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Topic: Future Hardware

macOS Sierra beta points to future Macs equipped with 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2

08/24/2016, 05:08 pm

Upcoming Macs may support USB 3.1 Gen 2, enabling peripheral speeds up to a maximum 10 gigabits per second, code discovered in macOS Sierra suggests.

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Inside Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro: USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

08/17/2016, 03:08 pm

With Apple's new MacBook Pro expected in the coming months, AppleInsider takes a look at technologies expected to be updated, or removed, from the new portable. In many ways, one of the key changes could be the anticipated embrace of new, smaller USB-C ports with high-speed USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 data connectivity.

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Intel pushes USB-C as 3.5mm jack replacement, touts better sound, thinness & power management

08/17/2016, 12:08 pm

The seemingly inevitable demise of the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack has placed the technology world in need of a successor, and Intel this week laid out its case as to why it thinks the reversible USB-C port is the best option for accessory makers.

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Redesigned, ultra-thin MacBook Pro with AMD GPU not expected to debut at 'iPhone 7' event Sept. 7

08/10/2016, 09:08 am

Although Apple is nearing the completion of a redesigned MacBook Pro, it probably won't make its appearance at an "iPhone 7" event expected on Sept. 7, a report said on Wednesday.

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Anticipated MacBook Pro redesign boosting profits for Apple hinge manufacturer

08/10/2016, 09:08 am

With a shift to highly precise metal injection molding-fabricated hinges probable in a new, thinner MacBook Pro, manufacturers that can generate the parts are greatly exceeding expectations.

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South Korean company said to be working on 'Apple Car' battery tech

08/09/2016, 02:08 pm

A South Korean company's physical advancement in hollow-cored lithium-ion battery technology is allegedly on tap for the potential future "Apple Car" currently in development under the "Project Titan" aegis.

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Rumor: Apple working on entirely new, advanced health-tracking hardware for 2017 launch

08/09/2016, 07:08 am

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple could be planning to unveil a "killer new product" developed within its health laboratories, a new report claims -- though details are vague.

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Apple patent filing shows future potential of Touch ID not tied to a button

07/28/2016, 03:07 pm

A patent filing made public today stems directly from the Apple purchase of biometric company AuthenTec, and could lead to future iPhones and iPads using part or all of the touchscreen to act a Touch ID sensor.

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Apple bolsters 'Project Titan' self-driving software team with former QNX CEO

07/28/2016, 02:07 pm

To flesh out the advanced software needed for a self-driving automobile, Apple has reportedly hired talent away from former high-profile rival and now-beleaguered BlackBerry and its QNX division.

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Rumor: Apple to adopt USB Type-C in another upcoming MacBook, whether it's Pro or Air

07/27/2016, 11:07 am

A new supply chain rumor suggests that Apple will bring USB Type-C ports from its 12-inch MacBook to another notebook in the lineup. The most likely candidate: the MacBook Pro. Here's why.

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Apple shakes up electric vehicle team, places Bob Mansfield in charge of 'Project Titan' - report

07/25/2016, 11:07 am

After taking a reduced role at Apple for the last few years, hardware engineer and former executive Bob Mansfield has returned to prominence at the company, and is now in charge of the company's ambitious electric vehicle project, according to a new report.

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Intel's 7th-gen 'Kaby Lake' processors delivered to manufacturers

07/21/2016, 05:07 pm

Intel's seventh-generation Core processor was recently delivered to unspecified companies in sufficient quantities for manufacturing, however the first run of chips are not likely destined for Apple's MacBook Pro.

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'Apple Car' rollout reportedly delayed until 2021, owing to obstacles in 'Project Titan'

07/21/2016, 12:07 pm

Apple's rumored electric car won't hit the roads until 2021, owing to various obstacles encountered in "Project Titan," a report claimed on Thursday.

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Groundbreaking 'atomic memory' could cram unimaginable amounts of data into your iPhone

07/19/2016, 10:07 am

A new technology for data storage at the atomic level could supplant magnetic and flash media in the future, and yield thousands of terabytes in a single drive -- if scientists can perfect it.

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Apple's likely 'AirPods' headphone trademark obscured by shell company

07/15/2016, 06:07 pm

New evidence suggests that Apple is once again hiding behind a shell corporation as it seeks ownership of a new trademark --in this case, for an anticipated product named "AirPods," which could be the name for a new set of Bluetooth wireless earbuds.

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Apple still working on next-gen external display with integrated graphics card - report

06/24/2016, 01:06 pm

Despite killing the Thunderbolt Display without a replacement this week, Apple is still working on a successor --one that will reportedly have its own separate integrated graphics card, likely to push a high-resolution Retina display.

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Apple shows interest in expanding True Tone color accuracy beyond the 9.7" iPad Pro

06/23/2016, 11:06 am

While True Tone technology is currently exclusive to Apple's latest flagship iPad, a new patent application signals it has interest in expanding the color management capabilities to other devices, potentially ranging from as small as an Apple Watch to as large as an iMac.

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MacOS Sierra code hints at MacBook Pro touch bar, Touch ID integration

06/14/2016, 07:06 pm

A number of system control files discovered in Apple's latest macOS Sierra reference options for a potentially customizable LED interface, adding fuel to recent rumors of an OLED touch bar-equipped MacBook Pro.

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MacBook Pro with OLED touchbar visualized in new concept renderings

06/09/2016, 08:06 pm

Building on a foundation of recent rumor and speculation, designer Martin Hajek mocked up computer graphics renders exploring the utility of incorporating an OLED touchbar into Apple's rumored next-generation MacBook Pro, a device anticipated for release later this year.

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New US guidelines on self-driving cars coming in July, NHTSA official says

06/08/2016, 04:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Transportation will reportedly be laying out new guidelines on self-driving cars in July, hoping to improve the speed with which companies like Apple and Google can deploy their technology.

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