If you're planning to drop some serious cash on a new Mac Pro, you'll definitely want to know which parts and components you're going to be able to switch out and upgrade in the future.
Good news! Other World Computing, who already have their hands on the new Mac Pro, have confirmed that the computer's Intel Xeon E5 CPU is removable and replaceable. This means that when ordering a new Mac Pro, customers won't have to be too concerned with upgrading their CPU, which can cost an additional $500 to ... more
Today marks the day that Intel has officially unveiled its new 4th generation processor lineup, known internally as Haswell. The announcement comes just a week before WWDC, where it is much speculated that a new lineup of Macbook Pros and Macbook Airs will be shown off, complete with the new processors.
Haswell provides a significant upgrade in performance over Intel's previous processor lineup, with the biggest improvements coming in graphics performance and battery life.
Delivering Intel's largest generation-over-generation gain in battery life enablement in company history, 4th generation Intel Core processors ... more
It's almost that time again when Intel will release its new lineup of processors, which seems to happen on a two-year cycle. Apple is always one of the first, if not the first, company to have the new processors inside its computers, so with Haswell processor expected to debut in a few weeks, it makes sense that we'll also be seeing some new Macbooks with Haswell announced soon. And this is definitely a good thing.
Intel is stating that the new chip will have great effects on battery life, as ... more
Intel hasn't revealed much about its plans for a new devices unit, but we do know that Mike Bell, a former Apple executive, will head up the new Smart Devices Unit. Bell last worked at Apple in 2007 and then went over to Palm after that. Most recently he has been co-leading Intel's mobile chip business.
The new division will look at new technologies and product trends, including ultra-mobile products, Intel explained. "The group will be tasked with turning cool technology and business model innovations into products that shape and ... more
A couple of reports today are suggesting that Apple is advancing its development and production of the rumored smart watch. The reports come from the Taiwanese newspaper Economic Times. The first report claims that Apple has started testing 1.5-inch OLED displays from RITEK subsidiary TiRdisplay.
According to the report, RITEK's joint partnership with RitFast will also supply the touch sensor technology that will be used for the watch.
This report reflects earlier rumors about Apple's plans for RiTdisplay's 1.5-inch displays and Intel being involved in the project. Today's report ... more
Intel's next-generation of Thunderbolt I/O will include a plethora of improvements. During a presentation at this year's National Association of Broadcasters show, Intel showed off the latest version of Thunderbolt that includes data transfer speeds of up to 20Mbps. The updated I/O will also be able to stream 4K content while transferring files simultaneously. We should see this technology, dubbed "Falcon Ridge," hit the market in 2014 on next-generation Intel Haswell processors. The technology will be backwards compatible with both DisplayPort displays and the previous iteration of Thunderbolt I/O.
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A surprising rumor today suggests that Intel could be in talks to produce Apple chips, which would be an interesting shift for the company. For years, Intel has made its business from manufacturing its own PC chips that are superior to rival products.
Manufacturing custom chips for other companies, like Apple, would be a huge move for Intel, but one that could boost stagnant production lines while also bringing in more revenue.
Last week, Intel said that it will be making chips designed by Altera, its first customer to contract ... more
Intel has announced that they will be bringing their first Intel-powered smartphone to the African market with the help of the Kenyan carrier Safaricom. The Android 4.0 phone, titled the Yolo (Yes, the Yolo), will sport a 3.5-inch display, retail for Kshs 10,999 ($126) and come bundled with 500mb of data. The phone will also include a new 1.2 GHz Lexington processor called the Z2420 Atom processor, a chip that was just demoed at Intel's CES showing.
The Yolo is being marketed towards first-time, budget conscious buyers that are ... more
Last week it was reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook was ordered to be questioned for four hours in a lawsuit against Apple, Google, Intel, and other companies by five former employees in an anti-poaching case. Now a court filing has just been made public that reveals former Apple CEO Steve Jobs threatening former Palm CEO Ed Colligan with a litigation to stop him from hiring Apple employees.
The defending tech companies wanted to keep a range of documents private, but U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh rejected parts of ... more