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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's likely 'AirPods' headphone trademark obscured by shell company

07/15/2016, 06:07 pm

New evidence suggests that Apple is once again hiding behind a shell corporation as it seeks ownership of a new trademark --in this case, for an anticipated product named "AirPods," which could be the name for a new set of Bluetooth wireless earbuds.


Apple still working on next-gen external display with integrated graphics card - report

06/24/2016, 01:06 pm

Despite killing the Thunderbolt Display without a replacement this week, Apple is still working on a successor --one that will reportedly have its own separate integrated graphics card, likely to push a high-resolution Retina display.


Apple shows interest in expanding True Tone color accuracy beyond the 9.7" iPad Pro

06/23/2016, 11:06 am

While True Tone technology is currently exclusive to Apple's latest flagship iPad, a new patent application signals it has interest in expanding the color management capabilities to other devices, potentially ranging from as small as an Apple Watch to as large as an iMac.


MacOS Sierra code hints at MacBook Pro touch bar, Touch ID integration

06/14/2016, 07:06 pm

A number of system control files discovered in Apple's latest macOS Sierra reference options for a potentially customizable LED interface, adding fuel to recent rumors of an OLED touch bar-equipped MacBook Pro.


MacBook Pro with OLED touchbar visualized in new concept renderings

06/09/2016, 08:06 pm

Building on a foundation of recent rumor and speculation, designer Martin Hajek mocked up computer graphics renders exploring the utility of incorporating an OLED touchbar into Apple's rumored next-generation MacBook Pro, a device anticipated for release later this year.


New US guidelines on self-driving cars coming in July, NHTSA official says

06/08/2016, 04:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Transportation will reportedly be laying out new guidelines on self-driving cars in July, hoping to improve the speed with which companies like Apple and Google can deploy their technology.


Rumor: New MacBook Pros will be announced by Apple this month, begin shipping in August

06/08/2016, 10:06 am

Apple is set to revamp its notebook lineup in the coming months, and could pre-announce a drastic change to its MacBook Pro hardware as soon as this month, a new rumor claims.


Rumor: Supplier already shipping hinges for Apple's redesigned 13" MacBook Pro

06/07/2016, 04:06 pm

Though new MacBooks aren't expected to launch until later this year, a new supply chain report claims that one key component supplier is sending parts to Apple as the company gears up for a completely revamped notebook design.


With Touch ID rumored for Apple's new MacBook Pros, PC makers prep trackpad fingerprint readers

06/03/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple is rumored to bring its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the MacBook Pro later this year, but Windows PC makers could potentially beat it to the punch, thanks to new technology from Synaptics that's nearing release.


Apple won't release a GPU-equipped Thunderbolt Retina 5K display anytime soon - report

06/02/2016, 02:06 pm

Though speculation and rumors have been mounting that Apple could introduce a new high-resolution Thunderbolt Display with its own discrete graphics card, a new report pours cold water on those hopes, saying such a device will not be seen at this month's Worldwide Developers Conference -- if ever.


Rumor: Apple preparing Thunderbolt Retina 5K display with integrated graphics card

06/01/2016, 03:06 pm

Rumors of a revamped Thunderbolt Display with high-resolution Retina display have persisted for years, but a new report claims that Apple may finally update its standalone display, complete with an external graphics card that would ensure all Macs could push the pixels necessary for a 5K resolution.


Photos of purported MacBook Pro chassis surface with OLED touch bar slot, four USB ports, no MagSafe

05/31/2016, 05:05 pm

Photos of a supposed next-generation MacBook Pro chassis that surfaced Tuesday appear to support recent predictions that Apple is planning to drastically revamp the laptop's design by adding an OLED touch bar and winnowing down external connections to four USB format ports.


Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor could come with facial recognition camera, ship in 2017

05/27/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor could reportedly include a camera for facial recognition, but may have to wait until 2017 to hit store shelves.


Apple working on charging infrastructure for electric cars - report

05/25/2016, 11:05 am

Apple is talking with firms which provide vehicle charging stations and hiring engineers with experience in the field as it works on a means of charging its rumored electric car, a report claimed on Wednesday.


New 13" MacBook to launch in Q3, end development of MacBook Air insider says

05/23/2016, 11:05 pm

Noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple to launch a next-generation 13-inch MacBook model in the third quarter of 2016, which would expand the company's thin-and-light lineup directly into 13-inch MacBook Pro territory.


Touch ID, OLED touch bar to highlight thinner MacBook Pro models in Q4

05/23/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple is expected to drastically revamp its flagship laptop line in the second half of 2016, according to one informed insider, with the slimmed down 13- and 15-inch models said to sport Touch ID, an OLED display touch bar, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, among other improvements.


Uber unleashes experimental self-driving car on streets of Pittsburgh

05/19/2016, 05:05 pm

Ride hailing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it is testing a self-driving, hybrid Ford Fusion on the streets of Pittsburgh, bringing the ride-sharing giant one step closer to an autonomous future.


Acura's sleeker 2nd-gen self-driving car hides sensors for better aesthetics

05/18/2016, 04:05 pm

With Acura's launch of its second automated vehicle, the RLX, the luxury sedan manufacturer is closer to providing an attractive consumer option --a market Apple watchers expect the company's secretive "Project Titan" is also eyeing.


Exclusive: Apple's top secret 'Athena' chip fab gets new 'delicate equipment'

04/29/2016, 03:04 pm

Apple has quickly moved to overhaul the equipment installed at the San Jose, Calif., chip fab it acquired from Maxim Integrated Products in December, indicating that the purchase was a strategic priority for the company in its relentless drive to out-innovate its competitors.


New hires at Apple suggest work on prototyping 'Apple Car' parts

04/22/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple has picked up two more workers from the auto industry, both of whom are now believed to be at the company's "Product Realization Lab," where prototype hardware is developed.