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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple files for ownership of 'iWatch' trademark in Russia, report claims

06/05/2013, 08:06 am

Apple has allegedly filed in Russia to register the product name "iWatch," the same name that has been unofficially used to refer to the company's rumored wrist-worn accessory.

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Amazon sells out of entry-level 13" Retina MacBook Pro amid rumors of slimmer model

06/03/2013, 09:06 am

Just hours after new details surfaced suggesting that Apple could introduce a slimmed-down version of its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display next week, one of the company's largest resellers Amazon.com is sold out of the current entry-level model.

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Dual-mic MacBook Air expected at WWDC, legacy MacBook Pro to remain without update

06/02/2013, 08:06 am

While Apple's MacBook Air is rumored to receive an updated a dual-microphone system that would help with voice-driven features like dictation, the company's legacy MacBook Pro will not receive a hardware update at WWDC, a well-connected insider claims.

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Apple's graphics chip development center in Orlando houses former AMD, Intrinsity engineers

05/31/2013, 02:05 pm

Apple's new graphics chip development facility in Central Florida features the Intrinsity team that was acquired years ago, as well as newly recruited employees from AMD, according to a new report.

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Apple reportedly takes on 12 former AMD engineers for 'Orlando GPU team'

05/29/2013, 07:05 pm

Coming on the heels of job postings for chip engineers at Apple's Orlando Design Center, it was discovered that the Cupertino company recently picked up at least 12 former AMD graphics specialists for its "Orlando GPU team," suggesting research and development into custom SoCs is being accelerated.

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Apple CEO mum on 'iWatch,' but praises Nike FuelBand & pans Google Glass

05/28/2013, 09:05 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook unsurprisingly declined to reveal any details about his company's future products at D11 on Tuesday, but he did offer some general comments on the emerging wearable device market.

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Haswell chips could bring 50% more battery life to Apple's next-gen MacBooks

05/24/2013, 12:05 pm

The next generation in Apple's MacBook line could see 50 percent greater battery life thanks to the processors expected to go into them, according to Intel.

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Possible wireless cards for next-gen Macs show 802.11ac connectivity

05/21/2013, 12:05 pm

Ahead of an expected refresh of Apple's Mac lineup, images of what appear to be the wireless cards that could go into those computers have appeared online with potential support for high-speed 802.11ac connectivity.

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Rumor: Apple testing 1.5" OLED displays for wearable 'iWatch'

05/20/2013, 09:05 am

Development of Apple's rumored smart watch is allegedly gaining momentum, as a pair of new reports claim the company is testing 1.5-inch OLED screens for a wrist-worn device, and that Foxconn has been contracted to build a trial batch.

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MacBook Air inventory begins dwindling ahead of Apple's WWDC

05/17/2013, 12:05 pm

With Intel's next-generation Haswell processors set to launch in a matter of weeks and WWDC to kick off soon after, availability of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air had begun to dry up at major authorized resellers.

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Cook: US-built Mac will be refreshed version of existing product

05/16/2013, 06:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday revealed that the first Mac to built completely in the U.S. in almost two decades will be a new model in an existing product line, shedding a bit more light on the company's "Made in USA" plans.

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Inside Iris: What Intel's new integrated graphics mean for Apple's future Macs

05/02/2013, 03:05 pm

Intel's next generation of CPUs will include powerful integrated graphics processors branded as "Iris" a change that could help lead to even thinner and more powerful MacBook Pros with longer battery life.

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Intel outlines upcoming Core i7 'Haswell' integrated graphics, touts up to triple performance

05/02/2013, 02:05 am

A document released on Wednesday sheds some light on Intel's forthcoming Core i7 processors, which will boast new integrated graphics silicon that promises to double or even triple performance compared to existing models.

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Editorial: What will Apple do with the Macintosh?

04/27/2013, 02:04 pm

After a decade of significant growth, Apple's Mac sales have flattened out as the larger market for PCs has begun to collapse. What future is there in the Mac business, and why is the company now designing a new Mac Pro?

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Apple's R&D expenses surge 33%, on pace to top $4 billion this year

04/24/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple's research and development related expenses have grown by 33 percent this year and are on pace to top $4 billion in fiscal 2013, as the company toils away on new "surprises" in its top-secret labs.

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Apple invention would allow for peripheral-based authentication, password recovery

04/23/2013, 02:04 pm

A newly granted patent would allow owners of Apple devices to retrieve passwords by connecting to a specific peripheral, potentially eliminating the need for traditional recovery methods.

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Survey finds 19% of consumers interested in buying Apple 'iWatch'

04/19/2013, 08:04 am

A new survey has discovered strong consumer interest for a hypothetical "iWatch" from Apple, with 19 percent of consumers declaring themselves "likely" to buy such a device.

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Former Xbox & Kinect teams allegedly working on Microsoft smart watch

04/18/2013, 10:04 am

Microsoft's anticipated wrist-worn accessory originally began as a health rate monitor, but is now a full-fledged smart watch under development, according to a new report.

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Apple could foster ties with Taiwan's tech industry in manufacture of rumored fingerprint sensor

04/18/2013, 06:04 am

Production of a rumored fingerprint sensor said by some to be bound for the next-generation iPhone could rely heavily on Taiwan's semiconductor industry, strengthening Apple's ties in the region as it drifts farther away from Samsung.

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Apple setting up shop in Florida for custom chip development

04/16/2013, 08:04 am

Apple's hardware development operations are expanding to the Orlando, Fla., area, where the company apparently plans to design, build and test custom chips for future devices.

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