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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple HomePod generates tones for device pairing, setup

09/02/2017, 07:09 pm

When Apple's HomePod launches later this year, users will be able to take advantage of an automated pairing and setup process triggered by a special tone generated by the speaker and subsequently detected by a host iPhone.

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Rumors rename 'iPhone 7s' to 'iPhone 8,' leaving moniker for Apple's $1000+ OLED model up for debate

09/01/2017, 02:09 pm

A pair of reports from differing sources claim that Apple has allegedly shifted branding of the 2017 iPhones, with the "iPhone 7s" family now being called the "iPhone 8" -- but the name of the high-end OLED device is in conflict between the two sources.

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Analyst predicts Apple supplier stranglehold on 'iPhone 8' 3D sensing tech impacting Chinese OEMs

08/31/2017, 12:08 pm

The VCSEL technology said to be supplied by Lumentum for the "iPhone 8" has reportedly been offered to Apple as part of an exclusive supply deal, which will cut down on competitive technologies in the short term, with effects of the deal echoing well into 2018.

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Squad of Apple car staffers jump ship to self-driving startup Zoox

08/30/2017, 03:08 pm

A group of 17 Apple engineers said to be working on Apple's automotive ambitions has reportedly left the company for self-driving company Zoox after Apple scaled back plans.

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New 18-core Intel Xeon W processors likely to be used in Apple's iMac Pro

08/29/2017, 01:08 pm

Intel has revealed its new collection of Xeon processors aimed at workstations, with the Xeon W range boasting 48 PCIe 3.0 lanes and up to 18 cores on a single chip, making the new processor line prime candidates for use in the upcoming iMac Pro due in December.

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Apple said to unveil 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s' and more at Sept. 12 event

08/28/2017, 10:08 am

Apple's highly anticipated product unveiling is reportedly set to take place in just a few weeks -- on Tuesday, Sept. 12 -- where the company is expected to introduce the all-new "iPhone 8," as well as other products.

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Apple reportedly upgrades self-driving testbed with new LiDAR equipment, more

08/25/2017, 07:08 pm

A report on Friday claims an updated version of Apple's self-driving testbed has been seen driving on Silicon Valley roads, topped with a massive LiDAR array with integrated cameras, GPS and other equipment.

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Apple's self-driving tech said to be aimed at ridehailing as hiring resumes

08/24/2017, 11:08 am

Apple's long-term goal with its self-driving project is likely the ridesharing/ridehailing market, and the associated team is said to be hiring again despite last year's layoffs and reorganization, according to a report.

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Self-driving campus shuttle to rise from ashes of Apple's 'Project Titan,' report says

08/22/2017, 08:08 pm

After massive investments into self-driving car technology, Apple is transitioning away from a branded vehicle in favor of a shuttle service that will transport employees between corporate buildings, according to an in-depth report published Tuesday.

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Apple HomePod setup may require iPhone or iPad, allow multi-speaker sync

08/22/2017, 03:08 pm

Even if it supports other Apple devices, people buying a HomePod will allegedly need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to complete initial setup.

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Apple holds commanding lead over Qualcomm in 3D sensing tech development by nearly two years

08/21/2017, 04:08 pm

A new analyst report claims that Apple holds up to a two year lead on rival Qualcomm, when it comes to software and hardware development of accurate 3D sensing systems -- and no Android product developer seems that willing to host the technology in the foreseeable future.

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Questionable, blurry pics attempt to revive rumors of a 60-inch OLED Apple television

08/16/2017, 09:08 am

New pictures on Chinese social media have emerged of what is said to be a 60-inch OLED Apple television set -- but there are significant doubts surrounding the identification.

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Apple HomePod manufacturer Inventec warns of limited quantities available at Dec. launch

08/14/2017, 01:08 pm

During an earnings conference call, Inventec's CEO said that Apple's HomePod would have little material impact on the company's future results as quantities of the device will probably be constrained at launch -- with other reports claiming that Foxconn will handle half of the manufacturing duties in 2018.

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Pair of videos purport to show 'iPhone 8' rear enclosure on Foxconn production lines

08/14/2017, 08:08 am

Two videos published on Chinese social media depict workers polishing the enclosure of what appears to be the "iPhone 8," as well as a a rack to allow air circulation around the parts without human contact, or stacking.

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Intel details new batch of i9 processors, none destined for Apple's iMac Pro

08/07/2017, 02:08 pm

Intel has expanded its Core series of processors with nine new X-series models, but none of them are likely to be in the iMac Pro, given what Apple has said about the system.

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Apple experimenting with 'several different types' of augmented reality glasses - report

08/04/2017, 03:08 pm

As Apple invests heavily in augmented reality, the company is still internally unsure about where the future of AR hardware may go, and as a result there are reportedly multiple competing projects being developed internally.

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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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