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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple investigating clip-on iPod nano, shuffle with integrated speaker

11/10/2011, 08:11 am

Apple has shown interest in building a clip-on iPod with the same wearable form factor as the current iPod nano or iPod shuffle, but with a new integrated speaker built directly into the rear clip.

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Apple wants to improve OLED technology for potential use in future iPhones

11/03/2011, 08:11 am

Apple has shown interest in improving the technology behind organic light emitting diodes, or OLED displays, to provide even better battery life for devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Rumor: Suppliers say Apple will overhaul all product lines in 2012

11/02/2011, 11:11 pm

Apple is rumored to be planning a complete overhaul for each of its product lineups, including the iPad, iMac, iPhone and MacBook Air, next year, according to sources within the company's supply chain.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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