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Topic: Intel

Watch: 2017 MacBook Pro with Kaby Lake CPU vs. Apple's 2016 Skylake model

06/11/2017, 01:06 pm

Released in late 2016, the redesigned MacBook Pro without Touch Bar came with Intel's previous-generation Skylake processors. This month, they were refreshed with next-gen Kaby Lake processors, and AppleInsider put the two models head to head to compare their performance.

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Apple won't have gigabit downloads on 'iPhone 8' because of Intel modems - report

06/09/2017, 07:06 pm

Although Apple already has access to Qualcomm modems with gigabit download speeds, it won't enable that bandwidth in upcoming iPhones due to its use of Intel chips as well, according to a report.

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Apple escalating use of Intel modems for 'iPhone 8' - report

06/01/2017, 09:06 am

Faced with an ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is reportedly ramping up its use of Intel baseband chips in iPhones -- despite previously weak performance from Intel's parts.

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Intel teases speedy 'Coffee Lake' processors that could come to Apple's 2018 MacBooks

05/30/2017, 02:05 pm

Intel's 8th-generation processors, codenamed 'Coffee Lake,' will be faster than the previous generation by a wider margin than previously thought, with the chip producer claiming the new generation could offer 30 percent more performance compared to the 7th-generation 'Kaby Lake' chips, believed to be used in the upcoming MacBook refresh.

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Apple hires 8 year Qualcomm Engineering VP to its wireless SoC team

05/29/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple has hired Qualcomm Engineering VP Esin Terzioglu as a wireless "System on a Chip" lead, offering additional evidence that the company may plan to expand its internal chip development into broadband processors working as mobile modems.

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Intel making Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free for manufacturers in 2018 [u]

05/24/2017, 10:05 am

Thunderbolt has never seen a great deal of market penetration, but that may be about to change with Intel natively integrating Thunderbolt 3 into future CPU models and making the protocol royalty-free to chipmakers in 2018.

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Leaker claims Intel launching powerful 'Core i9 Skylake X,' 'Kaby Lake X' processors in June

05/15/2017, 12:05 pm

Intel may be preparing to add a new tier of processor to its lineup, with an image suggesting a new high-end Core i9 with six processors using the "Kaby Lake-X" and "Skylake-X" architectures are set to be unveiled by the chip producer starting in June -- but if they will see the light of day in an Apple desktop isn't clear.

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Intel 'Cannon Lake' Core processor suitable for MacBook Pro, iMac likely delayed, could slip into 2018

04/03/2017, 12:04 pm

Cannon Lake, Intel's 10nm evolution of Core processors, could arrive later than initially believed, after comments by a company executive suggest delays in development and mass production of the new processor -- potentially endangering a rumored 32 GB MacBook Pro release in 2017

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Intel buying Mobileye for $15.3B to expand further into self-driving technology

03/13/2017, 09:03 am

In the largest purchase of an Israeli tech company ever, Apple chip partner Intel will dole out $15.3 billion for Mobileye, a company known for anti-collision, driver assistance, and autonomous driving solutions.

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Apple could ditch Qualcomm for new Gbps Intel XMM 7650 modem in iPhone 8

02/21/2017, 07:02 pm

Earlier today Intel announced a new XMM 7650 Baseband Processor modem today to take on Qualcomm's X16. Unlike previous Intel modems, the new product supports CDMA in addition to LTE, as well as high speed LTE Category 16, enabling gigabit downloads. The new chip could enable global mobile support for Apple's next iPhones.

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Apple competitor Alphabet earnings up on Google, YouTube & hardware, supplier Intel sees profits dip

01/27/2017, 10:01 am

Apple rival Alphabet saw its revenues grow dramatically in the December quarter, while Intel -- a key Apple supplier -- saw mixed results, in spite of delivering more parts in the form of wireless chips for the iPhone 7.

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5G moving forward: Intel announces 5G modem, AT&T announces migration plan

01/04/2017, 01:01 pm

Intel is attempting to streamline and accelerate the deployment of next-generation wireless internet connectivity with a new, global 5G modem, while AT&T chooses to not wait for a standard to emerge, and is moving forward with its own testing plan.

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Intel launches new Kaby Lake chips suited for Apple's MacBook Pro, iMac

01/03/2017, 01:01 pm

Intel has rounded off its Kaby Lake processor line with new quad- and dual-core high-performance chips for mobile and desktop, with some of the new offerings suitable for a future iMac and Mac Pro refresh, though it's unlikely the just-refreshed MacBook Pro will see Kaby Lake in the short term.

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Apple confirmed limiting iPhone 7 Qualcomm modem to keep performance on par with Intel chip

11/18/2016, 07:11 pm

A follow-up report regarding iPhone 7 download speeds confirms Apple is indeed limiting the performance of Verizon/Sprint units with Qualcomm modems to keep parity with AT&T/T-Mobile versions running Intel's new communication package.

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Apple accused of throttling iPhone 7 performance on Verizon to match slower speeds on AT&T

11/18/2016, 01:11 pm

In an effort to offer a uniform experience on the iPhone 7 regardless of carrier, Apple could be reducing the top speeds capable on Verizon, keeping them on par with rival carrier AT&T, a new investigation alleges.

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MacBook Pro integrated GPU misidentified by system profiler, confusing some early buyers

11/18/2016, 11:11 am

Some recipients of the new MacBook Pro with integrated GPU are reporting that the macOS System Profiler is reporting that the chipset is better than it is, but the problem is purely cosmetic and the GPU is being properly utilized by the system.

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AppleInsider is live at Apple's 'Hello Again' MacBook Pro event -- tap here for instant analysis

10/27/2016, 12:10 pm

Apple will close out its 2016 product launches with one last event from its campus at 1 Infinite Loop, where it is expected to introduce a newly redesigned MacBook Pro with a thinner chassis, OLED "Magic Touchbar," and USB-C ports. AppleInsider is there live with full coverage and instant analysis.

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Qualcomm's iPhone 7 Plus modem beats Intel modem in areas with weak signal

10/20/2016, 03:10 pm

The Qualcomm modem used in some versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus performs markedly better than the Intel one, at least where signal might be poor, according to research published on Thursday.

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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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