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How the New MacBook Pro Solves Apple's Keyboard Problem
The new keyboards feature a thin, rubberized membrane layer, which was first revealed by iFixit on July 13, in a post that claimed "Apple’s new quieter keyboard is actually a silent scheme to fix their keyboard reliability issues." But while that post was mere conjecture, an internal Apple document obtained by MacGeneration flat-out says that's the truth.
mac  apple  keyboard 
3 days ago by jasonsamuels
Performance Preview: 13-inch MacBook Pro Benchmarks Are Here
For starters, it produced the fastest SSD speeds the publication has ever seen (though being mobile focused, they haven't tested Intel's Optane 905P). Still, the performance numbers are in part likely down to Apple's APFS file system.

The MacBook Pro outpaced the Dell XPS 13, HP Spectre 13, Huawei MateBook X Pro, Asus ZenBook 13 and Microsoft Surface Book 2 in Geekbench 4,  but it also took a few losses in some other productivity and graphics tests
mac  gadgetluv  apple 
6 days ago by jasonsamuels
2018 MacBook Pro Benchmarked: This Is the Fastest SSD Ever
The MacBook’s overall CPU performance is impressive, and it’s SSD in particular is over-the-top fast. You’ll notice a big leap in performance if you’re upgrading from a 2016 MacBook Pro and even an impressive jump from last year’s model.
apple  mac  gadgetluv 
9 days ago by jasonsamuels
Apple’s 6.1-inch LCD iPhone Will Have This Secret Weapon
Apple can thank a new "0.3 LED Chip" for the decreased cost. These chips are smaller than the "0.4t LED Chips," which other LCD smartphones use, and which have large-enough connectors to require bezels of at least 0.4mm.

The report notes that the cheaper chips may sacrifice "accuracy and stability," but if Apple can make the new phone look just like a premium iPhone X, that may not matter too much to customers.
apple  gadgetluv  rumor  mobile 
9 days ago by jasonsamuels
Apple’s new MacBook Pros have the latest Intel processors and quieter keyboards - The Verge
The only laptops getting updates are the most expensive models, the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bars. There are no updates to the base 13-inch MacBook Pro model (which the community has taken to calling “MacBook Escape” because it has a real Esc key). There are no updates to the MacBook or the MacBook Air either
apple  mac  gadgetluv 
10 days ago by jasonsamuels
Apple Registers Several New Mac and iPad Models in Eurasia - Mac Rumors
The five Mac model numbers are A1931, A1932, A1988, A1989 and A1990, indicating two distinct ranges. The last three numbers may relate to expected refreshes for the 13-inch MacBook Pro (with and without Touch Bar) and the 15-inch MacBook Pro, while the first two could reference a refreshed 12-inch MacBook and a potential replacement for the aging MacBook Air, which Apple has been gradually phasing out.
apple  mac  rumor 
17 days ago by jasonsamuels
Apple Is Turning Its Back on Samsung for Next iPhones
The tech giant is close to inking a deal with LG Display for the company to supply OLED screens for its iPhone X and upcoming smartphones this year, Bloomberg is reporting, citing sources. Initially, LG Display will supply Apple with 2 million to 4 million OLED units and then could expand that as time goes on.
apple  samsung  lg  display  mobile  business  rumor 
23 days ago by jasonsamuels
Apple promises free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards
Apple said the butterfly design was 40% slimmer than older versions and would provide more precision. But tech site The Verge has called the keyboards "famously problematic."
apple  keyboard  mac 
28 days ago by jasonsamuels
Here's How Trump Could Impact iPhone Prices
even if the tariff doesn't significantly harm Apple's bottom line, the company still fears that the trade war will. The Times also reported that anonymous sources close to Apple claim the company worries China will "retaliate in ways that hamstring its business." Increased scrutiny from the Chinese government, for example, could also increase the time and resources necessary to manufacture an iPhone.
