On November 15, pause to raise a pint to the 40th birthday of the original microprocessor. On that day in 1971, Electronic News carried an ad for the Intel 4004, the precursor of all processors, including the ones running your Mac and your iPhone -- and, for that matter, your car and your coffeemaker.
Ever since Apple declared this year’s WWDC a software-only event, rumors have persisted that the next iPhone would be unveiled in September. That changes today, with a new report claiming those rumors are false -- the real release won’t come until October.
Now that we’ve all gotten over the disappointment that there won’t be a new iPhone in June and the long wait until September begins, we’ll have to console ourselves with rumors such as this one, about a potential “iPhone 4S” being tested by handpicked game developers.
There was a great deal of hand-wringing in the tech community after Wednesday’s iPad 2 announcement over just how much memory the refreshed tablet contains in its diminutive frame. While many are speculating, a semiconductor analyst out of Korea claims to know for sure.
If you’re in the market for a new Mac laptop in the coming months, you might be paying close attention to Intel’s next-generation Sandy Bridge processor, which is widely expected to power the next MacBook Pro line. The good news is that Intel’s dual-core CPU is finally shipping this month -- but when will they land in Mac laptops?
A lot of the excitement about the iPad after its unveiling at in late January had to do with its custom, Apple-designed A4 processor -- but a new report says that the chip may in reality be nothing “to write home about.”
a report in the New
York Times, Apple
Apple's investment in the new A4 chip that powers the iPad
was likely to have hit $1 billion--and that's without building a
factory to manufacture the chips.
It’s been presumed that the MacBook Pro’s current Core 2 Duo processor will likely be replaced by Intel’s latest & greatest Core i5, which debuted this week at CES in Las Vegas. So, why the excitement?