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Topic: Future Hardware

As Apple shows interest in AR/VR, PlayStation VR's strong start suggests price beats performance

11/29/2016, 10:11 am

The latest --and more affordable -- high-profile entrant into the emerging virtual reality space, PlayStation VR, is off to a successful start, suggesting consumers are more interested in advanced VR technology if it's available in a simple and economical product.

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McLaren CEO admits to talks with Apple, but no bid was made

11/19/2016, 03:11 pm

Officials from Apple met with premium automaker McLaren, but the discussions never went as far as a bid, the CEO of the sports car company has revealed in a new interview.

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Apple's engineering in new MacBook Pro paves way for speedy Optane storage in future models

11/08/2016, 02:11 pm

Apple has set the table for inclusion of the future XPoint-based Optane SSD technology in an iteration of the MacBook Pro, potentially leading to dramatically faster access times and transfer speeds than conventional SSDs.

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Concept imagines OLED Touch Bar on Apple's wireless Magic Keyboard

11/03/2016, 09:11 am

With Apple's dynamic Touch Bar now official on the latest MacBook Pros, fans are imagining what the feature might look like on other Mac products, such as the wireless Magic Keyboard.

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Intel briefly reveals data on potential 2017 iMac, Mac Pro Kaby Lake processors

11/01/2016, 09:11 am

A document briefly available from Intel's website intended for system manufacturers like Apple has shed some light on new Kaby Lake processors suitable for desktop computers that could be used in a new iMac or Mac Pro, but still shows no sign of the long-overdue Kaby Lake quad-core laptop processors.

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Official Apple images show new MacBook Pro with OLED 'Magic Toolbar,' Touch ID, new speaker design

10/25/2016, 03:10 pm

With just a few days to go before Apple is expected to announce its next-generation MacBook Pro, photos contained in the newly released macOS 10.12.1 update appear to show the design of the new notebook, including its dynamic touch-sensitive function row.

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Apple registers Russian trademarks for three new MacBooks ahead of Oct. 27 event

10/24/2016, 11:10 am

Russian trademark filings published on Monday indicate that Apple is preparing three new computers running macOS Sierra, just days ahead of a press event expected to showcase new MacBooks, including a OLED touchbar-equipped MacBook Pro.

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Apple might debut 'MagSafe-like' USB-C adapter with redesigned MacBook Pro line

10/22/2016, 08:10 pm

According to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple might launch a USB-C adapter with MagSafe functionality to return easy-on, easy-off functionality to a fully upgraded MacBook lineup, expected for unveiling at next week's "Hello Again" media event.

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Potential MacBook Pro OLED function row names include 'Magic Toolbar,' 'Control Strip,' 'Touch Bar'

10/20/2016, 09:10 am

One of the key changes to next week's anticipated MacBook Pro refresh is believed to be a new touch-sensitive OLED screen replacing the function row of keys on the keyboard. Trademark filings by Apple reveal the possible names the company could use to brand it.

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'Hello again:' Apple sends invitations for event on Oct. 27, new MacBook Pros expected

10/19/2016, 04:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued invitations to members of the press for an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters on Oct. 27, where it is expected to unveil a thinner MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar and reversible USB-C ports.

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Annual Final Cut Pro gathering being held as Apple is expected to unveil new MacBook Pros

10/19/2016, 03:10 pm

In what may be turning out to be a busy week for Apple, the company is inviting attendees at the annual Final Cut Pro X user's conference to visit the its corporate headquarters next door, just as it is expected to unveil a new MacBook Pro design with dynamic OLED touch bar.

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Apple to debut new Macs at Oct. 27 event, report says

10/18/2016, 05:10 pm

A report on Tuesday puts a date to rumors regarding an impending Mac hardware refresh, saying Apple will announce all new computer models at an Oct. 27 media event.

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Supply chain reaffirms only three new Apple notebooks this fall, likely no 11" MacBook Air

10/18/2016, 09:10 am

Apple is expected to release just three new MacBook models this fall, according to a research report released on Tuesday, possibly reaffirming claims that the company is planning to drop the 11-inch model of the MacBook Air.

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'Apple Car' project to choose new direction in late 2017 - report

10/17/2016, 09:10 am

Apple's "Project Titan" has indeed scaled back to focus on self-driving technology -- specifically giving it the opportunity to either partner with existing automaker or return to developing its own car later on, a report said on Monday.

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Research shows intense interest in Apple MacBooks, even given long time since last refresh

10/05/2016, 03:10 pm

Research data gathered in the summer of 2016 on interest in Apple's laptop lines suggest that any new release, despite the MacBook Pro having lain fallow for over a year, will generate both intense traffic and very high sales.

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Suspect 27" iMac model with Intel Kaby Lake pops up at Best Buy

10/02/2016, 10:10 pm

An aberration has appeared on the BestBuy website, showing a possible 27-inch 5K iMac with a seventh generation Kaby Lake Intel Core processor -- but some discrepancies cast some doubt on the listing.

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California approves limited testing of self-driving cars without steering wheels or backup drivers

09/30/2016, 02:09 pm

Califonia Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill allowing self-driving vehicles to be tested in the state without manual controls or human backup drivers, in a move that could aid Apple's own efforts in the field.

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Nvidia working with Apple on graphics for 'revolutionary' new Mac products

09/26/2016, 04:09 pm

Though Apple's current Mac lineup relies on AMD graphics, a switch to Nvidia could be in the works for the MacBook Pro and beyond, if new job listings from the GPU maker is any indication.

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Apple allegedly working on Siri stand-alone speaker with HomeKit integration

09/23/2016, 09:09 am

Apple appears to be stepping up efforts to combat Amazon's suite of Alexa voice recognition devices, with a Siri-based home voice assistant reportedly in the works.

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Apple FCC filing shows Apple TV-sized device with Bluetooth, NFC under review

09/22/2016, 02:09 pm

This week's update of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's database has revealed an as-yet-unannounced Apple product, with screw placement and case dimensions similar to that of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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