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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple enterprise sales channels gearing up, preparing businesses for iMac Pro orders

12/11/2017, 10:12 am

AppleInsider has learned that enterprise sales staff within Apple have begun asking long-time clients about what "custom configurations" of the iMac Pro that they may seek, and are making preparations to take orders for the device as soon as this week.

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Apple AI director talks advances in machine learning & mapping for self-driving car platform

12/09/2017, 10:12 pm

Apple's director of AI research, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, gave peers a small glimpse into the company's self-driving platform this week, discussing some internal projects at the NIPS machine learning conference.

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Apple's iMac Pro model number pegged as 'A1862' ahead of expected Dec. launch

12/07/2017, 10:12 am

While little else solid is known about the iMac Pro's shipping configuration with only a matter of days before it ships, it appears that a regulatory filing associated with the device calls it model A1862.

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Apple partner Catcher at work on new product category, could be rumored AR headset

12/06/2017, 09:12 am

Apple chassis supplier Catcher has revealed it's working on a product line outside of its usual categories, which could hint at involvement in ambitious Apple hardware -- such as a rumored augmented reality headset.

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Quanta & Lumus sign deal potentially paving way for Apple's AR headset

12/04/2017, 02:12 pm

A new licensing agreement between Apple manufacturer Quanta and augmented reality parts maker Lumus could potentially lay the framework for Apple's rumored AR headset.

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Apple rumored to be using Arizona proving grounds to test self-driving cars

11/28/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple may be leasing former Fiat Chrysler proving grounds in Surprise, Ariz. to test its self-driving car platform in a range of different conditions, according to a report.

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After Apple's HomePod delay, Amazon touts budget Echo Dot as best selling Black Friday purchase

11/28/2017, 03:11 pm

Just days after Apple delayed its HomePod speaker and personal assistant into 2018, Amazon's low-priced Echo Dot was the company's top seller over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, giving the online retailer an even greater lead over rivals in the home speaker market.

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Video: Everything you need to know about Apple's iMac Pro in under 6 minutes

11/25/2017, 05:11 pm

In our latest video, AppleInsider goes through every new detail, feature and rumored specification related to Apple's upcoming iMac Pro.

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Apple reportedly acquires Canadian AR headset startup Vrvana for $30M

11/21/2017, 07:11 pm

Amid rumors claiming Apple is working on a branded augmented reality headset, a report on Tuesday claims the tech giant has bolstered its AR hardware team with the purchase Canadian startup Vrvana.

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Video: With Apple's HomePod delayed until 2018, will customers wait?

11/21/2017, 02:11 pm

Apple recently announced that its highly anticipated premium HomePod speaker won't launch in December as was originally planned. AppleInsider brings you up to speed with everything you need to know about the HomePod's delay until 2018.

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Apple allegedly 'dithered' over HomePod development, canceled & restarted project

11/21/2017, 10:11 am

Apple's HomePod project actually predates the Amazon Echo, but was reportedly canceled and restarted multiple times, and has undergone radical design changes.

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Video: 'Hey Siri' might come to the iMac Pro thanks to an A10 Fusion coprocessor

11/20/2017, 07:11 pm

Developers Guilherme Rambo and Stephen Troughton-Smith have found "Hey Siri" functionality in the macOS code base with support for multiple user accounts all driven by what appears to be the A10 Fusion processor, according to the pair. AppleInsider talks about why Apple might do that, and what it would mean for the iMac Pro.

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Apple delays HomePod launch until 'early 2018'

11/17/2017, 11:11 am

Originally scheduled to debut in December, Apple has pushed the launch of its Siri-equipped HomePod speaker into early 2018, saying the company needs more time to complete the home audio accessory.

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Apple supplier Quanta wants AR headsets on market by 2019, faster than Apple's rumored 2020+ timeframe

11/14/2017, 01:11 pm

Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) headset could arrive as soon as 2019, comments from one of the company's assembly partners hinted on Tuesday.

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Apple supplier hints at next-gen HomePod with Face ID

11/13/2017, 04:11 pm

Before the first-generation HomePod can even make its way into the wild, rumors are already cropping up about a future update to the premium speaker, as the president of supplier Inventec made comments about future smart speakers with facial recognition capabilities.

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Apple's AR headset: Rounding up the rumors about Apple's smart glasses

11/08/2017, 03:11 pm

The latest rumors of an in-development augmented reality headset from Apple are the latest in a long line of speculative reports attempting to determine the company's longterm AR intentions. Earlier patent applications and acquisitions seemingly indicate that the iPhone maker already has most of the parts in place to pull off the head-mounted display -- once technology catches up.

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Apple AR headset codenamed 'T288' said to run new 'rOS' operating system, launch as soon as 2020

11/08/2017, 07:11 am

With the groundwork now being laid in ARKit for iOS 11, Apple is said to be hard at work on a full-fledged augmented reality headset for launch as soon as 2020, running a new operating system dubbed "rOS," a new report claims.

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'Profits will follow' if Apple can nail AR & VR experiences, Cook says

11/02/2017, 07:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook once again touched on the topics of augmented and virtual reality during a Q4 results call, avoiding specific talk about future hardware while hinting at the company's approach.

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iOS 11.2 beta brings SiriKit commands to Apple's unreleased HomePod

10/30/2017, 04:10 pm

The first iOS 11.2 beta -- launched earlier on Monday -- enables SiriKit for third-party developers working on HomePod support, according to Apple.

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iMac Pro used for demo station, photographed at Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit

10/30/2017, 11:10 am

Apple's iMac Pro made an appearance at the Final Cut Pro Creative Summit, with users at the gathering using it for rendering and demonstrations of the newly-announced update to the video composition suite.

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