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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor could come with facial recognition camera, ship in 2017

05/27/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor could reportedly include a camera for facial recognition, but may have to wait until 2017 to hit store shelves.

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Apple working on charging infrastructure for electric cars - report

05/25/2016, 11:05 am

Apple is talking with firms which provide vehicle charging stations and hiring engineers with experience in the field as it works on a means of charging its rumored electric car, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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New 13" MacBook to launch in Q3, end development of MacBook Air insider says

05/23/2016, 11:05 pm

Noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple to launch a next-generation 13-inch MacBook model in the third quarter of 2016, which would expand the company's thin-and-light lineup directly into 13-inch MacBook Pro territory.

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Touch ID, OLED touch bar to highlight thinner MacBook Pro models in Q4

05/23/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple is expected to drastically revamp its flagship laptop line in the second half of 2016, according to one informed insider, with the slimmed down 13- and 15-inch models said to sport Touch ID, an OLED display touch bar, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, among other improvements.

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Uber unleashes experimental self-driving car on streets of Pittsburgh

05/19/2016, 05:05 pm

Ride hailing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it is testing a self-driving, hybrid Ford Fusion on the streets of Pittsburgh, bringing the ride-sharing giant one step closer to an autonomous future.

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Acura's sleeker 2nd-gen self-driving car hides sensors for better aesthetics

05/18/2016, 04:05 pm

With Acura's launch of its second automated vehicle, the RLX, the luxury sedan manufacturer is closer to providing an attractive consumer option --a market Apple watchers expect the company's secretive "Project Titan" is also eyeing.

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Exclusive: Apple's top secret 'Athena' chip fab gets new 'delicate equipment'

04/29/2016, 03:04 pm

Apple has quickly moved to overhaul the equipment installed at the San Jose, Calif., chip fab it acquired from Maxim Integrated Products in December, indicating that the purchase was a strategic priority for the company in its relentless drive to out-innovate its competitors.

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New hires at Apple suggest work on prototyping 'Apple Car' parts

04/22/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple has picked up two more workers from the auto industry, both of whom are now believed to be at the company's "Product Realization Lab," where prototype hardware is developed.

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Rumor: Control of user data railroaded 'Project Titan' talks between Apple and BMW, Daimler

04/20/2016, 03:04 pm

Apple was said to be involved in negotiations with automakers BMW and Daimler, but discussions fell apart because the parties couldn't agree on who would own and protect the data associated with a connected, self-driving car.

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Apple patents ultra-compact folding telephoto lens for mobile devices

04/19/2016, 12:04 pm

The days of being forced to deal with a bulbous camera bump to enjoy optical zoom in a smartphone may soon be over, as Apple has invented a new variety of compact telephoto lens system.

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Apple picks up Tesla's former VP of Vehicle Engineering for 'special projects'

04/19/2016, 10:04 am

Apple has reportedly recruited Tesla's former VP of Vehicle Engineering, Chris Porritt, to work on "special projects" at the company -- possibly to replace Steve Zadesky, the one-time head of Apple's electric car project, codenamed Titan.

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Rumor: Ultrathin MacBook update coming in second half of 2016, will feature redesigned hinge

04/15/2016, 12:04 pm

Apple is allegedly planning to update its ultraportable MacBook with Retina display in the second half of 2016, featuring a new screen hing design made from metal injection molding, according to a new supply chain report.

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Motor Trend spotlights 'Apple Car' development in June cover story

04/14/2016, 08:04 am

For its latest June issue, long-running automotive serial Motor Trend threw a spotlight on rumors and speculation surrounding Apple's shadowy "Project Titan." To go along with its print coverage, which includes a well-studied "Apple Car" concept rendering, the magazine invited a panel of experts to discuss the broader implications of Apple's efforts, and AppleInsider was there.

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Codenames for Apple's 'Project Titan' car HQ borrow from Greek mythology: 'Rhea,' 'Athena' & 'Medusa'

04/11/2016, 10:04 pm

A series of buildings in Sunnyvale, Calif., are ground zero for Apple's top secret "Project Titan" electric car project, and a new report reveals the codenames of some of the company's facilities in the area, including names like "Pegasus," "Aria," "Rhea" and "Corvinus."

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Google launches Cardboard SDK for iOS, Microsoft begins shipping HoloLens to developers

03/30/2016, 04:03 pm

It's been a big week for virtual and augmented reality technology, thanks to the newly shipping Oculus Rift, the debut of a Google Cardboard development kit for iOS, and initial availability of developer hardware for Microsoft HoloLens.

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Macs may go even longer between revamps as Intel kills tick-tock

03/24/2016, 01:03 pm

Already burdened with improvement cycles measured in years, Mac owners could soon find more room for despair, as Apple supplier and chipmaker extraordinaire Intel has announced that they will no longer follow their famous tick-tock development strategy.

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Apple moves to bring iCloud infrastructure in-house predicated by backdoor fears - report

03/23/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple's multi-year effort to develop its own servers and networking hardware has reportedly been driven in large part by security concerns, as the company worries that supply chain tampering may lead to deeply embedded vulnerabilities which are difficult to find and remediate.

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Apple's 'Liam' video sparks theories of new iPhone 6s-like model without camera bump

03/22/2016, 10:03 am

Apple fanatics are always digging, looking for clues about what could be next for the company, and many times seeing things where they don't exist. The latest conspiracy theory: Apple subtly showed off an iPhone 6s-like design without a protruding rear camera at its media event on Monday.

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Purported packaging leak claims to confirm 'iPhone SE' name, NFC for Apple's new 4" iPhone

03/17/2016, 09:03 am

Nefarious supply chain personnel in China seem to have once again defied their non-disclosure agreements, snapping what is said to be a photo of the specifications sticker affixed to the box for Apple's iPhone 5c successor.

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Rumor: Chinese spy shots show 'iPhone 7' with dual cameras, no home button

03/15/2016, 02:03 pm

Photos of what purport to be Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 7" have bubbled up from sources in the People's Republic of China, though some aspects of the snaps cast a shade of doubt on their authenticity.

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