apple  policy 
4 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
Next iPhone Squeezable? Here's How It Would Work
like everything else in Apple's universe, it's impossible to know whether this idea is a just a concept that it'll never bring to its handsets. After all, Apple has been known to take what other companies are doing and improve upon it in its own handsets. But at the same time, edge-squeezing technology hasn't exactly taken off, which might give Apple pause.
apple  rumor 
5 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
iPhone X Plus Leak Reveals Triple Camera and Notch Change
On the rear, there appears to be some debate over what we're seeing. The schematic clearly shows a vertically aligned set of cameras. Forbes, which also obtained the schematic, claims that it's a triple-lens camera. Others, however, are saying that the schematic is showing a dual-lens camera that also features a flash. The small dot next to the middle component appears to be a sensor, which would follow the same camera design in the iPhone X.
apple  mobile  rumor 
5 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
Apple's latest announcement makes augmented reality easier for architects - Archpaper.com
For architects and interior designers, Apple’s promise of easily digitizing and later placing real-world objects in an AR environment could have a huge impact on envisioning what a space will look like. If ARKit 2.0 succeeds, it could be used to decorate a room or to put different architectural options (literally) on the table without having to build physical iterative models.
apple  mobile  virtual-reality 
6 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
The Next iPhone's A12 Chip Is Ready to Beat Android (Again)
The company's manufacturing partner Taiwan Semiconductor has started to mass-produce the A12 processor we'll find in this year's iPhones, Bloomberg is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of those production efforts. According to the report, the the new chip will feature a 7-nanometer design instead of the 10-nanometer process Apple used in last year's A11 chips.

The smaller chips should allow for more design flexibility, but will also likely be faster and more efficient, allowing for better performance and longer battery life.
apple  mobile  cpu  rumor 
8 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
MacBook Pro Owners Demand Recall Over Failing Keyboards
Apple blogger John Gruber is also quoted in the petition, and he says that "This keyboard has to be one of the biggest design screwups in Apple history."
apple  keyboard 
11 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
Apple Testing 'Touchless' Gestures for New iPhones and Weird Curved Displays
The touchless gestures would allow an iPhone to detect the proximity of a finger to a phone and perform a gesture without actually tapping the screen. Sources told the publication that it could be ready within two years, but Apple could choose not to go forward with the project.
apple  mobile  rumor 
april 2018 by jasonsamuels
Apple's MicroLED Screens Coming to Watch, AR Wearable (Report)
According to Lin, who cited "upstream sources" who claim to have knowledge of Apple's plans, one of the MicroLED panels will measure 1.3 to 1.4 inches and find its way to the Apple Watch. The other will have a 0.7- to 0.8-inch screen and be available in the augmented reality headset. Digitimes cautioned, however, that the company might be working on augmented reality glasses instead of a full-fledged headset.

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apple  glasses  rumor 
april 2018 by jasonsamuels
Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel - Bloomberg
The initiative, code named Kalamata, is still in the early developmental stages, but comes as part of a larger strategy to make all of Apple’s devices -- including Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- work more similarly and seamlessly together, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. The project, which executives have approved, will likely result in a multi-step transition.
apple  cpu  rumor 
april 2018 by jasonsamuels
The New Smartphone War: Apple and Samsung Vying for First Transparent Phone
According to Patently Apple, the patents also hint at augmented reality features that would allow you to look through your display to see a physical object on the other side. Over that, the screen will display virtual objects. The idea is to enhance the augmented reality experience without needing to rely on a camera. Instead, you'd simply look through the display.
apple  samsung  display  tech  rumor 
april 2018 by jasonsamuels
Apple Unveils New $299 iPad for Students, Works with Apple Pencil
Apple has introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad. It supports the Apple Pencil, which means students will be able to take notes, draw and more on a growing array of apps. Starting at $329 ($299 for schools), the 1-pound iPad has an A10 processor that offers faster speeds than Apple's previous generation slate.
