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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple to announce 'iPhone 5S' in June alongside low-cost fiberglass and plastic handset, analyst says

03/04/2013, 08:03 pm

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who has a notable track record in predicting Apple hardware launches, forecasts the Cupertino company will announce a successor to the iPhone 5 alongside a low-cost handset model in June ahead of a rollout in July.

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Rumor: Apple manufacturing 2TB SSDs bound for upcoming Mac Pro

03/04/2013, 07:03 pm

A fresh rumor holds that Apple may be producing self-branded large capacity solid state drives for use in the next Mac Pro, the company's professional level tower that is said to be getting a refresh later this year.

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Apple studied Nike sport watches in mid-2000s for materials and processes research

03/04/2013, 04:03 pm

In a follow-up to Monday's report speculating that an "iWatch" could be more profitable than a dedicated television set, it was discovered that Apple ordered boxes of Nike watches nearly ten years ago to study the devices' materials and how they were were manufactured.

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Rumor: Prototypes of Apple's iOS-powered 'iWatch' face battery life issues

03/04/2013, 10:03 am

A new report claims Apple hopes its alleged "iWatch" will offer between 4 and 5 days of use between charges, but current prototypes get about half that.

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2013 'iWatch' debut could rake in more profit than an Apple television set

03/04/2013, 08:03 am

The current wristwatch market has much higher gross margins than HDTV sales, which could set the stage for Apple to sell its own hugely profitable wearable hardware as soon as this year.

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Corning's flexible 'Willow Glass' won't appear in consumer products for at least 3 years

02/28/2013, 01:02 pm

Devices featuring Corning's bendable "Willow Glass" won't arrive for at least three years, an announcement that dampens expectations of a rumored Apple-built watch with curved glass display featuring Corning's technology.

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Thunderbolt Display stock-outs continue as Apple's iMac inventory improves

02/28/2013, 11:02 am

While Apple has begun to catch up with demand for its redesigned iMacs, the company's Thunderbolt Display remains in limited supply at resellers, potentially hinting that an update could be around the corner.

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CEO admits Apple is 'looking at new categories' for potential products

02/27/2013, 01:02 pm

While some investors are worried about recent stock losses, Apple remains focused on the long term, and is exploring new potential product categories, CEO Tim Cook revealed on Wednesday.

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New products are presented to Apple's board 6-18 months prior to launch

02/20/2013, 12:02 pm

Members of Apple's Board of Directors are sometimes informed about new products up to a year and a half before they are unveiled to the public, the board's chairman has revealed.

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Rumor: Apple lining up suppliers for Retina MacBook Air, next-gen iPad

02/19/2013, 08:02 am

A pair of new reports claim Apple is gearing up to launch both a MacBook Air equipped with a Retina display, as well as a new 9.7-inch iPad with revamped touchscreen technology.

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Apple reportedly has 100-person team working on unannounced smartwatch

02/12/2013, 08:02 pm

Adding to the litany of rumors regarding a forthcoming Apple-branded smartwatch, a new report claims the company has a team of at least 100 designers, including a senior director of engineering, working on the project.

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Apple secretly developing entire platform for wearable, attachable computing

02/12/2013, 09:02 am

As rumors swirl over the potential for a so-called iWatch from Apple in the not-too-distant future, the company is secretly developing an entire wearable/attachable computing platform and ecosystem comprised of wireless sensing systems for monitoring not only sports activity, athletic training, medicine, fitness, and wellness in humans, but also for tracking packages and industrial production.

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Apple's iWatch and Apple TV initiatives could drive an additional $80 billion in yearly revenue

02/12/2013, 08:02 am

Arguing that the current discount on Apple shares factor in a significant deceleration in revenue and earnings growth that is unjustified in light of medium and long-term growth drivers, Morgan Stanley on Tuesday issued a fairly bullish report estimating that company could generate more than $80 billion in incremental revenue though global penetration of its rumored iWatch and Apple TV initiatives.

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WSJ says Foxconn involved in development of tech that could power Apple wristwatch

02/11/2013, 11:02 am

Some of the technology to power Apple's rumored smartwatch is in development at longtime supplier Foxconn, according to a new report, and the Taiwanese company isn't just making the technology for Apple.

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Apple experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass

02/10/2013, 11:02 am

Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass in its research and development labs, the New York Times said Sunday in a report that raises more questions than it answers.

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Apple courts OLED expert away from LG

02/08/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple has hired an OLED expert who was previously a senior researcher of the screen technology at LG Display.

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Apple tells reseller new Mac Pro coming in spring 2013

02/06/2013, 08:02 am

An Apple Authorized Reseller in France has revealed that the company plans to release its updated Mac Pro desktop this spring, suggesting the hardware will arrive sooner rather than later.

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New smaller form factor Apple TV supposedly outed by the FCC

01/29/2013, 06:01 pm

In a regulatory test document filing on Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission revealed an unannounced Apple TV "A1469" model that boasts upgraded internals and a smaller form factor than Apple's current set-top streaming device.

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'iPad 5' rumored to debut in Oct. with mini-like design, 'iPhone 5S' & plastic iPhone also coming [ux2]

01/25/2013, 02:01 pm

A new report claims to shed more light on Apple's 2013 product lineup, including a redesigned iPad that will take cues from the iPad mini, an updated "iPhone 5S," and a low-cost iPhone with a plastic body intended for developing markets [updated with new alleged details].

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Tim Cook: Apple's product pipeline is 'chock full' of 'incredible stuff'

01/23/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook teased on Wednesday that his company has big plans for the rest of 2013, though he unsurprisingly declined to get into specifics.

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