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Topic: Future Hardware

Benchmarks hint at next-gen Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro, iMac

05/14/2012, 05:05 am

Geekbench benchmarks that appear to be from unreleased versions of Apple's MacBook Pro and iMac computers have surfaced online and serve as compelling evidence of upcoming upgrades from the company.

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Apple's secure facial recognition system would rely on 3D rendering

05/10/2012, 08:05 am

Apple has shown interest in building advanced, secure facial recognition technology that would take a two-dimensional image of a person's face and render it in 3D for greater accuracy.

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Rumor: Apple planning to launch $799 MacBook Air in Q3 2012

05/07/2012, 07:05 am

Apple is rumored to be planning to aggressively combat new "Ultrabook" laptops coming to market by releasing a $799 MacBook Air model in the third quarter of 2012, a price $200 less than the company's current cheapest model.

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Apple shows continued interest in haptic touchscreen fingertip feedback

05/03/2012, 10:05 am

Future iPhones and iPads from Apple could feature advanced technology that would allow users to not only touch the screen, but also feel textures and other feedback on their fingertips.

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Liquidmetal inventor says Apple is years away from using alloy

05/02/2012, 04:05 pm

The inventor of Liquidmetal guesses that it would take hundreds of millions of dollars and over three years for Apple to ready the technology necessary to mass-produce large products made from the material.

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TSMC hopes to land orders for 20nm chips from Apple in 2014 - report

05/02/2012, 07:05 am

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has reportedly placed an early investment in 20-nanometer chip technology, in hopes of landing orders from Apple as soon as 2014.

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Apple wants to improve brightness control on OLED screens

04/26/2012, 08:04 am

Though Apple has never released a product with an OLED screen, it continues to dabble with the technology behind the scenes, and has proposed a way of improving brightness control on organic light emitting diode displays.

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Apple predicted to discontinue 17-inch MacBook Pro

04/23/2012, 08:04 am

Though updates for the 13- and 15-inch models are on the horizon, Apple may not continue making its 17-inch MacBook Pro, according to one analyst.

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Intel launches next-gen Ivy Bridge processors with 3D transistors

04/23/2012, 03:04 am

Intel has officially launched the first wave of its Ivy Bridge processors with a new tri-gate transistor technology, touting the new chips as the "world's first 22 nanometer product."

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'Bulk' of first wave of Intel's next-gen Ivy Bridge chips bound for desktops

04/18/2012, 02:04 am

Intel revealed on Tuesday that the first wave of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will feature quad-core models, the bulk of which are headed for desktop computers, followed by a second launch of dual-core chips for "mainstream notebooks."

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Apple working on new power management technology for future Macs

04/17/2012, 02:04 pm

Apple's next-generation Macs will employ new power management technology that will allow devices to be more efficient and run even longer on battery power.

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Apple partner TSMC ramping up production of 28nm mobile chips

04/17/2012, 08:04 am

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is expected to begin ramping up manufacturing of its 28-nanometer ARM processors at a much faster rate, but whether Apple will begin using chips with the smaller process remains to be seen.

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Apple says it isn't working on any projects with Phillippe Starck

04/13/2012, 03:04 pm

Apple on Friday quickly quashed rumors that it is working on a "revolutionary" new project with acclaimed French designer Phillippe Starck.

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Famous designer says Apple will reveal 'revolutionary' product within 8 months

04/13/2012, 08:04 am

Acclaimed French designer Phillippe Starck revealed in a recent interview that he has been working with Apple on a "revolutionary" new product that will be revealed within the next 8 months.

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Apple looking to build 'unibody' earbuds through ultrasonic bonding

04/12/2012, 11:04 am

By using a process known as ultrasonic bonding, Apple could create new iPhone and iPod earbuds that would have a seamless, more aesthetically pleasing "unibody" appearance.

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Rumor: Intel moving up Ivy Bridge announcement to April 23

04/12/2012, 01:04 am

A new rumor claims Intel has moved up the announcement of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors from the original date of April 29 to April 23 as PC makers ready the second generation of ultrabooks, expected to arrive in May.

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Intel reportedly shipping next-gen Thunderbolt controllers expected in new Macs

04/11/2012, 11:04 pm

Chipmaker Intel has begun shipping its second generation of Thunderbolt controllers, which are believed to be bound for Apple's upcoming Mac releases, according to a new report.

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New Apple TV, iPad 2 may be testbeds for Samsung's 32nm chip-making process

04/11/2012, 07:04 pm

The 1080p-streaming Apple TV and $399 iPad 2 use a new variant of Apple's A5 processor that may be a testbed for Samsung's 32nm High-K + Metal Gate process, which could find its way into future A-series chips powering devices like a next-generation iPhone.

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Availability of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pros constrained ahead of redesigned models

04/10/2012, 09:04 am

Multiple authorized resellers this week are reflecting stock outs of 15-inch MacBook Pros, suggesting that Apple is ramping down production of existing models before introducing redesigned offerings that will largely resemble the company's increasingly popular line of ultra-slim MacBook Airs.

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Apple's Ivy Bridge-powered iMacs rumored to debut in June

04/06/2012, 04:04 pm

Another rumor has pointed toward a June launch for Apple's updated all-in-one desktop, the iMac, featuring Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors.

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