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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple working on radical iMac redesign using single sheet of glass

01/24/2020, 02:01 pm

A future version of the iMac may take a more radical form, with Apple considering a redesign of the all-in-one desktop so it effectively exists as a single sheet of curved glass with an embedded display.

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Leak suggests Apple may replace Midnight Green with Navy Blue in iPhone 12

01/22/2020, 02:01 pm

Rumors suggest that Apple may be replacing the iPhone 11's Midnight Green flagship color with a Navy Blue for the "iPhone 12."

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Apple bringing scissor switches to Smart Keyboard for iPad, 13-inch MacBook Pro

01/22/2020, 06:01 am

A new supply chain report suggests that Apple will extend its new scissor switch keyboard beyond the MacBook Pro, with it set to be used in the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard.

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Tile to testify against Apple in House Judiciary Committee antitrust hearing [updated with Apple response]

01/17/2020, 08:01 am

Tile has joined a number of smaller companies seeking to speak out against Apple's, Google's, Amazon's and FaceBook's alleged anti-competitive practices before the House Judiciary Committee.

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Apple acquires edge-based artificial intelligence startup Xnor.ai for $200M

01/15/2020, 02:01 pm

Apple's acquisition of Xnor.ai suggests that the machine learning tools developed by the company may appear natively on iPhones and iPads in the future, with processing on-device instead of in the cloud.

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Regulatory filing points to new MacBook Pro launch in coming months

01/13/2020, 11:01 am

Apple may be gearing up for an update of its MacBook Pro lines, with the appearance of a new model number in a regulatory database indicating an entirely new model is likely on the way.

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Upcoming 5G 'iPhone 12' expected to support 'true' mmWave 5G

01/13/2020, 08:01 am

Ming-Chi Kuo has released a note to investors suggesting that the 2020 5G "iPhone 12" will support the entire 5G spectrum, including mmWave, despite what other analysts have said.

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Recycling robot 'Daisy' part of Apple's effort to end mining for resources

01/11/2020, 01:01 pm

Apple's efforts to improve its recycling has an end goal of becoming a "closed-loop" manufacturer in the future, an extremely difficult goal to accomplish, and one that would end the need to mine for new materials if achieved by the iPhone maker.

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Intel 'Tiger Lake' mobile processors will use new Xe GPU architecture

01/07/2020, 09:01 am

Intel's next generation of mobile processors, codenamed "Tiger Lake," will help improve machine learning and artificial intelligence on mobile workstations, with high performance gains and a new Xe graphics architecture touted for the chip line.

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Wi-Fi 6E will use 6GHz spectrum, pending regulatory approval

01/03/2020, 01:01 pm

The Wi-Fi Alliance using "Wi-Fi 6E" as a name for wireless devices that can communicate within the 6Ghz band may introduce confusion to a naming system that was supposed to simplify matters for consumers.

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Apple glasses could have hidden cameras and removable earphones

12/19/2019, 09:12 am

Apple's long-rumored AR or VR headset could keep some of its optical components behind an electrically-controlled layer to hide them from view when not required, as well as earphones that could be removed from the head-mounted display and used as speakers.

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Apple is working on holographic imaging to lighten its AR or VR smart glasses

12/12/2019, 09:12 am

Apple is advancing its work on optical waveguides and holographic image delivery, in part to lighten and shrink its future AR or VR headset.

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Apple Car passengers could use AR and VR headsets without feeling sick

12/10/2019, 10:12 am

Passengers of the Apple Car may be able to use AR or VR without worrying about a car's movements causing nausea, while infrared sensors inside the vehicle may be hidden from view by light-reflective panels.

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Apple purchases carbon-free aluminum from Quebec-based Elysis

12/05/2019, 11:12 am

Apple purchases their first batch of carbon-free aluminum, which could greatly lessen the environmental damage caused by manufacturing Apple products.

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Future AirPods could use air pressure to detect when they're in an ear

11/26/2019, 02:11 pm

A future version of AirPods could perform its ear detection using pressure built up within the ear canal, allowing it to be more selective on when it turns on and off and reducing the chance of accidental activation when placed on a table or another surface.

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Scissor-switch keyboards tipped for 13-inch MacBook Pro in 2020

11/18/2019, 02:11 pm

Apple's updated scissor-switch keyboard for the 16-inch MacBook Pro could make an appearance in its smaller counterpart, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, with a report claiming the mechanism could land on the model during the first half of 2020.

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Apple predicted to launch 16-inch MacBook Pro this week

11/12/2019, 02:11 pm

Apple is again predicted to launch the 16-inch MacBook Pro very soon, possibly Wednesday, with reports claiming the company has started to brief members of the media.

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Apple plans to release AR Headset by 2022, Glasses by 2023

11/11/2019, 08:11 am

In a highly uncharacteristic move, Apple last month is said to have briefed a larger group of employees on its plans to release an Augmented Reality (AR) headset by the year 2022 and a pair of more sophisticated AR glasses the following year.

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New 'AirTag' screenshots reveal tweaked Find My app layout

10/30/2019, 08:10 pm

Apple appears to be continuing work on Find My integration of its rumored "AirTag" trackers, according to a pair of newly leaked screenshots, suggesting the Tile-like device is nearing an official launch.

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Apple gearing up to sell 80 million 5G iPhones in 2020

10/30/2019, 07:10 am

Apple has reportedly set lofty sales goals for the 2020 iPhone launch, and the company's market power could spur more and faster 5G rollouts.

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