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Topic: Intel

Apple gearing up for early-2015 MacBook Air refresh, begins pruning inventory & halting shipments

02/10/2015, 04:02 pm

With the launch of new MacBook Air models featuring Intel's latest-generation Broadwell processors just around the corner, Apple has begun taking steps to prepare its international distribution partners for the updates, and to sell off remaining inventory of existing Air models, AppleInsider has learned.

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Rumor: Apple to launch MacBook Air refresh with Intel Broadwell chips Feb. 24

02/09/2015, 08:02 am

Apple may be planning to debut a relatively minor update for its existing MacBook Air lineup in a matter of days, though won't be the anticipated 12-inch redesign with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.

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After eating AMD & Nvidia's mobile lunch, Apple Inc could next devour their desktop GPU business

01/26/2015, 05:01 am

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, MacGPUs are among a series of potentially more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, and could conceivably replicate Apple's history of beating AMD and Nvidia in mobile graphics processors--and Intel in mobile CPUs.

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After eating Intel's mobile lunch, Apple could next devour Qualcomm's Baseband Processor business

01/20/2015, 06:01 am

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's internal silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips.

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How Intel lost the mobile chip business to Apple's Ax ARM Application Processors

01/19/2015, 03:01 pm

Between 2005 and 2014, Intel fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing its position as the world's leading processor supplier by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market and enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processors to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.

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Intel CEO confident chipmaker can keep powering Apple's Macs by innovating

01/16/2015, 10:01 am

Amid increasing chatter that Apple may consider migrating the Mac to its own in-house ARM processors, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on Friday characterized the two firms' relationship as "strong" and reiterated Intel's strategy of competing for business based on performance, price, and reliability.

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

01/16/2015, 08:01 am

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.

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Why Apple might consider leaving Intel's x86 for its own ARM chips in future Macs

01/14/2015, 03:01 pm

Though many will scoff at the notion of an iPad and Mac that draw from the same family of application processors, it's not as farfetched as it seems. AppleInsider takes a look at why today's chipmaking giants could find themselves on the outside looking in during an Apple product launch in the near future.

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

01/14/2015, 10:01 am

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.

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Rumor: Apple's new 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display to launch this quarter

01/13/2015, 08:01 am

Apple's anticipated MacBook Air with 12-inch Retina display could launch as soon as this quarter following the start of production by Quanta Computer, according to the latest supply chain rumor out of the Far East.

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

01/07/2015, 06:01 pm

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.

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Hands on with the updated Basis Peak smartwatch, featuring iOS notification support

01/06/2015, 03:01 pm

AppleInsider went hands-on with the updated Basis Peak smartwatch at CES this week, offering a look at the new support for iOS notifications that will be arriving with a future update.

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After losing Apple's iPad business, Intel has bled $7 billion while heavily subsidizing cheap x86 Atom Android tablets

11/16/2014, 03:11 am

Over the last two years, Intel's mobile chip division has lost $7 billion while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android Atom tablet makers. It now plans to phase out those generous incentives, which will make it more expensive for iPad competitors to dump cheap tablets into the market.

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Apple Inc. A8X iPad chip causing big problems for Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung and Nvidia

11/15/2014, 12:11 am

Apple's A-series Application Processors that power iPads--including the latest and greatest A8X in iPad Air 2--are inciting billion dollar losses for Intel and threatening major problems for rival tablet chips from Qualcomm, Samsung and Nvidia, along with all the companies that depend upon those vendors for their mobile chips.

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Apple's Mac mini receives long-awaited update with 4th-gen Intel CPUs, price cut to $499

10/16/2014, 02:10 pm

Apple's tiny, affordable Mac mini desktop received a hardware refresh and an accompanying price cut on Thursday, featuring 4th-generation Intel Core processors and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, starting at $499.

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Apple will not unveil MacBook Air with Retina display at Thursday event - report

10/13/2014, 12:10 pm

Though Apple has been rumored to be working on a redesigned MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display for some time, the device will not launch at this Thursday's media event in Cupertino, Calif., according to a new report.

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

09/29/2014, 09:09 am

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.

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Apple, Google reopen settlement talks in Silicon Valley no-poach lawsuit

09/03/2014, 04:09 pm

In a joint court filing on Wednesday, Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel said settlement talks have resumed in a class action lawsuit over alleged wage-fixing arrangements.

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Lawsuit claims Steve Jobs, senior Apple directors hurt company with anti-poaching row

08/15/2014, 12:08 am

Piling onto Apple's anti-poaching courtroom saga, a new lawsuit seeks damages on behalf of shareholders for financial losses related to alleged misconduct by senior directors, including late cofounder Steve Jobs and current CEO Tim Cook.

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

08/11/2014, 02:08 pm

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.

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