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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's Ive brings software, hardware teams together in push for 'flat design'

03/21/2013, 05:03 pm

Tasked with overseeing Apple's human interface efforts, Senior Vice President of Industrial Design Jony Ive has reportedly brought the company's hardware and mobile software design teams together in a push toward a simpler and more cohesive "flat design," according to a new report.

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New Samsung smart watch will be company's third stab at wrist accessory

03/21/2013, 10:03 am

Samsung recently tipped that it plans to enter the connected smart watch market, but the company has twice in the past also attempted and failed to pioneer with such a device.

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Intel, Nvidia show off next-gen silicon potentially bound for Apple's future Macs

03/20/2013, 07:03 am

Computing industry observers got a glimpse of the future from two processor makers on Tuesday, as Nvidia revealed its GPU product roadmap and Intel showed off benchmarks of the forthcoming "Haswell" microarchitecture.

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Samsung exec says readying smart watch entry to battle Apple

03/19/2013, 04:03 am

Not to be outdone by rumors of a supposed Apple-built "smart watch," a Samsung executive on Tuesday revealed that the Korean company is too working on its own entry into the wearable computing arena, but failed to disclose anything about the purported device.

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Swatch CEO doesn't believe Apple's rumored 'iWatch' is next tech revolution

03/06/2013, 10:03 am

Investors and tech observers are abuzz about the possibilities of a so-called Apple "iWatch," but the CEO of Swatch is skeptical about just how much such a device could replace Apple's iPhone, saying he doesn't believe such a device would be the next smart device revolution.

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Rumor: iPhone 5S slated for August release following next-gen iPad launch in April

03/05/2013, 03:03 am

A new rumor claims that Apple will accelerate its launch schedule for the next-generation iPhone and debut the handset in August, while successors to the company's current tablet lineup could see a debut in April, just six months after the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad were released.

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Apple to announce 'iPhone 5S' in June alongside low-cost fiberglass and plastic handset, analyst says

03/04/2013, 08:03 pm

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who has a notable track record in predicting Apple hardware launches, forecasts the Cupertino company will announce a successor to the iPhone 5 alongside a low-cost handset model in June ahead of a rollout in July.

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Rumor: Apple manufacturing 2TB SSDs bound for upcoming Mac Pro

03/04/2013, 07:03 pm

A fresh rumor holds that Apple may be producing self-branded large capacity solid state drives for use in the next Mac Pro, the company's professional level tower that is said to be getting a refresh later this year.

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Apple studied Nike sport watches in mid-2000s for materials and processes research

03/04/2013, 04:03 pm

In a follow-up to Monday's report speculating that an "iWatch" could be more profitable than a dedicated television set, it was discovered that Apple ordered boxes of Nike watches nearly ten years ago to study the devices' materials and how they were were manufactured.

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Rumor: Prototypes of Apple's iOS-powered 'iWatch' face battery life issues

03/04/2013, 10:03 am

A new report claims Apple hopes its alleged "iWatch" will offer between 4 and 5 days of use between charges, but current prototypes get about half that.

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2013 'iWatch' debut could rake in more profit than an Apple television set

03/04/2013, 08:03 am

The current wristwatch market has much higher gross margins than HDTV sales, which could set the stage for Apple to sell its own hugely profitable wearable hardware as soon as this year.

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Corning's flexible 'Willow Glass' won't appear in consumer products for at least 3 years

02/28/2013, 01:02 pm

Devices featuring Corning's bendable "Willow Glass" won't arrive for at least three years, an announcement that dampens expectations of a rumored Apple-built watch with curved glass display featuring Corning's technology.

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Thunderbolt Display stock-outs continue as Apple's iMac inventory improves

02/28/2013, 11:02 am

While Apple has begun to catch up with demand for its redesigned iMacs, the company's Thunderbolt Display remains in limited supply at resellers, potentially hinting that an update could be around the corner.

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CEO admits Apple is 'looking at new categories' for potential products

02/27/2013, 01:02 pm

While some investors are worried about recent stock losses, Apple remains focused on the long term, and is exploring new potential product categories, CEO Tim Cook revealed on Wednesday.

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New products are presented to Apple's board 6-18 months prior to launch

02/20/2013, 12:02 pm

Members of Apple's Board of Directors are sometimes informed about new products up to a year and a half before they are unveiled to the public, the board's chairman has revealed.

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Rumor: Apple lining up suppliers for Retina MacBook Air, next-gen iPad

02/19/2013, 08:02 am

A pair of new reports claim Apple is gearing up to launch both a MacBook Air equipped with a Retina display, as well as a new 9.7-inch iPad with revamped touchscreen technology.

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Apple reportedly has 100-person team working on unannounced smartwatch

02/12/2013, 08:02 pm

Adding to the litany of rumors regarding a forthcoming Apple-branded smartwatch, a new report claims the company has a team of at least 100 designers, including a senior director of engineering, working on the project.

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Apple secretly developing entire platform for wearable, attachable computing

02/12/2013, 09:02 am

As rumors swirl over the potential for a so-called iWatch from Apple in the not-too-distant future, the company is secretly developing an entire wearable/attachable computing platform and ecosystem comprised of wireless sensing systems for monitoring not only sports activity, athletic training, medicine, fitness, and wellness in humans, but also for tracking packages and industrial production.

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Apple's iWatch and Apple TV initiatives could drive an additional $80 billion in yearly revenue

02/12/2013, 08:02 am

Arguing that the current discount on Apple shares factor in a significant deceleration in revenue and earnings growth that is unjustified in light of medium and long-term growth drivers, Morgan Stanley on Tuesday issued a fairly bullish report estimating that company could generate more than $80 billion in incremental revenue though global penetration of its rumored iWatch and Apple TV initiatives.

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WSJ says Foxconn involved in development of tech that could power Apple wristwatch

02/11/2013, 11:02 am

Some of the technology to power Apple's rumored smartwatch is in development at longtime supplier Foxconn, according to a new report, and the Taiwanese company isn't just making the technology for Apple.

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