Apple

After many months of rumors and speculation, Apple confirmed this morning during their annual WWDC keynote that the company intends to transition away from using x86 processors at the heart of their Mac family of computers. Replacing the venerable ISA – and the exclusively-Intel chips that Apple has been using – will be Apple’s own Arm-based custom silicon, with the company taking their extensive experience in producing SoCs for iOS devices, and applying that to making SoCs for Macs. With the first consumer devices slated to ship by the end of this year, Apple expects to complete the transition in about two years. The last (and certainly most anticipated) segment of the keynote, Apple’s announcement that they are moving to using their own SoCs for...

Apple Announces iOS 14 and iPadOS 14: An Overview

Amongst today’s Apple’s WWDC historic announcements, such as the company’s switch from x86 to Arm processor architectures, we also saw the launch of the new iOS 14 and iPadOS...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/22/2020

The Apple WWDC 2020 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

While COVID may have put a crimp on the tech industry, for Apple the show must still go on. Join us at 10am Pacific/17:00 UTC for our live blog...

78 by Ryan Smith on 6/22/2020

Mobile Flagship Phone Camera Overview 2020 H1: Still Picture Battle

When today you’re picking a flagship smartphone, you generally get more or less the same fundamental formula no matter the vendor you chose. It’s a glass slab with a...

129 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/18/2020

Apple Launches New 13" MacBook Pro: 10th Gen Ice Lake and New Scissor Keyboard

Today Apple is releasing new revamped versions of its 13” MacBook Pro line-up, most notably updating the series with the new scissor-switch style Magic Keyboard, as well as giving...

82 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/4/2020

Updated iPhone SE Camera Testing: Replacement Phone Shows Much Improved Results

Last week we published our initial review of Apple’s new iPhone SE. In the piece, I had remarked that the camera was relatively disappointing and suffered from a lack...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/30/2020

The iPhone SE (2020) Review: A Reinvigorated Classic

Apple’s latest iPhone SE is being released today, and it’s certainly going to make a big impact on the market, for the simple reason that this is a $399...

182 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/24/2020

Apple Announces New Updated iPhone SE: A13 & New Features for $399

Apple’s last “classic” iPhone release was the iPhone 8 back in 2017, with the 2016 iPhone SE (Special Edition) being the last iteration donning the iPhone 4 design language...

110 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/15/2020

Apple’s A12Z Processor Confirmed to Reuse A12X Silicon

Last month Apple introduced its latest generation of iPad Pro tablets, and much to the surprise of many, the new iDevices didn’t come with a high-end variant of Apple’s...

57 by Ryan Smith on 4/13/2020

Intel’s new ‘Single Customer’ Ice Lake Mobile CPUs: Are These in the Macbook Air?

It was recently brought to our attention that three new Ice Lake CPUs were listed on Intel’s online ARK database of products: the Core i7-1060NG7, the Core i5-1030NG7, and...

38 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/25/2020

Apple Now Offering Standalone Afterburner Cards for Mac Pro Upgrades

Aimed at very specific audiences, Apple’s Mac Pro clearly does not come at a price point that seems reasonable for an average person. Nonetheless, the features it has are...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/23/2020

Logitech’s Combo Touch Keyboards, with Trackpad, for the 10.5-Inch iPad, Air and Pro

With Apple’s iPadOS 13.4 bringing trackpad support to the operating system, it was just a matter of time before third-party accessory manufacturers created new keyboards with a touchpad. Logitech...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2020

Apple Doubles Storage Capacity of Mac Mini Desktops

In addition to launching its new MacBook Air and iPad Pro, Apple on Wednesday refreshed its Mac Mini lineup of ultra-compact desktops. This time around, the company doubled storage...

18 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2020

Apple Reveals MacBook Air 2020: 10th Gen Intel Quad-Core and Scissor Keyboard, Starting At $999

Apple has unveiled its new generation MacBook Air lineup that features a number of long-awaited upgrades, including Intel’s newest processors with up to four cores as well as Iris...

59 by Anton Shilov on 3/18/2020

Apple Unveils New iPad Pro: A12Z Bionic, Camera w/ Depth Sensor for AR, Keyboard w/ Trackpad

Apple’s iPad Pro has always been about bringing tablets closer to laptops, in a bid to cater professional users and satisfy their requirements. Today, Apple announced its 4th Generation...

61 by Anton Shilov on 3/18/2020

Apple’s WWDC Confirmed For June; Becomes Latest Conference To Go Digital-Only Due to Coronavirus

In a busy week for SARS-CoV-2-related developments, the virus has caused yet another major industry conference to change their plans. Today Apple has announced that the company’s annual World...

4 by Ryan Smith on 3/13/2020

Logitech Reveals Wireless Charging 3-in-1 Dock

Nowadays many people use more than one mobile device that needs charging, but charging them using separate chargers is sometimes inconvenient since they use too many wires or power...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2020

Caltech Wins $1.1 Billion in Patent Suit Against Apple & Broadcom

The US District Court for the Central District of California this week ruled that Broadcom’s W-Fi chips used by Apple infringe on patents helds by the California Institute of...

33 by Anton Shilov on 1/31/2020

Want a $50k Mac Pro Cheese Grater? Get a $60 PC Cheese Grater!

One of the more bemusing aspects of 2019 was the launch of the new Mac Pro. Powered by Intel’s Xeon W CPUs, it offered a range of options such...

60 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2020

Imagination and Apple Renew IP Licensing Agreement

Today Imagination Technologies has announced that Apple has signed a new multi-year licensing with the company, giving the Cupertino company continued access to Imagination’s IP.

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/2/2020

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