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Topic: Future Hardware

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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Future Macs could adopt Intel's new, high-performance discrete graphics chips

06/13/2018, 09:06 am

Intel has confirmed it intends to create its own discrete graphics processing chips by 2020, a move that opens up the possibility of Apple using discrete Intel GPUs across its laptop and desktop Mac lines.

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Next-gen Apple Watch models to integrate solid-state buttons & EKG functions, report says

06/08/2018, 07:06 pm

According to a fresh rumor, Apple is planning to do away with movable switch controls on Apple Watch devices and will in a future release integrate solid-state buttons that rely on Taptic Engine technology to simulate clicks. The buttons also include capacitive elements for advanced health monitoring capabilities.

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One of Apple's next moves in health care could be this blood pressure instrument

06/07/2018, 10:06 am

Continuing Apple's push into the health space, the company has done some research on a low-profile blood pressure measurement system compatible with technologies like the iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Join AppleInsider for live coverage and analysis at Apple's WWDC keynote in San Jose

06/04/2018, 09:06 am

We're live! Apple is set to kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote presentation at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern on Monday, where it is expected to unveil iOS 12, macOS 10.14, tvOS 12, watchOS 5, and maybe some hardware. AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger is now there live -- join us for exclusive in-depth coverage and analysis straight from the keynote.

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Supposed 'iPhone SE 2' screen protector again hints at sensor notch

06/01/2018, 02:06 am

A questionable "leak" on Thursday claims to show a screen protector designed to fit an as-yet-unannounced next-generation iPhone SE model that, like past "leaks," includes a notch cutout some believe will accommodate Apple's TrueDepth camera array.

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Apple exploring possibilities of wrap-around displays, touch-sensitive bezels for future iPhone

05/29/2018, 10:05 am

Apple is contemplating going beyond the edge-to-edge OLED on the iPhone X and giving future devices wrap-around displays, and also thinking about adding touch-sensitive controls on an iPhone bezel.

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Pegatron likely to be Apple's manufacturer for future ARM Mac

05/29/2018, 07:05 am

Reports from the supply chain suggest that long-time Apple partner Pegatron will be tasked with assembly of any ARM-based Mac product.

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Rumor: Apple working on new device family under codename 'Star' [u]

05/25/2018, 10:05 pm

Apple is rumored to be working on a new device family that, according to a decidedly sparse report, combines technology from the company's iOS and Mac device lineups.

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Apple employees in force at Display Week, vastly outnumbering rivals

05/25/2018, 03:05 pm

Engineers and executives reportedly attended this week's Display Week conference in Los Angeles en masse, signaling a strong interest from the company in upcoming display technologies.

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Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro inventory dwindles ahead of possible update at WWDC

05/24/2018, 04:05 pm

A number of MacBook and MacBook Pro models are showing up in Apple's online store as sold out but available for delivery after June 4, suggesting that a refresh of some lines could be announced during June's WWDC event.

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Apple's self-driving shuttle project to use Volkswagen vans after fruitless negotiations with BMW, others [u]

05/23/2018, 06:05 pm

After rebuffed attempts to partner with major carmakers over an ambitious electric vehicle project, Apple has reportedly inked a deal with Volkswagen to convert a number of T6 Transporter vans into self-driving shuttles for company employees.

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Intel's first 10nm 'Cannon Lake' processor with 32GB LPDDR4 RAM support ships

05/17/2018, 09:05 am

Details about the capabilities of Intel's "Cannon Lake" processors have finally surfaced, and the chip family will ultimately allow Apple to add a 32-gigabyte RAM option to its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines.

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Apple grows self-driving test fleet to 55 vehicles as project remains in shadows

05/14/2018, 04:05 pm

Apple now has 55 autonomous test vehicles and 83 authorized drivers, California's Department of Motor Vehicles has confirmed, indicating that work on the company's mysterious car platform is accelerating.

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Video: Changes to the MacBook Pro we want Apple to make

05/11/2018, 05:05 pm

With WWDC 2018 just around the corner, rumors of a MacBook Pro refresh have started to swirl. It's only been about 18 months since Apple redesigned its professional laptop lineup, so a major overhaul is not expected, but we're definitely looking for several spec upgrades, hoping for a few hardware changes, and even dreaming of some new features.

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Apple's Mac mini now inexcusably getting trounced by cheap Intel hardware

05/11/2018, 02:05 pm

Apple's Mac mini is a great small form factor macOS computer, but it is being completely blown away by Intel's NUC, which is bad for Apple, and bad for us, the consumer. AppleInsider delves into the hardware.

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Dialog CEO hints at work on new Apple product lines amid rumors of Apple-designed power chips

05/10/2018, 09:05 am

The CEO of Dialog Semiconductor continued trying to assuage the concerns of investors this week, suggesting not only that the company has Apple contracts through 2020, but that it could have work on unannounced products beyond the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

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Rumor: 6.5-inch OLED iPhone roughly same size as iPhone 8 Plus, iOS 12 supports horizontal Face ID

05/07/2018, 07:05 pm

Rumors of Apple's forthcoming iPhone refresh are beginning to seep out of the Asian supply chain, with the latest claiming a next-generation flagship model will be roughly the same size as the current iPhone 8 Plus despite boasting a 6.5-inch OLED display.

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New 13-inch MacBook Air production reportedly pushed into second half of 2018

04/30/2018, 08:04 am

Apple has yet to start mass production on a rumored MacBook Air refresh, according to a supply chain report, with volume manufacturing for the notebook allegedly delayed to sometime in the second half of 2018 instead of commencing in the second quarter.

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Apple's rumored AR & VR 'T288' headset may use 8K eyepieces, implement WiGig

04/27/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple's rumored AR headset will be capable of both augmented and virtual reality, and will likely depend on a separate box acting as a "brain" for the device, a report claimed on Friday.

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