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Topic: Future Hardware

Rumor: Apple poaching Samsung experts in chips, batteries, more

02/23/2015, 08:02 am

With its latest recruiting efforts, Apple is allegedly targeting "experts in next-generation technology" from rival Samsung, offering raises and competitive benefits to lure talent to California.

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Rumor: Unique display to showcase Apple Watch at high-end Paris department store

02/19/2015, 03:02 pm

In yet another sign of how Apple may market its upcoming wearable device to the high-end fashion market, the Apple Watch is rumored to be featured in a display inside Paris's Galeries Lafayette.

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Apple poaching suit potentially tied to A123's high-performance electric vehicle batteries

02/19/2015, 01:02 pm

A123 Systems, which filed a lawsuit this month accusing Apple of unfairly poaching its engineers, is best known for creating large lithium-ion batteries used in futuristic high-performance electric automobiles, a specialty that may have played a key role in Apple's interest in its employees.

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Apple Watch makes US magazine cover debut with model Candice Swanepoel

02/18/2015, 05:02 pm

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel, best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel, will be the first woman to don the upcoming Apple Watch in a U.S. magazine cover shoot with the March issue of women's lifestyle magazine SELF, suggesting Apple is quickly expanding marketing efforts beyond fashion and into fitness tracking.

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Retired GM chief Dan Akerson likens rumored Apple car program to 'trying to cough up a hairball'

02/18/2015, 01:02 pm

Following a five-year run in Detroit that saw him inexplicably chosen to oversee General Motors, longtime telecom executive Dan Akerson has elected to weigh on in Apple's possible entry into the carmaking arena, saying that Cupertino has "no idea what they're getting into."

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Rumor: Apple to add Touch ID to Retina MacBook Air as well as future Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad

02/17/2015, 11:02 am

Apple may be planning an expansion of its Touch ID fingerprint authentication technology to its portable computers and peripherals in advance of a larger Apple Pay rollout, according to a Tuesday report out of Taiwan.

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Apple wins patent for a head-mounted iPhone virtual reality display

02/17/2015, 09:02 am

In a concept similar to Samsung's Gear VR, Apple has been awarded a patent for a device that would allow an iPhone to serve as the display for a portable virtual reality headset.

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5M+ Apple Watch units to be built for launch, 18k gold 'Edition' could be Apple's most expensive product ever

02/17/2015, 08:02 am

Apple and its suppliers are gearing up for the debut of the Apple Watch in April, with the company reportedly ordering between 5 million and 6 million units with prices ranging from $349 to thousands of dollars.

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Apple scrapped advanced Apple Watch health monitoring features due to reliability issues

02/16/2015, 10:02 pm

In designing its first wearable device in the Apple Watch, Apple looked to incorporate a variety of highly advanced health functions with an eye on creating a holistic monitoring device, but ultimately scrapped those plans due to technological and regulatory hurdles.

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Apple reportedly learning how to develop self-driving electric cars

02/14/2015, 10:02 am

In the latest high-profile claim surrounding Apple's rumored electric car project, Reuters on Saturday cited sources who believe the company has been interacting with automotive suppliers and car manufactures in an attempt to learn how to develop an autonomous car.

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Apple has 'several hundred' workers designing new electric car, codenamed 'Titan' - report

02/13/2015, 06:02 pm

The smoke surrounding rumors of an Apple-branded vehicle has begun to thicken, as a new report says that Apple is indeed working on an all-electric vehicle that would take the shape of a minivan, with a huge team tasked to the project.

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Automotive executives being recruited for 'top-secret' project at Apple [u]

02/13/2015, 02:02 pm

Rumors of a new vehicle-related project underway at Apple continue to surface, with yet another report claiming on Friday that the company has been on a hiring spree for its secret new initiative.

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Apple concept would improve iPhone camera quality with use of mirrors

02/12/2015, 09:02 am

In its quest to build smaller phones that still somehow offer better photo taking capabilities, Apple has revealed a new concept that would offer improved optical image stabilization using mirrors.

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Apple gearing up for early-2015 MacBook Air refresh, begins pruning inventory & halting shipments

02/10/2015, 04:02 pm

With the launch of new MacBook Air models featuring Intel's latest-generation Broadwell processors just around the corner, Apple has begun taking steps to prepare its international distribution partners for the updates, and to sell off remaining inventory of existing Air models, AppleInsider has learned.

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VESA's new DisplayPort standard will enable ultra-res 8K displays, improve battery life

02/10/2015, 11:02 am

The latest Embedded DisplayPort standard will help pave the way for future ultra-high resolution displays and better battery life when it adds support for 8K screens starting in 2016.

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Rumor: Apple preparing to 'give Tesla a run for its money' with new automotive project

02/09/2015, 05:02 pm

Apple is supposedly working on a vehicle-related project that is "too exciting to pass up" for potential hires, according to a new report, and is said to have employees from electric carmaker Tesla "jumping ship" in order to take part.

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Rumor: Apple to launch MacBook Air refresh with Intel Broadwell chips Feb. 24

02/09/2015, 08:02 am

Apple may be planning to debut a relatively minor update for its existing MacBook Air lineup in a matter of days, though won't be the anticipated 12-inch redesign with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.

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Job listing offers glimpse at advanced medical research being conducted by Apple

02/06/2015, 01:02 pm

With the launch of the health- and fitness-focused Apple Watch fast approaching, Apple continues to bolster its internal research teams focused on analyzing the human body, representing a new and different direction for the tech giant.

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Apple shows continued interest in embedding Touch ID fingerprint sensors into touchscreen displays

02/05/2015, 12:02 pm

Future iPhones and iPads could move Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor from the device's home button to the display itself, allowing a more seamless and potentially dynamic way for a device to securely authenticate a user.

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Apple affirmed to return to Samsung for 14nm 'A9' chips for next iPhones, iPads

02/04/2015, 02:02 pm

Yet another publication has reported that Apple will once again rely on Samsung for its next generation of A-series processors, returning to a fierce rival rather than expanding its relationship with TSMC.

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