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Topic: Future Hardware

New $1,200 MacBook, refreshed iPad Pro models could be announced during Apple's September event

08/17/2018, 08:08 am

Apple will launch a refreshed entry-level MacBook next month, according to a report, with an updated model claimed will be revealed during the company's September event alongside new iPhones and other product announcements.

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MacBook Air: Could a 2018 refresh of the budget MacBook be on the way?

08/16/2018, 12:08 pm

A refresh of the MacBook Air to celebrate a decade of sales could rejuvenate a MacBook model that has seemingly been left behind. Could Apple be planning to update the MacBook Air, and if so, what changes are on the cards?

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Kuo: 'Apple Car' likely to launch in 2023 to 2025, fuel $2 trillion company valuation

08/14/2018, 09:08 pm

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the Cupertino tech giant's autonomous vehicle aspirations -- "Project Titan" -- will be realized in a shipping consumer product as early as 2023, helping push the company toward its next trillion dollar valuation.

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Apple's Mac Pro 'cheese grater' is 12 years old, and is the best Mac ever made

08/07/2018, 07:08 am

The original Mac Pro is 12 years old today and people are hoping the next one will bring back its famous expandability. AppleInsider celebrates the old favorite workhorse.

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'iPhone X Plus' design seemingly revealed in iOS 12 beta

08/03/2018, 10:08 pm

Further spelunking into Apple's latest iOS 12 beta on Friday reveals what appears to be an iconographic representation of the company's widely rumored "iPhone X Plus" handset, a larger-screened version of the current iPhone X.

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Apple considers alternative MacBook keyboards with touch interfaces, improved dust protection

08/02/2018, 09:08 am

Apple is continuing to work on ways to revolutionize the keyboard used in its MacBook ranges, including a virtual keyboard that can change depending on what the user requires at that moment, and a method to make a keyboard practically impervious to dust and debris.

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Apple hires developer of virtual reality painting app amid push into AR/VR

07/30/2018, 06:07 pm

Adding to a growing stable of virtual reality experts, Apple recently hired developer Sterling Crispin, whose app "Cyber Paint" was among the first to take advantage of burgeoning mobile VR headset technology.

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Apple could use Kaby Lake processors in 2018 MacBook Air refresh

07/30/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple could use 8th-generation Kaby Lake processors in mid-range MacBook or MacBook Air models later this year, a Taiwanese report claims, with Apple thought to be using the more established processors from last year instead of newer variants due to implementation issues.

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Intel delays 10nm Cannon Lake processor production to late 2019

07/27/2018, 02:07 pm

Mac users have an even longer wait for new iMacs and MacBook Pro models using 'Cannon Lake' chips, after Intel confirmed the 10-nanometer processors aiming for high-end computers won't arrive any sooner than the 2019 holiday shopping period.

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Lumen.me promises to help you lose weight with your iPhone

07/25/2018, 02:07 pm

Startup firm Lumen is running an Indiegogo campaign to create a device that analyzes your breath to deduce metabolism information and produce dietary advice. AppleInsider spoke with co-founder Dror Ceder about this CO2 sensor, and got a chance to try it out.

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Apple audio processing could change the way headphone users experience music

07/24/2018, 08:07 am

Apple has come up with a way it thinks could provide headphone and earphone users the optimal listening experience, using a variety of signal processing techniques to make the sound seem like it is being heard without the use of headphones at all.

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Apple self-driving car fleet grows to 66 vehicles in California

07/18/2018, 03:07 pm

Apple is continuing to increase the number of autonomous vehicles it has on the roads for testing, reportedly registering more vehicles with the Californian Department of Motor Vehicles to bring the fleet up to 66 self-driving cars operating in the state.

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Leaked 'Amber Lake' Intel processors could be used in 12-inch MacBook refresh

07/18/2018, 09:07 am

A leak for an unannounced Dell notebook and a Romanian report may have revealed some details about Intel's "Amber Lake" processors, a collection of chips that could be strong candidates for use in a future MacBook refresh.

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VirtualLink USB-C standard reduces cables count for VR headsets, is a boon for Mac users

07/17/2018, 11:07 am

The VirtualLink Consortium has launched a new "Alternate Mode" for USB Type-C designed to reduce the number of cables required for virtual reality headsets to function, one that could make it even easier for Mac owners to get started with VR, and get accelerated video for USB-C monitors.

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Stretchy substrates could help Apple produce flexible displays for future iPhone

07/17/2018, 08:07 am

Apple is considering alternative ways to mount sensors, indicators, switches, and other elements to create devices and components like a flexible display, including attaching parts to an elasticated substrate that is capable of transmitting data between individual components.

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Face ID iPad, MacBook, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, 11-inch iPad Pro in Apple's 2018 product lineup

07/11/2018, 12:07 pm

Nearly the entire Apple product line including the iPhone, iPad Pro, first new Mac mini in nearly four years, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, second-generation AirPods, and "Series 4" Apple Watch appear to be on the cusp of release, if Ming-Chi Kuo's latest predictions are accurate.

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Apple still considering foldable iPhones with flexible displays

07/10/2018, 04:07 pm

Apple is still examining the possibility of creating a mobile device with a large screen that can be compacted into a smaller size, using a flexible section in the middle of the device to allow the screen to bend enough for it to fold without breaking.

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New MacBook Pro model with Intel Coffee Lake CPU shows up in Geekbench database

07/03/2018, 08:07 pm

A new MacBook Pro with a powerful 28W Intel processor may be on the way, if newly surfaced Geekbench results are anything to believe.

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YouTuber Mark Rober has been developing VR tech for Apple's self-driving car project

06/26/2018, 08:06 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, popular YouTube personality Mark Rober has been working with Apple's special projects group since 2015 on the development of virtual reality technology for self-driving cars.

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Apple recruits senior Waymo engineer & NASA veteran for self-driving car project

06/15/2018, 03:06 pm

The latest addition to Apple's self-driving car team is Jaime Waydo, previously a senior engineer at Alphabet's Waymo as well as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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