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Topic: Future Hardware

Tim Cook email claims Mac mini 'important part' of Apple's product matrix

10/19/2017, 03:10 pm

In response to an email concerned about the future of the Mac mini, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded that the Mac mini will continue -- but didn't share any specifics about the product's future.

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Echoing Apple's $1B investment in Didi Chuxing, Alphabet sinks $1B into Lyft

10/19/2017, 12:10 pm

In a deal that values Lyft at $11 billion, Google's parent company Alphabet has invested $1 billion into the ride sharing service, more than a year after Apple placed its own $1 billion bet on Chinese taxi provider Didi Chuxing.

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New video rumored to show close-up of Apple car's updated 'Project Titan' testbed

10/18/2017, 12:10 pm

A short video clip is said to show updated test hardware for Apple's self-driving car platform, suggesting that the company is making some progress.

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As rumors of custom Apple MacBook CPUs persist, Microsoft teases ARM Windows laptops with multi-day battery life

10/18/2017, 10:10 am

Microsoft's ARM-powered laptop initiative could offer users exceptional battery life that could last for multiple days on a single charge, possibly paving the way for Apple to do the same with its more powerful A11 Bionic processor -- should it so choose.

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How ditching the home button on iPhone X could pave the way for a dynamic, foldable future iPhone

10/12/2017, 12:10 pm

Moving away from the home button could allow for future iPhones to be used in a variety of different orientations -- and different physical form factors. AppleInsider explains how the absence of a physical home button on the iPhone X could set the stage for future radical design changes, amid rumors that Apple is interested in pursuing a folding iPhone.

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Apple seeks new patent for folding displays as rumors of a foldable OLED iPhone heat up

10/12/2017, 08:10 am

On the heels of a rumor that Apple is working with OLED maker LG on a future iPhone that could fold in half, a new patent application from the company describes the very same thing.

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Apple's Tim Cook says tech doesn't yet exist to do AR glasses properly, downplays rivals

10/11/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook once again hinted at the prospect of augmented reality glasses in an interview published on Wednesday, while quashing the idea of an announcement in the near future -- and indirectly, the efforts of rivals like Microsoft.

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Further delves into the leaked iOS 11 'gold master' reveal Face ID setup animation

09/09/2017, 06:09 pm

Apple has been suspected of replacing Touch ID on the iPhone X with FaceID -- and looking deeper into the iOS 11 firmware has revealed details on how FaceID setup will likely work.

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iPhone X with 3D camera appears to support 'animoji' capturing facial expressions in iOS 11

09/09/2017, 12:09 pm

The leaked iOS 11 GM continues to shed light on new features including 3D animated emoji that respond to a user's facial expressions for users with what now appears to be called the iPhone X -- and looks to be called "animoji."

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HomePod hardware purportedly pops up in China and California ahead of December launch

09/08/2017, 12:09 am

Though Apple is not due to open HomePod orders until December, versions of the hotly anticipated Siri-equipped speaker appear to be in testing by employees in the U.S., while one Instagram user seems to have snagged a unit in China.

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US House unanimously approves measures to speed up autonomous car testing

09/06/2017, 04:09 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a proposal that could accelerate the testing and deployment of self-driving cars, though not without safety concerns from some parties.

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Apple HomePod generates tones for device pairing, setup

09/02/2017, 07:09 pm

When Apple's HomePod launches later this year, users will be able to take advantage of an automated pairing and setup process triggered by a special tone generated by the speaker and subsequently detected by a host iPhone.

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Rumors rename 'iPhone 7s' to 'iPhone 8,' leaving moniker for Apple's $1000+ OLED model up for debate

09/01/2017, 02:09 pm

A pair of reports from differing sources claim that Apple has allegedly shifted branding of the 2017 iPhones, with the "iPhone 7s" family now being called the "iPhone 8" -- but the name of the high-end OLED device is in conflict between the two sources.

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Analyst predicts Apple supplier stranglehold on 'iPhone 8' 3D sensing tech impacting Chinese OEMs

08/31/2017, 12:08 pm

The VCSEL technology said to be supplied by Lumentum for the "iPhone 8" has reportedly been offered to Apple as part of an exclusive supply deal, which will cut down on competitive technologies in the short term, with effects of the deal echoing well into 2018.

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Squad of Apple car staffers jump ship to self-driving startup Zoox

08/30/2017, 03:08 pm

A group of 17 Apple engineers said to be working on Apple's automotive ambitions has reportedly left the company for self-driving company Zoox after Apple scaled back plans.

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New 18-core Intel Xeon W processors likely to be used in Apple's iMac Pro

08/29/2017, 01:08 pm

Intel has revealed its new collection of Xeon processors aimed at workstations, with the Xeon W range boasting 48 PCIe 3.0 lanes and up to 18 cores on a single chip, making the new processor line prime candidates for use in the upcoming iMac Pro due in December.

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Apple said to unveil 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s' and more at Sept. 12 event

08/28/2017, 10:08 am

Apple's highly anticipated product unveiling is reportedly set to take place in just a few weeks -- on Tuesday, Sept. 12 -- where the company is expected to introduce the all-new "iPhone 8," as well as other products.

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Apple reportedly upgrades self-driving testbed with new LiDAR equipment, more

08/25/2017, 07:08 pm

A report on Friday claims an updated version of Apple's self-driving testbed has been seen driving on Silicon Valley roads, topped with a massive LiDAR array with integrated cameras, GPS and other equipment.

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Apple's self-driving tech said to be aimed at ridehailing as hiring resumes

08/24/2017, 11:08 am

Apple's long-term goal with its self-driving project is likely the ridesharing/ridehailing market, and the associated team is said to be hiring again despite last year's layoffs and reorganization, according to a report.

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Self-driving campus shuttle to rise from ashes of Apple's 'Project Titan,' report says

08/22/2017, 08:08 pm

After massive investments into self-driving car technology, Apple is transitioning away from a branded vehicle in favor of a shuttle service that will transport employees between corporate buildings, according to an in-depth report published Tuesday.

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