apple  tablet  gadgetluv  education 
march 2018 by jasonsamuels
Apple's Foldable iPhone a Lock for 2020, Says Analayst
"We expect the iPhones this fall to be largely unchanged for the OLED versions, although size changes have proved to be a catalyst in the past," Mohan wrote. "Our checks also suggest that Apple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone (that potentially could double up as a tablet) for launch in 2020."
apple  mobile  rumor 
march 2018 by jasonsamuels
Apple Is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens for the First Time - Bloomberg
The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation MicroLED screens, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning. MicroLED screens use different light-emitting compounds than the current OLED displays and promise to make future gadgets slimmer, brighter and less power-hungry.
apple  display  innovation  tech  rumor 
march 2018 by jasonsamuels
Apple WWDC 2018 Starts on June 4: Here's What to Expect
Apple is expected to introduce universal apps that would run across Macs, iPhones and iPads. That rumor, based on a late 2017 report from Bloomberg, would allow iOS app makers to bring their wares to the Mac in an effort to give the Mac software market a boost.
apple  rumor 
march 2018 by jasonsamuels
Apple Prepping Huge 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, Cheaper Model
Yes, it appears that Apple's 2018 iPhone plans include the biggest (literally) iPhone ever. Alongside an updated iPhone X (which could come in gold), the Cupertino-based company is also going to launch a cheaper, more-affordable iPhone, as well as a 6.5-inch behemoth.

apple  mobile  rumor 
february 2018 by jasonsamuels
Chinese iCloud Users Warned The Government Could Access Their Data
following an order from the Chinese government, Apple is about to open a Chinese data center where from 1 March the keys for Chinese iCloud accounts will be stored.

The data center is being run jointly with Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD), a company linked to the government of the southern province of Guizhou. Another's being planned for Ulanqab City in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

And storing data within China itself means that the government and law enforcement agencies will be able to access text messages, emails and other data stored by Apple under Chinese law.
apple  policy  privacy 
february 2018 by jasonsamuels
Huge iOS 12 Leak: Universal Apps, FaceTiime Animoji, and More
In addition, Animojis are said to be coming to the iPad, and a new version of the tablet will debut with a Face ID camera. Last but not least, Apple will reportedly integrate Animojis wiith FaceTime. So you'll be able to chat as one of these avatars.
apple  mobile  os  rumor 
february 2018 by jasonsamuels
Touch ID Dead? Face ID Coming to Three iPhones in 2018
The tech giant is planning to bundle Face ID in all three iPhones this year, including the LCD model designed to save you a few bucks, ETNews and The Korea Herald are reporting on Thursday (Feb. 8), citing sources who claim to have knowledge of the company's plans. It's expected that Apple will this year rely on three vendors for its Face ID components to ensure it will have enough for all the iPhones it hopes to sell.
apple  mobile  rumor 
february 2018 by jasonsamuels
Apple Facing Security Nightmare as iOS 9 Source Code Leaks | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
Apple iOS 9 is old, you may think, as we're now up to iOS 11, but that doesn't mean parts of the iOS 9 code aren't still in use. As Motherboard explains, the situation is made worse for Apple because the source code that did leak is for iBoot.
apple  os  security 
february 2018 by jasonsamuels
How Apple Built a Chip Powerhouse to Threaten Qualcomm and Intel
So far, only two Mac lines include custom Apple processors: the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and the iMac Pro. Apple is working on at least three updated Mac models with custom co-processors for release as soon as this year, including updated laptops and a new desktop, according to a person familiar with the plan.
apple  cpu  rumor 
january 2018 by jasonsamuels
iPhone X in Trouble? Apple Reportedly Halves Production
A new report from Nikkei says Apple will cut its production target in half for the iPhone X for the three-month period beginning in January. The number will reportedly drop from 40 million units to 20 million.
