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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple may switch butterfly keyboard for scissor version in MacBook Air

07/04/2019, 07:07 am

Apple will be making yet another change to its MacBook keyboard mechanism, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts, with a touted refresh of the MacBook Air for later in 2019 potentially switching out the butterfly mechanism for a more traditional scissor-based version.

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Editorial: WSJ Jony Ive story scoffed at by Apple experts, delicious to critics

07/02/2019, 02:07 pm

The Wall Street Journal crafted the "Big Hack" of Apple clickbait: a high drama tell-all that insulted everyone at Apple, mocking its departing design chief, his boss, and the team that worked with him. As fiction, it was Netflix-caliber entertainment, but to insiders, it was so bad it was hard to finish.

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Apple's unreleased 'A2159' MacBook Pro model approved by US FCC

07/02/2019, 01:07 pm

A model number for an unreleased MacBook Pro has surfaced via the Federal Communications Commission, a discovery that could be a sign Apple is preparing to ship new models in the product line in the near future, including a potential rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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Alleged 3D renders of Apple's 2019 iPhone hit the internet

07/01/2019, 07:07 am

Alleged leaked CAD renders of the new 2019 iPhone have appeared on the internet, showing details that line up with prior rumors about the devices expected to launch in September

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Apple's best designs by Jony Ive, according to the AppleInsider staff

06/29/2019, 05:06 pm

On Thursday, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive announced his intent to leave the company after nearly 30 years on the job, many of which were spent at the side of tech visionary Steve Jobs. In wake of that bombshell, AppleInsider takes a look back at our favorite Ive designs.

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Editorial: Jony Ive's departure opens up an opportunity for Apple to think differently

06/29/2019, 08:06 am

The news that Jony Ive is leaving his Chief Design Officer position at Apple has fueled predictable handwringing. But while Ive's three decades of work at Apple put him at the top of a short list of "the world's most famous product designers," the company isn't facing a "crisis of design," but rather an opportunity.

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Tim Cook praises Jony Ive's contributions in email to Apple staff

06/28/2019, 10:06 am

An internal email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Apple employees about the departure of chief design officer Jony Ive insists Apple will continue to benefit from the move, as well as emphasizing the change in the design team's management structure.

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Editorial: Apple is neither doomed nor saved now that Jony Ive has moved on

06/28/2019, 08:06 am

Jony Ive has left the building that he helped design. But, this won't change anything inside the walls, and isn't a net gain or loss for Apple itself.

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Sabih Khan promoted to Apple's senior vice president of operations

06/27/2019, 05:06 pm

In a move late on Thursday afternoon, Apple announced that long-time executive Sabih Khan has been promoted to the company's executive team as senior vice president of operations.

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New DisplayPort 2.0 spec uses Thunderbolt 3 for 16K displays

06/26/2019, 10:06 am

VESA has published the DisplayPort 2.0 video standard encompassing up to 16K displays -- and it uses USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 to do so.

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16-inch MacBook Pro release, MacBook Air updates predicted for September

06/24/2019, 07:06 am

Apple could ship the rumored 16-inch version of the MacBook Pro this fall, analysts at IHS Markit believe, with the upgraded size tipped to have a high-resolution 3072-by-1920 pixel display, though not one that uses OLED technology.

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Foxconn founder urges Apple to move iPhone & Mac production out of China

06/21/2019, 08:06 am

Terry Gou, Foxconn's founder, has asked Apple to move production plants out of China and into neighboring Taiwan, in hopes of avoiding tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.

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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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