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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's Messages beta hints at high-res Macs with Retina Displays

02/17/2012, 08:02 am

The newly released beta of Messages for OS X contains support for double-pixel resolutions, offering more evidence that Apple is working on high-resolution Retina Displays for future Mac hardware.

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Tim Cook admits Apple may further converge iOS & OS X, Macs could run on ARM CPUs

02/16/2012, 01:02 pm

While he didn't hint at any definitive future plans, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook did admit that all options are on the table for the future of the Mac operating system, including further converging iOS and OS X, as well as potentially running Macs on ARM processors like are found in the iPhone and iPad, or switching iOS to Intel.

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Rumor: Intel to push back Mac-bound Ivy Bridge chip shipments until June

02/15/2012, 11:02 pm

Intel is rumored to have warned its partners that mass shipments of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors, which are expected to make their way into Apple's Mac lineup later this year, will not begin until after June, though a "small volume" of chips will reportedly go out in early April.

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Apple to disrupt notebook space with radically redesigned MacBook Pros

02/10/2012, 01:02 pm

While most of its rivals are struggling to match innovations Apple pioneered with its first MacBook Airs over three years ago, the Mac maker this year is hoping to further distance itself from the competition with a pair of radically redesigned professional offerings that will set the tone for the next wave of notebook computing.

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Doubts cast on likelihood of quad-core A6 CPU in third-gen iPad

02/08/2012, 08:02 pm

A new report has countered rumors that the processor expected to power Apple's third-generation iPad will be a quad-core model, noting instead that the chip will still be dual-core, though with a "significantly more powerful" graphics processor.

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Apple seen taking 5% of HDTV market, earning $17B in revenue

02/07/2012, 11:02 am

If Apple were to offer high-definition television sets with an average selling price of $1,500, one Wall Street analyst believes the company could capture 5 percent of the market and earn $17 billion in revenue.

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Rogers, BCE rumored to already have Apple 'iTV' prototype in their labs

02/06/2012, 09:02 pm

A new report claims Canadian telecoms Rogers and Bell Canada have an early version of a much-rumored Apple television set in their labs and are in negotiations with the company to enter into a partnership for the device.

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Updated UI resources in OS X 10.7.3 may hint at preparations for Mac Retina Displays

02/06/2012, 09:02 pm

The discovery of newly-upgraded high-DPI UI elements in Mac OS X 10.7.3 has led to some speculation that Apple is continuing to lay the groundwork for high-resolution Mac displays that approach the pixel density of its Retina Displays.

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Apple seen partnering with existing cable operators for 'iTV' content

02/06/2012, 02:02 pm

How Apple plans to provide content to users of its rumored television set remains unknown, but one Wall Street firm sees four potential ways Apple could approach one of its largest hurdles in bringing a connected television to market, with the most likely option seen as a partnership with existing cable providers.

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Best Buy customer survey details 42-inch Apple HDTV with iOS for $1499

02/06/2012, 09:02 am

Whether it's inside knowledge of a future product or purely speculation, electronics retailer Best Buy has made mention in a survey of a 42-inch high-definition Apple television set powered by iOS priced at $1,499.

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Industry insiders downplay likelihood of Apple television release in Q2 2012

02/02/2012, 11:02 pm

As rumors continue to swirl that Apple is preparing to launch a connected television set, a new report claims it is highly unlikely that the company will release such a device in the second quarter of 2012 because Sharp has limited production of the IGZO panels reportedly bound for the device.

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Rumor: Apple to hold 'strange' event in Feb. ahead of March third-gen iPad launch

02/02/2012, 03:02 am

A new Japanese report has clarified earlier claims of an Apple event in February with the cryptic details that Apple will hold a "Strange" event in February and a Special Event to launch the third-generation iPad in early March.

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First Apple TV prototypes "in the works" as Apple reportedly shopping part suppliers

01/31/2012, 11:01 pm

Apple has contacted at least one major Asian supplier about purchasing television display components, checks by one analyst have revealed.

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Apple exploring MagSafe data, headphone connections for iPhone, iPad

01/26/2012, 09:01 am

Apple's standard 30-pin iPod cable and even its headphones could be replaced on future iPhones and iPads by new magnetic cables, much like the MagSafe power adapters currently used on MacBooks.

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Apple's universal remote concept hints at future television set

01/26/2012, 08:01 am

Apple has shown interest in building a new, simplified remote control that would automatically control a variety of devices while reducing setup and frustration for the user.

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Apple's new Israel chip R&D center rumored to open by end of February

01/25/2012, 04:01 pm

Apple is said to have received hundreds of resumes from engineers who are seeking employment at a new research and development center in Israel rumored to open by the end of February.

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Apple working to adopt 802.11ac 5G Gigabit WiFi this year

01/21/2012, 02:01 pm

Apple is expected to rapidly deploy support for the new 802.11ac specification this year, adding so called "Gigabit WiFi" to new AirPort base stations, Time Capsule, Apple TV, notebooks and potentially its mobile devices.

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Acer, Asustek, Lenovo expected to begin adopting Thunderbolt this spring

01/20/2012, 08:01 pm

Apple won't be the only PC maker selling high-end notebooks that look like the MacBook Air and pack Thunderbolt connectivity; Acer, Asustek, Lenovo are expected to introduce new Thunderbolt-equipped Ultrabooks in the second quarter of 2012.

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Apple could water-proof future devices with HzO technology

01/16/2012, 01:01 pm

HzO, the maker of a "WaterBlock" technology shown off at last week's Consumer Electronics Show, has said it is in talks with Apple about using its material in future devices, including the iPhone.

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Morgan Stanley: Apple's next iPhone to be slimmer, may include quad-mode LTE chip

01/13/2012, 02:01 am

Investment bank Morgan Stanley hinted on Friday that Apple's next-generation iPhone will be slimmer when it arrives later this year and could include a quad-mode chip from Qualcomm that would allow for 3G and LTE functionality across all "network flavors."

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