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Topic: Future Hardware

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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Apple's rumored chip switch from Samsung to TSMC may send shockwaves through industry

11/28/2012, 08:11 am

Concerns are already arising in the semiconductor industry about Apple's potential switch from Samsung to TSMC for production of iPhone and iPad processors.

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OS X 10.8.3 beta supports AMD Radeon 7000 drivers, hinting at Apple's new Mac Pro

11/27/2012, 08:11 am

Apple's first beta of OS X 10.8.3 has quietly added support for the AMD Radeon HD 7000 series of graphics cards, hinting that they could be featured in the company's designed Mac Pro desktop.

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Apple television predicted to headline three core product launches in 2013

11/20/2012, 09:11 am

Apple is forecast by one prominent market watcher to hold three major product launches in 2013, capped off by the introduction of a full-fledged television set by the end of the year.

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AuthenTec sells encryption business, suggesting Apple's interest lies in fingerprint sensors

11/19/2012, 01:11 pm

With Apple rumored to be attempting to acquire a security solutions provider, a new move by AuthenTec to sell a portion of its business suggests Apple is most interested in its fingerprint scanning technology.

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ARM-based Macs seen as 'inevitable,' but Apple unlikely to switch anytime soon

11/06/2012, 08:11 am

It's "inevitable" that Apple will merge its Mac and iOS devices at some point, but such a change is not expected to happen for years, in the eyes of one industry watcher.

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ARM announces 64-bit Cortex-A50 mobile processors coming in 2014

10/30/2012, 03:10 pm

ARM on Tuesday unveiled new its next-generation of high-performance, power sipping 64-bit chips CPUs that could power future devices from companies like Apple as soon as 2014.

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Images of alleged 'iPad 4' screen show larger hole for FaceTime camera

10/22/2012, 09:10 pm

Coming just hours ahead of a special event at which Apple is expected to unveil a 7.85-inch "iPad mini," photos show what is claimed to be the screen of an as-yet-unannounced full-size iPad, revealing a larger hole for the front-facing camera.

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Rumor roundup: What to expect from Apple's 'iPad mini' event

10/22/2012, 04:10 pm

With only hours to go before Apple's special event kicks off in San Jose, Calif., AppleInsider offers a collection of the latest news and rumors about the "iPad mini," 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, and other products said to be in Apple's pipeline.

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Rumor: Photos show iPad, 'iPad mini' Lightning connectors

10/21/2012, 11:10 pm

A pair of images published on Sunday claim to show two Lightning dock connectors, one for Apple's much-rumored iPad mini and another bound for the fourth-generation 9.7-inch iPad.

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Rumor: Image allegedly shows 9.7-inch iPad with Lightning port

10/20/2012, 05:10 pm

An image released on Saturday claims to show a slightly modified third-generation iPad with a Lightning connector port, possibly pointing to an imminent release of the rumored device as part of Apple's move to bring parity across its iDevice lineup.

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