Apple

Though primarily a software-focused event, Apple’s WWDC keynotes are often stage for an interesting hardware announcement or two as well, and this year Apple did not disappoint. At the company’s biggest Mac-related keynote of the year, Apple unveiled the M2, their second-generation Apple Silicon SoC for the Mac (and iPad) platform. Touting modest performance gains over the original M1 SoC of around 18% for multithreaded CPU workloads and 35% in peak GPU workloads, the M2 is Apple’s first chance to iterate on their Mac SoC to incorporate updated technologies, as well as to refresh their lower-tier laptops in the face of recent updates from their competitors. With the king of the M1 SoCs, M1 Ultra, not even 3 months behind them, Apple hasn’t wasted any...

Apple Announces New iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, & iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple’s new iPhone Special Event just finished up at the Steve Jobs theatre in Cupertino – and as expected we saw the launch of a new generation of iPhones...

224 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/10/2019

The Apple 2019 iPhone Event Live Blog (10am PT)

The fall season is approaching yet again, and it’s time again for another round of iPhone updates, representing Apple’s newest 2019 mobile hardware. The event should be starting at...

46 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/10/2019

GlobalFoundries Sues TSMC Over Patent Infringement; Apple, Qualcomm, Others Named Defendants

GlobalFoundries has filed a lawsuit against TSMC and its clients in the USA and Germany alleging the world’s largest contract maker of semiconductors of infringing 16 of its patents...

97 by Anton Shilov on 8/26/2019

LG Unveils New UltraFine 4K & 5K Monitors: Now with iPad Pro Support

LG has updated its UltraFine lineup of displays, which are aimed especially at computers made by Apple. The entry-level UltraFine 4K has received a larger screen, whereas the more...

20 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2019

Apple to Buy Bulk of Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business For $1 Billion

Intel's struggling smartphone modem business has finally found a suitor. This afternoon the company announced in conjunction with Apple that the tech company – and one of Intel's most...

33 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2019

Apple Stops Selling 12-Inch MacBook Laptops

Apple has stopped to list its thin-and-light 12-inch MacBook notebook on its website. Since the company has not updated its most compact laptop for two years, the removal of...

16 by Anton Shilov on 7/10/2019

Apple’s Entry-Level 13-Inch MacBook Pro Gets Quad-Core CPU & Touch Bar

Apple on Tuesday introduced a new version of its entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro notebook, which has not seen an update since mid-2017. The new model continues to feature the...

40 by Anton Shilov on 7/9/2019

Apple’s MacBook Air Gets True Tone Display, Lower Price Tag

Apple on Tuesday introduced updated versions of its entry-level MacBook Air notebooks. Apple’s mid-2019 MacBook Air laptops feature the company’s True Tone displays and lower price tags when compared...

36 by Anton Shilov on 7/9/2019

Apple Recalls Mid-2015 15-inch "Retina" MacBook Pro Laptops For Battery Safety Issue

Apple has initiated a voluntary recall for their mid-2015 15-inch "Retina" MacBook Pros over a potential safety issue with their integrated batteries. The manufacturer says that some of these...

14 by Anton Shilov on 6/20/2019

The OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Review: An NVMe Upgrade For Older Macs

Apple was an early adopter of PCIe SSDs, introducing them in 2013 when the NVMe specification was still in its infancy and before any M.2 NVMe hardware was available...

32 by Billy Tallis on 6/5/2019

Apple Announces iOS 13: Dark Mode, iPadOS & Files

At today’s WWDC event in San Jose, California, Apple unveiled the newest update to its iOS operating system, iOS 13, as well as its forking of iOS for tablet...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

Apple To Drop the iPhone 5s & 6: iOS 13 Minimum Requirement is iPhone 6s

Today Apple announced the new iOS 13 operating system update for iPhones. Among the feature updates of the new OS which we’ll cover in a separate article, Apple is...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

The Apple WWDC 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

We're here in sunny San Jose, California for the annual developer pilgrimage that is Apple's World Wide Developers Conference. One part promotional event, one part trade show, and two...

35 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2019

Spotted at Computex: The Worst Fake MacBook Air

It’s a common way to get a cheap laugh: mention that China doesn’t care about IP infringement and that a lot of fake products exist. There are a good...

36 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2019

Apple Announces New iPod Touch: A10 SoC Inside

It’s been 4 years since Apple last updated the iPod lineup with the 6th generation iPod Touch in 2015. Today Apple did the unexpected and released a hardware refresh...

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/28/2019

Apple Refreshes 13 & 15-Inch MacBook Pros for 2019: Adds 8-Core Intel CPUs & Revised Keyboard

Apple on Tuesday introduced refreshed versions of its MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch laptops, updating the machines to use Intel's latest 8th and 9th Gen Core processors, as well...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2019

AirUnleashed Wireless Charging Mat: An Attempt at an Apple AirPower

When Apple cancelled its AirPower wireless charging mat earlier this year, many users of the company’s latest devices got upset, yet spawned a number of third-party options that offer...

33 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2019

Apple Q2 FY 2019 Earnings Report: iPhone Struggles But iPad And Services Expand

Today Apple announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2019 fiscal year. Revenue was down 5.1% to $58.0 billion this quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was...

23 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2019

Apple and Qualcomm Bury the Hatchet; Sign New Patent and Chip Supply Agreements

Putting an end to one of the most intense high tech legal battles in recent memory, this afternoon Apple and Qualcomm announced that the two firms were burying the...

14 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

OWC Launches Aura Pro X2 NVMe SSD Upgrade For Macs

Other World Computing (OWC) has launched a new line of NVMe SSD upgrades for several Mac models that used Apple's custom not-quite-M.2 form factor. The new Aura Pro X2...

17 by Billy Tallis on 4/16/2019

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