Topic: Future Hardware
06/02/2015, 02:06 pm
Chip giant Intel on Tuesday finally unveiled new quad-core mobile processors based on its Broadwell architecture -- six months after the first Broadwell chips rolled out -- but it may be too late to snag Apple's recently updated MacBook Pro.
06/02/2015, 08:06 am
The next generation of the high-speed Thunderbolt specification was announced on Tuesday, ditching the legacy Mini DisplayPort connector for the new smaller, reversible USB-C standard, and offering transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps with high-end cables.
05/31/2015, 06:05 am
Apple's heretofore puzzling buyout of Israeli sensor firm PrimeSense -- which created hardware designed to "see" in three dimensions -- now makes more sense in light of last week's acquisition of Metaio, a German software company specializing in augmented reality technology.
05/27/2015, 02:05 pm
As the CarPlay rollout slowly marches on and rumors swirl around a possible Apple-branded electric car, Apple operations chief Jeff Williams on Wednesday referred to cars as "the ultimate mobile device."
05/26/2015, 03:05 pm
Apple chipmaking partner Taiwan Manufacturing Semiconductor Co. is reportedly gearing up to test production of 10-nanometer size processors beginning in June, according to a new rumor.
05/22/2015, 10:05 am
Chip giant Intel is reportedly targeting August of this year for the initial rollout of its next-generation Skylake microarchitecture, a timeline that likely means Apple's high-end Macs will skip the oft-delayed Broadwell line.
05/21/2015, 12:05 pm
As rumors suggest Apple will launch a 12.9-inch iPad with a new stylus accessory later this year, a new patent application offers a glimpse at what the company could be working on, describing an advanced stylus that would offer much more dynamic ways of interacting with a touchscreen than just the press of a finger.
05/18/2015, 07:05 am
Rather than waiting for WWDC, Apple may update its 15-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac with Intel's latest Broadwell processors this week on Wednesday, according to a new rumor.
05/07/2015, 11:05 am
Future iPhone displays could transmit invisible but valuable information, such as barcodes for coupons or even advanced facial recognition, according to a proposed Apple invention.
05/04/2015, 07:05 pm
According to a report on Monday, the Apple TV isn't the only piece of hardware in line for a redesign this year, as the device's long-in-the-tooth remote control is now expected to come with a built-in touch pad.
04/28/2015, 11:04 am
According to one of Apple's closest partners, the company's choice to award production contracts for its forthcoming "A9" chip to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. -- rather than single-sourcing parts from Samsung -- was the result of a concerted lobbying effort from fellow Taiwanese firms.
04/09/2015, 12:04 pm
Apple lifted its review embargo on the new 12-inch MacBook on Thursday, and the first early-access reviews began to emerge, praising some of the notebook's futuristic design traits while typically criticizing issues like weak performance and a lack of present-day compatibility.
04/06/2015, 05:04 pm
Ahead of the 12-inch MacBook's expected release later this month, a Ukrainian electronics reseller got its hands on the device to produce a fairly detailed video looking at hardware, performance and design.
04/06/2015, 01:04 pm
Apple is likely to choose IGZO-based display panels for its so-called 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro,' a Monday report from South Korea suggests, prompting Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG Display to make investments designed to increase their production capacity in a bid to win Apple's business.
04/06/2015, 08:04 am
In a rather unusual reveal, a supposed "iMac 8K" has been outed in a press release that was published by Apple display supplier LG, suggesting the all-in-one desktop will get an even higher resolution screen this year.
04/01/2015, 07:04 pm
Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.
03/30/2015, 02:03 pm
Apple has been looking to make significant additions to its battery technology team since the beginning of March, with a special emphasis on iOS devices, newly listed positions available at the company reveal.
03/28/2015, 04:03 am
To pursue its continuing obsession with thinness, Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths with the keyboard on the new 12-inch MacBook, redesigning it in a way that is thoroughly distinct from its Macbook Air and MacBook Pro stablemates.
03/23/2015, 12:03 pm
Apple looks set to update its venerable wireless keyboard, with the aluminum slab appearing on the company's Czech online store with a tweaked layout and altered function keys that could indicate plans to add backlighting in the next version.
03/22/2015, 02:03 am
At the heart of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook is the Intel Core M, a processor series launched late last year and meant to power extremely light notebooks and tablets. But the new chips come with their own set of benefits and sacrifices, particularly for people considering other MacBook models.