News tagged ‘Intel’
Apple is working on a new ARM-chip that will be added to the next-generation MacBook. According to Bloomberg, this new chip will work simultaneously with the main processor and be responsible for low-power mode features of the laptop. This is a bit similar to the chip that makes the Touch Bar work on the 2016 MacBook Pro.
According to the latest report from Business Insider, Apple is constantly increasing the amount of money spent on research and development. This means that the company looks for new technologies and ways of making its products better.
Last week, Slice Intelligence reported that Apple’s new wireless AirPods captured about 26% of market just month after official release. Looks like these estimates are not accurate. According to Ben Arnold, an executive director and industry analyst at NPD Group, the earbuds took 2% of market in unit sales and 3% of dollar sales, leaving Beats, Bose and other brands far ahead. The reason for a big difference between the figures of Slice Intelligence and NPD Group is that the latter one uses a much larger panel of shoppers that includes those who shop online and offline.
New MacBook Pro users report about problems with the battery life on their machines. Most of the users claim the laptops work only for about 3 to 6 hours, whereas the advertised battery life is up to 10 hours. Some users report that battery life sometimes decreases 5% in 12 minutes.
Many users claim that new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units are too expensive and lack modern hardware and ports required for comfortable work. As it turns out, these things did not influence the sales of both laptops, that set up a new record. This is what Slice Intelligence researchers write.
According to the latest report from Plugable, both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro are not compatible with most existing Thunderbolt 3 devices due to the hardware these devices use.
According to the latest report from Computerworld, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with one of the fastest SSDs on the market.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, next year, Apple may make the MacBook Pro cheaper and add the 32GB memory option to satisfy power users who need this extra amount of RAM.
According to the benchmarks results shared by Geekbench, the new base 13-inch MacBook Pro is 4% faster in single-core and 7% faster in multi-core tests than the 2015 entry-level MacBook Pro.
The new MacBook Pro can only be upgraded to 16GB of RAM. The reason to think so was the fact that Apple did not announce a model with higher RAM capacity during its “Hello Again” event this Thursday. Today, Apple’s SVP Phil Schiller confirmed that 16GB is the maximum RAM amount one can get on the MacBook Pro. You can’t go beyond that due to battery life concerns.
Yesterday, Apple announced the updated MacBook Pro with OLED Touch Bar and a number of other hardware improvements.
If you missed the media event and haven’t yet seen the new notebook, below you can watch some of the first hands-on video featuring the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple has just announced the long-awaited 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro.
The ‘Pro’ model features a brighter and sharper Retina display, new OLED touch bar capable of performing a wide range of features, Touch ID scanner for Apple Pay, keyboard with a second-generation butterfly mechanism, dual speakers, and a new hinge. Apart from that, the updated MacBook Pro is equipped with a bunch of Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Apple has released macOS Sierra to users worldwide. The update contains a wide number of new features like Siri, Auto Unlock, Universal Clipboard, Apple Pay, improvements to Safari, Notes, and many other sections of the operating system. According to Apple, if you have a 2009 Mac computer or newer, you can upgrade to macOS right now.
According to the latest report from Nikkei, Intel is planning to take orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company for the production of processors for iPhone lineup in 2018. Currently, TSMC is the sole supplier of the SoC for the 2017 Apple smartphone, but things may change.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Intel will supply Apple with LTE modems for some iPhone models. Qualcomm will remain the main manufacturer of chips for iPhones sold on Verizon and in China, but Intel’s modems will be added to the handsets on the AT&T network and on some other markets outside the United States.