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Topic: Future Hardware

PCIe 6.0 will double the bandwidth of PCIe 5.0 to 256GB/s in 2021

06/18/2019, 03:06 pm

Just a few months after standards for PCIe 5.0 were ratified, PCI-SIG has announced the specification for PCIe 6.0, a connection that will double the effective bandwidth from PCIe 5.0 to a maximum of 256 gigabytes per second.

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'Foveated' display may boost Apple AR headset refresh rates

06/13/2019, 11:06 am

VR and AR headsets could offer high refresh rates in their screens, Apple proposes, by using a 'foveated display' and an eye tracking system to monitor the gaze of the user and to optimize rendering to focus only where the user is actively looking on a display.

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Seven new MacBook & MacBook Pro models on the way

06/13/2019, 10:06 am

Filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission indicate Apple is preparing to launch a large batch of new or refreshed MacBooks in the near future, with seven model numbers found to have been added to the regulator's database on Thursday.

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Apple advancing stereoscopic vision tech for future AR glasses

06/13/2019, 09:06 am

Apple is looking into ways to display pre-rendered 3D video in a stereoscopic way, a system that would be beneficial for AR glasses or a VR headset to provide a more believable view of a virtual object by creating a specific view for each eye.

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Early 'Find My' code appears to back reports of Tile-style 'tag' tracker

06/04/2019, 01:06 pm

Code uncovered by an iOS developer appears to support rumors that that Apple's Find My app will support an unannounced Tile-like tracking device.

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Apple's Mac Pro efforts started well before the April 2017 announcement

06/04/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple had the new Mac Pro in the works for several years, even before the declarations in early 2017 that it was being worked on, making it clear that this is a carefully crafted machine with serious thought behind what went into it.

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Editorial: The new Mac Pro is overkill for nearly everybody, and it hit Apple's own target

06/04/2019, 09:06 am

The Mac Pro is expensive, and polarizing, there's no doubt. But it precisely hit what and who Apple was aiming for, and is in no way a sign that Apple has lost its way.

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First look: Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR [u]

06/03/2019, 05:06 pm

After unveiling the new Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR onstage at WWDC 2019, Apple provided AppleInsider a closer look at the shiny, ultra-powerful hardware designed sate the most voracious professional users.

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WWDC19: The schedule

06/03/2019, 12:06 am

Apple will be welcoming attendees to the first day of its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday with an early morning breakfast, followed by its public live streamed Keynote, lunch, a deeper dive into its latest technology in the Platforms State of the Union and then the Apple Developer Awards.

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Intel's first 'Ice Lake' 10-nanometer processors aimed at notebooks are shipping soon

05/28/2019, 07:05 am

Intel has started to ship 10-nanometer 10th-generation Core processors, the chip producer confirmed at Computex, with the first wave of processors consisting of variants meant for mobile computing in notebooks, rather than desktop versions.

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Anticipation over Apple's new modular Mac Pro mounts as first iffy renderings hit the web

05/13/2019, 10:05 am

The first "leak" for the modular Mac Pro has surfaced in the form of a supposed internal Apple document for the device, alleged evidence for the highly-anticipated Mac that has many questionable elements making it very hard to believe is genuine at all.

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Alleged 'iPhone XI,' 'XI Max,' 'XE' case molds surface with square camera bumps

05/13/2019, 07:05 am

The rumor Apple will be incorporating a square camera bump into the designs of the 2019 iPhones has been given more fuel, after a photograph surfaced allegedly showing a set of three molds for the rear glass casing, complete with sections for the raised bump.

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Eye dominance tracking could give Apple's VR and AR headsets an advantage

05/09/2019, 11:05 am

Apple's efforts to produce augmented reality or virtual reality devices could be improved by knowing which eye is dominant for the user, a piece of information that could help improve how eye detection systems work and make the overall experience better for the wearer.

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Apple could make iPhone's TrueDepth camera cheaper using liquid crystal tech

05/09/2019, 09:05 am

Light-emitting elements on Apple devices like the flood illuminator and dot projectors of the iPhone's TrueDepth camera system could benefit from a new diffuser system in the future, one that could switch between different modes by using the same technology that drives liquid crystal displays.

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After three years of delays, Intel plans 10nm chip shipments in June, 7nm in 2021

05/09/2019, 07:05 am

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.

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LG UltraFine 5K display sold out on online Apple store

05/08/2019, 07:05 pm

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.

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Apple continuing work on 'hybrid' displays mixing OLED & quantum-dot LED

05/02/2019, 10:05 am

Perhaps reflecting a desire to maximize power efficiency in all areas, a newly-published Apple patent application showcases a "hybrid" display mixing OLED and quantum-dot LEDs.

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Full-screen Touch ID could come to the iPhone with acoustic fingerprint imaging

04/30/2019, 11:04 am

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.

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Future AirPods could coach a user's workout with motion & pose sensors

04/30/2019, 10:04 am

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.

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Apple reports fewer self-driving test cars on California roads

04/24/2019, 01:04 pm

For the first time, Apple in April reported a decrease in the number of self-driving test vehicles it has on California's public roads.

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