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Topic: Future Hardware

Morgan Stanley sees 'iWatch' ringing up $17.5B from iPhone users in first year

02/04/2014, 10:02 am

Apple's entry into the wearables market with a so-called "iWatch" could be an extremely profitable move for the company, with one investment bank predicting that the device will add up to $17.5 billion to Apple's coffers in its first year of sales.

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Apple TV gains its own shopping category in Apple's online store

01/28/2014, 02:01 pm

The most recent update to Apple's online store brought more than just Valentine's Day deals, as the company's Apple TV set-top streamer was promoted from accessory to top-level product category -- fueling speculation that the box may soon see a major update.

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Rumor: Apple lining up suppliers for next-gen 'A8' processor

01/27/2014, 09:01 am

A trio of semiconductor product packaging companies have reportedly been tapped by Apple to help supply the company's next-generation "A8" mobile processor, according to a new rumor.

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Belgian retailer claims Apple planning to release Mac mini update soon

01/22/2014, 11:01 am

A Mac reseller in Belgium claims to have received inside information suggesting Apple plans to update its Mac mini desktop before the end of February.

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Rumor: Large-screen iPhone 6 in June, 'iWatch' to use flexible LG OLED display

01/20/2014, 05:01 pm

Monday morning brought two questionable reports about Apple's plans for the future, with one Korean publication speculating that LG has won a contract to supply displays for Apple's still-unannounced "iWatch" and a Chinese website claiming a next-gen 4.7-inch iPhone will be unveiled at WWDC.

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Cantor: Wearables now a 'legitimate' product category, but only an Apple 'iWatch' would drive sales

01/13/2014, 08:01 am

While the glut of wearable devices introduced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show signals that companies hope to tap into the emerging market, analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald doesn't expect that sales will reach a "meaningful" level until Apple decides to enter the space with its rumored "iWatch."

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Apple hits snags in 'iWatch' production, loses director of iPod software to Nest

01/07/2014, 05:01 pm

A new report published on Tuesday details the long and arduous road Apple's supposed iWatch is moving down as it moves from idea to consumer product, including fresh information regarding an iPod software director's departure to Nest Labs.

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Analyst predicts Apple will transform notebook market with 12-inch hybrid 'iPad Pro' this fall

01/03/2014, 10:01 am

As part of a series of predictions for 2014, Evercore Partners analyst Patrick Wang believes Apple will show a renewed focus on the enterprise market with a new 12-inch iPad hybrid, which he believes would fundamentally change the notebook PC landscape.

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Rumor: Apple's unannounced 'iWatch' faces manufacturing issues, much like Qualcomm's Toq

01/02/2014, 11:01 am

Though it has yet to be announced and there are no signs of an impending product launch, Apple's so-called "iWatch" is reportedly facing poor yield rates of less than 50 percent in trial manufacturing, if the latest rumors are to be believed.

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Rumor: Apple taps Quanta to build bigger iPad, iWatch in 2014

11/25/2013, 10:11 am

Taiwan-based Quanta Computer will produce both a jumbo-sized iPad and a wearable "iWatch" for Apple in 2014, according to the latest rumors out of the Far East supply chain.

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Apple's rumored 'iWatch' said to have different screen sizes for men, women

11/13/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's widely rumored entry into the wearable device category will feature an OLED display and come in two screen sizes --1.7 inches for men and 1.3 inches for women --according to one industry analyst.

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Rumor: Apple television plans 'on hold,' company concentrating on wearable devices

11/11/2013, 11:11 am

Apple's plans for a full-fledged television set have been placed "on hold" as the company plans to potentially launch new, wearable electronics, such as a the anticipated "iWatch," according to a new report.

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Apple inventory snapshot suggests new MacBook Pros imminent, non-Retina iPad mini may live on

10/19/2013, 05:10 pm

A near last minute snapshot of Apple's indirect channel inventory ahead of Tuesday's media event supports expectations of new Retina MacBook Pros, 9.7-inch fifth-gen iPads, and a redesigned Mac Pro, but shows surprisingly large stock of Apple TV and the most popular iPad minis.

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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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