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Topic: Future Hardware

Inside the 'iWatch': The technology Apple is looking at for your wrist

05/25/2014, 04:05 pm

Apple's anticipated entry to the wearable devices market has taken on near-mythical status, with rumors reaching every corner of the technology map. AppleInsider has rounded up some of the technologies most likely to find their way into the still-unannounced "iWatch."

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NPD predicts wearable device hype will quickly cool off by 2016

05/22/2014, 01:05 pm

While wearable devices are the tech industry's most hyped category for 2014, market researchers at the NPD Group predict that the market will begin to slow down quickly, contracting by 2016 before returning to more moderate growth.

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Intel CEO says next-gen 'Broadwell' CPUs will launch by end of 2014

05/19/2014, 08:05 am

Whether or not they power any of Apple's 2014 Mac lineup, Intel's next-generation chips dubbed "Broadwell" will arrive in PCs this holiday season, the company's CEO has promised.

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iHealth: Meet the new wearable 'dream team' Apple hired from fashion, fitness & medicine

05/14/2014, 08:05 am

As Apple gears up for a new battle in the hotly-contested wearables market, AppleInsider offers a look at the platoon of fashion, fitness, and medical experts that have come to work in recent months for Cupertino's largest taxpayer.

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Consumers most unsatisfied with poor voice control, bad speakers in current smart watches

05/07/2014, 12:05 pm

As Apple is thought to be nearing the release of its own so-called "iWatch," early smart watch adopters have grown frustrated with the current generation of wrist-worn devices, according to a new report released Wednesday.

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Google reveals its 'X' lab considered building a jetpack

05/06/2014, 03:05 pm

While the world awaits new products in new categories in development from Apple, Google has offered a glimpse into its own secretive "X" lab, revealing that it considered creating a user-safe jetpack before scrapping the concept.

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Imagination showcases 'ray tracing' graphics tech that could come in Apple's future iPhones, iPads

05/06/2014, 01:05 pm

Semiconductor firm Imagination Technologies, whose PowerVR chipsets are at the heart of Apple's A-series processors, on Tuesday previewed the impressive capabilities of its new Wizard series of ray tracing GPUs that may one day bring hyper-realistic graphics to iOS games.

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Apple's invention for touch-sensitive buttons could prevent accidental inputs

05/06/2014, 08:05 am

Apple is famous for its pioneering touchscreen devices, but a new patent shows the company has also dabbled behind the scenes in touch-sensitive buttons that would be able to distinguish between accidental activation and an actual finger press.

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Apple planning App Store-like health platform for connected medical devices - report

05/05/2014, 10:05 am

Apple's decision to enter the "quantified self" race reportedly will not end with a so-called "iWatch," as the company is thought to be considering the creation of a centralized tracking platform for health and fitness devices similar to the iOS App Store.

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Apple will not unveil 'iWatch' or next-gen Apple TV at WWDC - report

05/02/2014, 02:05 pm

Consumers hoping Apple chief Tim Cook would take advantage of next month's Worldwide Developers Conference to announce the hotly-anticipated "iWatch" or long-awaited Apple TV revamp are likely to be disappointed, as the event will reportedly not include debuts for either of those new products.

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Future Apple docks could feature self retracting connectors to prevent breakage

05/01/2014, 04:05 pm

Apple has shown interest in building a docking station for devices like the iPhone and iPad that would retract the connector when the "iDevice" is being removed, preventing damage to both the dock and the device.

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Apple again rumored to build 'iWatch' components with flexible, space-saving SIP designs

04/29/2014, 03:04 pm

A Tuesday report from Taiwan reiterated previous assertions that Apple would employ a new system-in-package design for the components in its so-called "iWatch," with production said to have begun on the device in time for a launch in the second half of this year.

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Apple's R&D spending grew $303M in March quarter as company invests heavily in future products

04/25/2014, 09:04 am

Apple continues to invest a considerable amount of money into research and development for future products, as costs ballooned to $1.42 billion in the just-concluded March quarter, with signs from the company that those expenses may continue to grow even further.

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Apple may be hiding behind 'Brightflash' dummy corporation to trademark 'iWatch' name

04/22/2014, 10:04 am

Signs that Apple is preparing to roll out a wearable device called the "iWatch" grew stronger Tuesday following a report that the company may have set up a shell corporation in Delaware designed to register iWatch trademarks without arousing suspicion.

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Intel's next-gen Thunderbolt rumored to hit 40Gbps transfer speeds with new connector

04/21/2014, 06:04 pm

In a purported presentation slide leaked to the Web on Monday, Intel outlines its next-generation Thunderbolt specification -- "Alpine Ridge" -- that will boast double the throughput of current Thunderbolt 2 interface, while bringing massive gains in power efficiency.

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Apple trademark update suggests company may enter jewelry business, hinting at rumored 'iWatch'

04/21/2014, 01:04 pm

Apple has broadened its corporate trademark to cover "Class 14" items -- a distinction given to jewelry, clocks and watches, potentially signaling that the company is planning to enter the wearable device market.

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Apple's 2014 iPads to sport Touch ID & TSMC-built A8 CPU, 12.9" iPad unlikely till 2015

04/09/2014, 08:04 pm

Apple will reportedly introduce new iPad Airs and Retina iPad minis later this year that will feature the company's latest A8 mobile processor and new Touch ID sensor. Meanwhile, prices of older iPads are expected to inch downward while an effort to deliver a larger 12.9-inch entertainment tablet shapes up to drive growth next year.

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Apple 'likely' to launch low-cost iMac soon, Retina MacBook Air still on track for 2014 debut

04/09/2014, 07:04 pm

Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch a new low-cost iMac as soon as this quarter, while a completely redesigned thinner and lighter 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display is expected to launch before the end of the year.

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Apple to sell two sizes of iWatch with flexible AMOLED displays this fall, prices to reach 'thousands of dollars'

04/09/2014, 07:04 pm

With Apple expected to be fielding a smartwatch later this year, one analyst reveals new details about the long-awaited device, including biometrics, flexible AMOLED display with sapphire cover lens and NFC, among other features.

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Rumor: Apple takes delivery of iWatch circuit boards ahead of September debut

04/09/2014, 01:04 am

Coming on the heels of a separate iWatch report, sources from the Far East on Wednesday claim Apple has taken receipt of flexible PCB sample boards bound for the much rumored device that could be revealed as soon as September.

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