Topic: Future Hardware
05/31/2012, 06:05 pm
An industry analysis of the U.S. semi-conductor market released on Thursday claims that Apple has already decided which companies will supply the important radio chips in the next-generation iPhone, and one of the choices suggest that the handset will use advanced RF filtering technology.
05/31/2012, 02:05 pm
Intel on Thursday announced 14 new Ivy Bridge processors, four of which are ultra-low voltage chips that could find their way into Apple's updated MacBook Air lineup.
05/31/2012, 08:05 am
Apple has shown continued interest in improving the Bluetooth wireless standard, making it more power efficient when converting streaming media to a compatible format.
05/31/2012, 12:05 am
One well-connected insider has given Mac users hope that Apple will release a new Mac Pro with a comment that there is no chance Apple will discontinue the line.
05/29/2012, 03:05 am
RBC Capital Markets expressed belief on Tuesday that Apple will revamp its MacBook portables later this quarter and release a new iPhone in September or October.
05/28/2012, 09:05 am
Anticipated demand for Apple's redesigned line of 2012 MacBooks is reportedly so strong that the company's Far Eastern component suppliers are facing a labor shortage as they race to produce enough parts to supply the Mac maker's production lines.
05/25/2012, 08:05 am
Investment bank Piper Jaffray issued a note on Friday highlighting 10 key points, which range from anticipated future products to China iPhone growth, that it believes will drive shares of Apple up to $1,000 in the next couple of years.
05/25/2012, 12:05 am
With Apple's Mac Pro line growing long in the tooth after not having received an update for almost two years, a Facebook petition calling for information from the Mac maker on the fate of its professional-level desktops is steadily gaining traction.
05/24/2012, 08:05 am
Apple has explored building different kids of styluses compatible with the iPhone and iPad, including an optical stylus, and a handheld pointer with haptic feedback.
05/23/2012, 05:05 am
While visiting his home country of the U.K. to be knighted, Apple design chief Jonathan Ive said in an interview that he will most likely be remembered for the projects he is currently working on because they feel like "the most important and the best work" that his team has ever done.
05/22/2012, 01:05 pm
New parts claimed to be from unreleased Apple products purport to show a front panel for an iPod touch with a 4.1-inch screen, as well as new iPhone cameras.
05/19/2012, 03:05 am
Apple was awarded a patent on Thursday for a multi-point focusing system that integrates with devices capable of multitouch input, possibly pointing to future use of the technology in a next-generation iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
05/17/2012, 09:05 pm
Apple is set to introduce a new iPhone with a larger screen and an overhauled design that late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs "worked closely on" before he died, according to a new report.
05/16/2012, 02:05 pm
LCD screens capable of becoming Retina displays for Apple's next-generation Macs are currently available in the supply chain, but they come at a premium as high as $92 over regular screens.
05/15/2012, 10:05 am
In addition to the MacBook Pro lineup, Apple's next-generation iMac desktops are also rumored to receive a new high-resolution Retina display.
05/14/2012, 10:05 pm
New reports claim to have confirmed that Apple's upcoming MacBook Pros will eschew AMD graphics processors in favor of GPUs from Nvidia.
05/14/2012, 06:05 pm
Apple will reportedly debut multiple new MacBook Pro models at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, each said to sport Retina Display-like screens and high-performance Intel Ivy Bridge processors.
05/14/2012, 10:05 am
Samsung has seen a "huge" number of orders for its new flexible OLED screens, and Apple is rumored to be among the companies interested in the new technology.
05/14/2012, 08:05 am
In a sign that Apple plans to adopt USB 3.0 in addition to Thunderbolt on its MacBook lineup, the company is said to have inked a deal with Genesys Logic for USB 3.0 card reader controller chips.
05/14/2012, 08:05 am
Apple's long-awaited update to its MacBook lineup will be announced by the company in June, when suppliers are currently preparing for their shipments to significantly rise, according to a new report.