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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple hires developer of virtual reality painting app amid push into AR/VR

07/30/2018, 06:07 pm

Adding to a growing stable of virtual reality experts, Apple recently hired developer Sterling Crispin, whose app "Cyber Paint" was among the first to take advantage of burgeoning mobile VR headset technology.

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Apple could use Kaby Lake processors in 2018 MacBook Air refresh

07/30/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple could use 8th-generation Kaby Lake processors in mid-range MacBook or MacBook Air models later this year, a Taiwanese report claims, with Apple thought to be using the more established processors from last year instead of newer variants due to implementation issues.

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Intel delays 10nm Cannon Lake processor production to late 2019

07/27/2018, 02:07 pm

Mac users have an even longer wait for new iMacs and MacBook Pro models using 'Cannon Lake' chips, after Intel confirmed the 10-nanometer processors aiming for high-end computers won't arrive any sooner than the 2019 holiday shopping period.

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Lumen.me promises to help you lose weight with your iPhone

07/25/2018, 02:07 pm

Startup firm Lumen is running an Indiegogo campaign to create a device that analyzes your breath to deduce metabolism information and produce dietary advice. AppleInsider spoke with co-founder Dror Ceder about this CO2 sensor, and got a chance to try it out.

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Apple audio processing could change the way headphone users experience music

07/24/2018, 08:07 am

Apple has come up with a way it thinks could provide headphone and earphone users the optimal listening experience, using a variety of signal processing techniques to make the sound seem like it is being heard without the use of headphones at all.

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Apple self-driving car fleet grows to 66 vehicles in California

07/18/2018, 03:07 pm

Apple is continuing to increase the number of autonomous vehicles it has on the roads for testing, reportedly registering more vehicles with the Californian Department of Motor Vehicles to bring the fleet up to 66 self-driving cars operating in the state.

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Leaked 'Amber Lake' Intel processors could be used in 12-inch MacBook refresh

07/18/2018, 09:07 am

A leak for an unannounced Dell notebook and a Romanian report may have revealed some details about Intel's "Amber Lake" processors, a collection of chips that could be strong candidates for use in a future MacBook refresh.

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VirtualLink USB-C standard reduces cables count for VR headsets, is a boon for Mac users

07/17/2018, 11:07 am

The VirtualLink Consortium has launched a new "Alternate Mode" for USB Type-C designed to reduce the number of cables required for virtual reality headsets to function, one that could make it even easier for Mac owners to get started with VR, and get accelerated video for USB-C monitors.

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Stretchy substrates could help Apple produce flexible displays for future iPhone

07/17/2018, 08:07 am

Apple is considering alternative ways to mount sensors, indicators, switches, and other elements to create devices and components like a flexible display, including attaching parts to an elasticated substrate that is capable of transmitting data between individual components.

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Face ID iPad, MacBook, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, 11-inch iPad Pro in Apple's 2018 product lineup

07/11/2018, 12:07 pm

Nearly the entire Apple product line including the iPhone, iPad Pro, first new Mac mini in nearly four years, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, second-generation AirPods, and "Series 4" Apple Watch appear to be on the cusp of release, if Ming-Chi Kuo's latest predictions are accurate.

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Apple still considering foldable iPhones with flexible displays

07/10/2018, 04:07 pm

Apple is still examining the possibility of creating a mobile device with a large screen that can be compacted into a smaller size, using a flexible section in the middle of the device to allow the screen to bend enough for it to fold without breaking.

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New MacBook Pro model with Intel Coffee Lake CPU shows up in Geekbench database

07/03/2018, 08:07 pm

A new MacBook Pro with a powerful 28W Intel processor may be on the way, if newly surfaced Geekbench results are anything to believe.

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YouTuber Mark Rober has been developing VR tech for Apple's self-driving car project

06/26/2018, 08:06 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, popular YouTube personality Mark Rober has been working with Apple's special projects group since 2015 on the development of virtual reality technology for self-driving cars.

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Apple recruits senior Waymo engineer & NASA veteran for self-driving car project

06/15/2018, 03:06 pm

The latest addition to Apple's self-driving car team is Jaime Waydo, previously a senior engineer at Alphabet's Waymo as well as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Future Macs could adopt Intel's new, high-performance discrete graphics chips

06/13/2018, 09:06 am

Intel has confirmed it intends to create its own discrete graphics processing chips by 2020, a move that opens up the possibility of Apple using discrete Intel GPUs across its laptop and desktop Mac lines.

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Next-gen Apple Watch models to integrate solid-state buttons & EKG functions, report says

06/08/2018, 07:06 pm

According to a fresh rumor, Apple is planning to do away with movable switch controls on Apple Watch devices and will in a future release integrate solid-state buttons that rely on Taptic Engine technology to simulate clicks. The buttons also include capacitive elements for advanced health monitoring capabilities.

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One of Apple's next moves in health care could be this blood pressure instrument

06/07/2018, 10:06 am

Continuing Apple's push into the health space, the company has done some research on a low-profile blood pressure measurement system compatible with technologies like the iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Join AppleInsider for live coverage and analysis at Apple's WWDC keynote in San Jose

06/04/2018, 09:06 am

We're live! Apple is set to kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote presentation at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern on Monday, where it is expected to unveil iOS 12, macOS 10.14, tvOS 12, watchOS 5, and maybe some hardware. AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger is now there live -- join us for exclusive in-depth coverage and analysis straight from the keynote.

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Supposed 'iPhone SE 2' screen protector again hints at sensor notch

06/01/2018, 02:06 am

A questionable "leak" on Thursday claims to show a screen protector designed to fit an as-yet-unannounced next-generation iPhone SE model that, like past "leaks," includes a notch cutout some believe will accommodate Apple's TrueDepth camera array.

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Apple exploring possibilities of wrap-around displays, touch-sensitive bezels for future iPhone

05/29/2018, 10:05 am

Apple is contemplating going beyond the edge-to-edge OLED on the iPhone X and giving future devices wrap-around displays, and also thinking about adding touch-sensitive controls on an iPhone bezel.

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