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Topic: Intel

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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New 12" MacBook boasts 80-90% faster SSD write speeds, 20% CPU improvement

04/19/2016, 01:04 pm

Initial tests with the new 12-inch MacBook are beginning to surface, showing that while the Intel Skylake processor is a modest improvement over its predecessor, the revamped solid state drive offers more significant speed boosts.

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Apple launches new 12" MacBooks with Intel Skylake CPUs, rose gold color & longer battery life

04/19/2016, 08:04 am

Apple on Tuesday refreshed its 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, giving the thin-and-light notebook Intel's latest-generation Skylake chips, as well as improved graphics, faster flash storage, and an extra hour of battery life.

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Rumor: Ultrathin MacBook update coming in second half of 2016, will feature redesigned hinge

04/15/2016, 12:04 pm

Apple is allegedly planning to update its ultraportable MacBook with Retina display in the second half of 2016, featuring a new screen hing design made from metal injection molding, according to a new supply chain report.

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Macs may go even longer between revamps as Intel kills tick-tock

03/24/2016, 01:03 pm

Already burdened with improvement cycles measured in years, Mac owners could soon find more room for despair, as Apple supplier and chipmaker extraordinaire Intel has announced that they will no longer follow their famous tick-tock development strategy.

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Intel's new Optane memory technology could lead to 1000 times faster MacBook storage

03/11/2016, 12:03 pm

A new ultra-fast memory technology from Intel and Micron branded as Optane is expected to launch in 2017, and could pave the way for even faster storage on Apple's MacBooks.

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AT&T lays plans to begin testing 5G data in 2016, brings back 2-for-1 iPhone deal

02/12/2016, 12:02 pm

AT&T on Friday announced its plans to test 5G network technology, beginning with lab tests in the second quarter done in collaboration with Intel and Ericsson.

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Apple captured 21% of smartphone processors, 31% of tablet CPUs in 2015

02/12/2016, 10:02 am

Although the smartphone and tablet processor markets actually declined year-over-year in 2015, Apple managed to capture large shares of both in 2015 simply manufacturing for its own devices, Strategy Analytics said in data released on Friday.

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Intel details new Skylake chips hinting at Apple's future 15" MacBook Pro specs

01/27/2016, 02:01 pm

Intel has posted a new processor price list, including some Skylake-based units that could potentially make their way into a revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro from Apple.

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Leaked sample of Intel's Broadwell-EP Xeon E5 chip may hint at Mac Pro specs

12/08/2015, 10:12 am

A leaked engineering sample claimed to be from Intel's upcoming Broadwell-EP Xeon family could hint at future specifications for the Mac Pro, which was last updated in Dec. 2013.

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Apple's iPad Pro & powerful A9X CPU pose threat to Intel, Cowen says

11/12/2015, 12:11 pm

Investment firm Cowen and Company has a bullish outlook for Apple's new iPad Pro, citing performance benchmarks that show the device is capable of replacing many mainstream laptops running an Intel processor.

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Intel reportedly working to fit LTE modem in 2016 iPhone, potential integration in future A-series SoCs

10/16/2015, 05:10 pm

Intel is looking to get a piece of Apple's booming iPhone business, a report said Friday, as the chipmaker has some 1,000 people working on a project to integrate the firm's upcoming 7360 LTE modem into next year's iPhone model.

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Teardown of Apple's refreshed 21.5" iMac finds LG-built display, soldered & non-upgradeable RAM [u]

10/15/2015, 09:10 am

Apple's refreshed, entry-evel 21.5-inch iMac desktop has been given the teardown treatment, revealing that its standard-resolution display was manufactured by LG Display, while the Wi-Fi antenna design has been slightly tweaked [corrected].

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Intel profits drop in Q3 on weak PC market, alleviated by higher chip prices, server & IoT markets

10/14/2015, 11:10 am

Intel profits dropped 6.3 percent year-over-year in the third quarter, impacted by a diminished market for desktop and laptop PCs -- though the company was buoyed somewhat by things like higher selling prices for chips, and rising sales in the server market.

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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.

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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.

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