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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple reportedly takes on 12 former AMD engineers for 'Orlando GPU team'

05/29/2013, 07:05 pm

Coming on the heels of job postings for chip engineers at Apple's Orlando Design Center, it was discovered that the Cupertino company recently picked up at least 12 former AMD graphics specialists for its "Orlando GPU team," suggesting research and development into custom SoCs is being accelerated.

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Apple CEO mum on 'iWatch,' but praises Nike FuelBand & pans Google Glass

05/28/2013, 09:05 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook unsurprisingly declined to reveal any details about his company's future products at D11 on Tuesday, but he did offer some general comments on the emerging wearable device market.

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Haswell chips could bring 50% more battery life to Apple's next-gen MacBooks

05/24/2013, 12:05 pm

The next generation in Apple's MacBook line could see 50 percent greater battery life thanks to the processors expected to go into them, according to Intel.

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Possible wireless cards for next-gen Macs show 802.11ac connectivity

05/21/2013, 12:05 pm

Ahead of an expected refresh of Apple's Mac lineup, images of what appear to be the wireless cards that could go into those computers have appeared online with potential support for high-speed 802.11ac connectivity.

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Rumor: Apple testing 1.5" OLED displays for wearable 'iWatch'

05/20/2013, 09:05 am

Development of Apple's rumored smart watch is allegedly gaining momentum, as a pair of new reports claim the company is testing 1.5-inch OLED screens for a wrist-worn device, and that Foxconn has been contracted to build a trial batch.

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MacBook Air inventory begins dwindling ahead of Apple's WWDC

05/17/2013, 12:05 pm

With Intel's next-generation Haswell processors set to launch in a matter of weeks and WWDC to kick off soon after, availability of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air had begun to dry up at major authorized resellers.

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Cook: US-built Mac will be refreshed version of existing product

05/16/2013, 06:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday revealed that the first Mac to built completely in the U.S. in almost two decades will be a new model in an existing product line, shedding a bit more light on the company's "Made in USA" plans.

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Inside Iris: What Intel's new integrated graphics mean for Apple's future Macs

05/02/2013, 03:05 pm

Intel's next generation of CPUs will include powerful integrated graphics processors branded as "Iris" a change that could help lead to even thinner and more powerful MacBook Pros with longer battery life.

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Intel outlines upcoming Core i7 'Haswell' integrated graphics, touts up to triple performance

05/02/2013, 02:05 am

A document released on Wednesday sheds some light on Intel's forthcoming Core i7 processors, which will boast new integrated graphics silicon that promises to double or even triple performance compared to existing models.

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Editorial: What will Apple do with the Macintosh?

04/27/2013, 02:04 pm

After a decade of significant growth, Apple's Mac sales have flattened out as the larger market for PCs has begun to collapse. What future is there in the Mac business, and why is the company now designing a new Mac Pro?

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Apple's R&D expenses surge 33%, on pace to top $4 billion this year

04/24/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple's research and development related expenses have grown by 33 percent this year and are on pace to top $4 billion in fiscal 2013, as the company toils away on new "surprises" in its top-secret labs.

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Apple invention would allow for peripheral-based authentication, password recovery

04/23/2013, 02:04 pm

A newly granted patent would allow owners of Apple devices to retrieve passwords by connecting to a specific peripheral, potentially eliminating the need for traditional recovery methods.

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Survey finds 19% of consumers interested in buying Apple 'iWatch'

04/19/2013, 08:04 am

A new survey has discovered strong consumer interest for a hypothetical "iWatch" from Apple, with 19 percent of consumers declaring themselves "likely" to buy such a device.

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Former Xbox & Kinect teams allegedly working on Microsoft smart watch

04/18/2013, 10:04 am

Microsoft's anticipated wrist-worn accessory originally began as a health rate monitor, but is now a full-fledged smart watch under development, according to a new report.

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Apple could foster ties with Taiwan's tech industry in manufacture of rumored fingerprint sensor

04/18/2013, 06:04 am

Production of a rumored fingerprint sensor said by some to be bound for the next-generation iPhone could rely heavily on Taiwan's semiconductor industry, strengthening Apple's ties in the region as it drifts farther away from Samsung.

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Apple setting up shop in Florida for custom chip development

04/16/2013, 08:04 am

Apple's hardware development operations are expanding to the Orlando, Fla., area, where the company apparently plans to design, build and test custom chips for future devices.

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Rumor: Ex-Adobe exec Kevin Lynch heading Apple team of former iPod employees

04/12/2013, 08:04 am

Kevin Lynch, a former Adobe executive who caused a stir when he recently joined Apple, is now in charge of a team comprised of employees who used to work in the company's iPod division, a new rumor claims.

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Development issues may cause later-than-expected debuts of 'iPhone 5S,' low-cost iPhone & next iPad mini

04/11/2013, 11:04 am

The bulk of Apple's 2013 product pipeline will likely launch later than many market watchers expect, according to one insider, due to a variety of complex development challenges associated this year's anticipated iPhones and new iPad mini.

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Samsung excluded from development of Apple's next-gen 'A7' chip - report

04/10/2013, 11:04 am

The growing rift between Samsung and Apple has led to Samsung being cut out of the development process of Apple's next-generation custom chips for the iPhone and iPad, according to a new report.

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Apple's US-based chip development expanding in Florida, could be related to fingerprint tech

04/08/2013, 12:04 pm

Apple's domestic development of custom chips continues to grow, as a new job listing references a mysterious "Melbourne Design Center" in Florida, likely connected to the company's interest in fingerprint scanning technology.

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