apple  mobile  business 
january 2018 by jasonsamuels
Apple Reportedly Throttling Older iPhones
The change was likely made after iPhone 6s users reported that their smartphones would spontaneously shut down even when there was seemingly more than enough life left on their batteries. Apple acknowledged the shutdown problem and offered a battery replacement program. The company also released an update to address it.
apple  mobile  batteries 
december 2017 by jasonsamuels
Siri, what's that song? Apple buys Shazam - Dec. 11, 2017
At $400 million, Shazam would be one of Apple's largest acquisitions. But it still marks a disappointing financial outcome for Shazam. The startup, founded in 1999, was valued at $1 billion after its most recent funding round in 2015.
apple  music  business 
december 2017 by jasonsamuels
Slow iPhone? New Battery Might Fix That
Apple issued a software update that the company said would address the shutdowns and might ultimately help battery life. And it did in some cases. But the Redditors also discovered that it caused the iPhone to suffer from some performance issues.

Looking for a solution, the Redditors discovered that replacing the battery and getting a new pack might fix all of the iPhone's possible problems. The new battery will allow for better battery life and may address the performance issues that might be caused by the update.
apple  mobile  batteries 
december 2017 by jasonsamuels
2018 iPhone to Sport 6.1-inch LCD, Colorful Metal Backs
This handset is claimed to be the mid-size model of the pack, with Apple other 2018 iPhones coming in at 6.2 or 6.3 inches, and 5.8 inches.
apple  mobile  gadgetluv  rumor 
december 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple MacOS High Sierra Security Flaw Lets Anyone Get Root Access, No Password Required | WIRED
THERE ARE HACKABLE security flaws in software. And then there are those that don't even require hacking at all—just a knock on the door, and asking to be let in. Apple's macOS High Sierra has the second kind
apple  mac  security 
november 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Targets Rear-Facing 3-D Sensor for 2019 iPhone - Bloomberg
Apple is evaluating a different technology from the one it currently uses in the TrueDepth sensor system on the front of the iPhone X, the people said. The existing system relies on a structured-light technique that projects a pattern of 30,000 laser dots onto a user’s face and measures the distortion to generate an accurate 3-D image for authentication. The planned rear-facing sensor would instead use a time-of-flight approach that calculates the time it takes for a laser to bounce off surrounding objects to create a three-dimensional picture of the environment.
apple  photography  rumor  virtual-reality 
november 2017 by jasonsamuels
iPhone X Is King of OLED Screens: See for Yourself
It took Apple an awfully long time to jump on the OLED bandwagon, but as usual, the company knocked it out of the park when it finally made the move. But is it better than the competition? The answer to that question will depend on what you like to see.

If it's realism you want, the iPhone X supremely bright screen and exquisite white balance provide a sense of color accuracy you simply don't get from other handsets. But if you want hues that truly pop, the Galaxy Note 8 is still king.
apple  mobile  display  gadgetluv 
november 2017 by jasonsamuels
How to clean the keyboard of your MacBook or MacBook Pro - Apple Support
If your MacBook (2015 and later) or MacBook Pro (2016 and later) has an unresponsive key, or a key that feels different than the other keys when you press it, follow these steps to clean the keyboard with compressed air.
apple  keyboard  How-to 
november 2017 by jasonsamuels
iPhone X Face ID Could Come with Big Compromise
"[Apple] quietly told suppliers they could reduce the accuracy of the face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture," Bloomberg reports. According to one source, that means it took less time to test the modules and made production faster.
