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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple chip engineering team shift suggests strong 5G modem push

02/07/2019, 08:02 am

Apple is restructuring some of its internal hardware teams, with the move to directly under the head of hardware suggesting a strong 5G modem push.

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MacBook keyboard failures could end with introduction of glass panel keyboards

01/31/2019, 08:01 am

Future Apple keyboards in MacBooks may not be affected by dust or other foreign elements that could affect its switch mechanism, with the possibility of being replaced by a glass panel with raised "key" sections that acts as a rigid keyboard.

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Apple's self-driving 'Project Titan' car technology allegedly stolen by second employee, says FBI

01/30/2019, 12:01 pm

Following up on an internal Apple investigation, the FBI has arrested a second person accused of trying to steal secrets related to the company's self-driving car platform.

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Apple employees met with AR waveguide technology suppliers at CES 2019

01/28/2019, 12:01 am

Apple engineers and key personnel were at the Consumer Electronics Show in January to preview parts and technology integral to the creation of augmented reality glasses, lending credence to rumors that the iPhone maker intends to launch a pair of branded AR glasses as soon as 2020.

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Apple researching wearable glove input device, to simplify interactions with AR & VR

01/03/2019, 10:01 am

Apple is researching how users can interact with computer systems, with one idea being a glove that could be used for gesture controls, and could potentially provide haptic feedback in some situations.

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Mac Pro, iMac & Qualcomm: What to expect from Apple in the start of 2019

01/01/2019, 02:01 pm

It's the start of a brand new year, and as usual there is a lot happening in the first half of 2019, for both Apple itself and for connected companies in the rest of the technology sphere. AppleInsider details some of the things you should expect to hear more about in the next few months.

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Mojave hints at new & unannounced Vega GPU chips coming to Mac soon

12/11/2018, 10:12 am

AMD could be extending its lines of Radeon Pro Vega GPUs that could be used in a future Mac refresh early in 2019, according to identifiers in a recent macOS Mojave update.

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Gartner, IDC were both wildly wrong in guessing Apple's Q4 Mac shipments

11/03/2018, 02:11 pm

Two research groups that estimate global PC shipments not only served up incorrect data as fact, but also used the bogus figures to reach entirely false conclusions about Apple's Macs in the global PC market. This isn't the first time they've been so wrong but outlines the lack of accuracy from third-party "sales estimates" as Apple prepares to stop reporting its official sales numbers altogether.

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AirPods, Apple's vertical integration and the future of wearable AR

10/29/2018, 12:10 pm

After the commodity consumer tech industry collectively made a huge, wildly premature series of bets on Virtual Reality headgear, it turned out the most commercially successful new product category in Augmented Reality was an audio device for your ears, rather than a way to superimpose graphics on your vision. Here's what's next for AirPods and why Apple's product development -- and special event introductions -- are so different from others in the industry.

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Apple issues invites to October 30 iPad Pro and Mac 'There's more in the making' event in NYC

10/18/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple has started to dispatch invitations to the media for an event on October 30, one which is expected to involve the launch of new iPad Pro models and potentially refreshed Mac models.

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The new Mac Pro might get Intel's new 28-core 5 GHz Xeon processor

10/08/2018, 11:10 am

Intel has revealed its upcoming collection of high-specification processors, including a 28-core Xeon processor for professional users alongside its 9th-generation Core processors boasting high core counts that could be heading for the Mac Pro, along with one eight-core model clocked at 5GHz.

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Intel promises 10nm chips still coming, despite being years late

09/28/2018, 01:09 pm

An open letter from the interim CEO of Intel advises some progress is being made for its 10-nanometer processors, but volume production of chips using the process will still wait until 2019, alongside a notice of $1 billion in 14-nanometer production investments and a warning it will also be prioritizing production of high-performance chips over processors for entry-level devices.

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AirPower wireless charging pad allegedly stalled until spring by heat and interference issues

09/17/2018, 09:09 am

Multiple development hurdles are behind Apple's failure to ship its AirPower multi-device wireless charging mat, with a report claiming heat, mechanical, and interference issues are preventing Apple's engineers from completing the project.

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Nearly all mention of AirPower wiped from Apple's website, suggests further delays or abandoned product

09/12/2018, 05:09 pm

AirPower, Apple's advanced wireless charging mat that was teased at last year's iPhone event, was noticeably absent from Wednesday's "Gather Round" announcements, and mention of the device has been scrubbed from the company's website.

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No sign of updates to Mac or iPad Pro in leaked Apple website file

09/12/2018, 07:09 am

The inadvertently leaked site map from the Apple accessories page has revealed a treasure trove of information about the new iPhone lineup expected to debut -- but there is nothing on it suggesting that there are new iPad Pros coming, nor is there any indication that there is a Mac refresh happening at the event.

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Renders reveal purported 2018 iPad Pro with near edge-to-edge display, iPhone-like antenna lines

09/03/2018, 05:09 pm

Computer renders based on leaked CAD images could offer a first look at Apple's next-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, complete with slim-bezel display, iPhone-esque antenna "lines" and an angular chassis reminiscent of the iPhone 4 series.

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Apple records first-ever accident in self-driving car program [u]

08/31/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple's secretive self-driving car program has reported its first-ever accident, though no one was hurt. [Updated with more details]

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Apple buys AR headset lens maker Akonia Holographics, fuels 'Apple Glasses' rumors

08/29/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed the purchase of Colorado-based Akonia Holographics, a startup focused on the development and production of specialized lenses used in augmented reality headsets.

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2018 iPhone refresh more than a spec bump, may not be called 'S' or 'plus'

08/27/2018, 07:08 am

As the Apple event grows closer, another report has bolstered the rumors surrounding the incoming iPhone refresh, with the iPhone X's edge-to-edge screen plus notch in a wider variety of sizes and price points continuing to be the things to watch for during September's "S year" launch.

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iPhone preorders appear to be starting on September 14

08/20/2018, 12:08 pm

Some international mobile carriers are claiming that Apple's new slate of iPhones will be available for order on Friday, September 14, similar to previous years.

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