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August 16, 2018
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ARM-powered Mac idea boosted by firm claiming its chips can out-perform Intel

It’s long been rumored that Apple is working on Macs powered by custom-designed ARM CPUs, moving away from Intel ones. Here at 9to5Mac we’ve long argued that it’s a question of when and not if, with one report even suggesting that … Continue reading

May 22, 2018
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Intel & Microsoft disclose another Meltdown & Spectre flaw, categorized as ‘medium risk’

Google’s Project Zero and Microsoft today disclosed the latest variant of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that were originally revealed in January. Intel is referring to this one as “Variant 4,” and it uses some of the same security vulnerabilities … Continue reading

April 7, 2018
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This week on AI: No Mac Pro until 2019, Apple to ditch Intel CPUs, 2018 iPad reviewed & more

News on future products kicked back into fifth gear, with word that a modular Mac Pro won’t arrive until 2019, and that Apple may ditch Intel processors in 2020. We also reviewed the 2018 "budget" iPad, and caught a glimpse … Continue reading

April 2, 2018
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Apple planning to ditch Intel chips in Macs for its own custom silicon in 2020

Apple is expected to ditch Intel’s x86 architecture using its own chips in the Mac as soon as 2020, with the fruits of project "Kalamata" similar to a move that it has pulled twice before. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

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

June 14, 2017
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Watch: 2017 12″ MacBook with Intel Kaby Lake vs. 2015 version

As part of last week’s MacBook refresh, Apple released an upgraded version of the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, incorporating Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors, faster SSDs and minor aesthetic improvements. AppleInsider pits the new version against its 2015 predecessor … Continue reading

February 22, 2017
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Apple could ditch Qualcomm for new Gbps Intel XMM 7650 modem in iPhone 8

Earlier today Intel announced a new XMM 7650 Baseband Processor modem today to take on Qualcomm’s X16. Unlike previous Intel modems, the new product supports CDMA in addition to LTE, as well as high speed LTE Category 16, enabling gigabit … Continue reading

January 3, 2017
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Intel launches new Kaby Lake chips suited for Apple’s MacBook Pro, iMac

Intel has rounded off its Kaby Lake processor line with new quad- and dual-core high-performance chips for mobile and desktop, with some of the new offerings suitable for a future iMac and Mac Pro refresh, though it’s unlikely the just-refreshed … Continue reading

November 19, 2016
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Some 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models Misreporting Intel Iris Pro 580 Graphics

Several MacRumors readers have discovered that System Information readouts on some 15-inch MacBook Pro units appear to suggest they are running Iris Pro 580 integrated graphics, rather than Intel HD Graphics 530 as advertised in Apple’s tech specs. The strange … Continue reading

July 12, 2016
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Intel could see $1.5B boost from Apple ‘iPhone 7’ modem orders

Financial research firm Cowen and Company believes Intel will supply Apple with 50 percent or more of the LTE modems needed for "iPhone 7," a win that could generate some $ 1.5 billion in incremental revenue over the next year … Continue reading

May 1, 2016
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Intel splits on Atom after the mobile relevance of x86 whacked by Apple’s Ax

Intel is ending production of its mobile Atom processors as the reality sets in of a mobile world where virtually all the profits are inhaled by devices sold by Apple and powered by the iPhone-maker’s own custom Ax series Application … Continue reading

July 29, 2015
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Intel and Micron announce new ‘3D XPoint’ memory solution 1,000 times faster than current NAND flash storage

Intel has just announced a new breakthrough in computer storage technology developed in collaboration with Micro that is 1,000 times faster than the current-generation NAND flash chips upon which modern solid-state drives are built. The tech is called 3D XPoint (that’s “crosspoint”), … Continue reading

July 23, 2011
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Mac Mini Teardown reveals doable for user-Installable second laborious drive

just like the MacBook Air the day past, iFixit has also conducted a teardown of the new Mac mini. while the internals are similar to the previous generation, the teardown does expose that customers might be able to install a … Continue reading

July 21, 2011
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Apple Contributing $2.6 Billion toward Nortel Patent purchase

prior this month, an Apple-led consortium beat out Google in an public sale of thousands of patents from bankrupt Nortel, bidding $four.5 billion for the complete package of patents. As noted by using @SammyWalrusIV (by way of trade Insider), Apple … Continue reading