The TrueDepth Face ID camera works by emitting 30,000 dots onto your face, and manufacturers like Sharp and LG were reportedly having issues making the projectors accurate enough, as the lasers were incredibly fragile. At one point in production, only 20 percent of the modules were usable
apple  mobile  gadgetluv 
october 2017 by jasonsamuels
Tim Cook Confirms the Mac Mini Isn't Dead | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
So the Mac mini will be refreshed, but it seems likely that won't happen until after the new Mac Pro launches. I wouldn't be surprised to be kept waiting until the second half of 2018 for fresh Mac mini news.
apple  mac  pc  rumor 
october 2017 by jasonsamuels
The new MacBook keyboard is ruining my life
It’s unclear how big of a problem butterfly switch keyboards are. Apple forums are overflowing with reports of Geniuses who have told customers that Apple is “collecting data” on the issue. One corporate issuer of the MacBook Pros in question reported to me that its business has encountered a significant number of keyboard issues, but “less than 5% for sure.” Another Genius explained to me that he had seen an overwhelming number of the computers with keyboard issues, the spacebar in particular
apple  keyboard 
october 2017 by jasonsamuels
Not Good: Just 45,000 iPhone X Units Available at Launch?
it's rumored the problem pertains to the front-facing camera's dot projector
apple  mobile  rumor 
october 2017 by jasonsamuels
IP Conflict Events Triggered by iOS Devices - Cisco Meraki
In conclusion, this issue can be prevalent on any IP network where iOS devices are connected. The problem is not specific to the MX, Dashboard, or any other networking device. In most cases, this IP conflict occurs so briefly that it does not affect network performance and is merely a nuisance. 
meraki  apple  networking 
october 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Watch Series 3 Review: Freedom Meets Frustration
The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE is the first Apple device I've used that didn't just work out of the box. And while I did eventually get it running, other issues — as well as its high price — make this connected watch a tough sell.
apple  watch  gadgetluv 
september 2017 by jasonsamuels
Geekbench Chief: Android Stagnates While iPhone Soars
On the multicore portion of the Geekbench 4 test, the iPhone 8’s A11 Bionic processor scored 10,170. The fastest Android phone we’ve tested, the Note 8, hit 6,564. That’s 54 percent slower. The iPhone 8 also blew away the Android competition on the 3DMark graphics test and on our own 4K video-editing test.
apple  mobile  gadgetluv 
september 2017 by jasonsamuels
Bain-Led Group to Buy Toshiba Chip Unit in $18 Billion Deal - Bloomberg
The Bain consortium includes backing from Japanese and overseas companies, including Toshiba, which will reinvest 350.5 billion yen, the company said in a statement. Apple Inc., Dell Inc., SK Hynix Inc. and Japan’s Hoya Corp., will provide financial support
toshiba  apple  RAM  business 
september 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Watch 3 Review Roundup: What the Heck Happened?
The first reviews for the Apple Watch Series 3 are in ... and it's not looking good. 
apple  watch  gadgetluv 
september 2017 by jasonsamuels
Why The iPhone X Will Force Apple To Choose Between Good Or Evil
How you see the future of wireless charging with Apple in play depends on how you expect Apple’s relationship with wireless charging on its own hardware and that of its competitors. It can drive the entire ecosystem forward by being a good and responsible partner that shares technology and lifts everyone up to higher standards. Or it can offer a basic level of compatibility but reserve the additional benefits to its own closed circle of hardware.
apple  mobile  batteries 
september 2017 by jasonsamuels
iPhone 8, iPhone X don't support new T-Mobile LTE network that cost $8 billion
No phones technically support the 600MHz spectrum yet, although T-Mobile has said that phones from Samsung and LG will be supported by the fourth quarter of 2017.

Because the capability to support 600MHz is hardware based, the new iPhones will not be able to get support later on through a software upgrade.
t-mobile  wireless  apple 
september 2017 by jasonsamuels
"Leaky X” iOS 0day - Daily Security Byte | Secplicity - Security Simplified
the iOS mail app sends unencrypted credentials to Exchange servers during the TCP/IP handshake (before SSL encryption takes place). This means that any one that can “man-in-the-middle” your iOS traffic could capture your Exchange credentials
exchange  apple  mobile  security 
september 2017 by jasonsamuels
iPhone X Hands-on: The iPhone, Nearly Perfected
Let's put it this way. I just came away from using the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and they just feel like just nice upgrades by comparison. There's too much bezel on those phones, despite the fact that they share many of the same advancements as the iPhone X on the inside. The iPhone X (available Oct 27th for pre-order) looks and feels like the phone of tomorrow, and I'm not looking back.
