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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple looking to build 'unibody' earbuds through ultrasonic bonding

04/12/2012, 11:04 am

By using a process known as ultrasonic bonding, Apple could create new iPhone and iPod earbuds that would have a seamless, more aesthetically pleasing "unibody" appearance.

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Rumor: Intel moving up Ivy Bridge announcement to April 23

04/12/2012, 01:04 am

A new rumor claims Intel has moved up the announcement of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors from the original date of April 29 to April 23 as PC makers ready the second generation of ultrabooks, expected to arrive in May.

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Intel reportedly shipping next-gen Thunderbolt controllers expected in new Macs

04/11/2012, 11:04 pm

Chipmaker Intel has begun shipping its second generation of Thunderbolt controllers, which are believed to be bound for Apple's upcoming Mac releases, according to a new report.

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New Apple TV, iPad 2 may be testbeds for Samsung's 32nm chip-making process

04/11/2012, 07:04 pm

The 1080p-streaming Apple TV and $399 iPad 2 use a new variant of Apple's A5 processor that may be a testbed for Samsung's 32nm High-K + Metal Gate process, which could find its way into future A-series chips powering devices like a next-generation iPhone.

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Availability of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pros constrained ahead of redesigned models

04/10/2012, 09:04 am

Multiple authorized resellers this week are reflecting stock outs of 15-inch MacBook Pros, suggesting that Apple is ramping down production of existing models before introducing redesigned offerings that will largely resemble the company's increasingly popular line of ultra-slim MacBook Airs.

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Apple's Ivy Bridge-powered iMacs rumored to debut in June

04/06/2012, 04:04 pm

Another rumor has pointed toward a June launch for Apple's updated all-in-one desktop, the iMac, featuring Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors.

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Apple exploring face detection to unlock, customize & interact with iOS devices

04/05/2012, 10:04 am

Apple has shown continued interest in using the forward facing camera on devices like the iPhone to unlock the display and customize its layout based on detecting the identity of the person using it.

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Apple interested in wireless power to charge devices on store shelves

04/05/2012, 08:04 am

Apple has shown interest in wirelessly powering and charging its portable devices, allowing products like the iPhone and iPad to be powered up while sealed in packaging and on display at a retail store.

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Apple reportedly 'noodling with' 7.85-inch iPad prototype

04/04/2012, 10:04 pm

Apple is said to be "noodling with" ideas and prototypes for a 7.85-inch iPad, though it's not clear if the device will ever see the light of day, according to one well-connected insider.

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Rumor: Apple to release new iMacs with Core i5, i7 CPUs in June or July

04/04/2012, 10:04 am

Apple's all-in-one desktop, the iMac, will receive an update with Intel's next-generation Ivy Bridge CPUs in the June or July timeframe, according to a new rumor.

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Apple to build 200K 15-in. MacBook Pros in April, 400K 13-in. units in June

04/03/2012, 11:04 am

Apple is gearing up to begin production of its new thinner and lighter MacBook Pros, with production of the new 15-inch model set to begin first in mid-April.

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Foxconn recruiter says next-gen iPhone arriving in June - rumor

04/02/2012, 09:04 pm

A Japanese-language TV program has recorded a Foxconn recruiter in Taiyuan, China as saying that Apple will release its next-generation iPhone in June.

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Apple's redesigned 2012 iMacs rumored to feature anti-reflective glass displays

04/02/2012, 08:04 am

Should the latest rumors pan out, a completely redesigned family of Apple's iMacs due for release later this year will not only arrive noticeably slimmer than existing models but may also be the first of the company's desktops to feature anti-reflective displays.

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Apple's 3D camera concept would capture & recreate images

03/29/2012, 02:03 pm

Apple has explored building a 3D camera systemthat would allow users to capture images and reconstruct them in a three-dimensional model.

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Apple rumored to mass produce new 15" MacBook Pro in April, 13" in June

03/29/2012, 03:03 am

A new report out of the Far East claims Apple is scheduled to begin mass production of a new 15-inch MacBook Pro in April, while a 13.3-inch model is rumored to enter mass production in June.

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Rumor: Apple working on 5-inch Retina display device for 2013

03/28/2012, 03:03 pm

Apple is working on a new device with a 5-inch high-resolution Retina display set to launch in 2013, according to a new report.

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Potential Mac-bound Intel Ivy Bridge chips to launch at end of April

03/28/2012, 01:03 pm

A slew of mobile and desktop CPUs from Intel's forthcoming Ivy Bridge lineup are set to launch on April 29, potentially signaling when Apple could refresh some of its Mac lineup.

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Apple's haptic touch feedback concept uses actuators, senses force on iPhone, iPad

03/22/2012, 08:03 am

In an effort to make touchscreens less static, Apple has proposed that future iPhones and iPads could feature actuators that would provide haptic feedback to users, and also include sensors that would measure the force at which a user touches the screen.

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Apple's slimmer 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros in production - report

03/16/2012, 09:03 am

The 13- and 15-inch varieties of Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro, which will drop the optical disc drive for a thinner profile, are said to now be in production.

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Apple wants to improve bonding of plastic and metal in building new iPhones

03/15/2012, 10:03 am

Rather than use unreliable adhesives, Apple is exploring new ways to permanently bond plastic and metal parts to build better portable devices like the iPhone.

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