Apple may have wowed competitors with the announcement of its A7 chip for the iPhone 5s (even in spite of some vocal dissenters), but now it's already moving past that and starting production of its new A8 chip. And guess what? Samsung isn't making it.
Still not feeling the holiday spirit even though the calendar says we're just over a week away from Christmas? Maybe today's recap will cheer you up, particularly if you're a Gmail user still struggling with OS X Mail on Mavericks. Or maybe you're a Sprint customer in one of 70 new 4G LTE markets! Either way, our recap will get you up to speed as the pre-holiday week drags on...
The critics who lament that Apple is all out of surprises were certainly wrong today, as Cupertino quietly began accepting orders for its refreshed iPad mini with Retina Display in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
Looks like the ol' "marketing gimmick" is really starting to catch on, according to a recent announcement by Intel's partner Altera at the ARM developer's conference yesterday. As MacRumors notes, Forbes reports that the Intel will start making its own 64-bit ARM chips in 2014.
The news about Apple's new A7 chip for the iPad Air just seems to keep getting better and better. According to benchmark tests performed by Geekbench (and reported by Cult of Mac), the new 64-bit chip allows Apple's newest tablet to reach 80 percent performance boosts over fourth generation iPad.
In case you needed a reminder that the things you say can come back and haunt you, consider the case of Anand Chandrasekher, once the chief marketing officer of chip-maker Qualcomm. Earlier this month we reported that Qualcomm felt obliged to correct his dismissal of Apple's new 64-bit A7 chip as a "marketing gimmick," and now Cnet reports that Chandrasekher has been "reassigned" in the wake of his comments.
It's been kind of a rough day for the iPhone 5s. First there was the news that the new flagship smartphone's suffering from a "blue screen of death," and now AllThingsD reports that a study by performance management team Crittercism found that iOS apps are twice as likely to crash on the iPhone 5s when compared to the iPhone 5 and 5c.
You might recall that Apple's 64-bit A7 chip wasn't met with universal acclaim after its announcement (for whatever reasons), and few critics were quite so vocal as mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm. Just last week, a representative of the company called it a "marketing gimmick," but as Cnet reports, Qualcomm's already backtracked on that odd assertion.
The iPhone 5S is not only real, it's the world's first 64-bit smartphone -- and to take full advantage of it, Epic Games will debut a conclusion to the Infinity Blade saga that's ready-made for the hardware.