Just ahead of next week's WWDC, Intel today announced the release of its latest brand of processors, which have been known as "Haswell" in the rumors bandied about over the past few months. According to Intel, the new processors allow for a 50 percent improvement in battery life for notebooks--the largest "ever achieved by Intel"--in addition to providing a graphical experience that's twice as powerful as those offered by their predecessors. The new processors are expected to feature prominently in Apple's anticipated Mac reveals at WWDC.
The Apple Store just went down, and many pundits believe that when it reopens later today, the virtual shelves will be chock full of new Macs. Just ahead of WWDC 2012, a few specs have leaked out on exactly what we might expect.
The gang over at Chipworks have torn down the iPad 2 and stripped it of its main components. While investigating the innards, they got a close look at the iPad 2's 512MB of RAM and touchscreen controls, which are the same as its last-generation predecessor, and they discovered that the 3G version of the iPad 2 also uses the same chipset as the Verizon iPhone launched last month. But here's what is really fascinating: the dual-core A5 processor under a microscope.