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Topic: Intel

Questionable rumor claims Apple's next-gen 'A10' processor could switch to six cores

09/23/2015, 05:09 pm

Apple's next-generation mobile processor may be called the A10 and leap ahead to a six-core architecture, according to a rumor from Chinese microblogging site Weibo.


Intel announces Skylake processor lineup with new Core M subfamilies, speed & graphics boosts

09/01/2015, 11:09 pm

After months of waiting, Intel on Tuesday officially revealed a bulk of its 6th generation Core processor lineup, with special attention paid to laptops, offering a look at what Apple will likely use in forthcoming MacBook updates.


Intel's Skylake chips can power three 4K monitors simultaneously, launch details in 'couple of weeks'

08/19/2015, 05:08 pm

A launch date for Intel's next-generation Skylake processors should be announced in a "couple of weeks," a senior principal engineer recently revealed at an Intel Developer Forum presentation.


Fossil joins Apple Watch competition with Moto 360-like Android Wear product

08/18/2015, 05:08 pm

Presenting Tuesday at the annual Intel Developer Forum, fashion brand Fossil teased its first competitor to the Apple Watch, a device that will run Google's Android Wear platform.


Intel modems may be in up to half of next-gen iPhone shipments, analyst estimates

08/12/2015, 02:08 pm

Chipmaker Intel may have won as much as half of the orders for modems in Apple's next-generation iPhones shipping this fall, an analyst with Northland Capital Markets claimed on Wednesday.


Leaked Intel Skylake-U roadmap reveals CPUs likely bound for MacBook Air

08/11/2015, 07:08 pm

A set of supposedly leaked specifications for Intel's upcoming Skylake processor lineup made its way to the Web on Tuesday, offering what could be the first peek at what users can expect from Apple's next-generation MacBook Air products.


Intel and Micron's new '3D XPoint' memory is 1000x faster, more durable than NAND

07/28/2015, 11:07 pm

Semiconductor technology giants Intel and Micron on Tuesday announced 3D XPoint memory, the fruits of a joint endeavor into non-volatile memory technology the companies claim is the first major breakthrough in the space since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.


Leaked Intel Skylake info reveals future MacBooks will gain graphics boosts, better battery life

07/24/2015, 01:07 pm

Newly-leaked Intel presentation slides suggest that the company's upcoming Skylake processors could bring important performance and power consumption improvements to future Macs.


Apple partner TSMC to mass produce 10nm chips by early 2017, on pace to beat Intel

07/17/2015, 09:07 am

The race to make smaller and more efficient mobile processors continues, with iPhone chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. revealing it remains on track to mass produce its first 10-nanometer FinFET processors by early 2017 -- a timeframe that would put it ahead of rival Intel.


Intel announces quad-core mobile Broadwell chips, but Apple likely to stay away

06/02/2015, 02:06 pm

Chip giant Intel on Tuesday finally unveiled new quad-core mobile processors based on its Broadwell architecture --six months after the first Broadwell chips rolled out-- but it may be too late to snag Apple's recently updated MacBook Pro.


Rumor: Intel prepping next-gen Skylake chips for August debut, may curtail Broadwell sales

05/22/2015, 10:05 am

Chip giant Intel is reportedly targeting August of this year for the initial rollout of its next-generation Skylake microarchitecture, a timeline that likely means Apple's high-end Macs will skip the oft-delayed Broadwell line.


Apple launches new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad

05/19/2015, 08:05 am

Apple on Tuesday issued an update to its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, adding faster Intel processors, as well as the new pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad.


Intel to mask billion-dollar mobile losses with new financial reporting structure

04/07/2015, 10:04 am

With its troubled mobile chip unit hemorrhaging cash -- thanks in part to Apple's domination of the smartphone and tablet markets -- Intel this week announced that it would no longer report mobile earnings as a separate line item, instead choosing to lump them in with its money-minting PC business.


Intel & Micron's new 3D flash memory could mean cheaper, larger storage for Apple's Macs, iOS devices

03/27/2015, 09:03 am

Intel and Micron have announced the launch of a new 3D NAND flash technology, one which could substantially improve the amount of data storage possible in Macs, iPhones, iPads, and numerous other devices.


Intel Core M lets new MacBook go light and fanless, but with sacrifices

03/22/2015, 02:03 am

At the heart of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook is the Intel Core M, a processor series launched late last year and meant to power extremely light notebooks and tablets. But the new chips come with their own set of benefits and sacrifices, particularly for people considering other MacBook models.


Google, Intel team with TAG Heuer on luxury Android Wear smartwatch to counter Apple Watch

03/19/2015, 03:03 pm

At today's inauguration of the Baselworld 2015 watch and jewelry expo in Switzerland, watchmaker TAG Heuer announced a partnership with Google and Intel on a new luxury smartwatch, due to launch sometime before the end of 2015.


Intel to reportedly supply LTE chips for 2016 iPhone

03/11/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple will reportedly turn to Intel's new XMM 7360 LTE modem when it launches a special next-generation iPhone model in 2016, suggesting the company is looking to diversify baseband chip suppliers.


MacBook Air updated with Broadwell CPUs, Thunderbolt 2 connectors, faster flash

03/09/2015, 01:03 pm

Though Apple's all-new MacBook stole the spotlight on Monday, the company also updated its legacy MacBook Air lineup, bringing Intel's new Broadwell processors to its notebook collection, along with faster Thunderbolt 2 connectors.


13-inch MacBook Pro gains Force Touch trackpad, Broadwell CPUs, improved battery life & faster flash

03/09/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple's MacBook Pro lineup was given a refresh on Monday, bringing the new Force Touch trackpad with haptic feedback, as well as Intel's latest-generation Broadwell processors to the 13-inch MacBook Pro.


Judge approves $415M settlement in 'no-poach' class-action case involving Apple, Google, others

03/04/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple, Google and other parties accused of being involved in an illegal "no-poach" employee policy may be on the verge of settling the class-action complaint, after the judge overseeing the lawsuit has given initial approval for their proposed $415 million settlement.