Intel intends to ship 10-nanometer processors in June, the company claimed during its investor meeting, with the further intention of shipping products made using a 7-nanometer process in 2021, something already being used commercially by chip producer rival TSMC for Apple-designed A-series chips.
Apple this week appears to have halted sales of the LG UltraFine 5K display, potentially signaling a near future launch for a branded high-resolution monitor expected to launch alongside a new modular Mac Pro.
Touch ID could make a return to the iPhone without requiring a fingerprint reader in a home button tat can ruin the clean appearance of the smartphone's screen, as Apple has considered the potential for turning the entire display into a fingerprint reader by taking advantage of acoustic imaging.
Perhaps backing rumors that future AirPods will have health and fitness tracking features, Apple is working on adding motion-based "pose detection" and other workout tracking sensors to wireless earbuds.
Following its work on a 7-nanometer chip production process, TSMC has revealed it has created a 6-nanometer version that has the potential to be ready for mass production in time to make Apple-designed A-series chips destined for the 2020 iPhones.
A new research note penned by Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple's long-awaited professional-grade display will arrive in the next few months, and the rumored MacBook Pro with larger display won't arrive until the first half of 2021 — and both will incorporate mini LED backlighting.
TSMC has completed its design infrastructure for creating chips using a 5-nanometer process, a major step that could enable future Apple designs of its A-series processors to shift to a smaller die than the current 7-nanometer production process, and faster than it has made the shift before.
Apple's thin MacBooks and iOS devices could have sections of their enclosures that automatically expand in the future, as a measure to help prevent components from being damaged by overheating through high usage, or to prevent damage from the movement of parts.
More signs that Apple is preparing to release the AirPower charging mat have surfaced, after changes to references in how wireless charging were found in the sixth iOS 12.2 developer beta mentioned the charging of multiple devices simultaneously.
An unsubstantiated, and highly suspect, "leak" on Friday claims to reveal benchmarks from a pair of desktop-class ARM processors supposedly designed by Apple, offering what could be the first look at A-series silicon destined for Mac.
Apple is showing signs it is continuing to work on producing augmented reality and virtual reality glasses, including creating its own method for mounting the headset on the user's head and coming up with a way to regulate heat generated by the hardware while it is in use.
Future MacBook models could offer some of the same health and fitness tracking functions as provided by the Apple Watch, with the inclusion of a small bio-sensor in the casing near the trackpad that the user could access while typing on the keyboard.
Apple has snapped up a batch of U.S. patents from a defunct home security camera company, Lighthouse AI, potentially in efforts to expand its own artificial intelligence-powered user identification technology.