Earlier this year Apple moved past Sony to become Samsung's biggest customer. However, the relationship status moved to "it's complicated" when Apple began a series of accusations and lawsuits against Samsung for allegedly copying the iPhone and iPad. Now it appears Apple has started seeing other people, and is actively sourcing a new manufacturer to produce the A6 processor beginning in 2012.
Here’s a neat trick: Intel’s next-generation chips will require half the power of their current top-of-the-line microprocessors when providing the same performance—or they will boost performance by around 37 percent when running at the same power levels. Intel achieved this by redesigning the transistor, that infinitesimal on-off switch that makes chips tick. Today’s microprocessors have a slew of those li’l switches -- the Xeon X5670 in a fully loaded Mac Pro, for example, has over a billion crowded onto its 240 square millimeters
Remember when everyone kept saying that Apple was circling the drain? Remember Gil Amelio? Remember the beige boxes of yesteryear? No one could possibly have predicted that one day Steve Jobs would return to the company he helped found and bring it to a place of surpassing prominence. However, the numbers don't lie: Apple's stock closed today at $317.60 billion dollars, which is a hair over the $316.80 billion that results if you combine the shares of Microsoft and Intel. That's right: combined, Intel and Microsoft still come up short.
This year’s Computex trade show isn’t all about tablets, as Intel proved overnight with an update on its processor plans for the future. They include Ivy Bridge, a next-generation architecture that will power a new class of “no compromise” laptops that look strangely familiar to Apple MacBook Air fans.
We know that Apple’s ARM-based A5 processor runs like a champ inside the iPad 2 (and is likely heading to the next iPhone) -- but could it also someday soon be powering the likes of a MacBook Air as well?
Recent Macs such as the MacBook Pro have no problem adding a second monitor (or even a third with the Thunderbolt iMacs), but what about an HDTV for video playback at up to 1080p? As it turns out, for only $99 you will soon be able to do it from a mild-mannered USB port.
You know you're a trend-setting company when other companies start building their future plans around yours. Apple products are becoming a key factor in Intel Corp's goals for new processors, revealed a senior executive with Intel today.
Apple may have Thunderbolt fever if its latest MacBook Pro and iMac models are any indication, but that doesn’t mean other PC manufacturers are ready to follow them into the storm. Case in point: Hewlett Packard.
Remember Apple’s controversial move from PowerPC to Intel processors? Ready for Cupertino to shake things up once again? A new rumor claims the company may be looking at a transition from Intel to ARM processors “in the not too distant future.”
Once again, the rumor mill has gotten the better of Apple. As widely reported in the last week, Cupertino has released a refresh of their iMac line on Tuesday, complete with quad-core Intel Sandy Bridge processors, beefed-up AMD Radeon HD graphics and the new Thunderbolt I/O.