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Topic: Newton

Apple finally outed as mysterious PowerVR licensee

12/18/2008, 08:12 am

New evidence that Apple is the mysterious licensee of Imagination Technologies Group's PowerVR mobile graphics technology broke today, when the company publicly announced that Apple has subscribed to 8 million new shares of IMG, giving the iPhone maker a 3% stake in the firm. A press release also revealed Apple to be a licensee of Imagination's technology.

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Apple pushing for patent on versatile tablet docking station

11/13/2008, 09:11 am

Apple continues to file for patents on a versatile docking station that would be ideal for a tablet computer larger than the iPhone and offer the option of charging the device through either metal contacts or induction.

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Apple device sized between iPhone, MacBook detected online

10/22/2008, 06:10 pm

Apple chief Steve Jobs' has dismissed any immediate plans to enter the netbook field, but a new discovery online points to a mystery device with a resolution in between its pocketable devices and its notebooks.

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Intel shows off working Moorestown MID device

10/20/2008, 10:10 am

Intel on Monday showed off a prototype handheld based on Moorestown, its upcoming Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform designed to enable a new generation of ultra-thin, touchscreen devices with extensive battery life.

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Apple suspected in new deal for PowerVR graphics in multi-touch devices

09/04/2008, 02:09 pm

Apple is believed to have extended a deal with Imagination Technologies that will see graphics cores from the chipmaker situated in future multi-touch devices for years to come.

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Apple looks to take multi-touch beyond the touch-screen

09/04/2008, 11:09 am

With its competitors struggling to catch up with multi-touch technology introduced last year as part of the iPhone, Apple is already conceptualizing new versions of the technology that would fuse a variety of secondary inputs with today's touch-based gestures to produce more efficient data input operations.

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Apple details next-gen multi-touch techniques for tablet Macs

08/28/2008, 10:08 am

In a revised company filing discovered by AppleInsider, iPhone maker Apple Inc. illustrates a number of techniques that would pave the way for tablet Macs that display a near full-sized multi-touch keyboard and run an undiluted version of the Mac OS X operating system.

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Apple's Best Buy play makes 12m iPhones "very conservative"

08/13/2008, 07:08 pm

An agreement for Best Buy to start selling iPhones will help make already strong estimates for Apple's device sales seem all too modest, according to an investment note from Lehman Brothers.

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Intel may cater to Apple with system-on-a-chip, dual-core Atom

07/24/2008, 06:07 pm

Intel's options for Apple and other customers interested in ultra-portable devices are about to expand thanks to the official launch of an all-in-one processor and a dual-core version of its Atom processor.

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Apple plans mystery "product transition" before September's end

07/21/2008, 06:07 pm

During his quarterly financial results call, Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer revealed that the company will make a key "product transition" that cuts back on its profit margins to help shut out rivals.

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New media patent filing puts Apple closer to touchscreen Macs

07/10/2008, 06:07 pm

A new patent filing by Apple illustrates the potential of future multi-touch Macs could allow a whole new suite of creative software, and even a whole desktop operating system, controlled simply through on-screen gestures.

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New Apple touch patents show body part sensing, fingernail input

07/03/2008, 07:07 pm

In what's considered the definitive overview of Apple's attempts to patent its multi-touch interface, a deluge of newly-public filings show Apple considering technology that hasn't yet been used in the iPhone or the Mac -- including sensing the difference between body parts, explaining gestures through activities, and even responding differently to input from fingernails.

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Steve Jobs: it's time we design our own iPhone and iPod chips

06/11/2008, 10:06 am

The market potential for proprietary mobile processor designs from chip makers like Samsung Electronics and Intel Corp. were dealt a considerable blow earlier this week when Apple chief executive Steve Jobs revealed that his company will start designing its own breed of chips to power the next-generation of Multi-Touch devices that won't be available to rivals.

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Larger Apple multi-touch devices move beyond prototype stage

06/05/2008, 09:06 am

There's a 50-50 chance that Apple will introduce new form factor multi-touch devices at its developers conference next week, ushering the company into the ultra-mobile computing space, one Wall Street analyst says.

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Intel: Apple tablet comment simply untrue

05/15/2008, 12:05 pm

Intel Corp. today is scurrying to clean up a mess made by Germany's ZDNet on Wednesday when it reported that an Intel exec had confirmed the ongoing development of a iPhone-like tablet at Apple, a report which the chipmaker now claims is patently false.

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Intel exec vouches for Atom-based Apple Newton tablet - report

05/14/2008, 04:05 pm

A high ranking Intel executive is said to have made comments this week that corroborate reports of a Netwon-like mini-tablet under development at Apple, as originally revealed by AppleInsider last year.

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Handwriting recognition interface appears in iPhone Software 2.0

05/05/2008, 12:05 pm

The latest private beta of Apple's upcoming iPhone Software v2.0 includes a handwriting recognition interface for the Chinese language, according to a new report.

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Apple hiring for Mac, iPhone handwriting; AirPort, Mac Pro updates

03/27/2008, 08:03 pm

Not content with its Inkwell technology, Apple has started a search for a handwriting recognition engineer to improve Mac OS X and, potentially, the iPhone. Also, the company has issued separate updates for AirPort Extreme on Tiger systems as well as newer Mac Pro workstations.

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Apple exploring dual-sided translucent touch-screen panels

03/17/2008, 01:03 pm

Yet another unique patent filing has surface on the part of iPhone maker Apple Inc., this time covering implementations of dual-sided, translucent touch-screens that could serve as the foundation for a flip-screen iPhone or hybrid notebook/tablet device.

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Suppliers hope Apple Newton pad boosts Flash orders

03/11/2008, 10:03 am

With the price of NAND flash memory slumping below manufacturers' cost, Taiwanese suppliers are looking towards Apple's next big thing in hopes that it will help revitalize the market later this year.

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