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Topic: Future Hardware

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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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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