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Topic: Future Hardware

Editorial: Does Apple have the mettle to fight for Mac success in the Pro market?

10/17/2019, 08:10 am

Over the last two decades, Apple has largely pursued a strategy centered on "affordable luxury" personal devices, starting with iPod, blooming into iPhone and iPad, and now taking over in wearables. Mac Pro seems to be a wild departure.

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Apple smart ring could offer Apple Watch functionality on a finger

10/15/2019, 09:10 am

Apple is continuing to explore the possibility of creating a new wearable in the form of a ring, one that includes a finger-mounted touchscreen that could also be used to transmit commands to another nearby device wirelessly.

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Editorial: Will Apple's $6k+ Mac Pro require brainwash marketing to sell?

10/15/2019, 08:10 am

Apple's high-end pro market has long wished for a seriously fast Mac workstation. The premium new system Apple debuted at WWDC19 is one of the most expensive Macs ever, but it is being sold at a time when unit sales of desktop Macs are small and not really growing. Will Apple have to brainwash the masses to buy it?

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Apple's self-driving car could hide radar system within the bodywork

10/15/2019, 08:10 am

A future Apple-designed self-driving vehicle may not show any external signs of its automated functionality, with Apple looking into how radar systems could be made smaller, lighter, and cheaper in a bid to hide them from the view of other road users looking at the vehicle.

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Editorial: Apple's American-made Mac Pro isn't an exit from China

10/14/2019, 01:10 pm

Apple is radically changing the design of the Mac Pro but still plans to continue building it in the United States. That doesn't mean, however, that it can do the same for everything else it makes. Here's a look at why.

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Editorial: No, the new 2019 Mac Pro isn't a fairy tale come true

10/13/2019, 11:10 am

After years of frustratedly waiting in the dark and suffering through some painful periods of construction work, the new 2019 Mac Pro appears to finally deliver above and beyond what even the most optimistic had hoped for. But its appearance wasn't merely a whimsical executive decision made in response to a customer email, and is instead the latest deliverable of a long term strategy unfolding at Apple.

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Apple readying 96W USB-C power adapter for 16-inch MacBook Pro

10/04/2019, 09:10 am

A reliable source is saying that Apple is on the cusp of releasing a 96W power adapter, and since no currently shipping Apple product needs that much power, it is likely for the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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Micromobility Europe draws attention from rideshare investors, including Apple

10/02/2019, 04:10 pm

Those piles of often-defective electric scooters that have littered the sidewalks of major cities over the past couple years are commonly seen as a nuisance that needs to be scrubbed from the streets. But to the roughly 700 registered attendees at the Micromobility Conference in Berlin, Germany, the problems associated with these fleets of personal vehicles are solvable, leading to dramatic improvements in sustainability and quality of life. Notably, some of those attendees were from Apple.

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Icon for new noise cancelling AirPods found in iOS 13.2 beta

10/02/2019, 02:10 pm

A delve into the first iOS 13.2 beta release has found an icon, suggesting that Apple's noise cancelling AirPods are coming sooner rather than later.

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Carbon fiber inserts could create ultra-thin MacBook display

10/01/2019, 08:10 am

The MacBook Pro could take advantage of carbon fiber to strengthen the display in the future, using the inserts to minimize damage to the screen from flexing the notebook's top section, without adding any significant weight to the portable device, while also making it extremely thin.

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Apple proposes car hinges with force feedback, user-unlockable delivery trucks

09/17/2019, 10:09 am

Apple's potential future car could have force feedback systems added to the door hinges to prevent them from being opened too far, while the suggestion of lockable storage in a vehicle opens the door to automated and secured delivery trucks unlocked by iPhones.

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Hands on: Razer Arctech iPhone Gaming Case aims to chill your iPhone

09/14/2019, 01:09 pm

A couple of weeks ago, Razer invited AppleInsider to check out their new accessory for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, with the Arctech Gaming Case said to help keep the Apple smartphone from overheating during lengthy 'Fortnite' scrapes.

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Confusion reigns over iPhone 11 Pro RAM, benchmarking tests

09/12/2019, 08:09 am

A new iPhone 11 Pro GeekBench benchmark highlights the speed of the new device, but claims it has 4 gigabytes of RAM, while other sources indicate that it may have 6 gigabytes.

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Details of Apple's rumored AR headset revealed in iOS 13 GM

09/10/2019, 08:09 pm

Apple "leaked" strings of code, entire frameworks and "read me" files related to its widely-rumored augmented reality headset with Tuesday's iOS 13 Gold Master release and Xcode beta, revealing a few details about the project that was reportedly put on ice earlier this year.

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Apple's App Store had a great summer, says Morgan Stanley

09/06/2019, 01:09 pm

The App Store is seeing high revenue growth this quarter, analysts at Morgan Stanley claim, at the same time as predicting the launch of a 16-inch MacBook Pro and new iPad Pro models at the September iPhone event on Tuesday.

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Galaxy Note 10+ vs iPhone XS Max - the benchmarks

09/06/2019, 12:09 pm

Samsung's latest and greatest Galaxy Note 10+ is on our test bench, so we put it against Apple's current flagship, the iPhone XS Max to see which phone takes the crown in our benchmarking showdown.

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USB 4 is here, and is essentially Thunderbolt 3

09/03/2019, 12:09 pm

After a tease in March, the USB Implementation Forum has declared that it has completed the USB 4 standard, implementing the USB-C connector, plus 40Gbps speed and other features of Thunderbolt 3.

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Apple opening up repair parts and tools to more third-party repair shops

08/29/2019, 08:08 am

Apple has announced a new repair program, offering more independent repair businesses of all sizes the same genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals, and diagnostics as its Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers.

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Apple may not use mechanical switches in a future MacBook keyboard at all

08/27/2019, 10:08 am

Future keyboards could use light to determine how far a key is pressed, a design that could replace the switches in a traditional mechanical keyboard with a system that takes up less space and potentially being capable of more presses than existing versions.

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Apple refining methods to reset & calibrate future iPhone toxic gas sensors

08/22/2019, 08:08 am

Apple is continuing work on iPhone-embedded poisonous gas sensors, with its latest invention being a way to calibrate and lengthen the life of the consumable materials used to detect the toxins.

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