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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple concept would let users customize display viewing angles for privacy

08/03/2017, 03:08 pm

Apple is working on a way to allow users to control when they want a narrow field of view on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac screen to maintain privacy and limit the amount of users who can see what's being presented.

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Apple exploring combination of quantum dot and OLED technologies for future iPhone displays

08/03/2017, 09:08 am

Future Apple devices could merge the enhanced power efficiency of quantum dot LED and speed of response of OLED screens in one unit, offering the best of both worlds in terms of battery life and image quality.

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New user interface sounds unique to Apple's HomePod pulled out of released firmware

08/01/2017, 11:08 am

The delve into the HomePod firmware continues, with enterprising coders extracting resources including user interface sounds from the device.

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AMD Radeon Vega 56, 64 officially announced, shedding more light on iMac Pro GPU

07/31/2017, 10:07 am

AMD has officially rolled out PCI-E versions of the Vega 56 and 64 GPUs that will be in the iMac Pro in December, with cards seeing retail in the middle of August.

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Apple investing in chemical deposition gear suitable for iPhone OLED screen production

07/24/2017, 08:07 am

A report from the supply chain suggests that Apple is investing in equipment to assist in supplying OLED screens to the "iPhone 8" and beyond, but who will run the gear and for what purpose is not known.

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Apple working with Chinese firm on car battery research - report

07/20/2017, 12:07 pm

Apple is secretly working with a Chinese firm on research and development of auto batteries, suggesting it may be interested in more than just software for self-driving cars, according to one report.

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US House panel votes to adopt loose rules on testing of self-driving cars

07/19/2017, 03:07 pm

A panel of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has tentatively voted to move forward with a proposal that, if turned into law, would establish a relatively loose federal framework for testing self-driving cars, including Apple's "Project Titan."

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US House committee split over rules affecting Apple's self-driving technology

06/27/2017, 03:06 pm

Democrats and Republicans squared off on Tuesday during a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee meeting on self-driving cars, contesting policies which could ultimately affect both the testing and launch of products being developed by Apple.

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Latest questionable 'iPhone 8' delay claim lays blame on limited OLED screen availability

06/27/2017, 09:06 am

The latest supply chain reports out of China suggest that it is not the Touch ID, or layered motherboard design that may cause later than expected shipments of the forthcoming "iPhone 8," but instead, Samsung is having production issues with the OLED screen for the device that it pioneered.

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Apple to partner with rental car company Hertz on small fleet of self-driving vehicles - report

06/26/2017, 02:06 pm

Apple's in-house self-driving vehicle technology will reportedly hit the road in a limited partnership with rental car provider Hertz, giving Apple the ability to put its technology to the test and expand its presence on the streets in a highly public way.

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Apple widening NVMe flash storage support in High Sierra possibly good news for Mac Pro, iMac Pro

06/19/2017, 02:06 pm

Discovery that Apple has intentionally removed restrictions on NVMe in the High Sierra beta suggests that future Macs won't be limited in which mass-storage flash drives may be used, possibly including both the "modular" Mac Pro and the iMac Pro.

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AMD Vega 56 and Vega 64 GPUs destined for iMac Pro detailed in Linux driver

06/19/2017, 10:06 am

The GPUs that will be in the iMac Pro -- the Vega 56 and Vega 64 -- have been detailed by an AMD-provided driver update for Linux, with the cards able to utilize much as twice as a much data in each register as previous cards when 32 bits of precision aren't needed.

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Apple's eGPU developer's kit is promising, but what gets delivered in the future is anybody's guess

06/16/2017, 01:06 pm

After hammering on Apple's external GPU developer's kit for a week, AppleInsider discusses the hardware, the technology, and what needs to happen in the future for adoption of the concept by Mac users.

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It doesn't matter that Apple's 'iPhone 8' may not support 4G Gigabit LTE or 5G

06/12/2017, 01:06 pm

A report claiming Apple's "iPhone 8" won't supporting some next-generation connectivity generated some confusion about the new device's prospects -- but it really won't matter. AppleInsider explains the technology, and why the next crop of iPhones won't be impacted if Apple limits connectivity speed.

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iMac Pro cost blows away similar Lenovo workstation, DIY builders struggle to meet price with fewer features

06/09/2017, 11:06 am

Despite some social media complaints to the contrary, the forthcoming iMac Pro appears to be very competitive with rivals' offerings, and also against those seeking to build a machine out of parts matching specifications and parts.

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Apple previews iMac Pro, the most powerful Mac ever built, coming in December

06/05/2017, 02:06 pm

In a rare pre-announcement intended to appease professional users, Apple offered a sneak preview of the new iMac Pro coming in December, boasting up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 128GB of ECC memory.

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WWDC 2017 keynote rumors: What to expect from Apple -- and what not to

06/04/2017, 02:06 pm

With Apple's annual WWDC right around the corner, AppleInsider looks at what is expected to be at the event, and the likelihood of the rumors surrounding possible hardware refreshes.

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Alleged source within Foxconn takes to Reddit to blab about Apple smart glasses, 'iPhone 8,' more

06/03/2017, 02:06 pm

An extensive thread from "Foxconninsider" on Reddit has answered user questions about forthcoming Apple products, including limited information on a 2018 MacBook Pro refresh, the death of the MacBook Air, an "Apple Smart Glasses" project, the "Siri Speaker" and the "iPhone 8" -- but a previous rumor that was refuted has been reiterated and casts significant doubt on the user and the data provided.

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WWDC silly season grows with seemingly baseless analyst speculation

06/01/2017, 12:06 pm

A high-profile Apple stock analyst has suggested virtually all of Apple's upcoming hardware pipeline could at least be previewed at WWDC, including the "iPhone 8" and an Apple TV with 4K. Needless to say, that's highly unlikely.

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Apple's Siri home speaker now in manufacturing, may not ship until later in 2017

05/31/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor, based on Siri, has already entered manufacturing -- but may not ship until "later in the year," sometime after the company's WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5, according to a report.

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