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Topic: Future Hardware

Rumor: Apple takes delivery of iWatch circuit boards ahead of September debut

04/09/2014, 01:04 am

Coming on the heels of a separate iWatch report, sources from the Far East on Wednesday claim Apple has taken receipt of flexible PCB sample boards bound for the much rumored device that could be revealed as soon as September.

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Rumor: Quanta to build 65M Apple "iWatch" units in first year, Q3 2014 release expected

04/08/2014, 07:04 am

A suspect new report out of China claims to have a great deal of specifics on Apple's rumored "iWatch," namely that it will debut in the third quarter of this year and will include advanced sensors to detect a user's heart rate and blood pressure, among other things.

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Barclays: Apple's 'iWatch' could include UV light exposure sensor

04/07/2014, 10:04 pm

Apple might be looking to lend a helping hand to those who are particularly prone to sunburns or are otherwise sensitive to harmful UV rays, as one analyst believes that the company will include new UV exposure sensors in its so-called "iWatch."

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Micron DDR4 RAM rumored to improve battery life, speed in Apple's future iPhones, iPads & Macs

04/03/2014, 01:04 pm

A mysterious $250 million payment to memory maker Micron has fueled speculation that the company's new LPDDR4 DRAM could be making its way to future Apple products, potentially as soon as its next generation of iPhone, iPad and Mac models.

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Apple reaching out to Swiss watchmakers for partnerships, tries to poach horology experts

03/28/2014, 12:03 pm

Apple has reportedly been in contact with executives and craftsmen at Swiss watch brands as the company attempts to strike new partnerships and bring high-end watchmaking expertise in house for development of a so-called "iWatch."

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Apple once again rumored to launch MacBook Air with Retina display this year

03/26/2014, 07:03 am

The latest supply chain rumors add to claims that Apple is planning to launch a new MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display later this year, bringing the same pixel-packing power already found in the company's MacBook Pro lineup.

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Apple exploring split cameras for thinner iPhones, location-based security

03/25/2014, 09:03 am

Future iPhones could be thinner and more secure thanks to technology outlined in two unique proposed inventions from Apple, covering adaptive security profiles and a new type of split-sensor camera.

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With Android Wear, Google fires first shot in hardware war against Apple

03/23/2014, 07:03 pm

Google's aggressive stance with Android Wear, putting industrial design -- rather than tech specs or bundled software -- at the forefront, reveals the makings of a strategy designed to take on Apple at their own game.

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Rumor: Apple prepping 12" MacBook without fan, mechanical trackpad button

03/21/2014, 09:03 pm

Rumors from the Far East on Friday claim Apple will soon refresh its MacBook Air lineup and may introduce a slimmed-down 12-inch fan-less version with a new trackpad design that does away with the current mechanical click button component.

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Apple exploring Kinect-like iPhone motion sensor, force-detecting MacBook trackpad

03/13/2014, 10:03 am

Two new Apple patent applications published Thursday shed light on the company's research into bringing three-dimensional imaging to mobile devices, as well as enabling more immersive ways to interact with laptop computers.

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Apple ramping up hiring to bolster in-house camera hardware, software teams

03/12/2014, 11:03 am

The number of open positions in Apple's camera engineering group has risen dramatically in recent weeks, as the company looks to maintain its lead in an increasingly competitive mobile imaging market.

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Siri integration with third-party apps expected to play key role in Apple's 'iWatch'

03/05/2014, 11:03 am

Apple is apparently working to open up Siri, its voice driven personal assistant, to third-party iOS applications, an improvement in services believed to be tied closely to the development of an anticipated "iWatch."

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Corning exec lets slip the gorillas of war, calls sapphire expensive, heavy, environmentally unfriendly

03/04/2014, 11:03 pm

During a conference call on Tuesday, Corning Glass executive Tony Tripeny named the apparently numerous drawbacks to using sapphire crystal in a mobile device, something which Apple is widely expected to do with an upcoming iPhone.

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Apple's dynamic user interface would adapt to user's proximity, allowing control from close & far

02/27/2014, 10:02 am

Apple has shown continued interest in a new input method that would use advanced sensors to detect gestures, movements, location and distance from a user, allowing a person to easily transition from physical input up close to gesture controls from afar.

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GT says plans to supply sapphire glass to Apple are 'progressing well,' company expects profitable 2H of 2014

02/25/2014, 11:02 am

Though GT Advanced Technologies Inc. did not reveal this week exactly when it will be supplying sapphire glass to Apple en masse, the company did issue a public statement revealing that its arrangement with the iPhone maker is "progressing well."

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Google rumored to debut 'Nexus' smart watch with new operating system in June

02/24/2014, 04:02 pm

The flood of wearable devices headed to market is expected to continue with a new wrist-worn smart watch from Google, rumored to be unveiled at the search giant's I/O 2014 conference this June.

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Imagination unveils 192-core mobile GPU potentially bound for future Apple iPhones, iPads

02/24/2014, 08:02 am

Imagination Technologies, the company whose PowerVR graphics processors are a key component of Apple's iOS devices, unveiled its latest creation on Monday: a 192-core GPU that it claims will produce the most powerful graphics yet in mobile phones and tablets.

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Apple rumored to tap TPK for 'iWatch' nanowire touch panel components

02/19/2014, 11:02 am

Apple has turned to longtime iPhone and iPad touch module supplier TPK to provide silver nanowire-based touch technology for the so-called "iWatch," according to a Wednesday report from Taiwan.

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Apple-Tesla talks fuel dreams of advanced battery tech, deeper iOS in the Car integration

02/18/2014, 02:02 pm

With word recently leaking that high ranking officials from Apple and Tesla have met, observers have been whipped up into a frenzy about what the two parties, from two very different industries, could have discussed. But there is one major tech component that is especially crucial to both Tesla and Apple: Batteries.

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Apple patents MacBook with illuminated touch controls in chassis, bezel & frame

02/18/2014, 08:02 am

A new patent filing reveals Apple's experimentation with a touch-sensitive MacBook chassis, which would offer the ability to sense a user's touch across a notebook's entire bezel, potentially allowing the company to eliminate physical buttons and allow for a more intuitive computing experience.

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