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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple requests wireless charging chip samples for upcoming iPhone product, report says

09/06/2016, 07:09 pm

A report out of the Far East on Tuesday claims Apple recently requested a batch of wireless charging chip samples from Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek, suggesting the iPhone maker is forging ahead with development of a bespoke wireless charging solution.


Alleged Apple trademark filings reveal 'Iris Engine,' 'AirPod Case,' 'Home Hub,' 'Control Strip,' 'Smart Button'

09/06/2016, 12:09 pm

A wide array of international trademark filings allegedly connected to Apple could reveal the branding for new products and services, with possible ties to rumored features in the "iPhone 7," "AirPods" wireless headphones, and redesigned MacBook Pro.


Low-end Intel Kaby Lake processors detailed, MacBook Pro version absent

08/30/2016, 12:08 pm

Intel has shed some specific details for the first time about the new seventh generation Kaby Lake processors suitable for the MacBook and MacBook Air, but as expected, processors suitable for the MacBook Pro have yet to materialize.


Possible references to MacBook Pro OLED 'Function Row' spotted in Pages code

08/30/2016, 09:08 am

A reference to a "Dynamic Function Row" has been spotted in Apple's latest release of the Pages word processing app, potentially confirming a rumored name for the OLED touch bar on the new MacBook Pro.


Apple to debut standalone 5K monitor, MacBook Air refresh, 'pro' iPad software features, report says

08/29/2016, 06:08 pm

Apple is working to release a fresh batch of Mac hardware including a standalone 5K display made in partnership with LG, MacBook Air and iMac refreshes, and new iPad Pro software catering to professional users, according to a report on Monday.


Inside Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro: Graphics processing unit choices

08/27/2016, 03:08 pm

Once again, Apple probably won't rock the boat with any new MacBook Pro, and will likely stick with Intel integrated graphics and lower end next-generation discrete GPUs rather than giving macOS users faster options.


macOS Sierra beta points to future Macs equipped with 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2

08/24/2016, 05:08 pm

Upcoming Macs may support USB 3.1 Gen 2, enabling peripheral speeds up to a maximum 10 gigabits per second, code discovered in macOS Sierra suggests.


Inside Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro: USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

08/17/2016, 03:08 pm

With Apple's new MacBook Pro expected in the coming months, AppleInsider takes a look at technologies expected to be updated, or removed, from the new portable. In many ways, one of the key changes could be the anticipated embrace of new, smaller USB-C ports with high-speed USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 data connectivity.


Intel pushes USB-C as 3.5mm jack replacement, touts better sound, thinness & power management

08/17/2016, 12:08 pm

The seemingly inevitable demise of the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack has placed the technology world in need of a successor, and Intel this week laid out its case as to why it thinks the reversible USB-C port is the best option for accessory makers.


Redesigned, ultra-thin MacBook Pro with AMD GPU not expected to debut at 'iPhone 7' event Sept. 7

08/10/2016, 09:08 am

Although Apple is nearing the completion of a redesigned MacBook Pro, it probably won't make its appearance at an "iPhone 7" event expected on Sept. 7, a report said on Wednesday.


Anticipated MacBook Pro redesign boosting profits for Apple hinge manufacturer

08/10/2016, 09:08 am

With a shift to highly precise metal injection molding-fabricated hinges probable in a new, thinner MacBook Pro, manufacturers that can generate the parts are greatly exceeding expectations.


South Korean company said to be working on 'Apple Car' battery tech

08/09/2016, 02:08 pm

A South Korean company's physical advancement in hollow-cored lithium-ion battery technology is allegedly on tap for the potential future "Apple Car" currently in development under the "Project Titan" aegis.


Rumor: Apple working on entirely new, advanced health-tracking hardware for 2017 launch

08/09/2016, 07:08 am

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple could be planning to unveil a "killer new product" developed within its health laboratories, a new report claims -- though details are vague.


Apple patent filing shows future potential of Touch ID not tied to a button

07/28/2016, 03:07 pm

A patent filing made public today stems directly from the Apple purchase of biometric company AuthenTec, and could lead to future iPhones and iPads using part or all of the touchscreen to act a Touch ID sensor.


Apple bolsters 'Project Titan' self-driving software team with former QNX CEO

07/28/2016, 02:07 pm

To flesh out the advanced software needed for a self-driving automobile, Apple has reportedly hired talent away from former high-profile rival and now-beleaguered BlackBerry and its QNX division.


Rumor: Apple to adopt USB Type-C in another upcoming MacBook, whether it's Pro or Air

07/27/2016, 11:07 am

A new supply chain rumor suggests that Apple will bring USB Type-C ports from its 12-inch MacBook to another notebook in the lineup. The most likely candidate: the MacBook Pro. Here's why.


Apple shakes up electric vehicle team, places Bob Mansfield in charge of 'Project Titan' - report

07/25/2016, 11:07 am

After taking a reduced role at Apple for the last few years, hardware engineer and former executive Bob Mansfield has returned to prominence at the company, and is now in charge of the company's ambitious electric vehicle project, according to a new report.


Intel's 7th-gen 'Kaby Lake' processors delivered to manufacturers

07/21/2016, 05:07 pm

Intel's seventh-generation Core processor was recently delivered to unspecified companies in sufficient quantities for manufacturing, however the first run of chips are not likely destined for Apple's MacBook Pro.


'Apple Car' rollout reportedly delayed until 2021, owing to obstacles in 'Project Titan'

07/21/2016, 12:07 pm

Apple's rumored electric car won't hit the roads until 2021, owing to various obstacles encountered in "Project Titan," a report claimed on Thursday.


Groundbreaking 'atomic memory' could cram unimaginable amounts of data into your iPhone

07/19/2016, 10:07 am

A new technology for data storage at the atomic level could supplant magnetic and flash media in the future, and yield thousands of terabytes in a single drive -- if scientists can perfect it.