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Topic: Future Hardware

Review roundup: Apple's 12" MacBook ahead of its time, but hurt by weak processor, too few ports

04/09/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple lifted its review embargo on the new 12-inch MacBook on Thursday, and the first early-access reviews began to emerge, praising some of the notebook's futuristic design traits while typically criticizing issues like weak performance and a lack of present-day compatibility.

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Apple's new 12" MacBook shown off, compared to 11" MacBook Air in 15-minute video

04/06/2015, 05:04 pm

Ahead of the 12-inch MacBook's expected release later this month, a Ukrainian electronics reseller got its hands on the device to produce a fairly detailed video looking at hardware, performance and design.

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Display makers increase IGZO capacity as Apple ponders next-gen panels for 'iPad Pro' - report

04/06/2015, 01:04 pm

Apple is likely to choose IGZO-based display panels for its so-called 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro,' a Monday report from South Korea suggests, prompting Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG Display to make investments designed to increase their production capacity in a bid to win Apple's business.

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Apple to release super-high resolution 'iMac 8K' later this year, display partner LG says

04/06/2015, 08:04 am

In a rather unusual reveal, a supposed "iMac 8K" has been outed in a press release that was published by Apple display supplier LG, suggesting the all-in-one desktop will get an even higher resolution screen this year.

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Apple's ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook benchmarks on par with 2011 MacBook Air

04/01/2015, 07:04 pm

Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.

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Apple embarks on wave of new battery-related job hires, targets iOS improvements

03/30/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple has been looking to make significant additions to its battery technology team since the beginning of March, with a special emphasis on iOS devices, newly listed positions available at the company reveal.

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Apple's new MacBook employs unorthodox keyboard design to achieve maximum thinness

03/28/2015, 04:03 am

To pursue its continuing obsession with thinness, Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths with the keyboard on the new 12-inch MacBook, redesigning it in a way that is thoroughly distinct from its Macbook Air and MacBook Pro stablemates.

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Apple outs wireless keyboard refresh on Czech store, could include backlight

03/23/2015, 12:03 pm

Apple looks set to update its venerable wireless keyboard, with the aluminum slab appearing on the company's Czech online store with a tweaked layout and altered function keys that could indicate plans to add backlighting in the next version.

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Intel Core M lets new MacBook go light and fanless, but with sacrifices

03/22/2015, 02:03 am

At the heart of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook is the Intel Core M, a processor series launched late last year and meant to power extremely light notebooks and tablets. But the new chips come with their own set of benefits and sacrifices, particularly for people considering other MacBook models.

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BMW research head avoids Apple Car question, says obstacles present to deeper partnership

03/18/2015, 03:03 pm

BMW's research and development head said on Wednesday that there are obstacles to collaborating with Apple beyond integrating iPhone support into vehicles, but did not completely rule out the possibility of the two companies building a car together.

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The art of deception: How Apple attempts to keep its secret projects under wraps

03/14/2015, 01:03 pm

With connections drawn between a rumored Apple car project and a research company named SixtyEight, AppleInsider takes a look at some other ways Apple has attempted to keep its top-secret projects out of the public eye.

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Project Titan, SixtyEight & SG5: Inside Apple's top-secret electric car project

03/13/2015, 09:03 am

Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, Apple's mysterious "Titan" electric car project is believed to be in development at a top-secret facility hidden in plain sight, discovered by AppleInsider just minutes away from the company's California headquarters.

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Griffin introduces WatchStand for Apple Watch, LaCie debuts USB-C hard drive for MacBook

03/10/2015, 04:03 pm

Two companies major accessory makers have capitalized on Apple's latest hardware announcements to introduce new products: Griffin has revealed the WatchStand for the Apple Watch, while LaCie has premiered a USB-C version of the Porsche Design Mobile Drive, aimed at Apple's 12-inch MacBook.

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Apple Watch battery will be replaceable to extend device's lifespan

03/10/2015, 09:03 am

In the event that the Apple Watch battery needs to be replaced, Apple technicians will be able to swap the component out, although the company hasn't elaborated on how the replacement process will be handled.

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Apple Watch's IPX7 water resistance good for washing hands, but not for swimming

03/09/2015, 06:03 pm

One of the last remaining questions surrounding the Apple Watch was answered Monday, when Apple revealed that its forthcoming wearable would be rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard.

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Apple Watch bands priced from $49 for sport to $449 for link bracelet, chargers cost $29/$39

03/09/2015, 03:03 pm

Pricing for accessories for the new Apple Watch was also revealed on Monday, with swappable bands carrying a wide range from $49 to $449. In addition, charging cables will be priced differently for different cord lengths [updated].

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Apple Watch Edition's gold case undergoes unique hardening process, hand polishing during manufacturing

03/09/2015, 03:03 pm

Following Monday's "Spring forward" event, Apple updated its website with a few expository videos relating to Apple Watch, including a clip detailing the production process each gold Apple Watch Edition unit goes through prior to sale.

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Apple Watch will feature 'all-day' battery life of 18 hours

03/09/2015, 03:03 pm

The Apple Watch will need to be recharged nightly, as Apple revealed on Monday that its upcoming wearable accessory will offer an average of 18 hours of runtime on a single charge.

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Apple Watch will launch on April 24, preorders and hands-on previews start April 10

03/09/2015, 02:03 pm

Users will be able to own an Apple Watch in nine countries starting April 24, but they'll be able to try out the wrist-worn device in special previews starting at Apple Stores two weeks earlier.

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Apple Watch Edition to start at $10,000, availability will be limited

03/09/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple's high-end 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will be a luxury priced item and the most expensive it has ever offered, starting at $10,000 and available in extremely limited quantities, the company revealed on Monday.

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