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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple viewed as better off focusing on chip process development rather than fabrication

07/15/2013, 10:07 am

Rather than buying a silicon fabrication plant, Apple may be better suited developing its own proprietary chip logic process technology, a new analysis suggests.

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Rumor: Apple buys into chip fab, plans to build its own silicon

07/12/2013, 11:07 am

Apple may move beyond designing silicon and actually build its own mobile chips, rather than relying entirely on third-party suppliers like Samsung or TSMC, a new rumor claims.

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Apple's rumored switch to IGZO displays could boost MacBook battery life

07/10/2013, 05:07 pm

The next generation of MacBooks could, if Apple decides to make the switch, feature a new technology that would significantly boost battery life while giving users a better display quality.

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Apple's Haswell-powered 15" MacBook Pro revealed in benchmark test

07/09/2013, 10:07 am

A system appearing to be Apple's next-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro, featuring a quad-core Haswell processor clocked at 2.4 gigahertz, has appeared in an online benchmark test.

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Rumor: TSMC inks deal to build 20nm 'A8' chips for Apple starting this year

06/24/2013, 08:06 am

A new report claims that Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have actually sealed the deal on a three-year agreement to supply A-series chips for future iPhones and iPads.

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Sony teases new smart watch as Apple 'iWatch' speculation lingers

06/21/2013, 03:06 pm

Sony has begun hyping the debut of a smart watch wrist-worn accessory at next week's Mobile Asia Expo, potentially expanding its role in a nascent market that Apple is also rumored to be eyeing.

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Benchmarks may reveal Haswell-powered gains in Apple's next 13" MacBook Pro

06/20/2013, 10:06 am

Performance tests for an unreleased MacBook Pro model have appeared online, potentially offering a hint at Apple's next generation of professional notebooks powered by Intel's new Haswell processors.

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First benchmarks for redesigned Mac Pro reportedly appear online

06/19/2013, 09:06 pm

Just over one week following its sneak preview at WWDC 2013, the radically redesigned Mac Pro has supposedly shown up on a popular Internet based benchmarking site running what appears to be a specialized build of OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Developer secretly tested new Mac Pro for weeks inside Apple's 'Evil Lab'

06/14/2013, 09:06 am

Prior to its unveiling at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, the new Mac Pro was put through its paces in a top-secret lab at Apple's headquarters by a prominent third-party developer.

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US assembly of Apple's new Mac Pro to be handled by Flextronics - report

06/13/2013, 08:06 am

When it goes into production in America later this year, Apple's new cylindrical Mac Pro desktop will reportedly be built in U.S. facilities run by Singapore-based manufacturer Flextronics.

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Apple's OS X Mavericks hints at future Retina Thunderbolt Displays and iMacs

06/11/2013, 08:06 am

Amid Monday's excitement, it was discovered that the blue-and-green ocean wave wallpaper image Apple released to promote its upcoming OS X Mavericks for Mac is fitted precisely for a 27-inch Retina Thunderbolt Display, or even a 27-inch Retina iMac.

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Apple throws out the rulebook for its unique next-gen Mac Pro

06/10/2013, 07:06 pm

Apple on Monday offered an uncharacteristic sneak peek of its forthcoming Mac Pro, which after years of being largely ignored has received a radical new design crammed with state-of-the-art hardware technology.

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Apple offers sneak peek at new cylindrical Mac Pro assembled in the USA

06/10/2013, 02:06 pm

In a rare move, Apple offered a sneak preview of a "Mac unlike any we've ever made," sporting a new, smaller cylindrical design powerful enough to drive three 4K-resolution displays.

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Apple to update iMac lineup with Intel Haswell CPUs in June or July - report

06/10/2013, 07:06 am

Apple's all-in-one iMac desktops will receive a refresh this summer, gaining Intel's latest generation Haswell processors in June or July, according to one analyst.

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Apple files for ownership of 'iWatch' trademark in Russia, report claims

06/05/2013, 08:06 am

Apple has allegedly filed in Russia to register the product name "iWatch," the same name that has been unofficially used to refer to the company's rumored wrist-worn accessory.

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Amazon sells out of entry-level 13" Retina MacBook Pro amid rumors of slimmer model

06/03/2013, 09:06 am

Just hours after new details surfaced suggesting that Apple could introduce a slimmed-down version of its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display next week, one of the company's largest resellers Amazon.com is sold out of the current entry-level model.

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Dual-mic MacBook Air expected at WWDC, legacy MacBook Pro to remain without update

06/02/2013, 08:06 am

While Apple's MacBook Air is rumored to receive an updated a dual-microphone system that would help with voice-driven features like dictation, the company's legacy MacBook Pro will not receive a hardware update at WWDC, a well-connected insider claims.

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Apple's graphics chip development center in Orlando houses former AMD, Intrinsity engineers

05/31/2013, 02:05 pm

Apple's new graphics chip development facility in Central Florida features the Intrinsity team that was acquired years ago, as well as newly recruited employees from AMD, according to a new report.

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Apple reportedly takes on 12 former AMD engineers for 'Orlando GPU team'

05/29/2013, 07:05 pm

Coming on the heels of job postings for chip engineers at Apple's Orlando Design Center, it was discovered that the Cupertino company recently picked up at least 12 former AMD graphics specialists for its "Orlando GPU team," suggesting research and development into custom SoCs is being accelerated.

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Apple CEO mum on 'iWatch,' but praises Nike FuelBand & pans Google Glass

05/28/2013, 09:05 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook unsurprisingly declined to reveal any details about his company's future products at D11 on Tuesday, but he did offer some general comments on the emerging wearable device market.

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