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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple expected to unveil Retina 13" MacBook Pro at next week's 'iPad mini' event

10/15/2012, 11:10 am

In addition to a smaller iPad, Apple also reportedly plans to unveil a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display at a media event next week.

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Apple 'gets serious' about moving chip production away from Samsung - report

10/15/2012, 07:10 am

The relationship between Apple and Samsung has moved from "love-hate" to simply "hate-hate," according to a new report, which indicates that Apple is doing all it can to cut ties with its fierce rival.

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Leaked iMac parts suggest Apple set to release new model with thinner design

10/14/2012, 02:10 pm

A picture out of the Far East shows what is claimed to be the logic board and internal components for a new, thinner iMac set to be released by Apple in the near future.

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Rumor: Pictures show alleged 16.7 watt-hour 'iPad mini' battery

10/14/2012, 02:10 am

Images of a purported "iPad mini" battery hit the web early Sunday, showing Apple's much-rumored 7.85-inch tablet may employ a 16.7 watt-hour battery, which would offer more energy than the cells found in Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD.

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Rumored 'iPad mini' event to focus on iBooks, report says

10/12/2012, 06:10 pm

Shortly after it was reported that Apple is "likely" to unveil a 7.85-inch iPad at an as-yet-unannounced event on Oct. 23, a separate report claims the alleged product announcement will focus on the purported tablet's e-book capabilities.

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Rumor: TSMC to build quad-core 20nm chips for Apple by late 2013

10/12/2012, 11:10 am

Apple's future iOS devices may be powered by custom chips built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., taking a key component away from rival Samsung, according to a new rumor.

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Rumor: New 13" MacBook Pro affected by 'weak yields' of Retina display

10/11/2012, 11:10 am

Apple's supply chain is struggling to build new 13-inch MacBook Pros because of difficulty in manufacturing Retina displays, a new rumor claims.

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Report reaffirms 13" Retina MacBook Pro still on track for 2012 launch

10/09/2012, 09:10 pm

Research firm NPD DisplaySearch says Apple is likely to release a Retina display-packing 13-inch MacBook Pro before the year is out, with production currently on schedule for sometime in the fourth quarter.

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Apple 'iPad mini' to be Wi-Fi only, report says

10/09/2012, 05:10 pm

Coming on the heels of a rumored production stoppage of cases designed for Apple's rumored 7.85-inch tablet, a separate report from the UK claims the so-called "iPad mini" will ship without cellular data capabilites.

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Rumor: Apple looking into using carbon fiber in 'completely different' way than usual

10/09/2012, 02:10 pm

A new rumor claims Apple has been working with a carbon fiber maker for years, in an effort to develop new ways of using the material to create a device's outside shell.

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Mac mini supply drying up, could signal Ivy Bridge update

10/08/2012, 02:10 pm

With the Mac mini still waiting for an update to Intel's latest Ivy Bridge chips, supply of the diminutive desktop has begun to dwindle at various resellers.

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'iPad mini' cases made by Cygnett allegedly for sale in Australia

10/03/2012, 08:10 pm

An Australian tech blog on Wednesday reportedly purchased two separate "iPad mini" cases made by accessories manufacturer Cygnett after allegedly finding the products at an undisclosed retail outlet.

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Apple wants to move Macs away from Intel chips - report

10/03/2012, 11:10 am

Apple has reportedly "deliberated" moving its lineup of Mac computers away from Intel processors, though such a change apparently isn't "imminent."

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Rumor: Video of alleged 'iPad mini' Wi-Fi-only mockup hits the web

09/28/2012, 08:09 pm

A somewhat blurry video of what is supposedly a model of Apple's as-yet-unannounced 7.85-inch iPad was posted to YouTube on Friday, showing slight differences from previous mockups possibly pointing to a Wi-Fi-only version of the rumored device.

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Apple investigating inductive charging mat for docking portable devices

09/27/2012, 08:09 am

Apple has shown interest in building an inductive charging mat that would allow users to dock, charge and sync their portable devices by simply placing them on top of the accessory.

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Rumor: Apple ordering parts for new product made of carbon fiber

09/26/2012, 09:09 am

Apple is said to have ordered a large number of parts made of carbon fiber, hinting that a new product may be made of the durable-yet-lightweight material.

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Apple's dual-sided touch panel concept shows clamshell iPhone, trackpad designs

09/20/2012, 01:09 pm

Apple has shown interest in developing foldable touch-sensitive devices with two separate, foldable surfaces a concept that could apply to a flip-style iPhone or a new trackpad design.

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Reported iMac inventory shortage may signal imminent refresh

09/18/2012, 08:09 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, some Apple authorized resellers are seeing little to no inventory of current iMac models in the supply chain, hinting that a refresh may be on the horizon.

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Average price of iOS device cables to rise 84% with new 9-pin design

09/12/2012, 08:09 am

The new 9-pin dock connector expected to debut with Apple's next iPhone will also cary a higher cost that is projected to push its average selling price up 84.3 percent year over year.

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New iPod touch said to have built-in GPS & new colors, to act as game controller

09/12/2012, 07:09 am

Apple is reportedly set to unveil a next-generation iPod touch that will be a major change from its predecessor, packing in a dedicated GPS receiver, a high-definition FaceTime camera, and a 4-inch in-cell touchscreen and potentially acting as a game controller with other devices like the Mac or iPad.

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