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Topic: Future Hardware

Rumor: TSMC to build quad-core 20nm chips for Apple by late 2013

10/12/2012, 11:10 am

Apple's future iOS devices may be powered by custom chips built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., taking a key component away from rival Samsung, according to a new rumor.

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Rumor: New 13" MacBook Pro affected by 'weak yields' of Retina display

10/11/2012, 11:10 am

Apple's supply chain is struggling to build new 13-inch MacBook Pros because of difficulty in manufacturing Retina displays, a new rumor claims.

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Report reaffirms 13" Retina MacBook Pro still on track for 2012 launch

10/09/2012, 09:10 pm

Research firm NPD DisplaySearch says Apple is likely to release a Retina display-packing 13-inch MacBook Pro before the year is out, with production currently on schedule for sometime in the fourth quarter.

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Apple 'iPad mini' to be Wi-Fi only, report says

10/09/2012, 05:10 pm

Coming on the heels of a rumored production stoppage of cases designed for Apple's rumored 7.85-inch tablet, a separate report from the UK claims the so-called "iPad mini" will ship without cellular data capabilites.

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Rumor: Apple looking into using carbon fiber in 'completely different' way than usual

10/09/2012, 02:10 pm

A new rumor claims Apple has been working with a carbon fiber maker for years, in an effort to develop new ways of using the material to create a device's outside shell.

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Mac mini supply drying up, could signal Ivy Bridge update

10/08/2012, 02:10 pm

With the Mac mini still waiting for an update to Intel's latest Ivy Bridge chips, supply of the diminutive desktop has begun to dwindle at various resellers.

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'iPad mini' cases made by Cygnett allegedly for sale in Australia

10/03/2012, 08:10 pm

An Australian tech blog on Wednesday reportedly purchased two separate "iPad mini" cases made by accessories manufacturer Cygnett after allegedly finding the products at an undisclosed retail outlet.

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Apple wants to move Macs away from Intel chips - report

10/03/2012, 11:10 am

Apple has reportedly "deliberated" moving its lineup of Mac computers away from Intel processors, though such a change apparently isn't "imminent."

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Rumor: Video of alleged 'iPad mini' Wi-Fi-only mockup hits the web

09/28/2012, 08:09 pm

A somewhat blurry video of what is supposedly a model of Apple's as-yet-unannounced 7.85-inch iPad was posted to YouTube on Friday, showing slight differences from previous mockups possibly pointing to a Wi-Fi-only version of the rumored device.

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Apple investigating inductive charging mat for docking portable devices

09/27/2012, 08:09 am

Apple has shown interest in building an inductive charging mat that would allow users to dock, charge and sync their portable devices by simply placing them on top of the accessory.

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Rumor: Apple ordering parts for new product made of carbon fiber

09/26/2012, 09:09 am

Apple is said to have ordered a large number of parts made of carbon fiber, hinting that a new product may be made of the durable-yet-lightweight material.

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Apple's dual-sided touch panel concept shows clamshell iPhone, trackpad designs

09/20/2012, 01:09 pm

Apple has shown interest in developing foldable touch-sensitive devices with two separate, foldable surfaces a concept that could apply to a flip-style iPhone or a new trackpad design.

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Reported iMac inventory shortage may signal imminent refresh

09/18/2012, 08:09 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, some Apple authorized resellers are seeing little to no inventory of current iMac models in the supply chain, hinting that a refresh may be on the horizon.

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Average price of iOS device cables to rise 84% with new 9-pin design

09/12/2012, 08:09 am

The new 9-pin dock connector expected to debut with Apple's next iPhone will also cary a higher cost that is projected to push its average selling price up 84.3 percent year over year.

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New iPod touch said to have built-in GPS & new colors, to act as game controller

09/12/2012, 07:09 am

Apple is reportedly set to unveil a next-generation iPod touch that will be a major change from its predecessor, packing in a dedicated GPS receiver, a high-definition FaceTime camera, and a 4-inch in-cell touchscreen and potentially acting as a game controller with other devices like the Mac or iPad.

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Rumor: Apple interested in Philips 'Smart LED Flash' technology

09/11/2012, 08:09 am

Apple is rumored to have shown interest in a new camera flash technology from Philips that could appear in the new "iPhone 5."

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Stock-outs of Apple's AirPort Extreme could hint at new 802.11ac model

09/10/2012, 01:09 pm

Availability of the AirPort Extreme base station has run out at some major third-party resellers, potentially signaling that an updated model with support for 802.11ac could be en route.

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Apple suppliers now shipping new 13" Retina MacBook Pros, iMacs - report

09/10/2012, 07:09 am

New 13-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display and updated all-in-one iMacs are now being shipped by Apple's upstream supply chain, according to a new report.

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Launch of Apple's new iMac lineup is 'imminent' - report

09/07/2012, 09:09 am

Apple is set to launch a new lineup of iMac desktops in the near future, with a debut now "imminent," according to a new report.

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Apple's new iMac expected to be redesigned without Retina display

08/31/2012, 03:08 pm

Apple's iMac will reportedly receive a hardware redesign before the end of the year, but the desktop won't receive a high-resolution Retina display.

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