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Five barriers that might hold Apple back from moving Intel Macs to custom ARM chips

01/16/2015, 08:24:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Shortly after Apple introduced its first custom A4 Application Processor in 2010 to power the original iPad, rumors began to suggest the company could eventually migrate its Macs from Intel x86 processors to ARM chip designs of its own. However, there's a series of significant hurdles the company would need to jump first.

Apple may shun Intel for custom A-series chips in new Macs within 1-2 years

01/14/2015, 10:43:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Mac buyers in 2016 and beyond could have the option of purchasing a machine powered by Apple's A-series processors, which currently sit at the heart of the iPhone and iPad, according to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple's rumored 12" MacBook Air may aggressively target mobility with USB 3.1 Type-C

01/10/2015, 05:42:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

The latest rumors of a new 12-inch MacBook Air model describe an ultra-thin laptop that drops nearly all of its physical ports for a single audio jack and USB 3.1 Type-C connector, features that were first revealed last April and further detailed in specifications documents released by Intel, with significant contributions by Apple, in September.

After Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM

01/07/2015, 06:31:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Intel's mobile chip division has lost $7 billion over the last two years while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android tablet makers agreeing to use the chipmaker's Atom mobile x86 processors. Microsoft's new Office for Android won't run on any of them.

In-depth review: Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

10/27/2014, 08:36:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 incorporate Touch ID and support for Apple Pay within apps, with the same 10 hour battery life of previous models. The full size iPad Air 2 is also now 18 percent slimmer with an improved, antireflective display and gains a faster A8X chip, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE wireless, a barometer, and a significantly improved iSight camera.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2014 conference call

10/20/2014, 05:07:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple blew away market expectations in reporting the results of its fourth fiscal quarter of 2014 on Monday, propelled by a new quarterly record for the iPhone and new all-time record for the Mac. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

Surging Mac sales put Apple among top five global PC vendors for first time, IDC says

10/08/2014, 04:19:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

The Macintosh may have posted its strongest worldwide market share yet last quarter, according to the latest estimates from IDC, which place Apple among the top five global PC vendors for the first time.

Apple expected to hold iPad & Retina iMac event on Oct. 16

10/03/2014, 12:49:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple is reportedly planning to hold an event on Thursday, Oct. 16, to showcase the rest of its fall 2014 product lineup, which is expected to include new iPads with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, as well as a 27-inch iMac with Retina display.

Apple rumored to launch 27" iMac with 5K Retina display at October media event

09/29/2014, 09:55:48 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple's big-screen iMac will get a doubled-resolution Retina display with a forthcoming update expected to be unveiled at the company's anticipated October media event, a new report claims.

In-depth review: Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 running iOS 8

09/24/2014, 08:43:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

After establishing iPhone 5s as a "forward thinking" high-end luxury device a year ago, Apple is now enhancing its eighth generation of iPhone with a broad range of new and improved hardware components, inside a slimmer new case design with a much larger, higher-resolution display.

Apple's next product splash slated for second half of October

09/17/2014, 09:01:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Though the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have been formally introduced, Apple is far from calling it quits on 2014, with the company's next major product unveiling expected to take place around mid-to-late October, AppleInsider has learned.

Apple Watch, AirDrop, iBeacon & Continuity coax advanced features from Bluetooth & WiFi

09/15/2014, 04:37:08 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Over the past few years, Apple has released a series of OS technologies that connect devices using Bluetooth, WiFi or a combination of the two wireless technologies. Here's how the new Apple Watch--as well as AirDrop, iBeacon and the new Continuity features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite--work to deliver simple, efficient and fast wireless connectivity, in marked contrast to Google's rival efforts for Android.

Review: Apple's mid-2014 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

09/07/2014, 01:07:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Like the updated mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple's latest 15-inch notebook brings slightly speedier Intel processors. But with memory, graphics and design all carried over from last year, the most substantial change is a $100 price cut.

Review: Apple's mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

08/24/2014, 10:15:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

While it's not a particularly exciting update, Apple's mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display increases performance and offers more value, making it an enticing offer for those who may have been waiting to take the plunge on a thin-but-powerful high-resolution notebook.

Intel's 'Core M' chip announcement suggests Broadwell-based MacBook Pros won't arrive until 2015

08/11/2014, 02:27:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Intel on Monday announced that its first low-power Broadwell chips will hit the market in limited quantities before the end of the year, and that those processors will be intended for premium tablet- and hybrid-style devices, strongly implying that next-generation chips bound for Apple's popular MacBook Pro lineup won't be available until 2015 at the earliest.

New, lighter BrydgeAir keyboard aims to bring laptop functionality to Apple's iPad Air

08/11/2014, 12:21:52 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Popular iPad keyboard maker Brydge is now accepting preorders for a new model designed specifically for Apple's iPad Air, bringing not only physical backlit keys, but also upgraded stereo speakers and a lighter aluminum design.

Apple references unannounced 'mid-2014' Mac mini in Support Pages document

07/29/2014, 05:10:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

In an update to a support document regarding Boot Camp compatibility on Monday, Apple added reference to an as-yet-unannounced "mid-2014" Mac mini, suggesting the company is -- or was -- planning a long overdue refresh of its smallest desktop offering.

Apple's focus on value in 2014 has sent Mac sales surging

07/29/2014, 01:29:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Hardware updates to the Mac lineup thus far in 2014 have been generally unexciting, and yet Apple has still achieved record sales this year, as consumers are seeing plenty to like about the company's newest and more affordable computers.

Apple's legacy MacBook Pro with CD/DVD SuperDrive lives on with $100 price cut

07/29/2014, 08:01:48 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Though it lacks a Retina display and features a thicker, heavier design, spinning hard drive, and a CD/DVD SuperDrive, Apple's legacy MacBook Pro survived the company's latest round of updates on Tuesday, and was even given a $100 price cut to $1,099.

New MacBook Pros with 16GB RAM standard & faster CPUs rumored to launch Tuesday

07/28/2014, 08:09:47 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple's MacBook Pro lineup, in both the 13- and 15-inch varieties, is now rumored to receive an update on Tuesday, following a leak that suggested all 15-inch models will come standard with 16 gigabytes of RAM.