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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta hints at Retina display iMacs

06/04/2014, 05:06 pm

Rumors of Retina iMacs have been floating since the iPhone 4 with Retina display launched in 2010, but newly discovered code in Apple's latest OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta suggests the anticipated all-in-ones may be close to market.

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Intel shows off new 'Skylake' platform with wireless charging, docking

06/04/2014, 01:06 pm

Semiconductor giant Intel on Wednesday put its next-generation "Skylake" platform on display, demonstrating an integrated system of magnetic resonance charging, wireless video, and cable-free peripheral connections that could make its way into future Macs from Apple.

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Apple's rumored smart home platform may not live up to hype, report says

05/29/2014, 06:05 pm

Following rumors that Apple is planning to debut a smart home platform at WWDC, a report on Thursday claims the unannounced program is not as ambitious as market watchers and pundits first thought.

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Apple has best product pipeline in 25 years coming in 2014, says SVP Eddy Cue

05/29/2014, 12:05 am

At the Code Conference on Wednesday, iTunes chief Eddy Cue said Apple's upcoming product lineup for 2014 is the best he's seen in 25 years of working for the company.

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Apple's OS X beta hints at new iMacs amid rumors of lower-cost models

05/28/2014, 05:05 pm

Code discovered in the newly released OS X 10.9.4 beta references a new iMac model, further supporting indications that Apple may debut an update to its all-in-one desktops at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Apple's 'iWatch' to have round face, will largely supplant iPod business, analyst says

05/28/2014, 08:05 am

Citing sources within the Asia tech supply chain, one analyst believes he has more specifics about Apple's anticipated wearable "iWatch," including shipments for 2014, and how the product will fit into the company's lineup.

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Apple's smart home platform may finally unite legion of isolated devices

05/26/2014, 07:05 pm

Apple is reportedly on the verge of announcing a new iOS-based platform that will integrate with users' "smart home" systems, a move that could finally tie together a sea of individual devices -- and controllers -- to turn the niche "Internet of things" into a mainstream market.

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Apple expected to unveil new smart home platform at WWDC - report

05/26/2014, 10:05 am

At next week's Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple is apparently planning to make a big splash in the connected "smart home" market, introducing new ways for the iPhone, iPad and even Apple TV to control lights, security systems and other household appliances.

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iMac shipping times slip as lower-priced models may arrive at WWDC

05/26/2014, 09:05 am

With Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference just a week away, shipping times for new iMac orders direct from the company are advertised at between 3 and 5 business days, supporting rumors of new, lower-priced options coming soon.

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Rumor: Apple once again said to be strongly considering ARM-based Macs

05/26/2014, 08:05 am

Apple's most popular computing devices, from the iPhone and iPad to MacBook Pro and iMac, could all be powered by the same ARM-based processors, if the company were to decide to make such a switch, according to a new report.

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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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