apple  mobile  gadgetluv 
september 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Watch 3 Has a Pesky Hidden Cost
T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T all announced that if you want to connect an Apple Watch to your account, you'll need to pay $10 per month per device. And the only way to qualify is by already having a smartphone plan with those carriers.
apple  watch  wireless 
september 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple iOS 11 Preview | PCMag.com
Although many of the new features in iOS 11 are coming to Apple screens of all sizes, most seem intended to bring the iPad and, specifically, the iPad Pro, to the level of a full-fledged laptop replacement. That said, during our time using iOS 11 on an iPad Pro, we found the new OS version makes a stronger case for the tablet as a standalone productivity device. It's neither a desktop nor a purely mobile-feeling experience—and that's okay.
apple  mobile  tablet  os 
september 2017 by jasonsamuels
Samsung is sole supplier of costly 'iPhone 8' OLED, putting Apple in 'urgent need' of alternatives
According to Kuo, "Apple is in urgent need of finding a second source of OLED." Any diversity in the supply chain will take time, however, as competing display makers need to not only ramp up OLED output, but also master manufacturing of the next-generation display technology to meet Apple's quality control standards.
apple  samsung  mobile  rumor  display 
september 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple joins consortium in revised £14bn bid for Toshiba's chip business | Technology | The Guardian
The bid surpasses the 1.9tn yen offered by the Western Digital-led consortium, which also includes the US private equity company KKR & Co. However, banking sources have previously said Western Digital was working to get its proposal up to 2tn yen.
toshiba  RAM  business  apple 
august 2017 by jasonsamuels
Key iPhone 7s Specs Revealed
Unlike previous generations of s-model iPhones, this year's models will be visibly distinct, as the larger size is tied to the new glass backs that Apple's applying to the handset, as well as a wireless charging option.
apple  mobile  rumor  gadgetluv 
august 2017 by jasonsamuels
iPhone 8 unlikely to have curved edge display: source
Kuo said only about 2 million to 4 million units of iPhones will be available in the third quarter of this year due to the shortage issue. 
apple  rumor 
august 2017 by jasonsamuels
KGI: Samsung to stick with rear-fingerprint sensor in Galaxy S9, adopt under-display sensor with Galaxy Note 9 | 9to5Google
Samsung is reported to be making its first smartphone with an under-display fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy Note 9. The report says that Samsung has no reason to risk the technology in the S9 since the upcoming iPhone 8 has ditched efforts to implement it.
samsung  apple  mobile  tech  rumor 
august 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple kills off iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle - Business Insider
The elimination of the two last iPods that essentially only played music has been predicted for a long time, even within Apple. Neither iPod model discontinued on Thursday had been updated in years. 
apple  music  gadgetluv 
july 2017 by jasonsamuels
Daring Fireball: Public Service Announcement: You Should Not Force Quit Apps on iOS
Not only does force quitting your apps not help, it actually hurts. Your battery life will be worse and it will take much longer to switch apps if you force quit apps in the background.
apple  mobile  os  How-to 
july 2017 by jasonsamuels
iPhone 8 Display 'Confirmed,' Price Still a Mystery - Geek.com
“We have rendered these to visualize the final design, and I can confirm that, despite problems, fears Apple would fall back on a less ambitious ‘Plan B’ are unfounded,” he wrote on Sunday, alongside a series of images.
apple  mobile  gadgetluv  rumor 
july 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Is Working Hard On An iPhone Rear-Facing 3D Laser For AR And Autofocus: Source
Put in this context, the idea that Apple is working on a rear-facing 3D sensor for the iPhone is no huge revelation. The question is how long Apple can wait after the introduction of ARKit to get the laser into the iPhone.
