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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple issues invites to October 30 iPad Pro and Mac 'There's more in the making' event in NYC

10/18/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple has started to dispatch invitations to the media for an event on October 30, one which is expected to involve the launch of new iPad Pro models and potentially refreshed Mac models.

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The new Mac Pro might get Intel's new 28-core 5 GHz Xeon processor

10/08/2018, 11:10 am

Intel has revealed its upcoming collection of high-specification processors, including a 28-core Xeon processor for professional users alongside its 9th-generation Core processors boasting high core counts that could be heading for the Mac Pro, along with one eight-core model clocked at 5GHz.

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Intel promises 10nm chips still coming, despite being years late

09/28/2018, 01:09 pm

An open letter from the interim CEO of Intel advises some progress is being made for its 10-nanometer processors, but volume production of chips using the process will still wait until 2019, alongside a notice of $1 billion in 14-nanometer production investments and a warning it will also be prioritizing production of high-performance chips over processors for entry-level devices.

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AirPower wireless charging pad allegedly stalled until spring by heat and interference issues

09/17/2018, 09:09 am

Multiple development hurdles are behind Apple's failure to ship its AirPower multi-device wireless charging mat, with a report claiming heat, mechanical, and interference issues are preventing Apple's engineers from completing the project.

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Nearly all mention of AirPower wiped from Apple's website, suggests further delays or abandoned product

09/12/2018, 05:09 pm

AirPower, Apple's advanced wireless charging mat that was teased at last year's iPhone event, was noticeably absent from Wednesday's "Gather Round" announcements, and mention of the device has been scrubbed from the company's website.

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No sign of updates to Mac or iPad Pro in leaked Apple website file

09/12/2018, 07:09 am

The inadvertently leaked site map from the Apple accessories page has revealed a treasure trove of information about the new iPhone lineup expected to debut -- but there is nothing on it suggesting that there are new iPad Pros coming, nor is there any indication that there is a Mac refresh happening at the event.

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Renders reveal purported 2018 iPad Pro with near edge-to-edge display, iPhone-like antenna lines

09/03/2018, 05:09 pm

Computer renders based on leaked CAD images could offer a first look at Apple's next-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, complete with slim-bezel display, iPhone-esque antenna "lines" and an angular chassis reminiscent of the iPhone 4 series.

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Apple records first-ever accident in self-driving car program [u]

08/31/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple's secretive self-driving car program has reported its first-ever accident, though no one was hurt. [Updated with more details]

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Apple buys AR headset lens maker Akonia Holographics, fuels 'Apple Glasses' rumors

08/29/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed the purchase of Colorado-based Akonia Holographics, a startup focused on the development and production of specialized lenses used in augmented reality headsets.

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2018 iPhone refresh more than a spec bump, may not be called 'S' or 'plus'

08/27/2018, 07:08 am

As the Apple event grows closer, another report has bolstered the rumors surrounding the incoming iPhone refresh, with the iPhone X's edge-to-edge screen plus notch in a wider variety of sizes and price points continuing to be the things to watch for during September's "S year" launch.

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iPhone preorders appear to be starting on September 14

08/20/2018, 12:08 pm

Some international mobile carriers are claiming that Apple's new slate of iPhones will be available for order on Friday, September 14, similar to previous years.

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What to expect at Apple's September iPhone release event and when it will be

08/20/2018, 12:08 pm

Unless Apple breaks with years of tradition, it is about to reveal the date of its new iPhone launch. AppleInsider pins down when that's most likely to be, plus what you can and shouldn't expect to see there.

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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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