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Topic: Future Hardware

Tim Cook: Apple's product pipeline is 'chock full' of 'incredible stuff'

01/23/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook teased on Wednesday that his company has big plans for the rest of 2013, though he unsurprisingly declined to get into specifics.

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TSMC's big expectations for its 20nm chips suggest negotiations with Apple

01/22/2013, 09:01 am

Officials at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have high hopes for their forthcoming 20-nanometer chip production process, fueling speculation that Apple plans to adopt the company's chips for its iPhone and iPad starting in 2014.

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Apple exploring idea for removable device clip with tactile controls

01/17/2013, 09:01 am

Apple's unique idea for a removable clip that could add tactile buttons to a portable device was revealed on Thursday in a new filing.

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Apple's 2013 product pipeline to feature new iPhones and all-Retina iPad and MacBook Pro lineups

01/16/2013, 12:01 am

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has made his Apple hardware predictions for the upcoming year, and expects a bevy of new iOS and Mac product releases will help the iPhone maker address a wider swath of the market

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Apple Thunderbolt Display inventory dwindles, may hint at upcoming redesign

01/14/2013, 11:01 am

A number of resellers have run dry of Apple Thunderbolt Display inventory, suggesting the 27-inch monitor may be due for an upgrade, perhaps with a thinner design that takes cues from the latest iMacs.

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Sharp hypes IGZO displays, Apple called a 'prime candidate' to use

01/08/2013, 09:01 am

Sharp this week made its case to CES attendees that IGZO technology is the future of mobile displays, leading one market watcher to believe it's likely inevitable that Apple will adopt them.

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802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi experts sought by Apple

01/07/2013, 11:01 am

With Apple rumored to be interested in releasing new Macs with superfast 802.11ac wireless connectivity this year, a new job listing by the company advertises a position for engineers experienced with Gigabit Wi-Fi.

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Apple's 2013 Macs rumored to include 802.11ac 'Gigabit Wi-Fi'

01/02/2013, 11:01 am

Apple has reportedly struck a deal with Broadcom that will place superfast 802.11ac Wi-Fi chips in its 2013 Mac lineup.

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Apple's MacBook Pro, MacBook Air to retain current designs in reported June refresh

12/28/2012, 05:12 am

Apple will reportedly update the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air product lines in June 2013 with upgraded innards, but no major design changes are expected for either laptop range.

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Apple reportedly evaluating IGZO display tech for next-gen iPhones and iPads

12/27/2012, 01:12 am

Apple is reportedly in talks with Sharp to use the company's IGZO display technology in next-generation iPhones and iPads, but low yield rates have prompted the Cupertino tech giant to look at other Asian display makers in efforts to bolster its supply chain.

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Apple granted rights to new process for creating high-quality curved glass

12/26/2012, 12:12 pm

While curved glass enclosures have emerged as a hallmark of Samsung's latest smartphone designs, it was revealed this week that Apple has also expressed interest in the subject, developing a safer and more cost-effective manufacturing process that would allow the company to create thinner, higher-quality convex enclosure for devices as small as an iPhone but as large as a Thunderbolt display.

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Mysterious 'Project Azalea' believed to be codename for Apple's US-based chip production partner

12/19/2012, 08:12 am

New York, California, Texas and Oregon are all said to be competing to become home to a major semiconductor manufacturer said to have ties with Apple and production of chips for devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Leaked document reveals Intel 'Haswell' chips potentially bound for 2013 iMacs

12/13/2012, 10:12 am

Details on 14 new desktop processors set to launch in 2013 based on Intel's "Haswell" architecture have leaked, offering a glimpse at chips that could potentially make their way into the next-generation iMac.

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'Top secret' plans for upstate New York chip factory may involve Apple

12/12/2012, 12:12 pm

New York state economic development officials have reportedly been pitched plans for a 3.2-million-square-foot chip manufacturing factory that could produce components for Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Jefferies expects 'iPhone 5S' & new iPad in summer, 'iTV' next fall

12/10/2012, 11:12 am

Investment firm Jefferies helped to send Apple stock downward Monday morning when it cut its price target from $900 to $800, but the financial group also predicted that Apple will launch its next iPhone and iPad as early as June, followed by a television set in the fall of 2013.

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US Mac production likely to still rely on Foxconn, not American companies

12/07/2012, 08:12 am

Though Apple will be bringing production of one full Mac lineup to the U.S. next year, it's likely that the primary supplier will be Taiwanese company Foxconn, which is planning an expansion to America.

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Foxconn seeks expansion to US as Apple gears up for made-in-America Macs

12/06/2012, 10:12 am

As Apple plans to begin building one full line of Macs in the U.S. in 2013, the company's primary assembly partner, Foxconn, is working to expand its operations in America.

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Apple will invest $100M to produce one line of Macs in the US in 2013

12/06/2012, 07:12 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has revealed that he plans to bring production of one entire line of Macs to the U.S. next year.

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Complex chip shift from Samsung expected to take Apple 12-18 months

11/30/2012, 08:11 am

For Apple to move production of its iPhone and iPhone and iPad chips away from Samsung would be a long, difficult process with only three realistic alternative companies.

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Apple investigating 'realistic' wireless charging technology

11/29/2012, 09:11 am

A new patent application reveals Apple's interest in a "realistic and practical approach" to wireless power, providing over-the-air electricity to low-power devices within a distance of one meter.

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