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Topic: Future Hardware

Rumor: TSMC preparing trial run of 10-nanometer ARM chips, could power future iPhones

05/26/2015, 03:05 pm

Apple chipmaking partner Taiwan Manufacturing Semiconductor Co. is reportedly gearing up to test production of 10-nanometer size processors beginning in June, according to a new rumor.


Rumor: Intel prepping next-gen Skylake chips for August debut, may curtail Broadwell sales

05/22/2015, 10:05 am

Chip giant Intel is reportedly targeting August of this year for the initial rollout of its next-generation Skylake microarchitecture, a timeline that likely means Apple's high-end Macs will skip the oft-delayed Broadwell line.


Apple seeks to improve the stylus with dynamic input based on pressure, grip, angle & more

05/21/2015, 12:05 pm

As rumors suggest Apple will launch a 12.9-inch iPad with a new stylus accessory later this year, a new patent application offers a glimpse at what the company could be working on, describing an advanced stylus that would offer much more dynamic ways of interacting with a touchscreen than just the press of a finger.


Rumor: Apple to update 15" MacBook Pro, 27" iMac on Wednesday

05/18/2015, 07:05 am

Rather than waiting for WWDC, Apple may update its 15-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac with Intel's latest Broadwell processors this week on Wednesday, according to a new rumor.


Apple's invisible display concept would show more than the human eye can see

05/07/2015, 11:05 am

Future iPhone displays could transmit invisible but valuable information, such as barcodes for coupons or even advanced facial recognition, according to a proposed Apple invention.


Apple TV remote control to get touch pad when new version launches in June, report says

05/04/2015, 07:05 pm

According to a report on Monday, the Apple TV isn't the only piece of hardware in line for a redesign this year, as the device's long-in-the-tooth remote control is now expected to come with a built-in touch pad.


Foxconn's Terry Guo says he lobbied Apple to choose TSMC over Samsung for 'A9'

04/28/2015, 11:04 am

According to one of Apple's closest partners, the company's choice to award production contracts for its forthcoming "A9" chip to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. -- rather than single-sourcing parts from Samsung -- was the result of a concerted lobbying effort from fellow Taiwanese firms.


Review roundup: Apple's 12" MacBook ahead of its time, but hurt by weak processor, too few ports

04/09/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple lifted its review embargo on the new 12-inch MacBook on Thursday, and the first early-access reviews began to emerge, praising some of the notebook's futuristic design traits while typically criticizing issues like weak performance and a lack of present-day compatibility.


Apple's new 12" MacBook shown off, compared to 11" MacBook Air in 15-minute video

04/06/2015, 05:04 pm

Ahead of the 12-inch MacBook's expected release later this month, a Ukrainian electronics reseller got its hands on the device to produce a fairly detailed video looking at hardware, performance and design.


Display makers increase IGZO capacity as Apple ponders next-gen panels for 'iPad Pro' - report

04/06/2015, 01:04 pm

Apple is likely to choose IGZO-based display panels for its so-called 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro,' a Monday report from South Korea suggests, prompting Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG Display to make investments designed to increase their production capacity in a bid to win Apple's business.


Apple to release super-high resolution 'iMac 8K' later this year, display partner LG says

04/06/2015, 08:04 am

In a rather unusual reveal, a supposed "iMac 8K" has been outed in a press release that was published by Apple display supplier LG, suggesting the all-in-one desktop will get an even higher resolution screen this year.


Apple's ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook benchmarks on par with 2011 MacBook Air

04/01/2015, 07:04 pm

Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.


Apple embarks on wave of new battery-related job hires, targets iOS improvements

03/30/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple has been looking to make significant additions to its battery technology team since the beginning of March, with a special emphasis on iOS devices, newly listed positions available at the company reveal.


Apple's new MacBook employs unorthodox keyboard design to achieve maximum thinness

03/28/2015, 04:03 am

To pursue its continuing obsession with thinness, Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths with the keyboard on the new 12-inch MacBook, redesigning it in a way that is thoroughly distinct from its Macbook Air and MacBook Pro stablemates.


Apple outs wireless keyboard refresh on Czech store, could include backlight

03/23/2015, 12:03 pm

Apple looks set to update its venerable wireless keyboard, with the aluminum slab appearing on the company's Czech online store with a tweaked layout and altered function keys that could indicate plans to add backlighting in the next version.


Intel Core M lets new MacBook go light and fanless, but with sacrifices

03/22/2015, 02:03 am

At the heart of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook is the Intel Core M, a processor series launched late last year and meant to power extremely light notebooks and tablets. But the new chips come with their own set of benefits and sacrifices, particularly for people considering other MacBook models.


BMW research head avoids Apple Car question, says obstacles present to deeper partnership

03/18/2015, 03:03 pm

BMW's research and development head said on Wednesday that there are obstacles to collaborating with Apple beyond integrating iPhone support into vehicles, but did not completely rule out the possibility of the two companies building a car together.


The art of deception: How Apple attempts to keep its secret projects under wraps

03/14/2015, 01:03 pm

With connections drawn between a rumored Apple car project and a research company named SixtyEight, AppleInsider takes a look at some other ways Apple has attempted to keep its top-secret projects out of the public eye.


Project Titan, SixtyEight & SG5: Inside Apple's top-secret electric car project

03/13/2015, 09:03 am

Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, Apple's mysterious "Titan" electric car project is believed to be in development at a top-secret facility hidden in plain sight, discovered by AppleInsider just minutes away from the company's California headquarters.


Griffin introduces WatchStand for Apple Watch, LaCie debuts USB-C hard drive for MacBook

03/10/2015, 04:03 pm

Two companies major accessory makers have capitalized on Apple's latest hardware announcements to introduce new products: Griffin has revealed the WatchStand for the Apple Watch, while LaCie has premiered a USB-C version of the Porsche Design Mobile Drive, aimed at Apple's 12-inch MacBook.