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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple's ARKit release left Google flat-footed

02/14/2020, 01:02 pm

While Apple and Facebook push forward with augmented reality and virtual reality hardware, Google, burned by Google Glass and a late start to a smartphone AR framework, lags behind.

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Apple Watch of the future could have a modular back for upgrades & new sensors

02/13/2020, 09:02 am

Future versions of the Apple Watch could be upgradable, with the addition of a modular section to the back that adds new sensors and functionality to the wearable device, or to enhance the existing functions like battery life.

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Apple's AR & VR headset may not need external input for orientation & motion detection

02/11/2020, 07:02 am

New Apple research describes how augmented reality headsets may not need external markers to tell when a user is moving, and may also be able to detect when the user puts it on.

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tvOS 13.4 developer beta code hints at new Apple TV 4K hardware

02/06/2020, 11:02 am

A reference spotted in the tvOS developer beta released on Wednesday suggests that there may be new Apple TV 4K hardware on the horizon.

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Apple working on folding iPhone display with more robust bend radius

02/04/2020, 07:02 am

Apple is continuing to look into the possibility of creating a foldable iPhone, one equipped with a hinge that allows a flexible display to be bent enough for the smartphone to fold, but preventing the display from developing a crease.

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New iPad Pro, 'iPhone SE 2' and more -- what to expect from Apple in 2020

02/03/2020, 08:02 am

Apple looks like it's going to have a busy year, with updates to nearly its entire product line. Here's what we're expecting Apple to release -- or at least announce -- in 2020.

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Mockups of 'iPhone 12' demonstrate flat sides and smaller dimensions

02/01/2020, 09:02 am

New 3D prints are showing off a trio of sizes for Apple's forthcoming 2020 "iPhone 12," and allege that the company is bringing back some familiar design features.

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Apple Pencil haptics could give feedback to users without shaking the stylus

01/30/2020, 09:01 am

A future Apple Pencil could give more information to the user wielding it using haptic feedback, with Apple examining ways to create a shear force to physically inform users of touch events, via a small sensation at the fingertips.

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Future iPad or iPhone could both recognize and display handwriting

01/30/2020, 08:01 am

Apple is continuing to investigate handwriting recognition for touch screens, but the latest research also covers displaying handwriting on an iPhone or iPad screen.

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Apple predicted to release small wireless charging mat in first half of 2020

01/29/2020, 05:01 pm

Apple is predicted to release its own branded wireless charging mat in the first half of 2020, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, though the product may not be the AirPower stand-in users are hoping for.

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Beats 'Powerbeats 4' icon mixes Powerbeats Pro, Powerbeats 3 designs

01/28/2020, 04:01 pm

An icon of an unannounced Beats earphone has leaked, appearing in the iOS 13.3.1 update released on Tuesday, with the image of what is believed to be the "Powerbeats 4" indicating the audio accessories will have the same design as the Powerbeats Pro, but the two earphones will be connected together by a cable.

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Apple explored iPhones and iPads that dock inside larger devices like MacBooks

01/28/2020, 07:01 am

A newly published patent reveals that Apple has explored iPhones and iPads that could be docked inside larger devices similar to a MacBook Pro in order to provide extra functionality when needed.

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Apple working on radical iMac redesign using single sheet of glass

01/24/2020, 02:01 pm

A future version of the iMac may take a more radical form, with Apple considering a redesign of the all-in-one desktop so it effectively exists as a single sheet of curved glass with an embedded display.

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Leak suggests Apple may replace Midnight Green with Navy Blue in iPhone 12

01/22/2020, 02:01 pm

Rumors suggest that Apple may be replacing the iPhone 11's Midnight Green flagship color with a Navy Blue for the "iPhone 12."

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Apple bringing scissor switches to Smart Keyboard for iPad, 13-inch MacBook Pro

01/22/2020, 06:01 am

A new supply chain report suggests that Apple will extend its new scissor switch keyboard beyond the MacBook Pro, with it set to be used in the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard.

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Tile to testify against Apple in House Judiciary Committee antitrust hearing [updated with Apple response]

01/17/2020, 08:01 am

Tile has joined a number of smaller companies seeking to speak out against Apple's, Google's, Amazon's and FaceBook's alleged anti-competitive practices before the House Judiciary Committee.

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Apple acquires edge-based artificial intelligence startup Xnor.ai for $200M

01/15/2020, 02:01 pm

Apple's acquisition of Xnor.ai suggests that the machine learning tools developed by the company may appear natively on iPhones and iPads in the future, with processing on-device instead of in the cloud.

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Regulatory filing points to new MacBook Pro launch in coming months

01/13/2020, 11:01 am

Apple may be gearing up for an update of its MacBook Pro lines, with the appearance of a new model number in a regulatory database indicating an entirely new model is likely on the way.

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Upcoming 5G 'iPhone 12' expected to support 'true' mmWave 5G

01/13/2020, 08:01 am

Ming-Chi Kuo has released a note to investors suggesting that the 2020 5G "iPhone 12" will support the entire 5G spectrum, including mmWave, despite what other analysts have said.

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Recycling robot 'Daisy' part of Apple's effort to end mining for resources

01/11/2020, 01:01 pm

Apple's efforts to improve its recycling has an end goal of becoming a "closed-loop" manufacturer in the future, an extremely difficult goal to accomplish, and one that would end the need to mine for new materials if achieved by the iPhone maker.

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