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Topic: Future Hardware

Intel 10nm Cannon Lake delays push potential 32GB MacBook Pro into 2019

04/27/2018, 08:04 am

Apple customers waiting for a MacBook Pro with 32 gigabytes of memory may have to wait until 2019 before they can buy the notebook, after Intel's warning that its 10nm "Cannon Lake" processors won't be shipping in high volumes in 2018, pushing the wider availability of the chip into 2019.

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Apple exploring use of eye-tracking technology in VR and AR headsets

04/26/2018, 08:04 am

Apple has considered ways to detect the eye movements of the wearer of a head-mounted display, such as the company's long-rumored augmented reality headset, one that uses a system of cameras and mirrors to work out the direction of the user's gaze while looking at virtual environments.

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Mac mini: What we want to see in an update to Apple's low-cost desktop

04/20/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple's Mac mini is long overdue for a refresh. Not just with updated processors, but a full-on re-design. Being big Mac mini users since the original G4 version, we started thinking about what we would like to see included in a next-generation Mac mini -- that with any luck, we'll get at WWDC.

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Apple's 2019 Mac Pro: eight things we want to see

04/18/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple has teased users for over a year about a major revamp of the Mac Pro. A new and improved model, meant to usurp the "thermally challenged" cylindrical Mac Pro that debuted years ago is coming in 2019, and this got us thinking about what we hope to see when Apple finally ships.

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Apple again said to cut HomePod orders on poor sales performance

04/12/2018, 10:04 am

A report out of China citing supply chain sources claims that Apple is already reducing its sales forecast for the HomePod, and is cutting orders for the next few months.

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The 2019 Mac Pro will be what Apple wants it to be, and it won't, and shouldn't, make every 'Pro' happy

04/06/2018, 01:04 pm

It is still a long time until the Mac Pro ships in 2019, and assorted internet fiefdoms are battling about the machine, who needs it, and what it has to have, with unnecessary skirmishes getting fought, and battle-lines being drawn already.

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Apple modular Mac Pro launch coming in 2019, new engineering group formed to guarantee future of hardware

04/05/2018, 12:04 pm

A redesigned modular Mac Pro -- teased in April 2017 for professionals that want to upgrade faster -- won't ship until 2019, Apple declared on Thursday.

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MicroLED vs. TFT and OLED: Why Apple is interested in new display tech for future iPhone or Apple Watch

04/04/2018, 01:04 pm

Reports suggest that Apple is getting closer to implementing MicroLED in its future product releases, including the Apple Watch, with the display technology potentially offering a number of benefits compared to other methods. AppleInsider explains how the current TFT and OLED display technologies work, and how MicroLED differs.

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Rumor: Apple preps new gold iPhone X color, refreshed 9.7-inch iPad arriving in Q3 [u]

03/26/2018, 03:03 am

Fresh rumors suggest Apple is readying production of a new iPhone X color option to boost sales of the flagship smartphone, while an anticipated revamp of the company's low-tier 9.7-inch iPad is said to arrive in the third quarter.

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Apple's self-driving car test fleet up to 45 vehicles navigating California roads

03/20/2018, 12:03 pm

Apple is rapidly growing the number of self-driving test vehicles it has in its home state, putting it at second place there behind only General Motors' Cruise subsidiary.

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Uber unlikely to blame for self-driving car fatality, says police chief

03/20/2018, 12:03 pm

Following the death late Sunday of a woman who was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona, we now know more about the circumstances of the tragedy, which has a chance to shake public trust in autonomous car technology.

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Grading the rumors -- assessing Apple's possible releases at the Chicago event on March 27

03/19/2018, 11:03 am

With a new Apple event in a day, the rampant speculation continues. AppleInsider weighs in on the current crop of rumors and reports, and discusses possibilities for the unusual event, happening far away from Apple's new campus.

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Apple developing MicroLED tech at secret facility, likely to debut in Apple Watch

03/19/2018, 01:03 am

Apple is reportedly developing MicroLED screen technology at a secret engineering and manufacturing facility located 15 minutes from Apple Park, with the tech expected to debut in future devices as a potential replacement for OLED panels currently supplied by Samsung.

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Pair of Apple patent applications describe partial display updates for VR and AR headsets

03/15/2018, 09:03 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a pair of patent applications from Apple describing system of switching between selectively updating part of an LED display and the entire screen, one that is described in each application's abstract as being useful for virtual reality or augmented reality headsets.

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Apple engineers to lead talks on AR, VR, Micro LED & other topics at May's Display Week

03/12/2018, 05:03 pm

Several Apple engineers will be hosting talks at this year's Display Week, running from May 20 to May 25 in Los Angeles.

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Rumor: Apple working on cheaper HomePod for launch this year

03/07/2018, 05:03 pm

A somewhat questionable report out of Taiwan on Wednesday says Apple is working on more affordable editions of stalwart product lines including iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as a lower priced HomePod.

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Apple likely to be 'all-in or all-out' of self-driving cars within 2 years, analyst argues

03/05/2018, 12:03 pm

Apple's experimentation with autonomous car technology is likely to veer away from creating a simple platform and back towards a fully self-designed vehicle, one analyst argues.

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Apple planning lower cost MacBook Air for second quarter of 2018

03/03/2018, 12:03 pm

Reports from the supply chain gleaned by Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities suggest that Apple hasn't abandoned the MacBook Air line, and will update the line at some point in the second calendar quarter of 2018 with at the least a lower price.

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California green-lights driverless car testing statewide, operations can begin in April

02/26/2018, 10:02 pm

As anticipated, the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday received approval from the California Office of Administrative Law to enact a set of regulations that will allow companies to test remotely operated autonomous vehicles on public roads.

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Apple to launch branded over-ear headphones as soon as this year

02/25/2018, 01:02 am

Capitalizing on early success with AirPods, Apple is readying a branded over-the-ear headphone product that could launch as soon as this year, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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