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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple chip partner TSMC declares Moore's Law is not dead

08/16/2019, 12:08 pm

Moore's Law, the name given to the principle that the speed and capability of computers is expected to double every two years due to advances in microchip technology, is not dead according to Apple A-series chip foundry TSMC, which reasons it is very much still relevant today for a number of reasons.

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'iPhone 11,' 'iPhone 11 Pro,' and 'iPhone 11 Pro Max' coming in fall, says sketchy report

08/14/2019, 07:08 am

Data from a budget iPhone enclosure manufacturer reportedly shows both the name and dimensions of the upcoming iPhones, set to release at Apple's September event.

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A future iPhone could lose the notch with light transmitting windows in the screen

08/13/2019, 10:08 am

A future version of the iPhone could eliminate the controversial notch from the top of the screen, with Apple hiding sensors behind the display itself and allowing them to function via the use of 'light transmitting windows.'

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Apple working on gaze tracking to make AR & VR faster & more accurate

08/13/2019, 08:08 am

Apple's long-rumored augmented reality or virtual reality headset could offer eye tracking as part of its control system, with the iPhone maker coming up with a way to make such a gaze-tracking system as accurate as possible, even when the headset is in motion.

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IHS: Apple to start production of 16-inch MacBook Pro in September, phase out 15-inch model

08/06/2019, 07:08 pm

Rumors of a 16-inch MacBook Pro launch continued to swirl this week, with one analyst claiming Apple plans to start manufacturing the big-screen laptop as a de facto replacement for the current 15-inch model.

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Apple predicted to absorb iPhone, iPad, Mac cost increases from tariffs

08/04/2019, 07:08 pm

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that any tariffs implemented by the US won't impact Apple's pricing because of supply chain moves implemented by Apple CEO Tim Cook, and because of that pre-planning, there won't be any impact to Apple's shipments.

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President Trump threatens 10% tariff on $325B of electronics starting Sept. 1

08/01/2019, 02:08 pm

In the latest chapter of the ongoing trade war, President Donald Trump has threatened to levy a 10% tariff on electronics from China, including most of Apple's product line, in retaliation for moves by the Chinese government.

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Editorial: Apple's Q319 earnings destroy a mountain of fake data and false reporting

07/31/2019, 09:07 am

Apple's continuing performance as a market-responsive, commercially savvy innovator is destroying feebleminded media narratives that seek to portray the company as helpless and befuddled. It also demonstrates that the real incompetence lies in bad reporting by sloppy journalists seeking to deliver titillating headlines rather than accurate, factual portrayals of the industry.

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All three 2020 iPhone models expected to have 5G wireless connectivity

07/28/2019, 01:07 pm

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects a trio of iPhones in 2020, and revising a previous prediction, he now thinks that all three will have 5G, instead of just two of them.

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Two more iPad models coming soon, says regulatory filing

07/27/2019, 08:07 am

Two new iPad model numbers have been filed with the Eurasian Economic Commission, bringing the total number of anticipated fall iPad releases to seven.

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Apple's 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard expected to shift to scissor mechanism

07/25/2019, 01:07 pm

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suspects that the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be the first Apple laptop to shift to a scissor mechanism, and away from the butterfly keyboard introduced in the MacBook in 2015.

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Why Apple's Macs can now ditch Intel x86 and shift to ARM

07/24/2019, 08:07 am

In 2005, Steve Jobs announced that Apple would transition Macs to use PC-standard Intel x86 processors. Fifteen years later, Apple appears poised to make another CPU shift that could prove to be far more significant in the future of technology. Here's why.

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Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro coming in October for over $3000, claims report

07/23/2019, 11:07 am

Apple's release window for a possible 16-inch MacBook Pro has been narrowed down, with a new supply chain report suggesting that the screen with be LCD rather than OLED.

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Apple recruits former Tesla engineering VP Steve MacManus

07/22/2019, 04:07 pm

Perhaps adding to evidence the company is working on a full-fledged car, Apple has reportedly hired Steve MacManus, a long-time auto industry veteran most recently with Tesla.

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Apple working on self-driving car wireless charging technologies

07/11/2019, 12:07 pm

Possibly suggesting grand ambitions for an Apple car, a patent application published on Thursday shows a wireless charging system for self-driving vehicles.

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Apple's latest EEC filing reveals five new iPad models are on the way

07/10/2019, 01:07 pm

More iPads may be on the way in the coming months, after a collection of filings at the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) indicate there are five new model numbers associated with upcoming Apple tablets.

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Apple's AR glasses could help visually impaired see the full picture

07/10/2019, 10:07 am

Augmented reality could offer some benefits in medical applications, Apple believes, suggesting a system were a real-world image is warped so a user of AR glasses can see everything in front of them, even if part of their vision is obscured through partial blindness.

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Alleged 2019 iPhone XI logic board images shown in new leak

07/08/2019, 08:07 am

As we get closer to the launch of the 2019 iPhones, perhaps called the iPhone XI, another leak purports to show a considerably redesigned logic board from one of the models.

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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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