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Topic: Future Hardware

What to expect from Apple's Oct. 22 event: iPads, Macs, Mavericks & more

10/15/2013, 12:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday confirmed that it will hold a media event next week, where the company is preparing to unveil its second-generation iPad mini and fifth-generation iPad, along with other anticipated products. Here's a rundown of what the company is expected to announce, based on the latest leaks and rumors.

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Rumor: Updated MacBook Pros to arrive in late Oct., new Mac Pro in mid Nov.

10/15/2013, 08:10 am

Alleged availability dates for some of Apple's anticipated upcoming products were reported on Tuesday, pegging new MacBook Pros to launch in just over a week, with the revamped Mac Pro desktop apparently set to debut in mid November.

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Apple expected to offer more affordable 'budget' iMac next year

10/12/2013, 08:10 pm

Apple will get more aggressive on pricing its all-in-one iMac desktop in 2014, with a new "budget" model apparently slated to launch next year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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Apple planning to launch all-new 12" MacBook, higher-res sixth-gen iPad in 2014

10/12/2013, 07:10 pm

Apple has an all-new-design 12-inch MacBook with a high-resolution display, and a new 9.7-inch sixth-generation iPad with an even higher pixel count than the current Retina display, both in the works for next year, according to well-connected insider Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple predicted to launch 2 big-screen iPhones, Retina displays for iPad mini & MacBook Air

10/08/2013, 10:10 pm

According to DisplaySearch, the coming year will see Apple revamping displays across nearly all of its product line, introducing Retina iPad minis, Retina MacBook Airs, and the long-rumored larger-screened iPhone.

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64-bit CPUs seen bolstering possible 13" iPad notebook from Apple

10/08/2013, 03:10 pm

The decision to move the A7 processor and iOS 7 to a 64-bit architecture may signal the beginning of a strategy for Apple to build a 13-inch, notebook-style iPad, one analyst has speculated.

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Apple predicted to sell as many as 10M 'iWatches' in first year

10/07/2013, 08:10 am

A new poll suggests that as many as 4 percent of iPhone owners would be early adopters of a so-called Apple "iWatch," positioning the company to sell up to 10 million in its first year of availability.

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Apple continues building out its iOS GPU development team in Orlando

09/30/2013, 03:09 pm

Apple's silicon development operations in Central Florida continue to grow, with the company advertising even more positions now available as part of its graphics processing team in Orlando.

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What's left for the Macintosh in a Post-PC iOS World?

09/28/2013, 05:09 pm

Apple has sold Macintosh computers for just short of 30 years. Over just the last six, its personal computer business has been vastly overshadowed by its sales of Post-PC mobile devices. What future is left for the Mac?

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Apple's recent hire from Nike wasn't FuelBand designer, focused on shoes

09/28/2013, 02:09 pm

Contrary to earlier reports, Apple's recent hiring of a Nike designer was not related to his involvement in the Nike FuelBand project, because Ben Shaffer wasn't even involved in the wearable device.

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Apple poaches Nike wearable devices guru - report

09/27/2013, 02:09 pm

Nike has allegedly lost one of its top designers, as the director of the shoe and apparel company's research and development studio, responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker, has reportedly left Beaverton for Cupertino.

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Rumor: Apple planning Oct. 15 event for new iPads, Haswell-powered Macs

09/16/2013, 03:09 pm

A new rumor has Apple preparing to host yet another special media event in October, this time with the center of attention being its new line of iPads.

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Nike, Oakley hires may mean Intel intends to take on Galaxy Gear, possible iWatch in wearable tech

09/09/2013, 08:09 am

Samsung and Sony have already thrown their hats into the wearable tech ring, and Apple is expected to do so in the next year, but now word emerges that silicon giant Intel is also plotting a move into wearable devices and has made a couple of recent hires that indicate it is considering the wrist as prime real estate.

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Apple working on mystery product that may ship with new 17W power supply

09/04/2013, 09:09 am

Apple has been developing an entirely new 17-watt power supply intended to power a new product that will require slightly more juice than the current iPad but significantly less than the company's MacBook Air lineup, AppleInsider has learned.

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Prototype Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch shown off in pictures

09/01/2013, 04:09 pm

Just days before its planned unveiling, images of a prototype smart watch from Samsung have emerged online, showing the South Korean tech giant's newest entry for a wearable technology segment where Apple, Google, and Microsoft are also expected to compete within the coming year.

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Samsung confirms debut of Galaxy Gear smart watch at Sept. 4 event

08/28/2013, 04:08 pm

Next week at a media event in Germany, Samsung has confirmed it will unveil a new wearable device dubbed the Galaxy Gear, representing the company's latest stab at a smart watch.

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Apple projected to ship nearly 65M 'iWatch' units priced at $199 in first year

08/28/2013, 08:08 am

Apple is rumored to be gearing up to partner with Inventec in 2014 to manufacture a massive 63.4 million smart watches priced at $199, according to a new report.

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Haswell-based MacBook Pros expected to ship in September - report

08/22/2013, 03:08 pm

The highly-anticipated MacBook Pro refresh is said to already be in production, setting the stage for a possible unveiling alongside new iPhones at Apple's rumored Sept. 10 event.

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Samsung seeks 'Galaxy Gear' smart watch trademark as wearable tech market heats up

08/07/2013, 11:08 am

Samsung's forthcoming smart watch accessory may be dubbed the "Galaxy Gear," based on new trademark filings by the company in its home country of South Korea, as well as in the U.S.

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Apple acquires power-efficient chipmaker Passif Semiconductor

08/01/2013, 02:08 pm

In another low-key acquisition, Apple has bought Passif Semiconductor, a California communication chip developer that specializes in low-power designs technology that could be useful in developing a smartwatch-like wearable device.

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