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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple toying with larger iPhone screen and 13" iPad - report

07/22/2013, 07:07 am

In an effort to reach an even wider audience of customers, Apple is said to be exploring the possibilities of a larger iPhone display and an iPad with a 13-inch screen, according to a new report.

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Rumored Apple hires from medical sensor field could hint at 'iWatch' capabilities

07/18/2013, 09:07 am

Apple has allegedly hired a number of experts in the field non-intrusive medical sensors, ranging from vein mapping to glucose tracking, potentially revealing some of the company's interests in developing a wrist-worn smart accessory.

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Patent reveals Apple's process for mass producing Liquidmetal alloy

07/17/2013, 01:07 pm

While Apple has yet to employ the unique amorphous alloy known as Liquidmetal in any of its products in a meaningful way, a newly granted patent details a way to mass produce the material in thin sheets.

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Smart watch shipments to hit 5M units in 2014 as Apple, others rumored to enter market

07/16/2013, 04:07 pm

Apple and other companies are widely rumored to be working on smart watch devices for debut later this year or in 2014, and that increased interest is set to grow the smart watch segment by a factor of ten.

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Rumor: Poor fingerprint sensor, LCD driver yields to impact 'iPhone 5S' shipments

07/16/2013, 01:07 am

A report out of the Far East on Tuesday claims the first batch of Apple's next-generation iPhone could be smaller than expected, thanks to poor yield rates for the handset's much rumored fingerprint sensor, as well as LCD driver chips.

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Microsoft's Surface team working on 'translucent aluminum' smart watch - report

07/15/2013, 03:07 pm

As reports claim Apple is gearing up to launch a so-called "iWatch," another rumor claims that Microsoft is late enough in the development stage of its own smart watch that testing of the device has moved over to the company's Surface hardware development team.

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Apple viewed as better off focusing on chip process development rather than fabrication

07/15/2013, 10:07 am

Rather than buying a silicon fabrication plant, Apple may be better suited developing its own proprietary chip logic process technology, a new analysis suggests.

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Rumor: Apple buys into chip fab, plans to build its own silicon

07/12/2013, 11:07 am

Apple may move beyond designing silicon and actually build its own mobile chips, rather than relying entirely on third-party suppliers like Samsung or TSMC, a new rumor claims.

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Apple's rumored switch to IGZO displays could boost MacBook battery life

07/10/2013, 05:07 pm

The next generation of MacBooks could, if Apple decides to make the switch, feature a new technology that would significantly boost battery life while giving users a better display quality.

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Apple's Haswell-powered 15" MacBook Pro revealed in benchmark test

07/09/2013, 10:07 am

A system appearing to be Apple's next-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro, featuring a quad-core Haswell processor clocked at 2.4 gigahertz, has appeared in an online benchmark test.

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Rumor: TSMC inks deal to build 20nm 'A8' chips for Apple starting this year

06/24/2013, 08:06 am

A new report claims that Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have actually sealed the deal on a three-year agreement to supply A-series chips for future iPhones and iPads.

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Sony teases new smart watch as Apple 'iWatch' speculation lingers

06/21/2013, 03:06 pm

Sony has begun hyping the debut of a smart watch wrist-worn accessory at next week's Mobile Asia Expo, potentially expanding its role in a nascent market that Apple is also rumored to be eyeing.

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Benchmarks may reveal Haswell-powered gains in Apple's next 13" MacBook Pro

06/20/2013, 10:06 am

Performance tests for an unreleased MacBook Pro model have appeared online, potentially offering a hint at Apple's next generation of professional notebooks powered by Intel's new Haswell processors.

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First benchmarks for redesigned Mac Pro reportedly appear online

06/19/2013, 09:06 pm

Just over one week following its sneak preview at WWDC 2013, the radically redesigned Mac Pro has supposedly shown up on a popular Internet based benchmarking site running what appears to be a specialized build of OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Developer secretly tested new Mac Pro for weeks inside Apple's 'Evil Lab'

06/14/2013, 09:06 am

Prior to its unveiling at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, the new Mac Pro was put through its paces in a top-secret lab at Apple's headquarters by a prominent third-party developer.

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US assembly of Apple's new Mac Pro to be handled by Flextronics - report

06/13/2013, 08:06 am

When it goes into production in America later this year, Apple's new cylindrical Mac Pro desktop will reportedly be built in U.S. facilities run by Singapore-based manufacturer Flextronics.

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Apple's OS X Mavericks hints at future Retina Thunderbolt Displays and iMacs

06/11/2013, 08:06 am

Amid Monday's excitement, it was discovered that the blue-and-green ocean wave wallpaper image Apple released to promote its upcoming OS X Mavericks for Mac is fitted precisely for a 27-inch Retina Thunderbolt Display, or even a 27-inch Retina iMac.

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Apple throws out the rulebook for its unique next-gen Mac Pro

06/10/2013, 07:06 pm

Apple on Monday offered an uncharacteristic sneak peek of its forthcoming Mac Pro, which after years of being largely ignored has received a radical new design crammed with state-of-the-art hardware technology.

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Apple offers sneak peek at new cylindrical Mac Pro assembled in the USA

06/10/2013, 02:06 pm

In a rare move, Apple offered a sneak preview of a "Mac unlike any we've ever made," sporting a new, smaller cylindrical design powerful enough to drive three 4K-resolution displays.

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Apple to update iMac lineup with Intel Haswell CPUs in June or July - report

06/10/2013, 07:06 am

Apple's all-in-one iMac desktops will receive a refresh this summer, gaining Intel's latest generation Haswell processors in June or July, according to one analyst.

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