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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's first million HomePods now shipping from Inventec - report

01/17/2018, 09:01 am

Having missed an original December launch date, the HomePod is finally rolling off the production lines of one of two assembly partners, Inventec, a report said this week.

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Kopi shows off suite of HomeKit-compatible smart home security devices

01/12/2018, 12:01 pm

Kopi has launched a range of smart home accessories and security devices compatible with HomeKit at CES, including a central security hub, contact sensors, a smoke and carbon monoxide detector, and a motion sensor with a built-in LED for illumination.

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Apple met with suppliers during CES to talk AR glasses - report

01/12/2018, 10:01 am

During this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, representatives from Apple allegedly met with suppliers that make components used in augmented reality glasses.

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Patriot Memory 'Evlvr' Thunderbolt 3 portable SSD boasts high transfer rates, power efficiency

01/09/2018, 09:01 am

Patriot Memory launched a new external storage device at CES, with the Evlvr Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD boasting high writing and reading performance in a compact package, one that is also claimed to be power efficient as well as fast.

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Apple could bring glass back to 'iPhone SE 2,' rumor says

01/08/2018, 04:01 pm

The next-generation iPhone SE may feature the same style of glass back as the iPhone X, according to one rumor, possibly signaling the addition of wireless charging to the device.

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Intel 'Titan Ridge' Thunderbolt 3 chipset allows for 8K displays, better USB-C peripheral connectivity

01/08/2018, 02:01 pm

A new Thunderbolt 3 chipset has arrived called "Titan Ridge" that supports not only DisplayPort 1.4, but it also provides to vendors the ability to allow peripherals to fall back on USB 3.1 speeds if not connected to a Thunderbolt 3 host.

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Plugable Thunderbolt 3 drive offers 480GB of NVMe SSD external storage with fast data transfer rates

01/05/2018, 01:01 pm

Dock and accessory producer Plugable introduced the Thunderbolt 3 480GB NVMe Solid State Drive at CES, an external storage device that takes advantage of the high bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 connections to offer fast transfers in a highly portable form factor.

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Apple 2017 year in review: All of the products Apple announced that won't ship until 2018

01/01/2018, 03:01 pm

This year was somewhat uncharacteristic for Apple in terms of product announcements, as the company unveiled or preannounced a number of new devices that didn't actually ship in 2017. Rather than needing to rely on rumors or guesswork, we can tell you with a greater degree of certainty that these products are officially on the horizon from Apple.

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Apple 2017 year in review: The realities of AR and VR plus Apple's ARKit

12/30/2017, 02:12 pm

At the start of 2017, it was thought that Apple was falling behind other companies in developing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) related technologies in its products. By the end of the year, Apple has taken small steps towards establishing itself in the VR industry, but it has made great strides in the field of AR, with ARKit being the main driver for its progress.

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Apple 2017 year in review: The 'Pro' desktop market is revisited with the iMac Pro, with more in the pipeline

12/30/2017, 12:12 am

After years of no updates to Apple's "Pro" desktop line, the company uncharacteristically made some public statements in April about a forthcoming line refresh, which led to the iMac Pro's release in December. But, the remarks made may or may not ultimately lead to what Apple fans want to see.

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As Apple's HomePod misses Christmas, Amazon Alexa tops App Store charts for first time

12/27/2017, 10:12 am

In a first for the app, Amazon Alexa has topped Apple's U.S. App Store charts, backing claims that the Echo Dot speaker was the top-selling item on Amazon.com during the holidays.

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Apple enterprise sales channels gearing up, preparing businesses for iMac Pro orders

12/11/2017, 10:12 am

AppleInsider has learned that enterprise sales staff within Apple have begun asking long-time clients about what "custom configurations" of the iMac Pro that they may seek, and are making preparations to take orders for the device as soon as this week.

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Apple AI director talks advances in machine learning & mapping for self-driving car platform

12/09/2017, 10:12 pm

Apple's director of AI research, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, gave peers a small glimpse into the company's self-driving platform this week, discussing some internal projects at the NIPS machine learning conference.

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Apple's iMac Pro model number pegged as 'A1862' ahead of expected Dec. launch

12/07/2017, 10:12 am

While little else solid is known about the iMac Pro's shipping configuration with only a matter of days before it ships, it appears that a regulatory filing associated with the device calls it model A1862.

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Apple partner Catcher at work on new product category, could be rumored AR headset

12/06/2017, 09:12 am

Apple chassis supplier Catcher has revealed it's working on a product line outside of its usual categories, which could hint at involvement in ambitious Apple hardware -- such as a rumored augmented reality headset.

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Quanta & Lumus sign deal potentially paving way for Apple's AR headset

12/04/2017, 02:12 pm

A new licensing agreement between Apple manufacturer Quanta and augmented reality parts maker Lumus could potentially lay the framework for Apple's rumored AR headset.

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Apple rumored to be using Arizona proving grounds to test self-driving cars

11/28/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple may be leasing former Fiat Chrysler proving grounds in Surprise, Ariz. to test its self-driving car platform in a range of different conditions, according to a report.

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After Apple's HomePod delay, Amazon touts budget Echo Dot as best selling Black Friday purchase

11/28/2017, 03:11 pm

Just days after Apple delayed its HomePod speaker and personal assistant into 2018, Amazon's low-priced Echo Dot was the company's top seller over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, giving the online retailer an even greater lead over rivals in the home speaker market.

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Video: Everything you need to know about Apple's iMac Pro in under 6 minutes

11/25/2017, 05:11 pm

In our latest video, AppleInsider goes through every new detail, feature and rumored specification related to Apple's upcoming iMac Pro.

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Apple reportedly acquires Canadian AR headset startup Vrvana for $30M

11/21/2017, 07:11 pm

Amid rumors claiming Apple is working on a branded augmented reality headset, a report on Tuesday claims the tech giant has bolstered its AR hardware team with the purchase Canadian startup Vrvana.

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