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Topic: Future Hardware

Despite new CPU options, Apple reportedly questioning future of Mac Pro

10/31/2011, 02:10 pm

Despite the coming availability of a new generation of Sandy Bridge desktop CPUs suitable for advancing Apple's Mac Pro line, the company has reportedly been evaluating whether to continue to invest in furthering its full-sized workstation line beyond this year in the face of limited sales.


Apple rumored to be testing new ultrathin 15-inch MacBook

10/30/2011, 05:10 pm

Apple is allegedly prepared to add a new thin-and-light 15-inch MacBook to its lineup in the near future, with one report claiming the company has finished development of a crucial test component.


Apple exploring 3D gestures to control devices from a distance

10/27/2011, 09:10 am

Apple is investigating new ways of interacting with devices, such as using hand gestures to navigate and control a video recording system without touching anything.


Rumor: Apple manufacturers facing difficulties with high-res screens for iPad 3

10/27/2011, 02:10 am

Apple's suppliers are said to have come up against challenges in their efforts to mass produce a high-resolution Retina-like display for the iPad 3, a new report claims.


Circumstances likely to see Apple push MacBook Pro refresh to November

10/21/2011, 02:10 pm

A refresh to Apple's professional line of notebooks once anticipated for an introduction as early as September may not roll out until early next month.


Apple exploring lighter, more efficient hydrogen fuel cells

10/20/2011, 08:10 am

Apple's interest in alternative energy and building "green," energy-efficient devices has been highlighted in a new concept for hydrogen fuel cells to power portable electronics.


Apple looking to simplify Bluetooth power states to conserve battery life

10/13/2011, 08:10 am

Apple is investigating a new way to power off Bluetooth-enabled electronic devices, allowing users to press just one button on one device to configure or disable multiple devices.


Gizmodo editors escape indictment but called "juvenile" in iPhone 4 prototype case

10/12/2011, 06:10 pm

There was not enough evidence to indict Gizmodo editors in last year's iPhone 4 prototype debacle, though actions and correspondence by the site's editors were called "juvenile" by the court case's prosecuting district attorney.


3G MacBook Pro prototype 'owner' gets parts returned to him

10/08/2011, 02:10 am

Apple has sent back custom-installed parts to the unwitting buyer of a 3G antenna-equipped MacBook Pro prototype, after reclaiming the computer last month.


Rumor: Apple may discontinue iPod shuffle, classic this year

09/27/2011, 09:09 pm

Reports continue to surface that Apple will discontinue the iPod classic after an impressive 10-year run, while the iPod shuffle is also expected to get the ax as the company moves toward a multi-touch lineup for its iconic portable media players.


Rumor: Wintek touch panel defect may affect iPhone 5 shipments

09/23/2011, 02:09 am

Defects discovered in Wintek-produced touch panels bound for Apple's next-generation iPhone could adversely affect initial shipments of the device, according to an unverified report.


Apple exploring universal power adapter, data/charge cable for iPhone & Mac

09/22/2011, 09:09 am

Apple has shown interest in creating an all-in-one data and power cable that could be used to charge and transfer files between unique devices like iPhones and Macs.


Intel's Ivy Bridge support for 4K resolution could pave way for 'Retina' Macs

09/20/2011, 01:09 am

Intel quietly revealed last week that its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will support the 4K display resolution, with up to 4096 x 4096 pixels per monitor, potentially paving the way for Apple to introduce high-resolution "Retina Display" Macs.


Intel working on OpenCL-capable Ivy Bridge chips bound for Apple's MacBook Air

09/16/2011, 01:09 am

Apple's MacBook Air may see an additional performance boost next year with Intel's next-generation Ivy Bridge processors, which, according to a new report, will add support for the OpenCL technology.


Apple said to sign foundry agreement with TSMC for A6, A7 processors

09/15/2011, 11:09 pm

Apple is said to have finalized an agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. that could see the foundry produce Apple's next two generations of processors.


Purported iPhone 5 part suggests Apple won't change home button

09/13/2011, 10:09 pm

An alleged fifth-generation iPhone part being sold by a Chinese website has cast doubt on rumors that the device will feature an expanded home button design.


Apple to surprise with late-2011 MacBook Pro refresh this month

09/13/2011, 04:09 pm

Exclusive: With Intel's next-generation Core i-Series mobile platform not expected until the second quarter of 2012, Apple is reportedly preparing a refresh of its professional notebook line ahead of the holiday shopping season to better bridge the gap, AppleInsider has been told.


Apple readying second generation of AirPort Express 802.11n

09/12/2011, 11:09 pm

Apple will soon begin shipping a new version of its AirPort Express portable 802.11n base station, capping a recent series of refreshes to the company's line of WiFi routers ahead of this fall's iCloud launch.


Rumor: Apple investigating USB 3.0 for Macs ahead of Intel

09/01/2011, 10:09 pm

A new report claims Apple has continued to investigate implementing USB 3.0 in its Mac computers independent of Intel's plans to eventually support USB 3.0 at the chipset level.


Apple interested in creating colorful, durable carbon fiber devices

09/01/2011, 09:09 am

Future devices from Apple could be built with a super-durable and light material like carbon fiber, but could also be available in a variety of colors thanks to a composite laminate surface.