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Topic: Future Hardware

Consumers take 'wait-and-see' approach to Apple Watch ahead of expected Q2 debut

12/21/2014, 10:12 pm

According to a recent consumer survey conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray, potential Apple Watch buyers are in a holding pattern as they await more details from Apple regarding core use cases and a fully fleshed out list of features.

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Future iPhones could enhance security with combination of Touch ID & fingertip motion

12/18/2014, 09:12 am

Apple has shown interest in combining the use of its Touch ID fingerprint sensor with rotating or moving a user's fingertip in specific ways, offering even more advanced security on future iPhones and iPads.

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Rumor: Apple Watch set to begin mass production in January

12/11/2014, 08:12 am

A questionable rumor out of Taiwan claims that Apple and manufacturing partner Quanta Computer are gearing up to begin mass production of the Apple Watch in January, and will manufacture a total of 24 million units in the first year.

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Blueprint of Apple's "iPad Air Plus," details of iPad mini 4 reportedly outed in Japanese mag - Rumor

11/28/2014, 02:11 pm

A Japanese Apple fan magazine published on Friday what it says is a full-scale schematic of Apple's much rumored "iPad Air Plus," along with claims that the device will be powered by an A9 chip and ship between April and June of 2015.

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Apple Watch website revamped with new UI and UX details

11/26/2014, 06:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its dedicated Apple Watch website to include additional information on operating system features unique to the wearable device, including break-out categories covering health and fitness, timekeeping and messaging.

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Next-gen iPhone rumored to sport dual-lenses, DSLR quality in 'biggest camera jump ever'

11/18/2014, 06:11 pm

For its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus follow-up expected to debut in 2015, Apple may introduce a handset with dual lenses in what one well-connected Apple pundit calls the "biggest camera jump ever."

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WatchKit tools reveal Apple Watch screen resolutions, Dynamic Type support, more

11/18/2014, 02:11 pm

Apple's new WatchKit software development kit shed some new light on the upcoming wearable's technical makeup, including the physical resolution of the Retina displays as well as the device's support for iOS user interface technologies like Dynamic Type.

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Apple iSight supplier Sony unveils new 21MP CMOS sensor with 4K video, phase detection AF

11/17/2014, 11:11 pm

Apple partner supplier Sony on Monday announced an upcoming 21-megapixel CMOS sensor with onboard plane phase detection autofocus signal processing, 4K video output and still image HDR, all features that could trickle down to a future iPhone model.

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Apple Watch chip suppliers rumored to start production soon, orders at 30M to 40M units

11/13/2014, 02:11 am

A rumor out of East Asia on Wednesday claims chip manufacturers responsible for supplying silicon for the upcoming Apple Watch are ramping toward production ahead of an expected early 2015 launch.

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Unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone revealed by FCC, features Bluetooth LE

11/07/2014, 04:11 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday published testing results for the as-yet-unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone, a Bluetooth-enabled version of the Apple-owned company's mid-tier Solo2.

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Rumor: Gold Apple Watch Edition priced up to $5,000, steel version at $500, will debut on Feb. 14

11/04/2014, 09:11 pm

A rumor on Tuesday claims Apple's upcoming Apple Watch will be priced at $500 for the mid-tier steel model and up to $5,000 for top-end gold "Edition" versions, a number much higher than previous estimates.

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Apple spent record $1.7B on research & development last quarter, $6B in fiscal 2014

10/28/2014, 08:10 am

Apple's spending on research and development grew 35 percent to more than $6 billion in fiscal 2014, setting a new record as the company gears up for future products like the Apple Watch and beyond.

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Apple Watch will likely require daily charging, Cook says

10/28/2014, 01:10 am

As part of his interview at the WSJD Live conference on Monday, Apple's Tim Cook said he anticipates Apple Watch users are likely going to need to charge the device daily because they will use it so much.

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Microsoft rumored to launch smartwatch this holiday season, beating Apple Watch to market

10/20/2014, 11:10 am

Microsoft is said to be planning to bring a smartwatch to the market "within the next few weeks," beginning sales ahead of the lucrative holiday shopping season and also beating the highly anticipated Apple Watch to store shelves.

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Apple says WatchKit SDK will let developers begin writing Watch apps in November

10/16/2014, 01:10 pm

In preparation of the upcoming Apple Watch launch, Apple on Thursday announced a new software developers kit called WatchKit for creating apps tailored for the company's highly anticipated wearable device.

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Rumor: Apple moving to new '3D-like' etched logo, starting with next-gen iMac

10/15/2014, 10:10 am

As Apple's industrial design language continues to evolve, a new rumor claims the company will change the way it affixes the famous logo that adorns its products, moving to a new process that produces a "3D-like" mark.

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Europeans wary of smartwatch e-wallets, Americans & Chinese more open ahead of Apple Watch launch

10/14/2014, 10:10 am

Smartwatch-based digital wallets -- like Apple's integrated Passbook and Apple Pay systems -- could face an uphill battle in Europe, survey data released on Tuesday suggests, as consumers on the Old Continent seem to eye such devices with relative suspicion, compared to more interest among American and Chinese consumers.

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Apple will not unveil MacBook Air with Retina display at Thursday event - report

10/13/2014, 12:10 pm

Though Apple has been rumored to be working on a redesigned MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display for some time, the device will not launch at this Thursday's media event in Cupertino, Calif., according to a new report.

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Apple Watch to be highlight of Vogue China magazine spread

10/09/2014, 07:10 pm

It was revealed on Thursday that the unreleased Apple Watch will grace the cover of Vogue China's November issue as worn by supermodel Liu Wen, marking the first time Apple's wearable will be featured in a major fashion-focused magazine.

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Production of Apple's larger iPad reportedly delayed as suppliers focus on iPhone 6

10/09/2014, 05:10 am

According to a report on Thursday, Apple's much-rumored 12.9-inch iPad has been delayed due to overwhelming demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning the large tablet may not see launch until mid-2015.

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