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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's hiring of ex-Segway robotics expert fuels speculation of 'fantastic' future products

04/02/2013, 04:04 pm

A robotics expert who was a key figure behind the creation of the Segway personal transportation device now works at Apple, leading some to speculate he could be involved in a top-secret advanced product at the company.

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Rumor: Apple's expiring chip contract with Samsung will lead to TSMC-built 'A7' chips

04/02/2013, 08:04 am

Apple's future "A7" chips for 2014's "iPhone 6" will be built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. once the existing contract with Samsung expires, a new rumor claims.

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April Fools: Apple's 'Bounce Back' campaign for pros looks to court ex-Mac users who jumped to Windows

04/02/2013, 07:04 am

After spending years courting users to switch from Windows to a Mac, Apple has apparently found itself losing professional users to Microsoft a trend it hopes to reverse with a new program apparently dubbed "Bounce Back." [Update: Nope.]

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Rumor: Apple courting developers to support official gaming controller [u]

03/29/2013, 03:03 pm

Apple has allegedly developed its own dedicated gaming controller for release at some point in the future, a development that, if true, could drastically reshape the face of the video game industry.

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Google, LG also rumored to be working on own smart watch devices

03/22/2013, 12:03 pm

Speculation that wearable smart watches are the "next big thing" in tech continues to mount, as a pair of new reports claim both Google and LG are working on their own wrist accessories.

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Apple's Ive brings software, hardware teams together in push for 'flat design'

03/21/2013, 05:03 pm

Tasked with overseeing Apple's human interface efforts, Senior Vice President of Industrial Design Jony Ive has reportedly brought the company's hardware and mobile software design teams together in a push toward a simpler and more cohesive "flat design," according to a new report.

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New Samsung smart watch will be company's third stab at wrist accessory

03/21/2013, 10:03 am

Samsung recently tipped that it plans to enter the connected smart watch market, but the company has twice in the past also attempted and failed to pioneer with such a device.

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Intel, Nvidia show off next-gen silicon potentially bound for Apple's future Macs

03/20/2013, 07:03 am

Computing industry observers got a glimpse of the future from two processor makers on Tuesday, as Nvidia revealed its GPU product roadmap and Intel showed off benchmarks of the forthcoming "Haswell" microarchitecture.

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Samsung exec says readying smart watch entry to battle Apple

03/19/2013, 04:03 am

Not to be outdone by rumors of a supposed Apple-built "smart watch," a Samsung executive on Tuesday revealed that the Korean company is too working on its own entry into the wearable computing arena, but failed to disclose anything about the purported device.

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Swatch CEO doesn't believe Apple's rumored 'iWatch' is next tech revolution

03/06/2013, 10:03 am

Investors and tech observers are abuzz about the possibilities of a so-called Apple "iWatch," but the CEO of Swatch is skeptical about just how much such a device could replace Apple's iPhone, saying he doesn't believe such a device would be the next smart device revolution.

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Rumor: iPhone 5S slated for August release following next-gen iPad launch in April

03/05/2013, 03:03 am

A new rumor claims that Apple will accelerate its launch schedule for the next-generation iPhone and debut the handset in August, while successors to the company's current tablet lineup could see a debut in April, just six months after the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad were released.

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Apple to announce 'iPhone 5S' in June alongside low-cost fiberglass and plastic handset, analyst says

03/04/2013, 08:03 pm

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who has a notable track record in predicting Apple hardware launches, forecasts the Cupertino company will announce a successor to the iPhone 5 alongside a low-cost handset model in June ahead of a rollout in July.

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Rumor: Apple manufacturing 2TB SSDs bound for upcoming Mac Pro

03/04/2013, 07:03 pm

A fresh rumor holds that Apple may be producing self-branded large capacity solid state drives for use in the next Mac Pro, the company's professional level tower that is said to be getting a refresh later this year.

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Apple studied Nike sport watches in mid-2000s for materials and processes research

03/04/2013, 04:03 pm

In a follow-up to Monday's report speculating that an "iWatch" could be more profitable than a dedicated television set, it was discovered that Apple ordered boxes of Nike watches nearly ten years ago to study the devices' materials and how they were were manufactured.

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Rumor: Prototypes of Apple's iOS-powered 'iWatch' face battery life issues

03/04/2013, 10:03 am

A new report claims Apple hopes its alleged "iWatch" will offer between 4 and 5 days of use between charges, but current prototypes get about half that.

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2013 'iWatch' debut could rake in more profit than an Apple television set

03/04/2013, 08:03 am

The current wristwatch market has much higher gross margins than HDTV sales, which could set the stage for Apple to sell its own hugely profitable wearable hardware as soon as this year.

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Corning's flexible 'Willow Glass' won't appear in consumer products for at least 3 years

02/28/2013, 01:02 pm

Devices featuring Corning's bendable "Willow Glass" won't arrive for at least three years, an announcement that dampens expectations of a rumored Apple-built watch with curved glass display featuring Corning's technology.

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Thunderbolt Display stock-outs continue as Apple's iMac inventory improves

02/28/2013, 11:02 am

While Apple has begun to catch up with demand for its redesigned iMacs, the company's Thunderbolt Display remains in limited supply at resellers, potentially hinting that an update could be around the corner.

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CEO admits Apple is 'looking at new categories' for potential products

02/27/2013, 01:02 pm

While some investors are worried about recent stock losses, Apple remains focused on the long term, and is exploring new potential product categories, CEO Tim Cook revealed on Wednesday.

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New products are presented to Apple's board 6-18 months prior to launch

02/20/2013, 12:02 pm

Members of Apple's Board of Directors are sometimes informed about new products up to a year and a half before they are unveiled to the public, the board's chairman has revealed.

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