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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

September 20, 2016
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ASE taps into Apple supply chain with iPhone 7 fingerprint sensor, Apple Watch S2 chip orders

Apple’s fall of 2016 product lineup has proven to be a major boon for supplier Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, as the Taiwan-based company is reportedly providing key silicon for both the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

August 11, 2016
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How TSMC Won Back Exclusivity With Apple for the A10 Chip in iPhone 7

Last year, MacRumors covered the potential reasoning for Apple’s rumored return to having a single partner for Apple A-series chip production with the A10 after having both Samsung and TSMC produce versions of the Apple A9. Since then, TSMC confirmed … Continue reading

August 5, 2016
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Apple Working on Wireless Earbuds With Custom Bluetooth Chip for Longer Battery Life

Apple is working on wire-free earbuds built around a custom Bluetooth radio chip that will result in a longer battery life than is possible with traditional Bluetooth chips, reports Forbes. Citing a source with knowledge of Apple’s plans, Forbes says … Continue reading

July 18, 2016
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Apple chip designer ARM set to be acquired by Softbank; suggestion Apple may bid

ARM, the British chip designer responsible behind the A-series processors used in Apple’s iOS devices, looks set to be bought by Japanese telecoms company Softbank. The deal will need to be approved by shareholders, but with ARM recommending it and … Continue reading

November 18, 2015
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KGI expects Apple to sell 2.5M iPad Pros in Q4 as TSMC found to be sole provider of A9x chip

Respected analyst Ming Chi-Kuo from KGI Securities has this evening issued an investor note in which he predicts sales for Apple’s latest tablet, iPad Pro. Kuo predicts in his note that Apple will sell between 2.4 million and 2.6 million iPad Pro units … Continue reading

November 6, 2015
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Google looking for chip partners to enable Android to compete with Apple’s A9 chip

Google has plans for series of chips it wants to co-develop with hardware partners to help standardize Android and make it more computationally competitive with Apple. However, the effort is considered a long shot by people in the chip industry. … Continue reading

November 4, 2015
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KGI: Apple releasing a new 4-inch iPhone early next year, iPhone 7 w/ A10 chip on track for Q3

Generally reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has today shared an investment note in which he breaks down what Apple will do in terms of its smartphones come 2016. In the note, Kuo claims that Apple is still working on a refreshed 4-inch … Continue reading