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Topic: Future Hardware

Rumor: Apple has 'hundreds of staff' working on virtual & augmented reality projects

01/29/2016, 01:01 pm

Through a series of acquisitions, Apple has a considerably large staff dedicated to experimental virtual reality and augmented reality projects, some of whom are reportedly working on prototype headset configurations that could one day compete with the likes of Facebook's Oculus Rift.

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Apple could bring long-distance wireless charging to iPhone, iPad as soon as 2017

01/28/2016, 11:01 pm

Apple is reportedly working on an advanced wireless iPhone and iPad charging technology capable of bridging longer distances than currently available hardware, with a potential launch targeted as early as next year.

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Apple's Tim Cook calls VR 'cool' and not a niche

01/26/2016, 06:01 pm

Asked about the technology during a call on the company's Q1 results, Apple CEO Tim Cook called virtual reality "cool" and something with interesting applications, though he didn't tease any plans Apple might have.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' at crossroads, team in hiring freeze, source says

01/25/2016, 12:01 pm

Apple has placed a hiring freeze on the team responsible for the company's nascent automotive ambitions after executives became unhappy with the project's direction and progress, AppleInsider has learned.

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Daimler CEO says Apple, other Silicon Valley firms 'can do more' than anticipated in cars

01/25/2016, 10:01 am

Silicon Valley tech companies are doing better than anticipated in the automotive realm, said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche after he and other company executives concluded talks with dozens of firms in the region.

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Apple's rumored 4" iPhone update purportedly leaked again in new photo

01/25/2016, 08:01 am

A picture of a device said to be Apple's latest rendition of an iPhone with a 4-inch display hit the internet this weekend, this time placed next to an iPhone 5 for comparison.

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2016 expected to be a big year for Apple's MacBook lineup, upgrades to arrive in coming months

01/24/2016, 03:01 pm

Continued growth for the MacBook lineup -- particularly in enterprise markets -- will be a bright spot for Apple in 2016, further bolstered by an update in the first half of the year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple to launch 4" iPhone and iPad Air 3 in first half of 2016, analyst says

01/24/2016, 03:01 pm

According to connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is preparing two major iOS device introductions for the first half of 2016 in the much-rumored 4-inch iPhone and a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad Air 3.

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Apple filing hints at work on OLED-based wraparound display technology

01/21/2016, 11:01 am

A U.S. patent application published on Thursday suggests that Apple is at least experimenting with the concept of wraparound displays for some of its portable devices.

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Ford says Apple and Google are 'welcome' to join automotive arena

01/20/2016, 09:01 am

Ford is glad to see Apple and Google join the automotive world with their exploration of self-driving vehicles, an executive said in a newly-published video interview.

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iOS code shows Apple experimenting with ultra fast, light-based Li-Fi wireless data for future iPhones

01/18/2016, 11:01 am

Recent versions of iOS have been found to contain references to Li-Fi, an experimental high-speed wireless networking protocol that uses pulses of light to transmit data and is being marketed as a long-term replacement for Wi-Fi.

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US transport regulators may waive some safety rules to spur self-driving cars

01/14/2016, 04:01 pm

The U.S. Transportation Department may waive some safety rules to make it easier for automakers to test self-driving vehicles, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at a Thursday event in Detroit.

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Obama administration planning to speed up development of self-driving cars

01/13/2016, 12:01 pm

The White House will reportedly announce efforts to speed up the development of self-driving cars on Thursday, something that may be of extreme interest to Apple as it readies its own such vehicle.

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Rumor: Apple to debut Bluetooth earbuds alongside 'iPhone 7,' with truly wireless left & right earpieces

01/08/2016, 02:01 pm

Apple is said to be working on a new pair of high-end Bluetooth headphones that will be completely wireless, meaning separate earpieces for the left and right side without a wire connecting them, according to a new rumor.

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Apple registers apple.car, apple.auto and apple.cars domain names

01/08/2016, 11:01 am

Whether related to CarPlay or the heavily rumored Apple Car, Apple this week registered a trio of automotive-focused domain names, in a move that will surely fuel further speculation about "Project Titan."

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Razer Core shows what Apple could do for gamers with Thunderbolt

01/06/2016, 01:01 pm

Gaming hardware maker Razer has unveiled something that Mac users have sought after for years -- a Thunderbolt-connected external module that lets gamers take advantage of desktop-class graphics hardware at home while keeping their laptop thin and light on the go.

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Automakers better positioned to build self-driving cars than Silicon Valley, study claims

01/05/2016, 09:01 pm

The existing giants of the auto industry are better equipped to produce self-driving cars, at least when considerng the amount of patents they control, a study said on Tuesday.

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GM sides with Lyft in ridesharing war with $500M investment, self-driving car partnership

01/04/2016, 09:01 am

Stalwart American automaker General Motors on Monday announced an expansive tie-up with ridesharing service Lyft that includes a $500 million cash infusion and technical support for mobile connectivity and autonomous vehicle technology.

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What's next for Apple in 2016: New product rumor roundup

01/01/2016, 01:01 pm

Even though Apple's first major hardware launches for 2016 are probably still months away, rumors of the company's roadmap are already widespread, including some potential shakeups for products like the iPhone.

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Apple predicted to aggressively pursue virtual & augmented reality tech in 2016

12/29/2015, 09:12 am

As hype continues to build around upcoming virtual reality and augmented reality products, one Wall Street analyst doesn't think Apple will sit on the sidelines, potentially acquiring companies and working behind the scenes on its own offerings throughout 2016.

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