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Topic: Intel

Nvidia working with Apple on graphics for 'revolutionary' new Mac products

09/26/2016, 04:09 pm

Though Apple's current Mac lineup relies on AMD graphics, a switch to Nvidia could be in the works for the MacBook Pro and beyond, if new job listings from the GPU maker is any indication.

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iPhone 7 teardown confirms Intel modem in AT&T, T-Mobile models

09/16/2016, 10:09 am

A pair of teardowns have confirmed speculation that Apple used multiple vendors for cellular modems in the iPhone 7 family, with an Intel-made wireless modem found in a model for AT&T and T-Mobile.

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Intel Kaby Lake CPUs suitable for MacBook Pro refresh said to be in manufacturers' hands

09/05/2016, 08:09 am

Supply chain reports sourced from laptop manufacturers claim that they are in receipt of laptop-class Kaby Lake processors earlier than expected -- with the new chip possibly suitable for a MacBook Pro refresh.

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Inside the 2016 MacBook Pro -- CPU choices

09/03/2016, 01:09 pm

While no update is expected at the Sept. 7 Apple event, a long-awaited refresh of the MacBook Pro has two obvious main processor choices -- but what it has selected to use will dictate if the computer releases sooner, or later.

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Low-end Intel Kaby Lake processors detailed, MacBook Pro version absent

08/30/2016, 12:08 pm

Intel has shed some specific details for the first time about the new seventh generation Kaby Lake processors suitable for the MacBook and MacBook Air, but as expected, processors suitable for the MacBook Pro have yet to materialize.

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Inside Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro: Graphics processing unit choices

08/27/2016, 03:08 pm

Once again, Apple probably won't rock the boat with any new MacBook Pro, and will likely stick with Intel integrated graphics and lower end next-generation discrete GPUs rather than giving macOS users faster options.

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Intel plots attack on Apple's partnership with TSMC, looks to build A-series chips by 2018

08/26/2016, 11:08 am

As Intel looks to muscle its way into the smartphone CPU business, the chipmaker has reportedly set its sights on competing with TSMC, the firm currently responsible for the A-series processors found in the iPhone, iPad and more.

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Intel pushes USB-C as 3.5mm jack replacement, touts better sound, thinness & power management

08/17/2016, 12:08 pm

The seemingly inevitable demise of the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack has placed the technology world in need of a successor, and Intel this week laid out its case as to why it thinks the reversible USB-C port is the best option for accessory makers.

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Intel foundries to manufacture ARM-based smartphone chips

08/16/2016, 09:08 pm

Intel on Tuesday announced it has reached an agreement with rival ARM Holdings to produce 10-nanometer ARM chip designs at its advanced fabrication facilities, a strategy targeting smartphone chipmakers.

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Intel's 7th-gen 'Kaby Lake' processors delivered to manufacturers

07/21/2016, 05:07 pm

Intel's seventh-generation Core processor was recently delivered to unspecified companies in sufficient quantities for manufacturing, however the first run of chips are not likely destined for Apple's MacBook Pro.

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Intel could see $1.5B boost from Apple 'iPhone 7' modem orders

07/11/2016, 07:07 pm

Financial research firm Cowen and Company believes Intel will supply Apple with 50 percent or more of the LTE modems needed for "iPhone 7," a win that could generate some $1.5 billion in incremental revenue over the next year for the chipmaker.

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Intel LTE modems to power AT&T version of Apple's 'iPhone 7' - report

06/10/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple's next-generation handset will be a big win for chipmaker Intel, as the so-called "iPhone 7" series will reportedly ditch Qualcomm LTE modems for certain models, including AT&T in the U.S.

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Intel rumored to supply up to 50% of modems for Apple's 'iPhone 7'

05/17/2016, 09:05 am

Intel will reportedly supply up to half of the cellular modem chips being used in Apple's "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus," expected to ship in September.

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Intel splits on Atom after the mobile relevance of x86 whacked by Apple's Ax

04/30/2016, 05:04 pm

Intel is ending production of its mobile Atom processors as the reality sets in of a mobile world where virtually all the profits are inhaled by devices sold by Apple and powered by the iPhone-maker's own custom Ax series Application Processors.

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Review: Apple's 2016 12" MacBook is a welcome improvement, but won't change any minds

04/27/2016, 12:04 pm

Apple's second-generation ultraportable 12-inch MacBook features some noteworthy internal improvements, including an extra hour of battery life and Intel's latest Skylake processors, that make it a worthwhile update. But all of the major concessions of the 2015 model remain, making it unlikely this refresh will change anyone's opinion on the divisive-yet-impressive notebook.

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Intel pushes USB-C as headphone jack's successor

04/27/2016, 10:04 am

The technology world has a seething hatred of the traditional 3.5-millimeter headphone jack -- or so it seems, given that chip giant Intel is the latest company to propose replacing the aging plug with a digital alternative.

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Apple by itself earns +40% of the profits of Silicon Valley's top 150 companies

04/26/2016, 01:04 am

While the world waits to see just how many iPhones, iPads and Macs Apple sold in the March quarter, a report on the top 150 firms in California's Silicon Valley shows that Apple earned more than 40 percent of the region's total profits in 2015, and its revenues grew 2.5x as fast as its peers year over year.

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MacBook teardown highlights improved battery tech, new SSD controller

04/25/2016, 09:04 am

A teardown of Apple's 2016 12-inch MacBook suggests that the computer's better battery life stems from a mix of optimizations and a slightly larger battery, while its improved SSD speeds are linked to an updated proprietary controller.

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First look: Apple's new rose gold 12" MacBook with Intel Skylake CPU

04/22/2016, 12:04 pm

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook features the same chassis as last year's debut model, but the company has brought a new color into the mix -- rose gold -- that brings it in line with the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch product lineups.

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Apple likely switching to different modem for 'iPhone 7,' Qualcomm CEO hints

04/21/2016, 09:04 am

Apple appears likely to switch away from Qualcomm modems for upcoming iPhones, at least in part, as suggested by comments from the latter company's CEO made during an earnings call.

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