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Topic: Future Hardware

California approves limited testing of self-driving cars without steering wheels or backup drivers

09/30/2016, 02:09 pm

Califonia Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill allowing self-driving vehicles to be tested in the state without manual controls or human backup drivers, in a move that could aid Apple's own efforts in the field.

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Nvidia working with Apple on graphics for 'revolutionary' new Mac products

09/26/2016, 04:09 pm

Though Apple's current Mac lineup relies on AMD graphics, a switch to Nvidia could be in the works for the MacBook Pro and beyond, if new job listings from the GPU maker is any indication.

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Apple allegedly working on Siri stand-alone speaker with HomeKit integration

09/23/2016, 09:09 am

Apple appears to be stepping up efforts to combat Amazon's suite of Alexa voice recognition devices, with a Siri-based home voice assistant reportedly in the works.

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Apple FCC filing shows Apple TV-sized device with Bluetooth, NFC under review

09/22/2016, 02:09 pm

This week's update of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's database has revealed an as-yet-unannounced Apple product, with screw placement and case dimensions similar to that of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Wireless charging tech firm Energous namechecks Apple in regulatory filing

09/15/2016, 05:09 pm

A report on Thursday claims to have uncovered evidence that Apple is working on a viable wireless charging solution for iPhone in partnership with Energous, a sector specialist whose long-distance WattUp technology has been under development for years.

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'About a dozen' Magna engineers working on Apple's electric car, 'Project Titan' - report

09/15/2016, 09:09 am

Despite "Project Titan" shifting gears under new head Bob Mansfield, contract manufacturer Magna Steyr still reportedly has roughly a dozen engineers working on a car at Apple facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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Apple polling MacBook Pro owners on use of headphone jack, other ports

09/14/2016, 11:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday sent out surveys to a sampling of MacBook Pro customers asking whether they use the laptop's headphone jack, a question that suggests the company is looking to remove the legacy component as it did with iPhone 7.

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Apple fires dozens of Project Titan employees as autonomous car initiative shifts to underlying tech

09/09/2016, 08:09 pm

Apple is reportedly rethinking plans to enter the self-driving car business, and in so doing has shut down portions of the widely rumored development project, laying off dozens of employees.

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'A10 Fusion,' 'iSight Duo,' other trademarks for possible Apple products revealed

09/07/2016, 11:09 am

Five new trademarks associated with Apple have been culled from the Brunei registration system, and include "A10 Fusion," "iSight Duo," "Depth," "Scribble," and "Whiteboard" marketing terms.

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Apple requests wireless charging chip samples for upcoming iPhone product, report says

09/06/2016, 07:09 pm

A report out of the Far East on Tuesday claims Apple recently requested a batch of wireless charging chip samples from Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek, suggesting the iPhone maker is forging ahead with development of a bespoke wireless charging solution.

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Alleged Apple trademark filings reveal 'Iris Engine,' 'AirPod Case,' 'Home Hub,' 'Control Strip,' 'Smart Button'

09/06/2016, 12:09 pm

A wide array of international trademark filings allegedly connected to Apple could reveal the branding for new products and services, with possible ties to rumored features in the "iPhone 7," "AirPods" wireless headphones, and redesigned MacBook Pro.

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Low-end Intel Kaby Lake processors detailed, MacBook Pro version absent

08/30/2016, 12:08 pm

Intel has shed some specific details for the first time about the new seventh generation Kaby Lake processors suitable for the MacBook and MacBook Air, but as expected, processors suitable for the MacBook Pro have yet to materialize.

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Possible references to MacBook Pro OLED 'Function Row' spotted in Pages code

08/30/2016, 09:08 am

A reference to a "Dynamic Function Row" has been spotted in Apple's latest release of the Pages word processing app, potentially confirming a rumored name for the OLED touch bar on the new MacBook Pro.

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Apple to debut standalone 5K monitor, MacBook Air refresh, 'pro' iPad software features, report says

08/29/2016, 06:08 pm

Apple is working to release a fresh batch of Mac hardware including a standalone 5K display made in partnership with LG, MacBook Air and iMac refreshes, and new iPad Pro software catering to professional users, according to a report on Monday.

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Inside Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro: Graphics processing unit choices

08/27/2016, 03:08 pm

Once again, Apple probably won't rock the boat with any new MacBook Pro, and will likely stick with Intel integrated graphics and lower end next-generation discrete GPUs rather than giving macOS users faster options.

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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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