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Topic: Intel

Apple Mac mini vs Intel NUC -- the lightweights spar

01/13/2020, 11:01 am

Apple's Mac mini is the ideal Mac for high performance in a slimline package, as well as for those who want to use their own monitor instead of relying on an integrated display. However, the existence of compact rivals like the Intel NUC can offer roughly equivalent processing power in a smaller size for a bit less money.

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Intel 'Tiger Lake' mobile processors will use new Xe GPU architecture

01/07/2020, 09:01 am

Intel's next generation of mobile processors, codenamed "Tiger Lake," will help improve machine learning and artificial intelligence on mobile workstations, with high performance gains and a new Xe graphics architecture touted for the chip line.

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Intel confirms Thunderbolt 4 on way with four-times USB 3 speed

01/07/2020, 07:01 am

Intel has confirmed Thunderbolt 4 is on the way and will be supported by its processors in an upcoming generation, with the chip producer hinting at the connection's vast throughput capabilities at its annual CES presentation.

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Apple may split its 5G 'iPhone 12' into two launches

01/06/2020, 10:01 am

A financial analyst claims that Apple will divide its 5G launches into one for the slower sub-6GHz "iPhone 12" in September, and one for the faster mmWave models in December or January 2021.

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Intel aims beyond 5Ghz for future MacBook Pro H-series processors

01/06/2020, 10:01 am

The next generation of MacBook Pro could be equipped with processors capable of going faster than 5Ghz, after Intel revealed at CES 2020 it was planning to release a 10th-generation mobile processor capable of outpacing its existing 5GHz flagship component.

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Apple and Intel sue to stop 'serial nuisance suits'

11/21/2019, 06:11 am

The two technology firms Apple and Intel have jointly filed a suit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging that the organization's stockpiling of patents to use in legal cases violates antitrust laws.

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Apple reportedly aims to integrate own 5G modem in iPhone by 2022

10/11/2019, 02:10 am

Apple has reportedly set an aggressive 2022 deadline to develop an in-house cellular modem for use in iPhone and iPad, a project that could lead to baseband module integration in the company's system-on-chip designs by 2023.

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Intel 10th-gen 'Comet Lake' processors ideal for future MacBook Air refresh

08/21/2019, 11:08 am

Intel has added more processors to its 10th-generation offering, with four U-series and four Y-series processors codenamed 'Comet Lake' aimed at notebooks and portable devices, boasting models with six cores and very low thermal design points that could be used in a future MacBook Air update.

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Samsung's ARM-based Galaxy Book S lasts 23 hours, features touchscreen and LTE connectivity

08/07/2019, 09:08 pm

Samsung at its Unpacked event on Wednesday unveiled the Galaxy Book S, an addition to the company's Galaxy Book line that features an ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for longer battery life.

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Apple predicted to launch a 5G MacBook Pro in 2020

08/02/2019, 07:08 am

Supply chain sources claim that Apple and other vendors are gearing up to launch a 5G MacBook Pro in 2020, with other vendors looking at production of cellular models utilizing the new network before the end of 2019.

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Intel intros 'Ice Lake' 10th-generation Core processors, possibly for MacBook rebirth

08/01/2019, 03:08 pm

Intel on Thursday unveiled its first batch of 10th-generation Core processors, dubbed "Ice Lake," offering a glimpse at the options Apple will have in future MacBooks.

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Intel sold smartphone modem business to Apple because only serving Apple was unattractive

08/01/2019, 12:08 am

Intel CEO Bob Swan in a Wednesday interview explained the reasoning behind selling his company's smartphone modem assets to Apple, saying the exclusive nature of its relationship with the iPhone maker made staying in the business unattractive.

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Apple's own 5G iPhone modem could arrive as soon as 2021

07/26/2019, 09:07 am

Apple is working to have an internally-designed 5G modem ready by 2021 -- a year ahead of prior rumors, according to one report.

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How Apple's $1 billion Intel modem purchase happened

07/25/2019, 04:07 pm

The swift change in fortunes for Intel's modem business in the months following Qualcomm's settlement with Apple may have taken some by surprise, but the processor producer has gone through quite the journey in the process. AppleInsider details how Intel's modem arm prospered then became an acquisition target.

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Apple buys Intel modem business in $1B deal

07/25/2019, 04:07 pm

Apple has signed a deal to acquire the majority of Intel's cellular modem patents, intellectual property and key personnel in a deal valued at $1 billion, furthering the tech giant's plans to take ownership of iPhone's communications stack.

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Why Apple's Macs can now ditch Intel x86 and shift to ARM

07/24/2019, 08:07 am

In 2005, Steve Jobs announced that Apple would transition Macs to use PC-standard Intel x86 processors. Fifteen years later, Apple appears poised to make another CPU shift that could prove to be far more significant in the future of technology. Here's why.

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Apple, other tech firms petition FCC for short-range 6GHz Wi-Fi tethering

07/23/2019, 09:07 pm

Apple is among several major U.S. tech firms petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to approve a limited form of 6-gigahertz Wi-Fi, spectrum also in demand with the cellular and utility industries.

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Apple in 'advanced talks' to buy Intel's mobile modem business

07/22/2019, 06:07 pm

Apple is allegedly in "advanced talks" to pick up Intel's smartphone modem business, ready to pay $1 billion or more for associated patents and workers.

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Intel takes wireless patents off sale, enters exclusive talks with potential buyer

07/10/2019, 03:07 pm

Having only put them on sale in June, Intel has allegedly withdrawn 8,500 wireless patents from offer while it enters exclusive talks with a possible buyer.

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Intel cellular IP and modem patents head to auction

06/25/2019, 04:06 pm

Following April's announcement it was planning to leave the 5G smartphone modem business, Intel is said to be preparing to hold an auction for its cellular wireless intellectual property, which reportedly includes a portfolio of 8,500 assets that will be put up for sale.

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