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Topic: Future Hardware

Industry insiders downplay likelihood of Apple television release in Q2 2012

02/02/2012, 11:02 pm

As rumors continue to swirl that Apple is preparing to launch a connected television set, a new report claims it is highly unlikely that the company will release such a device in the second quarter of 2012 because Sharp has limited production of the IGZO panels reportedly bound for the device.

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Rumor: Apple to hold 'strange' event in Feb. ahead of March third-gen iPad launch

02/02/2012, 03:02 am

A new Japanese report has clarified earlier claims of an Apple event in February with the cryptic details that Apple will hold a "Strange" event in February and a Special Event to launch the third-generation iPad in early March.

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First Apple TV prototypes "in the works" as Apple reportedly shopping part suppliers

01/31/2012, 11:01 pm

Apple has contacted at least one major Asian supplier about purchasing television display components, checks by one analyst have revealed.

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Apple exploring MagSafe data, headphone connections for iPhone, iPad

01/26/2012, 09:01 am

Apple's standard 30-pin iPod cable and even its headphones could be replaced on future iPhones and iPads by new magnetic cables, much like the MagSafe power adapters currently used on MacBooks.

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Apple's universal remote concept hints at future television set

01/26/2012, 08:01 am

Apple has shown interest in building a new, simplified remote control that would automatically control a variety of devices while reducing setup and frustration for the user.

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Apple's new Israel chip R&D center rumored to open by end of February

01/25/2012, 04:01 pm

Apple is said to have received hundreds of resumes from engineers who are seeking employment at a new research and development center in Israel rumored to open by the end of February.

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Apple working to adopt 802.11ac 5G Gigabit WiFi this year

01/21/2012, 02:01 pm

Apple is expected to rapidly deploy support for the new 802.11ac specification this year, adding so called "Gigabit WiFi" to new AirPort base stations, Time Capsule, Apple TV, notebooks and potentially its mobile devices.

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Acer, Asustek, Lenovo expected to begin adopting Thunderbolt this spring

01/20/2012, 08:01 pm

Apple won't be the only PC maker selling high-end notebooks that look like the MacBook Air and pack Thunderbolt connectivity; Acer, Asustek, Lenovo are expected to introduce new Thunderbolt-equipped Ultrabooks in the second quarter of 2012.

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Apple could water-proof future devices with HzO technology

01/16/2012, 01:01 pm

HzO, the maker of a "WaterBlock" technology shown off at last week's Consumer Electronics Show, has said it is in talks with Apple about using its material in future devices, including the iPhone.

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Morgan Stanley: Apple's next iPhone to be slimmer, may include quad-mode LTE chip

01/13/2012, 02:01 am

Investment bank Morgan Stanley hinted on Friday that Apple's next-generation iPhone will be slimmer when it arrives later this year and could include a quad-mode chip from Qualcomm that would allow for 3G and LTE functionality across all "network flavors."

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CES: Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is 0.8mm thick, withstands 121 pounds of pressure

01/10/2012, 08:01 am

Corning's new Gorilla Glass 2 will allow smartphone makers to produce glass panels that are up to 20 percent thinner while maintaining the same levels of strength and durability.

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Apple's television could offer superior picture quality with advanced backlighting

01/05/2012, 09:01 am

Apple has explored building displays with dynamic backlight adaptation for better picture quality, particularly when watching letterboxed widescreen movies on a high-definition screen.

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Designer Jony Ive reportedly has a 50-inch Apple television in his studio

01/04/2012, 11:01 am

A "slick" 50-inch Apple television is said to be housed in the secure California studio of Jonathan Ive, Apple's acclaimed head of product design.

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Rumor: Apple, Google may bid on English Premier League TV rights

01/03/2012, 08:01 pm

A new report claims both Apple and Google are looking into placing bids for the TV rights to the next season of the English Premier League in order to bolster their respective Apple TV and Google TV platforms.

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Apple's future iPhones & iPads could automatically personalize via face recognition

12/29/2011, 10:12 am

Using a forward-facing camera to recognize an individual user, future iPhones and iPads from Apple could automatically customize applications, settings and features to a user's personal preferences once they pick up the device.

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Intel's Mac-bound Ivy Bridge CPUs rumored to launch April 8

12/28/2011, 02:12 pm

Intel is rumored to release a total of 25 new 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge processors on April 8, 2012, signaling a potential launch window for Apple's next generation of Macs.

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Suppliers rumored to prepare for 32", 37" Apple televisions in early 2012

12/27/2011, 05:12 am

Apple's supply chain will begin preparing materials for an Apple-branded television set in the first quarter of next year in advance of a second or third quarter launch, a new report out of the Far East claims.

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Apple investigating fuel-cell-powered MacBooks

12/22/2011, 08:12 am

Apple could build new notebooks that are even smaller and lighter than current battery-powered devices by switching to fuel cells for power.

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Redesigned iPhone 5, expanded iPad lineup anticipated from Apple in 2012

12/21/2011, 08:12 am

Apple's growth next year and beyond is expected to be driven by a redesigned iPhone, as well as a potential expansion of the iPad lineup into both lower and higher price points, according to a new analysis.

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NYT: Apple secretly working on wearable, Siri-compatible computers

12/19/2011, 08:12 am

Apple has reportedly begun work on new, tiny, wearable devices that could be controlled with Siri, or used to input information to devices like the iPhone.

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