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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple reports fewer self-driving test cars on California roads

04/24/2019, 01:04 pm

For the first time, Apple in April reported a decrease in the number of self-driving test vehicles it has on California's public roads.

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Two new AirPods models, one with new design, coming in 2019 & 2020 says Ming-Chi Kuo

04/24/2019, 07:04 am

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting two new AirPods models to ship at the end of 2019 or in the beginning of 2020, solidifying Apple's lead in the marketplace.

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TSMC's 6-nanometer process could be used in 'A14' chip in 2020 iPhone

04/16/2019, 10:04 am

Following its work on a 7-nanometer chip production process, TSMC has revealed it has created a 6-nanometer version that has the potential to be ready for mass production in time to make Apple-designed A-series chips destined for the 2020 iPhones.

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Apple hires Arthur van Hoff, founder of VR startup Jaunt

04/09/2019, 02:04 pm

Apple has recruited Arthur van Hoff, the founder of virtual reality outfit Jaunt, likely with an expected augmented reality headset in mind.

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Apple's 31.6-inch professional display may arrive soon, 17-inch MacBook Pro in early 2021 [u]

04/08/2019, 02:04 pm

A new research note penned by Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple's long-awaited professional-grade display will arrive in the next few months, and the rumored MacBook Pro with larger display won't arrive until the first half of 2021 -- and both will incorporate mini LED backlighting.

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TSMC 5nm design infrastructure enables Apple to design future die-shrunk A-series chips

04/08/2019, 08:04 am

TSMC has completed its design infrastructure for creating chips using a 5-nanometer process, a major step that could enable future Apple designs of its A-series processors to shift to a smaller die than the current 7-nanometer production process, and faster than it has made the shift before.

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Apple suggests use of a Mac enclosure that will swell when needed to increase airflow

04/04/2019, 11:04 am

Apple's thin MacBooks and iOS devices could have sections of their enclosures that automatically expand in the future, as a measure to help prevent components from being damaged by overheating through high usage, or to prevent damage from the movement of parts.

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Apple's latest Tesla hire may point to powertrain for full-scale 'Apple Car'

03/30/2019, 05:03 pm

Signaling that it's continuing work on a full-fledged electric car, or at least a platform, Apple has reportedly hired Tesla's engineering VP in charge of powertrains Michael Schwekutsch.

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Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat looks like it's arriving very soon

03/19/2019, 02:03 pm

More signs that Apple is preparing to release the AirPower charging mat have surfaced, after changes to references in how wireless charging were found in the sixth iOS 12.2 developer beta mentioned the charging of multiple devices simultaneously.

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Highly suspect benchmarks stoke rumors of Apple-designed ARM chips for Mac

03/15/2019, 06:03 pm

An unsubstantiated, and highly suspect, "leak" on Friday claims to reveal benchmarks from a pair of desktop-class ARM processors supposedly designed by Apple, offering what could be the first look at A-series silicon destined for Mac.

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Apple's AR glasses could have perfect fit thanks to novel adjusting and cooling systems

03/07/2019, 11:03 am

Apple is showing signs it is continuing to work on producing augmented reality and virtual reality glasses, including creating its own method for mounting the headset on the user's head and coming up with a way to regulate heat generated by the hardware while it is in use.

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Apple Watch health monitoring sensors could pop up in future MacBooks

03/07/2019, 09:03 am

Future MacBook models could offer some of the same health and fitness tracking functions as provided by the Apple Watch, with the inclusion of a small bio-sensor in the casing near the trackpad that the user could access while typing on the keyboard.

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Apple buys patent portfolio from defunct home security camera maker Lighthouse

03/04/2019, 04:03 pm

Apple has snapped up a batch of U.S. patents from a defunct home security camera company, Lighthouse AI, potentially in efforts to expand its own artificial intelligence-powered user identification technology.

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Rumor: Apple to launch 'AirPods 2' on March 29, discontinue original AirPods model

03/01/2019, 03:03 am

An unsubstantiated rumor claims Apple's original AirPods wireless earbuds will reach end of life status in late March, with a successor model slated to hit store shelves immediately thereafter.

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Apple confirms layoff of 190 people from self-driving car project

02/27/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed plans to lay off 190 people from its self-driving car project, known as Project Titan, namely from facilities in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, Calif.

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Sleep tracking and monitoring coming to Apple Watch in 2020

02/26/2019, 07:02 am

Apple is reportedly testing sleep monitoring in an employee focus group, and appears poised to add the feature to the Apple Watch in 2020.

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Intel officials believe that ARM Macs could come as soon as 2020

02/21/2019, 02:02 pm

While a possible shift to an A-series processor in a Mac has been rumored for some time, a new report claims that Intel is certain that it is coming, and soon.

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Apple's safety report for 'Project Titan' testing comes in at just 7 pages

02/20/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday released a voluntary safety report for its self-driving car project, significant mainly for how little the company is willing to share.

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Video: Discussing the 11 products that Apple is expected to release in 2019

02/19/2019, 01:02 pm

Prolific Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published a list of products Apple is expected to ship in 2019. AppleInsider takes a look at the hardware list, and spells out which could potentially be in user's hands before the end of this year.

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Apple executive team shakeups causing multiple projects to be put on hold

02/18/2019, 04:02 pm

Changes in personnel and organization at Apple have been so dramatic in recent times that the company has had to pause multiple projects, a report indicated on Monday.

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