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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's thinner 15-inch MacBook Pro rumored to debut in April with Ivy Bridge i5, i7 CPUs

03/15/2012, 08:03 am

Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pros will be thinner than current models but thicker than a MacBook Air, and will feature Intel's latest Ivy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs when they launch next month, according to a new report.

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Rumor: Apple to launch 15-inch MacBook Air in April, 'effectively killing the Pro'

03/14/2012, 10:03 am

Rumors of a larger 15-inch MacBook Air continue to surface, with the latest claim suggesting Apple is gearing up to launch a larger ultraportable notebook in April.

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Rumor: Apple drops Nvidia's Kepler GPUs from 'large number' of next-gen MacBook Pros

03/13/2012, 12:03 pm

Apple's next-generation low- and mid-range MacBook Pro models will not feature dedicated graphics cards, and will instead rely on Intel's integrated Ivy Bridge graphics due to production issues with Nvidia, according to a new report.

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Apple teases there is 'a lot to look forward to' in 2012

03/07/2012, 09:03 pm

During Wednesday's keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook teased that the company is "just getting started" in 2012, noting that customers have "a lot to look forward to" this year.

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Faked photo attempts to show Retina Display for third-gen iPad [updated]

03/07/2012, 05:03 am

Hours before Apple is expected to unveil its third-generation iPad, an alleged leaked photo appeared online attempting to confirm the inclusion of an ultra-high-resolution Retina Display on the device, but it was later debunked as fake [updated].

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Apple TV shipping estimates slip as update nears

03/06/2012, 02:03 am

Ahead of an expected refresh of its Apple TV set-top box, Apple has begun sliding back shipping estimates, while the majority of U.S. retail stores report being out of stock of the current-generation model.

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New Intel Sandy Bridge Xeon chips available for potential Mac Pro update

03/01/2012, 05:03 pm

Intel's new Sandy Bridge update for its Xeon line of high end CPUs is due next week, suggesting the potential for Apple to refresh the Mac Pro, which hasn't changed since the middle of 2010.

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Apple's thinner 13- & 15-inch MacBook Pros expected in April 'at the soonest'

02/29/2012, 10:02 am

New 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with a thinner and lighter design are expected to launch in April "at the soonest," with an initial shipment of just under a million units.

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Apple said to be considering a 14-inch MacBook Air for Asian markets

02/29/2012, 07:02 am

A new rumor claims Apple is weighing the prospect of a new 14-inch MacBook Air model designed specifically to cater to the Asian PC market.

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Intel's Mac-bound Ivy Bridge CPUs expected to go on sale 8-10 weeks late

02/27/2012, 10:02 am

Intel's next-generation Ivy Bridge processors, sized at 22 nanometers and expected to appear in Apple's updated Mac lineup, will become available eight to 10 weeks later than originally planned, one company official has said.

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Rumor: Apple ready to retire iDevice dock connector

02/23/2012, 11:02 pm

An unsubstantiated rumor claims that Apple is looking to replace the venerable 30-pin iPhone, iPad and iPod dock connector with a smaller, space-saving successor that will possibly make a debut in the company's next generation iPhone.

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Apple wants to reinvent keyboards, making them even thinner

02/23/2012, 09:02 am

Apple could make its notebook computers and keyboard accessories even thinner and lighter with a brand new take on the classic input method.

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Suppliers gearing up for Apple's launch of new MacBook Air models

02/21/2012, 08:02 am

Apple's overseas supply chain is said to be anticipating the debut of a refreshed MacBook Air lineup, which was last updated in July of 2011.

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Apple looking to improve water sensors for detecting iPhone damage

02/17/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple has shown interest in detecting water damage on portable devices like an iPhone or iPad through circuitry rather than the current color-coded liquid contact indicators found on existing devices.

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Apple's Messages beta hints at high-res Macs with Retina Displays

02/17/2012, 08:02 am

The newly released beta of Messages for OS X contains support for double-pixel resolutions, offering more evidence that Apple is working on high-resolution Retina Displays for future Mac hardware.

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Tim Cook admits Apple may further converge iOS & OS X, Macs could run on ARM CPUs

02/16/2012, 01:02 pm

While he didn't hint at any definitive future plans, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook did admit that all options are on the table for the future of the Mac operating system, including further converging iOS and OS X, as well as potentially running Macs on ARM processors like are found in the iPhone and iPad, or switching iOS to Intel.

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Rumor: Intel to push back Mac-bound Ivy Bridge chip shipments until June

02/15/2012, 11:02 pm

Intel is rumored to have warned its partners that mass shipments of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors, which are expected to make their way into Apple's Mac lineup later this year, will not begin until after June, though a "small volume" of chips will reportedly go out in early April.

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Apple to disrupt notebook space with radically redesigned MacBook Pros

02/10/2012, 01:02 pm

While most of its rivals are struggling to match innovations Apple pioneered with its first MacBook Airs over three years ago, the Mac maker this year is hoping to further distance itself from the competition with a pair of radically redesigned professional offerings that will set the tone for the next wave of notebook computing.

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Doubts cast on likelihood of quad-core A6 CPU in third-gen iPad

02/08/2012, 08:02 pm

A new report has countered rumors that the processor expected to power Apple's third-generation iPad will be a quad-core model, noting instead that the chip will still be dual-core, though with a "significantly more powerful" graphics processor.

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Apple seen taking 5% of HDTV market, earning $17B in revenue

02/07/2012, 11:02 am

If Apple were to offer high-definition television sets with an average selling price of $1,500, one Wall Street analyst believes the company could capture 5 percent of the market and earn $17 billion in revenue.

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