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Topic: Future Hardware

Video: 'Hey Siri' might come to the iMac Pro thanks to an A10 Fusion coprocessor

11/20/2017, 07:11 pm

Developers Guilherme Rambo and Stephen Troughton-Smith have found "Hey Siri" functionality in the macOS code base with support for multiple user accounts all driven by what appears to be the A10 Fusion processor, according to the pair. AppleInsider talks about why Apple might do that, and what it would mean for the iMac Pro.

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Apple delays HomePod launch until 'early 2018'

11/17/2017, 11:11 am

Originally scheduled to debut in December, Apple has pushed the launch of its Siri-equipped HomePod speaker into early 2018, saying the company needs more time to complete the home audio accessory.

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Apple supplier Quanta wants AR headsets on market by 2019, faster than Apple's rumored 2020+ timeframe

11/14/2017, 01:11 pm

Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) headset could arrive as soon as 2019, comments from one of the company's assembly partners hinted on Tuesday.

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Apple supplier hints at next-gen HomePod with Face ID

11/13/2017, 04:11 pm

Before the first-generation HomePod can even make its way into the wild, rumors are already cropping up about a future update to the premium speaker, as the president of supplier Inventec made comments about future smart speakers with facial recognition capabilities.

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Apple's AR headset: Rounding up the rumors about Apple's smart glasses

11/08/2017, 03:11 pm

The latest rumors of an in-development augmented reality headset from Apple are the latest in a long line of speculative reports attempting to determine the company's longterm AR intentions. Earlier patent applications and acquisitions seemingly indicate that the iPhone maker already has most of the parts in place to pull off the head-mounted display -- once technology catches up.

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Apple AR headset codenamed 'T288' said to run new 'rOS' operating system, launch as soon as 2020

11/08/2017, 07:11 am

With the groundwork now being laid in ARKit for iOS 11, Apple is said to be hard at work on a full-fledged augmented reality headset for launch as soon as 2020, running a new operating system dubbed "rOS," a new report claims.

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'Profits will follow' if Apple can nail AR & VR experiences, Cook says

11/02/2017, 07:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook once again touched on the topics of augmented and virtual reality during a Q4 results call, avoiding specific talk about future hardware while hinting at the company's approach.

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iOS 11.2 beta brings SiriKit commands to Apple's unreleased HomePod

10/30/2017, 04:10 pm

The first iOS 11.2 beta -- launched earlier on Monday -- enables SiriKit for third-party developers working on HomePod support, according to Apple.

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iMac Pro used for demo station, photographed at Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit

10/30/2017, 11:10 am

Apple's iMac Pro made an appearance at the Final Cut Pro Creative Summit, with users at the gathering using it for rendering and demonstrations of the newly-announced update to the video composition suite.

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Apple suppliers now prepping AMD Vega video cards for upcoming iMac Pro

10/23/2017, 12:10 pm

Signalling that the iMac Pro will likely meet its December ship date, Apple suppliers are reportedly preparing the AMD Radeon Pro Vega cards that will power the computer's graphics.

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Tim Cook email claims Mac mini 'important part' of Apple's product matrix

10/19/2017, 03:10 pm

In response to an email concerned about the future of the Mac mini, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded that the Mac mini will continue -- but didn't share any specifics about the product's future.

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Echoing Apple's $1B investment in Didi Chuxing, Alphabet sinks $1B into Lyft

10/19/2017, 12:10 pm

In a deal that values Lyft at $11 billion, Google's parent company Alphabet has invested $1 billion into the ride sharing service, more than a year after Apple placed its own $1 billion bet on Chinese taxi provider Didi Chuxing.

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New video rumored to show close-up of Apple car's updated 'Project Titan' testbed

10/18/2017, 12:10 pm

A short video clip is said to show updated test hardware for Apple's self-driving car platform, suggesting that the company is making some progress.

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As rumors of custom Apple MacBook CPUs persist, Microsoft teases ARM Windows laptops with multi-day battery life

10/18/2017, 10:10 am

Microsoft's ARM-powered laptop initiative could offer users exceptional battery life that could last for multiple days on a single charge, possibly paving the way for Apple to do the same with its more powerful A11 Bionic processor -- should it so choose.

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How ditching the home button on iPhone X could pave the way for a dynamic, foldable future iPhone

10/12/2017, 12:10 pm

Moving away from the home button could allow for future iPhones to be used in a variety of different orientations -- and different physical form factors. AppleInsider explains how the absence of a physical home button on the iPhone X could set the stage for future radical design changes, amid rumors that Apple is interested in pursuing a folding iPhone.

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Apple seeks new patent for folding displays as rumors of a foldable OLED iPhone heat up

10/12/2017, 08:10 am

On the heels of a rumor that Apple is working with OLED maker LG on a future iPhone that could fold in half, a new patent application from the company describes the very same thing.

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Apple's Tim Cook says tech doesn't yet exist to do AR glasses properly, downplays rivals

10/11/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook once again hinted at the prospect of augmented reality glasses in an interview published on Wednesday, while quashing the idea of an announcement in the near future -- and indirectly, the efforts of rivals like Microsoft.

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Further delves into the leaked iOS 11 'gold master' reveal Face ID setup animation

09/09/2017, 06:09 pm

Apple has been suspected of replacing Touch ID on the iPhone X with FaceID -- and looking deeper into the iOS 11 firmware has revealed details on how FaceID setup will likely work.

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iPhone X with 3D camera appears to support 'animoji' capturing facial expressions in iOS 11

09/09/2017, 12:09 pm

The leaked iOS 11 GM continues to shed light on new features including 3D animated emoji that respond to a user's facial expressions for users with what now appears to be called the iPhone X -- and looks to be called "animoji."

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HomePod hardware purportedly pops up in China and California ahead of December launch

09/08/2017, 12:09 am

Though Apple is not due to open HomePod orders until December, versions of the hotly anticipated Siri-equipped speaker appear to be in testing by employees in the U.S., while one Instagram user seems to have snagged a unit in China.

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