Jonathan Berg, aka “Dremel Junkie,” shares our love for the iMac G4. Rather than letting his old G4 waste away in some landfill, he decided to resurrect it by putting an Intel Ivy Bridge processor inside and using some hackery to get it running OS X Mountain Lion.
Even though there’s not much space inside the G4′s base, Jonathan was able to squeeze in a DVD burner, a Core i3 processor, [Read More...]
With Apple having recently updated the iPad after a mere seven months, there’s been talk lately that instead of Cupertino’s schedule of annual updates, they might be moving to a bi-annual update schedule instead.
It doesn’t take a genius, then, to trace the newest rumor to mere speculation: according to a hit-or-miss Japanese Apple blog, Apple will release the iPad 5 in March, and it will have a chassis design similar [Read More...]
Apple’s future notebooks could be even thinner as Intel works to “significantly” reduce the power consumption of its future Ivy Bridge processors. The company’s existing chips â€” like those installed in today’s MacBook Air â€” are rated at 17 watts, but sources say the new version will be well below this.
That means the chip won’t require as much battery power to keep it ticking over. In turn, batteries can become smaller, [Read More...]
The latest iPad sure is a speedy fellow.
Shortly before unveiling the iPad mini last week, Apple announced a new fourth-generation iPad â€” just 7 months after it released the third-generation iPad. In addition to an improved FaceTime camera, faster Wi-Fi, and Apple’s new Lightning connector, the device comes with the latest A6X processor. But is it a worthy upgrade over its predecessor?
Well, if performance is important to you, then yes, [Read More...]
We already know a few details about the A6 chip thanks to iFixit’sÂ immaculateÂ teardown, but there’s still a lot to learn about how much hard work Apple put into custom designing their A6 chip.
iFixit teamed up with Chipworks to dive into Apple’s A6 processor to find out what makes Apple’s new chip so special. To their surprise, the team found out that Apple manually laid out each of the Dual Arm Corse, [Read More...]
You don’t need to watch the Apple keynote — you already know there’s a new iPhone coming, and that it’ll be called the “iPhone 5,” and that it will be accompanied by a new iPod touch and a new version of iTunes. You also know now that the device will be packing an A6 processor and LTE connectivity, thanks to the latest pictures of its logic board.
This isn’t the [Read More...]
Is that an A6 chip I see?
I’ve lost count of the number of iPhone 5 parts that have leaked out of Apple’s Chinese factories. But one thing that’s been notably absent from those leaks is the device’s new processor. We’ve questioned whether it will use the same A5X chip that features in the new iPad, or whether it will get an all-new A6 processor.
Thanks to the latest leak, that has [Read More...]
A study from mobile technology research firm In-Stat, claims that Apple will be overtaking Intel in the mobile processor business if the company’s smartphone and tablet sales continue to grow. Assuming that the trend continues, the change will likely take place before 2013. At the end of last year, Apple shipped roughly 176 million mobile processors accounting for 13.5% of the market and trailed Intel by only 5 million units. The difference represents a narrow 0.4% [Read More...]
The iPad 3 has been benchmarked to reveal tech specs of 1GB of RAM and an A5X 1GHz processor. The RAM is double that offered by its predecessor, and the CPU appears the same as that found in iPad 2?s A5 chip, suggesting the only major changes to the processor are in graphics capabilities. Benchmarks were ran by Tinhte.vn, who managed to get their hands on a [Read More...]
It’s been so long since Apple refreshed the Mac Pro that a number of reports have speculated the machine is set to be killed off. But it’s still available from the Apple store, and according to a new report, it’s going nowhere. In fact, it’ll soon to get a refresh that will introduce Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor and the new Kepler GPU from NVIDIA. According to sources for M.I.C. Gadget, overheating [Read More...]