rumor: Apple preps new gold iPhone X color, refreshed 9.7-inch iPad arriving in Q3 [u]

03/26/2018, 03:03 am

Fresh rumors suggest Apple is readying production of a new iPhone X color option to boost sales of the flagship smartphone, while an anticipated revamp of the company's low-tier 9.7-inch iPad is said to arrive in the third quarter.

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Apple's self-driving car test fleet up to 45 vehicles navigating California roads

03/20/2018, 12:03 pm

Apple is rapidly growing the number of self-driving test vehicles it has in its home state, putting it at second place there behind only General Motors' Cruise subsidiary.

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