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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's next iPhone may sport HD-capable front camera, be just 7.9mm thick

06/06/2012, 03:06 am

Apple's sixth-generation iPhone could include a front-facing camera capable of HD resolution, according to a new reported from a trusted analyst insider.

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Mac Pro in-store pickup inventory slips ahead of WWDC

06/05/2012, 05:06 pm

Apple's aging tower computer is seeing a drought of in-store availability with many stores quoting new stock shipments on June 12, which could mean that a refresh of the long-in-the-tooth PC is imminent and may be announced at WWDC next week.

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Purported 13" MacBook Pro specs show USB 3.0, Ivy Bridge, no Retina display

06/05/2012, 07:06 am

An image claiming to show specifications for an unreleased 13-inch MacBook Pro shows it equipped with an Ivy Bridge processor and USB 3.0 ports, but without a high-resolution Retina display.

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Corning unveils slimmer, flexible Willow Glass

06/04/2012, 03:06 pm

Apple partner Corning on Monday announced its new Willow Glass, an ultra-slim glass that is also flexible, allowing for companies to make devices with new shapes.

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Apple has 'locked down' RF suppliers for next iPhone, may move to advanced filter tech

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.

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Intel launches new low-voltage Ivy Bridge CPUs suited for MacBook Air

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.

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Apple wants to reduce Bluetooth power consumption in portable devices

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.

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Reliable source says no chance Apple will ax Mac Pro

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.

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RBC expects new MacBooks in late Q2, next-gen iPhone in Sept., Oct.

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.

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Production ramp of Apple's next-gen MacBooks creating labor shortages in China

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.

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Piper Jaffray details 10 Apple strengths for share price run up to $1000 - report

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.

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Mac Pro petition gains traction as pro users seek information

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.

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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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