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Topic: Future Hardware

Cheap Chinese Apple Watch copycat appears at CES, less than 4 months after Apple unveiling

01/09/2015, 01:01 pm

Before the Apple Watch hits the market early this year, a Chinese company was at this week's CES selling a knock-off version of the highly anticipated wearable for less than one-tenth of the price.


Samsung, ASE tapped to build Apple Watch's S1 processing module - report

01/09/2015, 10:01 am

Apple will reportedly turn to longtime supplier and sometimes-rival Samsung to fabricate the application processor for the forthcoming Apple Watch, while Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering is said to have been chosen to package the new device's S1 processing module.


Apple rumored to start Apple Watch sales in March, retail training in February

01/06/2015, 04:01 pm

Fresh rumors on Tuesday claim Apple is looking to roll out its hotly anticipated Apple Watch in March, with specialized retail staff training for the company's first wearable device said to begin in February.


Fitness tracker users are older & richer, early smartwatch adopters mostly young men, survey finds

01/06/2015, 10:01 am

With a glut of fitness trackers and smartwatches being introduced this week at CES ahead of the launch of the Apple Watch, a new survey finds that current wearable devices attract very different types of users based on their primary functionality.


Intel officially unveils full Broadwell-based Intel Core CPU lineup

01/05/2015, 11:01 am

Chip giant Intel on Monday took the covers off if its oft-delayed fifth-generation Intel Core processor family, a revamp that includes significant efficiency improvements and is expected to sit at the heart of Apple's rumored all-new MacBook Air.


First Apple Watch advertising platform announced by TapSense [u]

01/05/2015, 10:01 am

With the release of the Apple Watch around the corner, one advertising platform aims to be the first to provide mobile ads to users' wrists, unveiling a platform with hyper-local targeting and Apple Pay integration.


T-Mobile CEO predicts Apple Watch will be tipping point for wearables, 'phablet' sales to grow

12/30/2014, 03:12 pm

Outspoken T-Mobile U.S. Chief Executive John Legere published a series of predictions on Tuesday for what he thinks lies ahead in 2015 in the wireless industry, and revealed he has big expectations for the upcoming Apple Watch.


Conflicting reports claim TSMC, Samsung each have upper hand for building Apple's 'A9' chip

12/30/2014, 02:12 pm

The outlook remains murky for Apple's anticipated "A9" processor, expected to arrive in its 2015 iPhone, with a pair of new reports disagreeing on whether Samsung or TSMC will build the bulk of next-generation chips.


Rumor: Apple considering return to 4-inch form factor in 2015 with 'iPhone 6s mini'

12/23/2014, 09:12 am

Though Apple moved on from the 4-inch screen size this year with the launch of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the company may return to that form factor next year with a new low-end handset, a new report claims.


Rumor: Apple's 12" MacBook Air with Retina display to enter production in Q1 2015

12/22/2014, 08:12 am

Apple's supply chain are said to be gearing up for mass production of the long-rumored next-generation MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.


Consumers take 'wait-and-see' approach to Apple Watch ahead of expected Q2 debut

12/21/2014, 10:12 pm

According to a recent consumer survey conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray, potential Apple Watch buyers are in a holding pattern as they await more details from Apple regarding core use cases and a fully fleshed out list of features.


Future iPhones could enhance security with combination of Touch ID & fingertip motion

12/18/2014, 09:12 am

Apple has shown interest in combining the use of its Touch ID fingerprint sensor with rotating or moving a user's fingertip in specific ways, offering even more advanced security on future iPhones and iPads.


Rumor: Apple Watch set to begin mass production in January

12/11/2014, 08:12 am

A questionable rumor out of Taiwan claims that Apple and manufacturing partner Quanta Computer are gearing up to begin mass production of the Apple Watch in January, and will manufacture a total of 24 million units in the first year.


Blueprint of Apple's "iPad Air Plus," details of iPad mini 4 reportedly outed in Japanese mag - Rumor

11/28/2014, 02:11 pm

A Japanese Apple fan magazine published on Friday what it says is a full-scale schematic of Apple's much rumored "iPad Air Plus," along with claims that the device will be powered by an A9 chip and ship between April and June of 2015.


Apple Watch website revamped with new UI and UX details

11/26/2014, 06:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its dedicated Apple Watch website to include additional information on operating system features unique to the wearable device, including break-out categories covering health and fitness, timekeeping and messaging.


Next-gen iPhone rumored to sport dual-lenses, DSLR quality in 'biggest camera jump ever'

11/18/2014, 06:11 pm

For its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus follow-up expected to debut in 2015, Apple may introduce a handset with dual lenses in what one well-connected Apple pundit calls the "biggest camera jump ever."


WatchKit tools reveal Apple Watch screen resolutions, Dynamic Type support, more

11/18/2014, 02:11 pm

Apple's new WatchKit software development kit shed some new light on the upcoming wearable's technical makeup, including the physical resolution of the Retina displays as well as the device's support for iOS user interface technologies like Dynamic Type.


Apple iSight supplier Sony unveils new 21MP CMOS sensor with 4K video, phase detection AF

11/17/2014, 11:11 pm

Apple partner supplier Sony on Monday announced an upcoming 21-megapixel CMOS sensor with onboard plane phase detection autofocus signal processing, 4K video output and still image HDR, all features that could trickle down to a future iPhone model.


Apple Watch chip suppliers rumored to start production soon, orders at 30M to 40M units

11/13/2014, 02:11 am

A rumor out of East Asia on Wednesday claims chip manufacturers responsible for supplying silicon for the upcoming Apple Watch are ramping toward production ahead of an expected early 2015 launch.


Unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone revealed by FCC, features Bluetooth LE

11/07/2014, 04:11 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday published testing results for the as-yet-unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone, a Bluetooth-enabled version of the Apple-owned company's mid-tier Solo2.