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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple component prepayments grow by $1.15B as new products loom

07/30/2012, 02:07 pm

With persistent rumors of a new iPhone, smaller iPad and new iPods set to launch soon, Apple saw its prepayment for inventory components increase by $1.15 billion sequentially in the June quarter.


September launch pegged for Apple's 13" Retina MacBook Pro, new iMac

07/24/2012, 02:07 am

A Retina display-toting 13-inch MacBook Pro is expected to join the recently-released 15-inch model sometime this September and may be accompanied by an iMac refresh, writes analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note shared with AppleInsider.


Apple expected to debut iPad mini after September iPhone launch

07/24/2012, 12:07 am

Apple will release a slightly tweaked version of its existing iPad alongside a much-rumored 7-inch model after the sixth-generation iPhone launches in early September, says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Rumor: Apple partner Pegatron begins next-gen iPhone production

07/23/2012, 01:07 am

Apple manufacturing partner Pegatron has started production of the next-generation iPhone, according to a new report


NYT: Apple's 7.85-inch iPad to be released this fall with sub-$499 price

07/15/2012, 07:07 pm

The New York Times on Saturday joined a multitude of publications by claiming inside knowledge of Apple's plan to release a smaller, less-expensive iPad model for release later this year.


Rumor: Next-gen iPhone now in production, possible design change in tow

07/14/2012, 07:07 pm

Fresh reports from Chinese sources claim Apple's next-generation handset has entered the production phase complete with design changes including the addition of glass to the unit's "uni-body" backplate.


Apple exploring iPod nano clip that doubles as docking contact

07/12/2012, 08:07 am

Apple has shown interest in having the rear clip on the iPod nano double as a quick-and-easy way of recharging and syncing the media player.


Purported 13" Retina MacBook Pro benchmarks appear, launch rumored before Oct.

07/10/2012, 01:07 pm

As benchmarks for an unreleased MacBook Pro running a previously unknown build of Mountain Lion have appeared, a new rumor suggests Apple could launch its 13-inch Retina display MacBook Pro before October of this year.


Rumor: 7-inch iPad to be produced in Brazil for fall launch

07/07/2012, 02:07 am

Adding to already mounting rumors circulating about a smaller format iPad a new report claims that the device will be assembled in Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn's Brazil factory starting in September for a holiday release.


Apple looking to simplify home theater surround sound configuration

07/05/2012, 08:07 am

Apple has shown interest in making it easier to properly configure surround sound to get the best possible audio out of a variety of home theater setups.


Rumor: Apple readying minor revisions to new iPad battery, lens

07/05/2012, 02:07 am

An unverified report out of the Far East claims Apple is planning to make "small revisions" to its third-generation iPad, such as an enlarged lens hole and changes to the battery to keep the device from overheating, later this year.


Supply of Apple's 27" iMac drying up as Ivy Bridge upgrade awaits

07/04/2012, 01:07 pm

With the last iMac update having arrived more than a year ago, third-party resellers are now starting to see limited availability of Apple's big-screen 27-inch desktop Mac.


Bloomberg: Smaller iPad to launch by year's end

07/03/2012, 07:07 pm

Amid the flurry of rumors surrounding a possible smaller format iPad release, Bloomberg on Tuesday claimed inside knowledge of Apple plans to roll out the device by the end of 2012.


Production of Apple's next iMac to begin this month for October launch - report

07/03/2012, 08:07 am

Apple's supply chain is reportedly gearing up to ship components for the company's next-generation iMac this month, with a product launch expected in October.


Rumor: Apple's 2012 iMac refresh won't have Retina display

06/22/2012, 08:06 pm

Instapaper developer Marco Arment reportedly received word on Friday that Apple won't be releasing a Retina display-equipped iMac model in 2012 and will instead wait until 2013 to bring the high-resolution screen to more of its computers.


Apple reportedly adopting 19-pin dock connector for 2012 iPhone

06/20/2012, 08:06 pm

Multiple manufacturers have independently indicated that Apple is planning to shrink its 30-pin dock connector to a 19-pin port in the next iPhone, according to a new report.


Apple expected to launch 13" Retina MacBook Pro by early Oct.

06/14/2012, 12:06 pm

Apple will bring a high-resolution Retina display to its 13-inch MacBook Pro with a product update set to launch this October, according to one insider.


Rumor: Online battery test log points to possible 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro

06/13/2012, 07:06 pm

An as-yet unannounced MacBook Pro model made an appearance in the log of an online battery test archive with a machine identifier possibly pointing to a 13-inch version of Apple's Retina Display-toting notebook lineup.


Rendered photos depict assembled next-gen iPhone [u]

06/13/2012, 01:06 am

A set of rendered photos depict a what fully-assembled version of Apple's 2012 iPhone may look like, based on previously leaked components [updated].


Tim Cook confirms updated Mac Pro coming in 2013

06/12/2012, 05:06 pm

An email from Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms that the company is indeed working on a professional-level Mac to be released sometime in 2013, allaying current Mac Pro owners' fears that the desktop has reached its end of life.