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October 20, 2018
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Tim Cook lambastes Bloomberg for iCloud spy chip report, calls for retraction

Apple CEO Tim Cook has uncharacteristically spoken out about the Bloomberg report that claimed that the Chinese had inserted a spy chip into the company’s iCloud server, and is completely denying that Apple was impacted. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 8, 2018
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Department of Homeland Security says ‘no reason to doubt’ Apple’s denial of spy chip story

In response to a Bloomberg Businessweek story alleging Apple discovered Chinese spy ships in its servers, The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement in which it sides with Apple. The DHS says it currently has “no reason to … Continue reading

October 5, 2018
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GCHQ, the UK’s equivalent of the NSA, says it believes Apple’s denial of spy chip claim

Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), has sided with Apple and Amazon in the Chinese spy chip row … more… The post GCHQ, the UK’s equivalent of the NSA, says it believes Apple’s denial of spy chip … Continue reading

March 10, 2018
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Intel reportedly poised to make defensive Broadcom bid amidst chip industry tumult

In mulling its options over Broadcom’s attempt to takeover embattled chip maker Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering an acquisition of Broadcom itself, a move designed to thwart the creation of a major industry competitor. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 19, 2018
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iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth

Chip manufacturer TSMC is anticipating a decline in shipments for premium smartphones this year, advising during its fourth-quarter earnings briefing that orders relating to cheaper mobile devices will rise slightly, with company growth likely to occur through embracing cryptocurrencies. AppleInsider … Continue reading

January 8, 2018
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Video: How the Meltdown & Spectre chip flaws affect Apple’s Mac and iPhone

Both Intel- and ARM-based processors can be susceptible to various hacks, known as Meltdown and Spectre, affecting Macs, iPhones, iPads, and even Apple TVs. Apple has already implemented some fixes, with more to come, but there’s a lot to unravel. … Continue reading

December 25, 2017
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Google continues poaching Apple engineers as it ramps up work on in-house chip development

A recent report from The Information details Google’s efforts to grow its chip development efforts, which in turn is costing Apple some considerable talent. The report explains that Google has hired several key chip engineers from Apple, including well-regarded chip … Continue reading

September 26, 2017
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New glass enclosure, A11 Bionic chip, and flash storage to blame for iPhone 8 price increase

With the introduction of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple slightly raised the price of each device. Now, new research from IHS Markit published by Bloomberg offers a bit more insight as to what drove Apple’s price hike… … Continue reading

September 13, 2017
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First look: iPhone 8 series with A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging, more

If Apple hadn’t introduced iPhone X at a special event on Tuesday, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus would have been its premium priced, stand-out smartphone models for 2017. But even with the new X shamelessly showing off, the relatively less … Continue reading

September 4, 2017
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Apple launches $350 Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with W1 chip, improved noise canceling

Apple on Monday updated its top-of-the-line Beats Studio headphones, giving them the W1 chip for simple pairing, and also adding more advanced noise cancelation technology. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 30, 2017
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A10X Fusion chip in new iPad Pro first consumer device built on TSMC’s 10nm process

Third party analysts have examined the A10X Fusion processor found in the new iPad Pro, and it has been confirmed to be the first chip in a device using TMSC’s FinFET 10nm chip fabrication process. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 28, 2017
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Toshiba sues Western Digital for $1.07B to keep sale of memory chip unit on track

Toshiba on Wednesday filed a $ 1.07 billion lawsuit against Western Digital in Tokyo District Court, trying to halt any intervention in the sale of Toshiba’s memory chip business to a consortium including Bain Capital and Japanese government investors. AppleInsider … Continue reading

February 11, 2017
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First look: Apple’s BeatsX earphones with integrated W1 chip

Apple on Friday released BeatsX, a long-delayed wireless earphone product in the Beats line that incorporates the company’s new W1 chip into a tethered headset design. AppleInsider goes hands-on in this first look video. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

December 23, 2016
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Rumored March 2017 iPad Update in Question Due to Poor Chip Yield Rates

Sources in Apple’s supply chain are suggesting that “lower-than-expected” yield rates for the 10-nanometer manufacturing process could “disrupt the schedule” of next year’s iPad launch, previously rumored to be coming in March 2017 (via Digitimes). Specifically, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company … Continue reading

December 4, 2016
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Review: Powerbeats3 with Apple W1 chip are the most reliable Bluetooth headphones we’ve ever used

Bluetooth audio –?especially when exercising –?has always been "good enough," but never great. Apple’s W1 chip in its latest headphones lineup changes that, and the proprietary wireless technology steals the show in its new sports-focused Powerbeats3 headphones. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading