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Topic: Future Hardware

Google to spin off self driving cars as separate Alphabet business - report

12/16/2015, 04:12 pm

As the race to bring self driving cars to market heats up, Google apparently plans to spin off its own initiative as a separate company under the Alphabet banner next year, according to a new report.

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Rumor: Apple to host March 2016 event for new Apple Watch, 4-inch iPhone

12/08/2015, 12:12 pm

For the second year in a row, Apple may hold a media presentation in March to share details on a new Apple Watch launch, as well as the potential debut of a new 4-inch "iPhone 6c" in the spring.

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Leaked sample of Intel's Broadwell-EP Xeon E5 chip may hint at Mac Pro specs

12/08/2015, 10:12 am

A leaked engineering sample claimed to be from Intel's upcoming Broadwell-EP Xeon family could hint at future specifications for the Mac Pro, which was last updated in Dec. 2013.

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Rumor: Apple to unveil redesigned MacBook Airs, new 15" model at WWDC 2016

11/30/2015, 03:11 am

A rumor circulating in the Far East claims Apple plans to introduce a revamped MacBook Air lineup at its Worldwide Developers Conference in 2016, extending the form factor to include a 15-inch model potentially in lieu of an 11-inch version.

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Apple loses Mac engineering chief, former Mercedes R&D exec Johann Jungwirth to Volkswagen

11/10/2015, 08:11 am

Johann Jungwirth, who headed Mac Systems Engineering at Apple and was named in some reports as a player on the company's Project Titan electric car team, has left Cupertino for a new job at Volkswagen.

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Shadowy group linked to Apple's 'Project Titan' spotted at auto industry conference

11/09/2015, 04:11 pm

A mysterious California company believed to be used to mask the development of Apple's rumored electric car has been spotted at an automotive industry conference, strengthening the ties between the self-styled "market research" firm and vehicle manufacturing.

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Steve Jobs considered an 'Apple Car' in 2008, iPod creator remembers

11/04/2015, 09:11 am

The idea of a so-called 'Apple Car' has been gestating within the company for some time, as former iPod chief and Nest CEO Tony Fadell revealed that Steve Jobs toyed with the idea back in 2008.

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Potential reference to new Mac Pro found in OS X El Capitan code

11/02/2015, 06:11 pm

Apple could be nearing release of an expected Mac Pro refresh, as code buried in the latest version of Apple's OS X 10.11 El Capitan references an unknown Mac model with boosted specs and hardware not found in shipping machines.

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Rumor: Samsung now supplying OLED displays for Apple Watch, Apple sampling OLED for future iPhones

10/27/2015, 09:10 am

Apple is said to have begun diversifying its Apple Watch supply chain, bringing Samsung into the fold for its low-power OLED panels, and potentially paving the way for a next-generation iPhone with an OLED panel, according to a new supply chain rumor.

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Electric motorcycle startup shutters after losing top talent to Apple

10/19/2015, 08:10 am

Apple's anticipated automotive project has led the company to recruit talent from competing companies both big and small. But its wooing of top-level engineers from a San Francisco-based electric vehicle startup is said to have been so significant, it caused that company to close its doors earlier this year.

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Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard revealed in Apple's OS X 10.11.1 beta

10/08/2015, 10:10 am

Configuration files in Apple's latest beta of OS X 10.11.1 reveal a trio of new hardware updates likely to arrive soon: a new Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Mouse 2, plus a Magic Keyboard.

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Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina display rumored to launch next week

10/06/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple's all-in-one iMac desktop lineup could be expanded as soon as next week, with a new high-resolution 21.5-inch model with 4K Retina display reportedly set to launch soon.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 7' might be waterproof, feature newly designed non-metal chassis

09/27/2015, 11:09 pm

A set of rumors out of the Far East on Sunday claims Apple is well into the prototyping phase of its next-generation handset, with current test models incorporating a waterproof design that could be applied to a non-metal frame.

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Apple concept describes optically-based docking mechanism with wearables in mind

09/24/2015, 11:09 am

Apple may be exploring the possibility of docking two devices using optical transmitters, rather than plugged-in connectors, a proposed invention from the company reveals.

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Former GM exec pans rumored 'Apple Car' sight unseen, calls it 'a gigantic money pit'

09/22/2015, 10:09 am

Despite having no apparent personal knowledge of an Apple-built electric car, former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz proclaimed this week that shareholders should be "very upset" that Apple may be eyeing an entrance into the automotive business.

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Apple has target ship date of 2019 for electric car project, but it won't be self driving - report

09/21/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple and its "Project Titan" team are reportedly reportedly working feverishly toward a planned 2019 launch of an electric vehicle, but the first model apparently will not be a self driving car.

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Self-driving Apple car may be 'almost ready for public view' following talks with California DMV - report

09/18/2015, 08:09 am

California laws and regulations for self-driving cars may force Apple's "Project Titan" out of the shadows and into the public view, and sooner than some may have expected, according to a new report.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' car faces manufacturing roadblocks, could necessitate partnership

09/15/2015, 10:09 am

With an internal goal of 2020 to begin building its own car, Apple faces a number of roadblocks in automotive manufacturing, which could lead it to partnering with another company in its vehicular venture, a source has indicated to AppleInsider.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' car initiative negatively impacting Tesla's product development, source says

09/14/2015, 02:09 pm

The number of Tesla employees leaving the electric carmaker for positions in Apple's own vehicle group is beginning to affect Tesla's future product roadmap, AppleInsider has learned.

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New BMW CEO still willing to talk with tech firms like Apple, hints at manufacturing partnership

09/14/2015, 09:09 am

BMW's newly-installed CEO, Harald Krueger, remains as interested in his predecessor in partnerships with Apple and other tech firms, reports said on Monday.

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