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Apple Watch's advanced AMOLED display far more costly than traditional screens - report

09/29/2014, 09:09 am

The flexible AMOLED display found in Apple's new smart watch is believed to be among the most-costly mobile device displays available, according to a new report, with the 1.5-inch units thought to cost more than half as much as the 4.7-inch LCD in the new iPhone 6.


Apple rumored to debut new Mac mini in October alongside iPad refresh

09/25/2014, 04:09 pm

A report on Thursday cites inside sources as saying Apple is preparing to launch a new Mac mini in the near future, possibly as soon as October to coincide with the usual iPad refresh cycle.


Next-gen USB 3.1 Type-C connector will support DisplayPort, 5K video output

09/22/2014, 01:09 pm

The new USB 3.0 reversible Type-C connector will also support DisplayPort Alternate Mode with screen resolutions of "4K and beyond," the standards setting group behind the technology announced on Monday.


Rumor: Apple Watch to feature 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage

09/22/2014, 08:09 am

Apple was light on technical specifications in announcing its forthcoming Watch earlier this month, but one analyst has checked with the company's supply chain to find component makers expect the final shipping product to include 512 megabytes of RAM, and a "mainstream version" with 4 gigabytes of internal storage.


Apple's next product splash slated for second half of October

09/17/2014, 09:09 am

Though the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have been formally introduced, Apple is far from calling it quits on 2014, with the company's next major product unveiling expected to take place around mid-to-late October, AppleInsider has learned.


Gold 'Apple Watch Edition' could cost $1,200, industry insiders say

09/12/2014, 08:09 pm

As Apple only announced an entry-level $349 price tier for its upcoming Apple Watch, speculation on cost continues to run rampant, with the latest report claiming high-end gold models could sell for $1,200 when they launch next year.


Rumor: Apple could launch new 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display this fall

09/12/2014, 10:09 am

The next Mac to receive a high-resolution Retina display could be the all-in-one desktop iMac, according to a new report, which alleges that Apple is planning to have a new 27-inch model sporting a 5K display released in the fourth quarter of 2014.


Rumor: Apple to launch 12-inch MacBook Air in 2015 with iPhone-inspired colors

09/11/2014, 08:09 pm

A sketchy rumor on Thursday claims Apple's rumored 12-inch MacBook Air will debut in the middle of 2015, to be available in gold, space gray and silver colors identical to those offered with the iPhone.


Next-generation Apple Watch rumored to boast more sensors, fitness capabilities

09/11/2014, 08:09 pm

The Apple Watch won't hit stores until next year, but a report on Thursday is already saying the next iteration will come packed with more sensors and fitness-oriented functionality.


Apple Watch: First impressions from an afternoon with Cupertino's new wearable

09/09/2014, 11:09 pm

Earlier today, Apple showed off its highly anticipated watch, the first completely new product category from Apple since Steve Jobs showed off the iPad in 2010. AppleInsider was there live, among the first to get their hands on Apple's major push into the wearable devices market


Vague schematics & details hint at mic, speaker, rectangular design for Apple's 'iWatch'

09/08/2014, 08:09 am

A set of screenshots posted to social sharing site Reddit on Monday purport to show engineering drawings of parts destined for Apple's upcoming wearable device -- including a speaker assembly, rectangular case, and round PCB --while the poster claims the device will be waterproof and ship in eight different SKUs.


Apple invites fashion publications to Sept. 9 event, signaling likely 'iWatch' focus

09/06/2014, 06:09 pm

With a large number of high profile fashion editors and bloggers invited to Apple's Sept. 9 media event, it's expected that the company wants to win the favor of the fashion industry for its anticipated entrance into the emerging wearable devices market, potentially positioning the "iWatch" as more of a chic statement than geeky gadget.


Apple employees 'have set low expectations' for 'iWatch' battery life - report

09/05/2014, 03:09 pm

One of the biggest issues associated with color touchscreen smartwatches has been battery life, and the same problems may persist with Apple's first foray into the wrist-borne wearable devices market, according to a new report.


Sight unseen, Apple's competitors expect 'iWatch' to help establish wearable computing market

09/05/2014, 01:09 pm

Apple's role as the top trendsetter in technology is so well established that even rival companies Samsung and LG are openly admitting they hope the "iWatch," whatever it actually is, will help expand the market for wearable devices beyond niche status.


Apple's 'iWatch' has flexible sapphire screen & wireless charging, 'iPhone 6' to offer one-handed mode, NYT says

09/04/2014, 03:09 pm

As hype builds for Apple's Sept. 9 announcement, yet another report chimes in with alleged details, saying the company's wearable "iWatch" will sport a flexible screen and wireless charging, while the company's larger iPhone models will apparently offer a one-handed mode for ease of use.


Both Apple's 'iPhone 6' and 'iWatch' will offer NFC e-wallet payments, WSJ reaffirms

09/04/2014, 12:09 pm

Yet another publication chimed in on Thursday to say that Apple's next iPhone and its anticipated wearable "iWatch" will support near-field communications technology to enable wireless payments, while the "iWatch" is also said to sport a curved OLED display.


Apple's 'iWatch' to have two sizes, 8GB storage, multiple material & color options for 2015 launch - report

09/04/2014, 09:09 am

With Apple design chief Jony Ive reportedly confident of the so-called "iWatch's" chances when pitted against the famous Swiss watchmakers, a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple will offer its upcoming wearable -- which is unlikely to hit shelves before 2015 -- in at least two sizes with 8 gigabytes of internal storage and a variety of color and material options, including gold


Jony Ive reportedly says 'iWatch' will be trouble for Switzerland

09/03/2014, 09:09 pm

Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive reportedly put the entire country of Switzerland on notice in touting the company's long-rumored wearable device, suggesting a fit and finish comparable to or surpassing that of traditional watches.


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.


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.