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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass

02/10/2013, 11:02 am

Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass in its research and development labs, the New York Times said Sunday in a report that raises more questions than it answers.

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Apple courts OLED expert away from LG

02/08/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple has hired an OLED expert who was previously a senior researcher of the screen technology at LG Display.

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Apple tells reseller new Mac Pro coming in spring 2013

02/06/2013, 08:02 am

An Apple Authorized Reseller in France has revealed that the company plans to release its updated Mac Pro desktop this spring, suggesting the hardware will arrive sooner rather than later.

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New smaller form factor Apple TV supposedly outed by the FCC

01/29/2013, 06:01 pm

In a regulatory test document filing on Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission revealed an unannounced Apple TV "A1469" model that boasts upgraded internals and a smaller form factor than Apple's current set-top streaming device.

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'iPad 5' rumored to debut in Oct. with mini-like design, 'iPhone 5S' & plastic iPhone also coming [ux2]

01/25/2013, 02:01 pm

A new report claims to shed more light on Apple's 2013 product lineup, including a redesigned iPad that will take cues from the iPad mini, an updated "iPhone 5S," and a low-cost iPhone with a plastic body intended for developing markets [updated with new alleged details].

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Tim Cook: Apple's product pipeline is 'chock full' of 'incredible stuff'

01/23/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook teased on Wednesday that his company has big plans for the rest of 2013, though he unsurprisingly declined to get into specifics.

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TSMC's big expectations for its 20nm chips suggest negotiations with Apple

01/22/2013, 09:01 am

Officials at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have high hopes for their forthcoming 20-nanometer chip production process, fueling speculation that Apple plans to adopt the company's chips for its iPhone and iPad starting in 2014.

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Apple exploring idea for removable device clip with tactile controls

01/17/2013, 09:01 am

Apple's unique idea for a removable clip that could add tactile buttons to a portable device was revealed on Thursday in a new filing.

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Apple's 2013 product pipeline to feature new iPhones and all-Retina iPad and MacBook Pro lineups

01/16/2013, 12:01 am

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has made his Apple hardware predictions for the upcoming year, and expects a bevy of new iOS and Mac product releases will help the iPhone maker address a wider swath of the market

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Apple Thunderbolt Display inventory dwindles, may hint at upcoming redesign

01/14/2013, 11:01 am

A number of resellers have run dry of Apple Thunderbolt Display inventory, suggesting the 27-inch monitor may be due for an upgrade, perhaps with a thinner design that takes cues from the latest iMacs.

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Sharp hypes IGZO displays, Apple called a 'prime candidate' to use

01/08/2013, 09:01 am

Sharp this week made its case to CES attendees that IGZO technology is the future of mobile displays, leading one market watcher to believe it's likely inevitable that Apple will adopt them.

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802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi experts sought by Apple

01/07/2013, 11:01 am

With Apple rumored to be interested in releasing new Macs with superfast 802.11ac wireless connectivity this year, a new job listing by the company advertises a position for engineers experienced with Gigabit Wi-Fi.

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Apple's 2013 Macs rumored to include 802.11ac 'Gigabit Wi-Fi'

01/02/2013, 11:01 am

Apple has reportedly struck a deal with Broadcom that will place superfast 802.11ac Wi-Fi chips in its 2013 Mac lineup.

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Apple's MacBook Pro, MacBook Air to retain current designs in reported June refresh

12/28/2012, 05:12 am

Apple will reportedly update the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air product lines in June 2013 with upgraded innards, but no major design changes are expected for either laptop range.

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Apple reportedly evaluating IGZO display tech for next-gen iPhones and iPads

12/27/2012, 01:12 am

Apple is reportedly in talks with Sharp to use the company's IGZO display technology in next-generation iPhones and iPads, but low yield rates have prompted the Cupertino tech giant to look at other Asian display makers in efforts to bolster its supply chain.

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Apple granted rights to new process for creating high-quality curved glass

12/26/2012, 12:12 pm

While curved glass enclosures have emerged as a hallmark of Samsung's latest smartphone designs, it was revealed this week that Apple has also expressed interest in the subject, developing a safer and more cost-effective manufacturing process that would allow the company to create thinner, higher-quality convex enclosure for devices as small as an iPhone but as large as a Thunderbolt display.

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Mysterious 'Project Azalea' believed to be codename for Apple's US-based chip production partner

12/19/2012, 08:12 am

New York, California, Texas and Oregon are all said to be competing to become home to a major semiconductor manufacturer said to have ties with Apple and production of chips for devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Leaked document reveals Intel 'Haswell' chips potentially bound for 2013 iMacs

12/13/2012, 10:12 am

Details on 14 new desktop processors set to launch in 2013 based on Intel's "Haswell" architecture have leaked, offering a glimpse at chips that could potentially make their way into the next-generation iMac.

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'Top secret' plans for upstate New York chip factory may involve Apple

12/12/2012, 12:12 pm

New York state economic development officials have reportedly been pitched plans for a 3.2-million-square-foot chip manufacturing factory that could produce components for Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Jefferies expects 'iPhone 5S' & new iPad in summer, 'iTV' next fall

12/10/2012, 11:12 am

Investment firm Jefferies helped to send Apple stock downward Monday morning when it cut its price target from $900 to $800, but the financial group also predicted that Apple will launch its next iPhone and iPad as early as June, followed by a television set in the fall of 2013.

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