apple  tech  mobile  virtual-reality  rumor 
july 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Scores AR Eye-Tracking Coup With SMI Acquisition
Even as Apple delights in its latest acquisition, the implication for the rest of the industry is perhaps a bigger story. It’s not as if SMI was just a couple of guys in a garage hoping to be spotted and swooped up by a big company; it’s been working with a number of other companies, none of which--presumably--will be able to continue using it, unless Apple decides to license the technology for some reason.
apple  business  virtual-reality 
june 2017 by jasonsamuels
Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only, offers a year of service for $1 | TechCrunch
While the promotion itself will eventually pass, Virgin’s larger business decision to stick only to iPhones is worth noting here. This is something Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure alluded to last year, when he said that Virgin was going to be de-emphasized ahead of a forthcoming shift in strategy.
apple  mobile  prepaid 
june 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Offers $600 External Graphics Development Kit
It's telling that Apple specifically calls out VR as one of the appeals of external GPUs. The company made a big push into VR and AR during WWDC, with the announcement of much-improved graphics cards heading to various Mac products, the Vega-equipped iMac Pro, and iOS 11's ARKit. Those more powerful graphics cards aren't just in there for gamers; chances are good that Apple simply wants to catch up to Microsoft.
apple  graphics  development 
june 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Joins The XR Revolution
Valve is bringing Steam VR to macOS, and both Unreal Engine and Unity will allow developers to create VR experiences for the Mac. This means devs will be able to create and distribute VR software for macOS.
virtual-reality  apple  mac 
june 2017 by jasonsamuels
WWDC: Apple announces an iMac Pro update and iOS 11 - Jun. 5, 2017
The iMac Pro is a matte gray 27-inch computer that Apple says is the most powerful Mac it's ever made. Starting at $4,999 for the basic configuration, the 5K machine will come with an 8-core, 10-core or 18-core Xeon processors. It can have up to 22 teraflops of graphics power. Apple says the machine is fast enough for real-time 3D rendering, code compiling and designing virtual reality content.
apple  mac  gadgetluv  os 
june 2017 by jasonsamuels
Report: Apple Developing a Chip Dedicated to AI | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
As Bloomberg notes, Qualcomm and Google both already have their own dedicated AI chips. Qualcomm's version is included in its latest Snapdragon 835 processor. It dynamically allocates processing power for AI tasks, so that one might be assigned to the GPU while another might run on the dynamic signal processor (DSP).
apple  cpu  mobile  ai 
may 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Granted 56 Patents Today Covering an Edge-to-Edge iPhone Display, Touch ID under the Display & 3D Scanner - Patently Apple
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 56 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. Our report covers three specific patents. One covers a portable 3D scanner associated with a Kinect-like device. Another covers Touch ID that moves from the Home Button to beneath the display. The last patent covers a touch panel that will allow a device like the iPhone 8 to have a display that extends edge-to-edge eliminating the traditional bezel.
apple  innovation 
may 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple to discontinue iPad mini as device gets squeezed from both ends – BGR
Not one to ever be shy about disrupting the company’s own lineup, our source beats the Apple drum and states that there’s “fierce cannibalism of our own products” and that the iPad mini has just been “sized out of its own category.” We’re also told that the numbers are “very clear” as far as sales are concerned, which is most likely the biggest reason the company plans to eliminate the littlest iPad.
apple  tablet  rumor 
may 2017 by jasonsamuels
iPhone 8 images based on leaked factory CAD drawings show all glass design, thicker body | 9to5Mac
The renders show the iPhone 8 with a nearly edge-to-edge OLED display, as well as stainless steel edges similar to that of the iPhone 4. On the back of the device you can see an all-glass deign, as well as a vertical dual-camera design. It has been reported in the past that the iPhone 8’s vertical dual-camera array could lend itself to advanced augmented reality features.
