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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's new MacBook employs unorthodox keyboard design to achieve maximum thinness

03/28/2015, 04:03 am

To pursue its continuing obsession with thinness, Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths with the keyboard on the new 12-inch MacBook, redesigning it in a way that is thoroughly distinct from its Macbook Air and MacBook Pro stablemates.

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Apple outs wireless keyboard refresh on Czech store, could include backlight

03/23/2015, 12:03 pm

Apple looks set to update its venerable wireless keyboard, with the aluminum slab appearing on the company's Czech online store with a tweaked layout and altered function keys that could indicate plans to add backlighting in the next version.

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Intel Core M lets new MacBook go light and fanless, but with sacrifices

03/22/2015, 02:03 am

At the heart of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook is the Intel Core M, a processor series launched late last year and meant to power extremely light notebooks and tablets. But the new chips come with their own set of benefits and sacrifices, particularly for people considering other MacBook models.

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BMW research head avoids Apple Car question, says obstacles present to deeper partnership

03/18/2015, 03:03 pm

BMW's research and development head said on Wednesday that there are obstacles to collaborating with Apple beyond integrating iPhone support into vehicles, but did not completely rule out the possibility of the two companies building a car together.

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The art of deception: How Apple attempts to keep its secret projects under wraps

03/14/2015, 01:03 pm

With connections drawn between a rumored Apple car project and a research company named SixtyEight, AppleInsider takes a look at some other ways Apple has attempted to keep its top-secret projects out of the public eye.

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Project Titan, SixtyEight & SG5: Inside Apple's top-secret electric car project

03/13/2015, 09:03 am

Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, Apple's mysterious "Titan" electric car project is believed to be in development at a top-secret facility hidden in plain sight, discovered by AppleInsider just minutes away from the company's California headquarters.

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Griffin introduces WatchStand for Apple Watch, LaCie debuts USB-C hard drive for MacBook

03/10/2015, 04:03 pm

Two companies major accessory makers have capitalized on Apple's latest hardware announcements to introduce new products: Griffin has revealed the WatchStand for the Apple Watch, while LaCie has premiered a USB-C version of the Porsche Design Mobile Drive, aimed at Apple's 12-inch MacBook.

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Apple Watch battery will be replaceable to extend device's lifespan

03/10/2015, 09:03 am

In the event that the Apple Watch battery needs to be replaced, Apple technicians will be able to swap the component out, although the company hasn't elaborated on how the replacement process will be handled.

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Apple Watch's IPX7 water resistance good for washing hands, but not for swimming

03/09/2015, 06:03 pm

One of the last remaining questions surrounding the Apple Watch was answered Monday, when Apple revealed that its forthcoming wearable would be rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard.

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Apple Watch bands priced from $49 for sport to $449 for link bracelet, chargers cost $29/$39

03/09/2015, 03:03 pm

Pricing for accessories for the new Apple Watch was also revealed on Monday, with swappable bands carrying a wide range from $49 to $449. In addition, charging cables will be priced differently for different cord lengths [updated].

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Apple Watch Edition's gold case undergoes unique hardening process, hand polishing during manufacturing

03/09/2015, 03:03 pm

Following Monday's "Spring forward" event, Apple updated its website with a few expository videos relating to Apple Watch, including a clip detailing the production process each gold Apple Watch Edition unit goes through prior to sale.

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Apple Watch will feature 'all-day' battery life of 18 hours

03/09/2015, 03:03 pm

The Apple Watch will need to be recharged nightly, as Apple revealed on Monday that its upcoming wearable accessory will offer an average of 18 hours of runtime on a single charge.

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Apple Watch will launch on April 24, preorders and hands-on previews start April 10

03/09/2015, 02:03 pm

Users will be able to own an Apple Watch in nine countries starting April 24, but they'll be able to try out the wrist-worn device in special previews starting at Apple Stores two weeks earlier.

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Apple Watch Edition to start at $10,000, availability will be limited

03/09/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple's high-end 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will be a luxury priced item and the most expensive it has ever offered, starting at $10,000 and available in extremely limited quantities, the company revealed on Monday.

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Steel Apple Watch collection pricing will range from $549 to $1099 depending on band selection

03/09/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple's mid-range Apple Watch, featuring a stainless steel body, will start at $549 for the entry-level 38-millimeter size, while the larger 42-millimeter will start at $599.

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Apple Watch Sport will cost $349 for 38mm model, $399 for 42mm size

03/09/2015, 02:03 pm

The upcoming Apple Watch will carry a $50 premium for the larger screen size, Apple revealed on Monday, with a $349 starting price applying to the smaller 38-millimeter Apple Watch Sport version.

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Apple in talks with fashion retailer Nordstrom about carrying Apple Watch

03/09/2015, 11:03 am

Apple has reportedly held talks with retailer Nordstrom, a move that hints that the Apple Watch could be available to purchase from upscale third-party fashion sellers, in addition to Apple's own retail stores.

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Future Apple Watches could include platinum models - report

03/09/2015, 09:03 am

Apple has been evaluating platinum for future versions of the Apple Watch, and may be using ceramic blending to achieve the extra-durable gold in first-generation Edition units, according to a new report.

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Apple preps to 'Spring Forward' with Apple Events channel on Apple TV, shutters online store

03/09/2015, 09:03 am

With just hours remaining before Apple executives take the stage at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for an event that is expected to focus on the Apple Watch, the company has re-added its "Apple Events" channel to the Apple TV set-top box and temporarily halted sales in its online store.

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Apple's Eddy Cue explains Apple Pay on Apple Watch at NBA game [u]

03/07/2015, 12:03 am

Oracle Arena, home of the Golden State Warriors, became the second NBA venue to adopt Apple Pay on Friday, and Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue was on hand to explain how the service will work with Apple Watch.

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