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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple poaches Nike wearable devices guru - report

09/27/2013, 02:09 pm

Nike has allegedly lost one of its top designers, as the director of the shoe and apparel company's research and development studio, responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker, has reportedly left Beaverton for Cupertino.

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Rumor: Apple planning Oct. 15 event for new iPads, Haswell-powered Macs

09/16/2013, 03:09 pm

A new rumor has Apple preparing to host yet another special media event in October, this time with the center of attention being its new line of iPads.

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Nike, Oakley hires may mean Intel intends to take on Galaxy Gear, possible iWatch in wearable tech

09/09/2013, 08:09 am

Samsung and Sony have already thrown their hats into the wearable tech ring, and Apple is expected to do so in the next year, but now word emerges that silicon giant Intel is also plotting a move into wearable devices and has made a couple of recent hires that indicate it is considering the wrist as prime real estate.

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Apple working on mystery product that may ship with new 17W power supply

09/04/2013, 09:09 am

Apple has been developing an entirely new 17-watt power supply intended to power a new product that will require slightly more juice than the current iPad but significantly less than the company's MacBook Air lineup, AppleInsider has learned.

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Prototype Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch shown off in pictures

09/01/2013, 04:09 pm

Just days before its planned unveiling, images of a prototype smart watch from Samsung have emerged online, showing the South Korean tech giant's newest entry for a wearable technology segment where Apple, Google, and Microsoft are also expected to compete within the coming year.

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Samsung confirms debut of Galaxy Gear smart watch at Sept. 4 event

08/28/2013, 04:08 pm

Next week at a media event in Germany, Samsung has confirmed it will unveil a new wearable device dubbed the Galaxy Gear, representing the company's latest stab at a smart watch.

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Apple projected to ship nearly 65M 'iWatch' units priced at $199 in first year

08/28/2013, 08:08 am

Apple is rumored to be gearing up to partner with Inventec in 2014 to manufacture a massive 63.4 million smart watches priced at $199, according to a new report.

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Haswell-based MacBook Pros expected to ship in September - report

08/22/2013, 03:08 pm

The highly-anticipated MacBook Pro refresh is said to already be in production, setting the stage for a possible unveiling alongside new iPhones at Apple's rumored Sept. 10 event.

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Samsung seeks 'Galaxy Gear' smart watch trademark as wearable tech market heats up

08/07/2013, 11:08 am

Samsung's forthcoming smart watch accessory may be dubbed the "Galaxy Gear," based on new trademark filings by the company in its home country of South Korea, as well as in the U.S.

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Apple acquires power-efficient chipmaker Passif Semiconductor

08/01/2013, 02:08 pm

In another low-key acquisition, Apple has bought Passif Semiconductor, a California communication chip developer that specializes in low-power designs technology that could be useful in developing a smartwatch-like wearable device.

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TSMC holds job fair in NY, fueling rumors of new US chip fab for Apple

07/30/2013, 08:07 am

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. recently held a job fair in upstate New York, helping to drive up expectations that the chipmaker is planning to open a chip fabrication plant in the area to build mobile processors for Apple.

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Rumor: Apple to ship Haswell-powered Retina MacBook Pros in October

07/26/2013, 08:07 am

New Retina MacBook Pros with Intel's new Haswell processors could arrive even later than expected, in October, if the latest rumor is to be believed.

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Haswell-powered iMacs could hit in late Aug., followed by new MacBook Pros in mid-Sept.

07/23/2013, 10:07 am

Intel's latest-generation Haswell chips are expected to come to Apple's iMac desktop as soon as next month, though Retina display MacBook Pros will have to wait a little longer for an update.

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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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