Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated September 27th

Topic: Future Hardware

2016 expected to be a big year for Apple's MacBook lineup, upgrades to arrive in coming months

01/24/2016, 03:01 pm

Continued growth for the MacBook lineup -- particularly in enterprise markets -- will be a bright spot for Apple in 2016, further bolstered by an update in the first half of the year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

49 comments

Apple to launch 4" iPhone and iPad Air 3 in first half of 2016, analyst says

01/24/2016, 03:01 pm

According to connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is preparing two major iOS device introductions for the first half of 2016 in the much-rumored 4-inch iPhone and a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad Air 3.

44 comments

Apple filing hints at work on OLED-based wraparound display technology

01/21/2016, 11:01 am

A U.S. patent application published on Thursday suggests that Apple is at least experimenting with the concept of wraparound displays for some of its portable devices.

15 comments

Ford says Apple and Google are 'welcome' to join automotive arena

01/20/2016, 09:01 am

Ford is glad to see Apple and Google join the automotive world with their exploration of self-driving vehicles, an executive said in a newly-published video interview.

29 comments

iOS code shows Apple experimenting with ultra fast, light-based Li-Fi wireless data for future iPhones

01/18/2016, 11:01 am

Recent versions of iOS have been found to contain references to Li-Fi, an experimental high-speed wireless networking protocol that uses pulses of light to transmit data and is being marketed as a long-term replacement for Wi-Fi.

56 comments

US transport regulators may waive some safety rules to spur self-driving cars

01/14/2016, 04:01 pm

The U.S. Transportation Department may waive some safety rules to make it easier for automakers to test self-driving vehicles, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at a Thursday event in Detroit.

25 comments

Obama administration planning to speed up development of self-driving cars

01/13/2016, 12:01 pm

The White House will reportedly announce efforts to speed up the development of self-driving cars on Thursday, something that may be of extreme interest to Apple as it readies its own such vehicle.

31 comments

Rumor: Apple to debut Bluetooth earbuds alongside 'iPhone 7,' with truly wireless left & right earpieces

01/08/2016, 02:01 pm

Apple is said to be working on a new pair of high-end Bluetooth headphones that will be completely wireless, meaning separate earpieces for the left and right side without a wire connecting them, according to a new rumor.

78 comments

Apple registers apple.car, apple.auto and apple.cars domain names

01/08/2016, 11:01 am

Whether related to CarPlay or the heavily rumored Apple Car, Apple this week registered a trio of automotive-focused domain names, in a move that will surely fuel further speculation about "Project Titan."

47 comments

Razer Core shows what Apple could do for gamers with Thunderbolt

01/06/2016, 01:01 pm

Gaming hardware maker Razer has unveiled something that Mac users have sought after for years -- a Thunderbolt-connected external module that lets gamers take advantage of desktop-class graphics hardware at home while keeping their laptop thin and light on the go.

37 comments

Automakers better positioned to build self-driving cars than Silicon Valley, study claims

01/05/2016, 09:01 pm

The existing giants of the auto industry are better equipped to produce self-driving cars, at least when considerng the amount of patents they control, a study said on Tuesday.

32 comments

GM sides with Lyft in ridesharing war with $500M investment, self-driving car partnership

01/04/2016, 09:01 am

Stalwart American automaker General Motors on Monday announced an expansive tie-up with ridesharing service Lyft that includes a $500 million cash infusion and technical support for mobile connectivity and autonomous vehicle technology.

9 comments

What's next for Apple in 2016: New product rumor roundup

01/01/2016, 01:01 pm

Even though Apple's first major hardware launches for 2016 are probably still months away, rumors of the company's roadmap are already widespread, including some potential shakeups for products like the iPhone.

85 comments

Apple predicted to aggressively pursue virtual & augmented reality tech in 2016

12/29/2015, 09:12 am

As hype continues to build around upcoming virtual reality and augmented reality products, one Wall Street analyst doesn't think Apple will sit on the sidelines, potentially acquiring companies and working behind the scenes on its own offerings throughout 2016.

25 comments

Google to spin off self driving cars as separate Alphabet business - report

12/16/2015, 04:12 pm

As the race to bring self driving cars to market heats up, Google apparently plans to spin off its own initiative as a separate company under the Alphabet banner next year, according to a new report.

22 comments

Rumor: Apple to host March 2016 event for new Apple Watch, 4-inch iPhone

12/08/2015, 12:12 pm

For the second year in a row, Apple may hold a media presentation in March to share details on a new Apple Watch launch, as well as the potential debut of a new 4-inch "iPhone 6c" in the spring.

33 comments

Leaked sample of Intel's Broadwell-EP Xeon E5 chip may hint at Mac Pro specs

12/08/2015, 10:12 am

A leaked engineering sample claimed to be from Intel's upcoming Broadwell-EP Xeon family could hint at future specifications for the Mac Pro, which was last updated in Dec. 2013.

34 comments

Rumor: Apple to unveil redesigned MacBook Airs, new 15" model at WWDC 2016

11/30/2015, 03:11 am

A rumor circulating in the Far East claims Apple plans to introduce a revamped MacBook Air lineup at its Worldwide Developers Conference in 2016, extending the form factor to include a 15-inch model potentially in lieu of an 11-inch version.

111 comments

Apple loses Mac engineering chief, former Mercedes R&D exec Johann Jungwirth to Volkswagen

11/10/2015, 08:11 am

Johann Jungwirth, who headed Mac Systems Engineering at Apple and was named in some reports as a player on the company's Project Titan electric car team, has left Cupertino for a new job at Volkswagen.

87 comments

Shadowy group linked to Apple's 'Project Titan' spotted at auto industry conference

11/09/2015, 04:11 pm

A mysterious California company believed to be used to mask the development of Apple's rumored electric car has been spotted at an automotive industry conference, strengthening the ties between the self-styled "market research" firm and vehicle manufacturing.

11 comments