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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple reportedly learning how to develop self-driving electric cars

02/14/2015, 10:02 am

In the latest high-profile claim surrounding Apple's rumored electric car project, Reuters on Saturday cited sources who believe the company has been interacting with automotive suppliers and car manufactures in an attempt to learn how to develop an autonomous car.

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Apple has 'several hundred' workers designing new electric car, codenamed 'Titan' - report

02/13/2015, 06:02 pm

The smoke surrounding rumors of an Apple-branded vehicle has begun to thicken, as a new report says that Apple is indeed working on an all-electric vehicle that would take the shape of a minivan, with a huge team tasked to the project.

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Automotive executives being recruited for 'top-secret' project at Apple [u]

02/13/2015, 02:02 pm

Rumors of a new vehicle-related project underway at Apple continue to surface, with yet another report claiming on Friday that the company has been on a hiring spree for its secret new initiative.

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Apple concept would improve iPhone camera quality with use of mirrors

02/12/2015, 09:02 am

In its quest to build smaller phones that still somehow offer better photo taking capabilities, Apple has revealed a new concept that would offer improved optical image stabilization using mirrors.

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Apple gearing up for early-2015 MacBook Air refresh, begins pruning inventory & halting shipments

02/10/2015, 04:02 pm

With the launch of new MacBook Air models featuring Intel's latest-generation Broadwell processors just around the corner, Apple has begun taking steps to prepare its international distribution partners for the updates, and to sell off remaining inventory of existing Air models, AppleInsider has learned.

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VESA's new DisplayPort standard will enable ultra-res 8K displays, improve battery life

02/10/2015, 11:02 am

The latest Embedded DisplayPort standard will help pave the way for future ultra-high resolution displays and better battery life when it adds support for 8K screens starting in 2016.

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Rumor: Apple preparing to 'give Tesla a run for its money' with new automotive project

02/09/2015, 05:02 pm

Apple is supposedly working on a vehicle-related project that is "too exciting to pass up" for potential hires, according to a new report, and is said to have employees from electric carmaker Tesla "jumping ship" in order to take part.

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Rumor: Apple to launch MacBook Air refresh with Intel Broadwell chips Feb. 24

02/09/2015, 08:02 am

Apple may be planning to debut a relatively minor update for its existing MacBook Air lineup in a matter of days, though won't be the anticipated 12-inch redesign with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.

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Job listing offers glimpse at advanced medical research being conducted by Apple

02/06/2015, 01:02 pm

With the launch of the health- and fitness-focused Apple Watch fast approaching, Apple continues to bolster its internal research teams focused on analyzing the human body, representing a new and different direction for the tech giant.

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Apple shows continued interest in embedding Touch ID fingerprint sensors into touchscreen displays

02/05/2015, 12:02 pm

Future iPhones and iPads could move Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor from the device's home button to the display itself, allowing a more seamless and potentially dynamic way for a device to securely authenticate a user.

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Apple affirmed to return to Samsung for 14nm 'A9' chips for next iPhones, iPads

02/04/2015, 02:02 pm

Yet another publication has reported that Apple will once again rely on Samsung for its next generation of A-series processors, returning to a fierce rival rather than expanding its relationship with TSMC.

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Rumor: Apple to hold event this month to unveil Retina MacBook Air & finalize Apple Watch specs

02/04/2015, 01:02 pm

Apple may be planning to hold a media event in late February to showcase the final version of its upcoming Apple Watch, and also debut a newly redesigned MacBook Air, potentially with a Retina display, according to a new report.

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Apple testing mysterious camera-equipped vehicles in the Bay Area

02/03/2015, 11:02 pm

A number of minivans with what appears to be camera equipment and a LiDAR sensor mounted to the roof that have appeared around California in recent weeks could be part of a new Apple project, as at least one of the vehicles is registered to the iPhone maker.

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Apple's stylus receiver concept would improve the precision of digital pen-based input

01/29/2015, 10:01 am

As recent rumors have suggested Apple could offer a simple stylus to enhance a larger iPad model, a new patent application shows what kind of improved pen-based input technology the company has been working on behind the scenes.

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eBay developing Apple Watch software with ties to iOS app

01/27/2015, 09:01 pm

Apple Watch owners may never need to worry about being outbid in an eBay auction again, as a new job listing posted by the Internet auctioneer suggests advanced development of a bespoke Apple Watch app.

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Apple Watch on track to ship in April, CEO Tim Cook says

01/27/2015, 05:01 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook said Apple Watch development is on track and expects to launch the device in April, coming in just under the company's "early 2015" promise.

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After eating AMD & Nvidia's mobile lunch, Apple Inc could next devour their desktop GPU business

01/26/2015, 05:01 am

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, MacGPUs are among a series of potentially more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, and could conceivably replicate Apple's history of beating AMD and Nvidia in mobile graphics processors--and Intel in mobile CPUs.

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Supposed 12" MacBook Air display assembly shown off in new photo set

01/23/2015, 12:01 am

A fresh set of photos from the Far East popped up online Friday purporting to show an assembled display belonging to Apple's rumored 12-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, complete with "polished" Apple logo ala the latest iOS devices.

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Rumor: Apple shooting for 19 hours of Apple Watch battery life under normal conditions, 2.5 hours 'heavy' use

01/22/2015, 05:01 pm

Apple is targeting 19 hours of battery life under mixed usage conditions for its upcoming Apple Watch wearable, consistent with Apple CEO Tim Cook's estimate that users will want to charge the device daily.

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Developer NimbleBit announces Apple Watch support for upcoming letter puzzle game

01/21/2015, 10:01 pm

Third-party app developer NimbleBit, known for 8-bit style real-time simulation games, announced on Wednesday that its upcoming project will be one of the first game titles to hit Apple Watch's diminutive screen.

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