Like many brand-new Apple products, owners of the latest MacBook Air models are finding the notebook's 802.11ac Wi-Fi a bit finicky, with reports of dropped connections last week and now a software bug in OS X that appears to be causing slower file transfers. But take heart: Cupertino usually gets all of these issues fixed sooner rather than later...
Not everyone is happy to take cash from Apple, with a new report claiming Cupertino was turned away in its efforts to invest in a Taiwanese chip maker who also rebuffed an investment from rival Qualcomm.
According to a new report, Apple may be looking to remove the “friend” portion of their “frenemy” relationship with Samsung, as Taiwan’s TSMC has begin trial manufacturing for the company’s next-generation A6 mobile chips. But will Cupertino choose to completely turn their back on Samsung?
While most people are thinking of Apple and Samsung as being direct competitors these days -- Samsung's Galaxy S is often touted as a worthy competitor to Apple's iPhone -- their relationship isn't all War of the Roses. Samsung doesn't just sell their own products, but they manufacture a wide variety of components that other companies, such as Apple, need to purchase. Case in point: Apple and Samsung are reported to near to closing a deal worth $7.9 Billion for the purchase of components to be used in existing and upcoming iPhones and iPads. According to the Wall Street Journal, the $7.9 Billion deal is said to relate to theliquid-crystal display panels for the next generation of the iPad, as well as mobile processors and flash memory for iOS devices.
Your next iPad or iPhone may be incredibly powerful and energy efficient. Texas Instruments and ARM have joined forces to collaborate on the next generation of ARM Cortex A-series processors--code named Eagle. Though both companies are keeping their lips sealed about the inner workings of the chip, the two hope that they can raise the bar for the next iteration of mobile processors.