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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple shows interest in iOS stylus with optical sensor, haptic feedback

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.

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Apple designer Jonathan Ive says current projects are his 'most important' work

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.

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Parts show alleged next-gen iPhone cameras, 4.1" iPod touch front panel

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.

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Apple patents multi-point camera focusing system for multitouch-equipped devices

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.

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2012 iPhone to feature larger-display design that Steve Jobs worked on

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.

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Mac-bound Retina displays will cost Apple a $92 premium from suppliers

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.

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Apple's next iMacs also rumored to receive Retina display upgrade

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.

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Apple rumored to switch to Nvidia graphics for new MacBook Pros

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.

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Apple to debut thinner Retina Display MacBook Pros at WWDC

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.

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'Huge' orders for Samsung's flexible OLEDs spark rumors of Apple interest

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.

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Genesys tapped to supply USB 3.0 chips for Apple's MacBook Air

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.

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Suppliers gearing up for launch of Apple's new MacBooks in June - report

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.

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Benchmarks hint at next-gen Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro, iMac

05/14/2012, 05:05 am

Geekbench benchmarks that appear to be from unreleased versions of Apple's MacBook Pro and iMac computers have surfaced online and serve as compelling evidence of upcoming upgrades from the company.

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Apple's secure facial recognition system would rely on 3D rendering

05/10/2012, 08:05 am

Apple has shown interest in building advanced, secure facial recognition technology that would take a two-dimensional image of a person's face and render it in 3D for greater accuracy.

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Rumor: Apple planning to launch $799 MacBook Air in Q3 2012

05/07/2012, 07:05 am

Apple is rumored to be planning to aggressively combat new "Ultrabook" laptops coming to market by releasing a $799 MacBook Air model in the third quarter of 2012, a price $200 less than the company's current cheapest model.

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Apple shows continued interest in haptic touchscreen fingertip feedback

05/03/2012, 10:05 am

Future iPhones and iPads from Apple could feature advanced technology that would allow users to not only touch the screen, but also feel textures and other feedback on their fingertips.

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Liquidmetal inventor says Apple is years away from using alloy

05/02/2012, 04:05 pm

The inventor of Liquidmetal guesses that it would take hundreds of millions of dollars and over three years for Apple to ready the technology necessary to mass-produce large products made from the material.

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TSMC hopes to land orders for 20nm chips from Apple in 2014 - report

05/02/2012, 07:05 am

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has reportedly placed an early investment in 20-nanometer chip technology, in hopes of landing orders from Apple as soon as 2014.

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Apple wants to improve brightness control on OLED screens

04/26/2012, 08:04 am

Though Apple has never released a product with an OLED screen, it continues to dabble with the technology behind the scenes, and has proposed a way of improving brightness control on organic light emitting diode displays.

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Apple predicted to discontinue 17-inch MacBook Pro

04/23/2012, 08:04 am

Though updates for the 13- and 15-inch models are on the horizon, Apple may not continue making its 17-inch MacBook Pro, according to one analyst.

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