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Topic: Future Hardware

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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Apple execs have discussed the 'future of TV' with major media companies

12/18/2011, 09:12 pm

Apple is said to be pushing forward with its plans to launch a full-fledged television set, holding meetings with media executives and sharing their vision for the future of the living room, including the possibility of storing recorded TV content in iCloud.

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Apple allegedly planning semiconductor development center in Israel

12/14/2011, 02:12 pm

In addition to its rumored purchase of Israel-based flash storage provider Anobit, Apple is also said to be planning to open a semiconductor development center in Israel.

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Apple rumored to launch 2880x1800 Retina Display MacBook Pro in Q2 2012

12/14/2011, 07:12 am

Apple is rumored to be preparing a new MacBook Pro for launch in the second quarter of 2012 with a Retina Display resolution of 2,880 by 1,800 pixels.

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Apple exploring Kinect-like 3D input for controlling Macs

12/08/2011, 09:12 am

Apple has shown interest in an entirely new way for users to interact with and control their Mac, with a new system allowing users to perform gestures with their hands in a three-dimensional space.

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Intel Ivy Bridge chip candidates for MacBook Pro, Air to arrive in May

12/06/2011, 04:12 pm

Intel's next-generation Ivy Bridge mobile processors, expected to appear in future MacBook Pro and MacBook Air updates from Apple, will hit the market in May of 2012, a leaked Intel product roadmap reveals.

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Apple television rumored to come in 3 sizes, including 32" and 55"

12/05/2011, 03:12 pm

Apple's full-fledged television set will arrive at the end of 2012 in three screen sizes, maxing out at 55 inches, a new rumor claims.

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Mac OS X 10.7.3 beta supports AMD's next-gen desktop graphics

12/05/2011, 10:12 am

As Apple considers scrapping its Mac Pro line of desktops, the latest beta of Mac OS X 10.7.3 includes support for AMD's "Tahiti" graphics cards. But whether Tahiti-powered Mac Pros will ever be released remains to be seen.

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