Originally Posted by Antaeus
Without sounding too much like a dick, of course it's going to have the DirectX 11 feature set and probably some extra bits, just like how the Xbox 360 came with the DirectX 9 feature set with some bits from DX10. This is directed more at the Magazine than the article, though.
As for the rest, it all sounds pretty plausible to me. Other rumours have hinted at similar things. Kinect 2.0 will definitely be on the cards. Kinect's biggest limitation was actually the bandwidth that USB 2.0 could provide. USB2.0 can only really stream about 720p HD (or about 2 Mega Pixels at ~30FPS) which sounds like a lot but when you want to track delicate movements, it really isn't. Plus it's not just one camera, it's a camera and an IR camera running side-by-side. Being able to use USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt will make a hell of a difference alone, even with the same hardware in the current Kinect. Higher-resolution means more detail which means potentially better tracking (of course the main CPU will have more work cut out for it as well).
Either way, I can't wait for E3. Largely convinced that I'll get the next xbox before the PS4 but who knows.
dx11 is not that logical, for all we know it could have had dx11.1