apple  mobile  rumor  gadgetluv 
may 2017 by jasonsamuels
Dell XPS 15 vs MacBook Pro 15: Price, specs, performance comparison
The MacBook Pro has a few things going for it: It's lighter, and it has long battery life under light loads. But in just every other metric used to judge a performance laptop (which quad-core laptops fall into), it's the Dell XPS 15 that comes up on top. When you factor in the massive cost savings (the top-end XPS 15 cost almost the same as the base MacBook Pro 15), this entire exercise shows this rivalry continues to be entirely one-sided. 
dell  apple  pc  gadgetluv 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
New 'pro' iMac said to have discrete GPU and Xeon E3 processor, ship at end of 2017
The "server-grade" iMac reportedly sports the Xeon E3-1285 processor, between 16GB and 64GB of ECC RAM, up to 2TB of NVMe SSE storage, and the "latest" discrete GPU. DigiTimes doesn't expect availability of the high-end iMac until the very end of 2017.
apple  pc  rumor  gadgetluv 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Intel 'Cannon Lake' Core processor suitable for MacBook Pro, iMac likely delayed, could slip into 2018
The current 14nm Kaby Lake is thought to be the next processor to be used in a rumored 2017 refresh of the MacBook Pro, with a number of processors from the line reportedly making an appearance in beta code of macOS Sierra 10.12.4. Compared to the current Skylake generation, Kaby Lake as only a slight processing power increase, but with bigger improvements to the onboard GPU and power efficiency.
apple  pc  rumor  intel  cpu 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Readies iPhone Overhaul for Smartphone’s 10th Anniversary - Bloomberg
Apple is preparing three iPhones for launch as soon as this fall, including upgraded versions of the current two iPhone models and a new top-of-the-line handset with an overhauled look, according to people familiar with the matter. For the redesigned phone, Apple is testing a new type of screen, curved glass and stainless steel materials, and more advanced cameras
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april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Broadcom Wi-Fi SoC Vulnerability - Daily Security Byte | Secplicity - Security Simplified
oday, we learned that this vulnerability actually affects all devices that using a particular Broadcom Wi-Fi chip. If an attacker can get within wireless range of affected devices, he could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the device. Watch today’s video for a quick summary of the issue, and if you’re and iOS user, upgrade immediately
wireless  security  apple  mobile 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Will Ship A Pro iMac Later This Year
Just what those configurations will entail, Apple won’t yet say. Nor will it comment on the possibility of an iMac Pro moniker for the more powerful machines in the lineup. Company executives are, however, quite happy to confirm a feature the pro iMac will not have: touchscreen. “No,”
apple  pc  gadgetluv 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Says It Is “Completely Rethinking” The Mac Pro
That's good news for anyone worried that Apple’s lost interest in its highest-end desktop, but there’s a caveat per Schiller: "You won’t see any of these products this year." The team working on them has been told to take its time and to design a system that can deliver a wide range of performance — one that can easily and efficiently be upgraded with the latest technologies for the pro audience for which it's intended.
apple  pc 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Exclusive: Apple has ordered 70m units of OLED panels: sources- Nikkei Asian Review
A supply chain source familiar with iPhone designs revealed the size of the order, which was in line with an estimate by David Hsieh, senior director at research company IHS Markit. It will be the first time Apple adopts a curved OLED screen for its iPhones, marking a major overhaul and generating high expectations for the model.
apple  mobile  rumor  gadgetluv 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Sketchy report suggests iPhone 8 will be named ‘iPhone Edition’, Touch ID moved to rear, vertical dual cameras | 9to5Mac
The site has also included some rendered mockups (above) which are supposed to be ‘very close’ to the real thing. The images show a device with no left or right bezels, and dramatically reduced equal-height bezels on the top and bottom.
apple  mobile  rumor  gadgetluv 
march 2017 by jasonsamuels
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