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Topic: Current Hardware

Intel chip kernel flaw requires OS-level fix that could impact macOS performance, report says

01/02/2018, 09:01 pm

A newly discovered silicon-level flaw in Intel's chip designs is forcing operating system manufacturers to update kernels and other software components to rectify the issue, changes that will reportedly result in performance slowdowns of up to 30 percent.

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Mystery Apple chip discovered in iMac Pro teardown not A10 Fusion coprocessor [u]

01/02/2018, 05:01 pm

A careful disassembly of the new iMac Pro has found another Apple-made chip in addition to the new T2, though close inspection of the silicon reveals it is not the A10 Fusion coprocessor some expected would be included in the powerful all-in-one.

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iMac Pro video review: Putting Apple's $5000 desktop to the test

01/02/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple's new iMac Pro is aimed squarely at the high-end professional market, and with a $4,999 starting price, expectations for the all-in-one desktop are high. But is it worth such a sizable investment? AppleInsider gives you everything you need to know in our full video review.

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Review: Apple's powerhouse iMac Pro wows with stellar performance and design

12/31/2017, 01:12 am

Apple's new, high-end iMac Pro packs a ton of power into a svelte, all-in-one desktop machine. Its performance and style are more than enough to impress, giving professional users a much-needed workhorse option in the Mac lineup -- provided you can stomach the $5,000-and-up price tag.

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Video: Putting the iMac Pro thermals to the test

12/29/2017, 06:12 pm

Apple's new iMac Pro now uses a much more advanced dual fan cooling solution, with almost 75 percent more airflow and an 80 percent increase in system thermal capacity. AppleInsider put it to the test to see how it performs with CPU and GPU intensive tasks, and we came away with interesting results.

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iMac Pro arrives at Apple's retail stores

12/29/2017, 10:12 am

Customers who can afford its $4,999 pricetag may now be able to find the 8-core base model of the iMac Pro in some U.S. Apple stores, ready for pickup.

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iMac Pro vs. 5K iMac, speakers and FaceTime cameras compared

12/28/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple's long-awaited iMac Pro has just our doorstep, and we've been hard at work benchmarking and testing it ever since. Here, we offer a closer look at the improved speakers, as well as a comparison of the FaceTime camera.

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Teardown of Apple's iMac Pro shows RAM upgrades possible - with extreme difficulty

12/28/2017, 09:12 am

One of the first teardowns of Apple's iMac Pro shows that it is in fact possible to upgrade the RAM on the computer, though all but the most experienced people will probably want to pay a specialist.

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First look: Benchmarks put Apple's entry-level $4999 iMac Pro to the test

12/27/2017, 04:12 pm

Though it has an exclusive space gray finish and gorgeous all-in-one chassis, the new iMac Pro is all about performance. AppleInsider has put it to the test, to show just how much bang for your buck you'll get out of this 5 grand investment.

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Video: Unboxing Apple's new iMac Pro

12/27/2017, 03:12 pm

It's here: Apple's ultra-premium $4,999 iMac Pro has begun arriving at the doorsteps of early adopters, and AppleInsider has just unboxed the brand new, professional-grade, all-in-one desktop. Take a closer look at this beast of a machine in our exclusive unboxing video.

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LG teases new Apple-compatible Thunderbolt 3 monitors including '5K UltraWide' model

12/21/2017, 09:12 am

LG is set to show off two new Thunderbolt 3 monitors at this January's Consumer Electronics Show, including the company's first 21:9 "5K UltraWide" display.

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Apple begins shipping first iMac Pro orders

12/21/2017, 08:12 am

Apple's new premium, professional grade all-in-one desktop, the iMac Pro, is now shipping to customers, though deliveries from China are not expected to arrive before Christmas.

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Apple details iMac Pro's T2 chip, which handles secure boot, system management, ISP, more

12/14/2017, 05:12 pm

Though it flew largely under the radar, Apple introduced a new custom T2 chip in iMac Pro that combines a number of system controllers into a single secure package. The company detailed what, exactly, the silicon does in an update to its iMac Pro product webpage on Thursday.

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Which iMac Pro configuration is right for you?

12/14/2017, 03:12 pm

If you've got questions about which iMac Pro to get, AppleInsider has answers in a video breaking down the specs of the machine -- and how much it's going to cost you.

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Apple ships first self-branded Thunderbolt 3 cable in wake of iMac Pro launch

12/14/2017, 03:12 pm

Apple began selling its first-ever self-branded Thunderbolt 3 cable on Thursday, timed alongside the introduction of the iMac Pro, which has four Thunderbolt/USB-C ports for monitors, external storage, and other add-ons.

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AppleCare+ price for iMac Pro remains unchanged at $169 despite new machine's cost

12/14/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple is making the decision for customers acquiring the iMac Pro to pick up AppleCare+ with their purchase easier, by keeping the price of the extended warranty service the same as for the iMac despite the increase in hardware cost.

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18-core iMac Pro starts at $7,399, ships in 6-8 weeks, can be maxed out for $13,199

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

The start of iMac Pro sales means customers now know exactly how much their custom configurations will cost, and when they are expected to ship. Buyers interested in the top-of-the-line desktop can expect to fork over more than $7,000 for an 18-core beast, though it won't ship until February.

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Apple begins selling $4999 27-inch iMac Pro with 8-core CPU, deliveries arrive Dec. 27

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Thursday kicked off sales of the iMac Pro, its first all-in-one professional-grade desktop, packing 8 Intel Xeon processing cores and 32 gigabytes of RAM into the entry-level $4,999 model. The first orders via Apple's website arrive just after Christmas.

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Apple updates AirPort firmware with KRACK vulnerability fix

12/12/2017, 04:12 pm

Amid rumors that Apple has ceased development of new Wi-Fi routers, the company on Tuesday pushed out an update for existing AirPort devices that patches a critical "KRACK Attack" vulnerability made public earlier this year.

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iMac Pro debuts custom Apple T2 chip to handle secure boot, password encryption, more

12/12/2017, 03:12 pm

Apple's iMac Pro desktop will also sport an a new custom chip dubbed the T2, serving as a secure enclave for encrypted keys, giving users the ability to lock down their Mac's boot process and also handling system functions like the camera, audio control, and managing the solid-state hard drive.

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