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Topic: Future Hardware

It doesn't matter that Apple's 'iPhone 8' may not support 4G Gigabit LTE or 5G

06/12/2017, 01:06 pm

A report claiming Apple's "iPhone 8" won't supporting some next-generation connectivity generated some confusion about the new device's prospects -- but it really won't matter. AppleInsider explains the technology, and why the next crop of iPhones won't be impacted if Apple limits connectivity speed.

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iMac Pro cost blows away similar Lenovo workstation, DIY builders struggle to meet price with fewer features

06/09/2017, 11:06 am

Despite some social media complaints to the contrary, the forthcoming iMac Pro appears to be very competitive with rivals' offerings, and also against those seeking to build a machine out of parts matching specifications and parts.

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Apple previews iMac Pro, the most powerful Mac ever built, coming in December

06/05/2017, 02:06 pm

In a rare pre-announcement intended to appease professional users, Apple offered a sneak preview of the new iMac Pro coming in December, boasting up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 128GB of ECC memory.

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WWDC 2017 keynote rumors: What to expect from Apple -- and what not to

06/04/2017, 02:06 pm

With Apple's annual WWDC right around the corner, AppleInsider looks at what is expected to be at the event, and the likelihood of the rumors surrounding possible hardware refreshes.

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Alleged source within Foxconn takes to Reddit to blab about Apple smart glasses, 'iPhone 8,' more

06/03/2017, 02:06 pm

An extensive thread from "Foxconninsider" on Reddit has answered user questions about forthcoming Apple products, including limited information on a 2018 MacBook Pro refresh, the death of the MacBook Air, an "Apple Smart Glasses" project, the "Siri Speaker" and the "iPhone 8" -- but a previous rumor that was refuted has been reiterated and casts significant doubt on the user and the data provided.

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WWDC silly season grows with seemingly baseless analyst speculation

06/01/2017, 12:06 pm

A high-profile Apple stock analyst has suggested virtually all of Apple's upcoming hardware pipeline could at least be previewed at WWDC, including the "iPhone 8" and an Apple TV with 4K. Needless to say, that's highly unlikely.

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Apple's Siri home speaker now in manufacturing, may not ship until later in 2017

05/31/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor, based on Siri, has already entered manufacturing -- but may not ship until "later in the year," sometime after the company's WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5, according to a report.

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Intel teases speedy 'Coffee Lake' processors that could come to Apple's 2018 MacBooks

05/30/2017, 02:05 pm

Intel's 8th-generation processors, codenamed 'Coffee Lake,' will be faster than the previous generation by a wider margin than previously thought, with the chip producer claiming the new generation could offer 30 percent more performance compared to the 7th-generation 'Kaby Lake' chips, believed to be used in the upcoming MacBook refresh.

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Apple rumored to have ordered small batch of Micro LED screens for testing

05/24/2017, 10:05 am

A supply chain report suggests that Apple is already looking beyond OLED for future products, with the company said to be taking steps for trial production of Micro LED screens in the second half of 2017.

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Watch: Rumors of a Siri home speaker heat up as Apple heads toward WWDC

05/19/2017, 01:05 pm

Apple is believed to be working on a home audio device that will allow users to make Siri queries without directly interacting with other devices. AppleInsider offers a quick rundown of all the latest rumors on Apple's so-called Siri home speaker, which could debut as soon as next month.

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Renders of the 'iPhone 8' from CAD file shows possible glass back, wireless charging

05/16/2017, 08:05 am

A collection of new renders for the 'iPhone 8' surfaced this morning, claimed to be created based on a 'highly detailed CAD file' of the smartphone's chassis, with the images seemingly showing the new rear dual camera orientation and a section on the glass back supposedly used for wireless charging.

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Apple's Siri home speaker said to complement voice controls with physical touch panel

05/13/2017, 03:05 pm

Whether it has a dynamic screen or simple buttons, Apple's anticipated Siri home speaker will likely offer physical controls with some kind of dedicated touch panel, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities revealed on Saturday.

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'iPhone 8' may pair FaceTime camera with 24mm or 28mm adjunct lens for facial ID

05/11/2017, 01:05 pm

With LG Innotek's new Apple-specific facility pegged as the supplier for the front-facing cameras on the "iPhone 8," speculation has turned to what exactly is mounted to facilitate the rumored facial recognition feature said to be in the device.

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Apple investigating light-up Lightning & USB-C cables with optical data transmission

05/11/2017, 09:05 am

Apple has shown interest in an illuminated Lightning, Thunderbolt, or USB-C connector receptacle and cable combination, providing users both a new avenue of data transmission, as well as providing feedback on a proper connection being made.

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Amazon announces premium touchscreen $230 Echo Show, allowing Alexa to 'show you things'

05/09/2017, 10:05 am

Amazon's voice-driven personal assistant Alexa is going visual, via the online retailer's new high-end Echo Show, a $230 tabletop personal assistant featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, and dual 2-inch stereo speakers.

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With Apple rumored to launch Siri home speaker, Amazon preps flagship touchscreen Echo

05/05/2017, 01:05 pm

As rumors continue to heat up regarding a Siri-driven personal home assistant with high-end audio, Amazon is preparing to expand its own Alexa lineup, with a new leak revealing a touchscreen flagship Echo with camera.

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Tim Cook says Apple is 'investing aggressively' in the future of the Mac

05/03/2017, 01:05 pm

In Tuesday's Apple earnings conference call, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook declared that the company was "investing aggressively" in the Mac, signaling that meaningful refreshes are in the pike for years to come.

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Inventec allegedly tapped for Apple's rumored standalone Siri speaker product

05/03/2017, 09:05 am

Long-time Apple supplier Inventec has been selected by Apple to churn out Apple's rumored Siri speaker, if supply chain reports out of China are to be believed.

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Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor to carry premium price, feature high-end audio with 1 woofer & 7 tweeters

05/01/2017, 10:05 am

Apple's anticipated personal assistant accessory is expected to be a powerful and capable device, boasting "excellent" acoustics and computing power similar to recent iPhone models, positioning it for the high-end market with pricing higher than Amazon's Echo. And there's apparently a good chance it could be announced next month.

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Apple lobbies California DMV to keep self-driving car plans out of public eye

04/28/2017, 02:04 pm

A letter from Apple to the California Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking alterations in test protocols and reporting requirements for automated vehicle testing, and also declares that the company is seeking to increase public acceptance of self-driving cars.

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