News tagged ‘ARM’
Apple Hit With Lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities
The first class action against Apple is started in the US over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that affect Intel, ARM and AMD processors. Despite some fixes have already been issued, two people from US started a lawsuit on behalf of all users who purchased a device with the processor designed by Apple, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV devices.
A Recently Discovered Vulnerability Affects All Apple Products, Some Patches are Issued
Apple has confirmed that the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that have been discovered by researchers from Google Project Zero affected all Apple products. The vulnerability impacts Intel, ARM and AMD processors. These are hardware vulnerabilities that require a software patch.
Apple May Move to its Own Design of the Power Management Chips
According to the report of Nikkei Asian Review, Apple is working on the design of its own power management chips that can be used in the iPhone models in two years.
New Cool Feature of Face ID Discovered
The iPhone X users still finding new features that Apple packed into its flagship. One of them has been discovered by a Reddit user, and it’s quite cool.
Apple Debunked Myth About Force Quitting Apps
Force quitting the iOS apps won’t prolong the iPhone’s battery life — said Apple blogger John Gruber.
Apple Releases New 'Switch to iPhone' Ads [Video]
Apple has released a series of new commercials targeted at those who are planning to switch from their Android phone to the iPhone. The ads highlight the benefits of using the iPhone and are available on Apple’s official YouTube channel and below.
Apple Took 3rd Place in Top Smartwatch Vendors List
Apple’s share in the wearables market grew 13% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2016. The company shipped 4.6 million Apple Watch units and took 13.6% of market. This allowed the manufacturer to take the third spot in the ranking shared by a research firm IDC representing top vendors of smartwatches and other wearable devices. The first place of the ranking is occupied by Fitbit, that lost 22.7% of the market share and the second one – by Xiaomi. The fourth and the fifth spots are taken by Garmin and Samsung.
New MacBooks to Get Additional ARM Chip
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.
Apple Releases First macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Beta to Developers
Apple has released the first beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers. The update
Galaxy S8 Won’t Have Headphone Jack – Rumor
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Samsung is planning to ditch the headphone jack in the upcoming Galaxy S8. The company reportedly plans to make the device thinner, include a larger battery and add stereo speakers. The latter will be produced together with Harman, a manufacturer Samsung acquired earlier this year.
Apple Watch Market Share Falls to 4.9% – IDC
According to the latest report from IDC, the Apple Watch market share declined 71% in the third quarter of 2016. Complicated interface and aging lineup are among the reasons that contributed to the decline.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means that it’s time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Units Burst into Flames Too
Another replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has caught fire making the company’s claim that new devices are safe an absurd. The device started smoking in the hands of 13-year-old girl Abby Zuis from Farmington who suddenly felt “burning sensation" while holding the handset. Fortunately for the girl and her parents, she suffered only minor burns.
macOS Sierra Now Supports ARM Processors?
According to the latest report shared by Techtastic, Apple has added the support for ARM processors to macOS Sierra 10.12. The operating system supports new ARM HURRICANE chip family, which indicates that the company may have plans to release a new lower-end laptop with an ARM processor. One of the possible candidates is the next-generation 12-inch MacBook. However, it is too early to talk about the development and release of the new product.
Apple to Release 2 New iPhone Models, 3 Apple Watch Models and AirPods
Another confirmation of Apple’s plans to release the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as three new Apple Watch models and wireless headphones called the AirPods has appeared online. This time it is the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) certification document that is required for Apple to sell new products in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia.