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Topic: Future Hardware

Next-gen iPhone rumored to sport dual-lenses, DSLR quality in 'biggest camera jump ever'

11/18/2014, 06:11 pm

For its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus follow-up expected to debut in 2015, Apple may introduce a handset with dual lenses in what one well-connected Apple pundit calls the "biggest camera jump ever."

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WatchKit tools reveal Apple Watch screen resolutions, Dynamic Type support, more

11/18/2014, 02:11 pm

Apple's new WatchKit software development kit shed some new light on the upcoming wearable's technical makeup, including the physical resolution of the Retina displays as well as the device's support for iOS user interface technologies like Dynamic Type.

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Apple iSight supplier Sony unveils new 21MP CMOS sensor with 4K video, phase detection AF

11/17/2014, 11:11 pm

Apple partner supplier Sony on Monday announced an upcoming 21-megapixel CMOS sensor with onboard plane phase detection autofocus signal processing, 4K video output and still image HDR, all features that could trickle down to a future iPhone model.

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Apple Watch chip suppliers rumored to start production soon, orders at 30M to 40M units

11/13/2014, 02:11 am

A rumor out of East Asia on Wednesday claims chip manufacturers responsible for supplying silicon for the upcoming Apple Watch are ramping toward production ahead of an expected early 2015 launch.

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Unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone revealed by FCC, features Bluetooth LE

11/07/2014, 04:11 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday published testing results for the as-yet-unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone, a Bluetooth-enabled version of the Apple-owned company's mid-tier Solo2.

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Rumor: Gold Apple Watch Edition priced up to $5,000, steel version at $500, will debut on Feb. 14

11/04/2014, 09:11 pm

A rumor on Tuesday claims Apple's upcoming Apple Watch will be priced at $500 for the mid-tier steel model and up to $5,000 for top-end gold "Edition" versions, a number much higher than previous estimates.

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Apple spent record $1.7B on research & development last quarter, $6B in fiscal 2014

10/28/2014, 08:10 am

Apple's spending on research and development grew 35 percent to more than $6 billion in fiscal 2014, setting a new record as the company gears up for future products like the Apple Watch and beyond.

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Apple Watch will likely require daily charging, Cook says

10/28/2014, 01:10 am

As part of his interview at the WSJD Live conference on Monday, Apple's Tim Cook said he anticipates Apple Watch users are likely going to need to charge the device daily because they will use it so much.

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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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