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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple has discussed charging 'around $400' for its wearable 'iWatch' - report

08/30/2014, 07:08 pm

Apple's anticipated "iWatch" may carry a price of around $400 when it goes on sale, though the wearable device is likely to be offered at a range of price points, according to a new report.

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Apple's wearable 'iWatch' not expected to ship until early 2015

08/29/2014, 11:08 am

Though Apple is expected to unveil its hotly anticipated "iWatch" at a forthcoming Sept. 9 event, the device won't actually ship to consumers for some time, potentially missing the holiday season entirely and arriving in stores in early 2015, according to a new report.

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Apple again rumored to unveil 'iWatch' alongside next-gen iPhones on Sept. 9

08/28/2014, 06:08 pm

Seemingly corroborating recent claims that Apple will launch its long-awaited "iWatch" wearable at an upcoming iPhone special event, Bloomberg on Thursday reported that the company decided to pair the two hardware announcements in order to "manage expectations" of the hotly anticipated wearable.

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Apple expected to unveil 'iWatch' alongside 'iPhone 6' at Sept. 9 event

08/27/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple's hotly anticipated "iWatch" may be introduced to the public sooner than expected, with a new report claiming the device will be formally unveiled at an anticipated Sept. 9 event, where the next-generation iPhone is also expected to debut.

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Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook Air given vague 15-month launch window by DigiTimes

08/27/2014, 07:08 am

The latest rumor on Apple's anticipated redesign of the MacBook Air casts a particularly wide net, suggesting that a thinner model could launch either this fall, or it could miss the holiday shopping season and debut at some point in 2015.

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Apple manufacturing costs spike to highest-ever levels, seen signaling huge 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' launches

08/25/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple's manufacturing and component purchase commitments reached a record $15.4 billion last quarter, leading one analyst to tell investors on Monday that Apple is gearing up for a blockbuster fall with the launch of an "iPhone 6" and rumored "iWatch."

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Document claims to detail 'Phosphorus,' a mysterious chip for Apple's 'iPhone 6' [u]

08/25/2014, 07:08 am

Apple's so-called "iPhone 6" may include a new chip code-named "Phosphorus" for analyzing new data, such as barometric pressure of the surrounding environment of the company's motion coprocessor, a new schematic suggests [updated].

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Apple's interest in reversible USB plugs detailed in new patent application

08/21/2014, 09:08 am

While a reversible "Type-A" USB connector may not meet the specifications of a certified USB cable, Apple has nevertheless shown interest in building one, a newly published patent application reveals.

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Continued production issues may force Apple to delay 'iWatch' until 2015, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims

08/19/2014, 03:08 pm

With a number of issues allegedly still standing between Apple and the launch of its anticipated wrist-worn device, the so-called "iWatch" may not even see the light of day until next year, the latest missive from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests.

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Intel's 'Core M' chip announcement suggests Broadwell-based MacBook Pros won't arrive until 2015

08/11/2014, 02:08 pm

Intel on Monday announced that its first low-power Broadwell chips will hit the market in limited quantities before the end of the year, and that those processors will be intended for premium tablet- and hybrid-style devices, strongly implying that next-generation chips bound for Apple's popular MacBook Pro lineup won't be available until 2015 at the earliest.

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Plethora of alleged 'iPhone 6' parts show Apple logo, cables & camera ring

08/11/2014, 08:08 am

The latest series of leaked parts show a number of components claimed to be for a future "iPhone 6," including more evidence of an embedded rear logo, along with an assortment of internal cables, and what could be a closer look at the ring that will cover the device's rear camera lens.

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Offhand comment stirs hope that Apple could announce 'iWatch' in Sept. [u]

08/08/2014, 05:08 pm

In a short blog post about Motorola's upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, the well-connected John Gruber caused a stir by seemingly saying Apple will launch "their wrist wearable thing" in September, though he later clarified that his comments were a "joke" and not based on any inside information.

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Apple's future iPhones could hide FaceTime camera & flash inside earpiece grille

08/07/2014, 09:08 am

The clean and simple design of Apple's iconic iPhone could become even simpler, thanks to a new concept that describes concealing the FaceTime camera within the earpiece speaker slot, and even adding a camera flash module that would illuminate forward facing pictures.

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Samsung teases Sept. 3 reveal of 'Note 4,' less than a week before Apple's 'iPhone 6' event

08/06/2014, 03:08 pm

With word leaking that Apple is apparently plotting an iPhone-related media event on Sept. 9, rival Samsung appears poised to beat Apple to press with its own "Unpacked" event six days earlier, where it is expected to unveil its next-generation jumbo-sized Note smartphone.

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Apple awarded patent for magnetic power that could wirelessly energize keyboards & mice

08/05/2014, 12:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday was officially awarded a patent related to wireless, magnetic power systems that could one day in the future allow low-power devices like keyboards and mice to be powered over the air, without any physical contact or even battery necessary.

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Apple likely to ship only 3 million 'iWatch' units this year, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says

07/31/2014, 03:07 pm

Market expectations for Apple's anticipated "iWatch" may be grossly overestimated, as well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said on Thursday that he expects that only 3 million wrist-worn smart devices from Apple will make it to store shelves by the end of this year.

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New Apple TV 'stalls' because of cable companies & content deals, likely not arriving until 2015 - report

07/30/2014, 02:07 pm

Apple still has a major revamp of its set-top box in the works, but the next-generation Apple TV may not arrive until next year, thanks to cable companies that are "dragging their heels," according to a new report.

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Another Apple page briefly mentioned mysterious 'mid-2014' 27-inch iMac

07/30/2014, 08:07 am

Apple may have accidentally tipped its hand on two imminent hardware releases this week, with support pages from the company referencing both new Mac mini and 27-inch iMac models listed with a "mid-2014" launch.

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Apple references unannounced 'mid-2014' Mac mini in Support Pages document

07/29/2014, 05:07 pm

In an update to a support document regarding Boot Camp compatibility on Monday, Apple added reference to an as-yet-unannounced "mid-2014" Mac mini, suggesting the company is -- or was -- planning a long overdue refresh of its smallest desktop offering.

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Rumor: 'iWatch' production hits snags, will not begin until Q4 2014

07/29/2014, 09:07 am

Executives at longtime Apple supplier TPK -- thought to have been selected by the iPhone maker to manufacture touch modules for the so-called "iWatch" -- are said to have revised earlier forecasts for a profit uptick in the third quarter, pushing the expected surge back by three months in what is seen as an indication that Apple's wearable is suffering from delays.

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