One of the more enjoyable rituals with Apple’s annual iPhone launch is the decapping, deconstruction, and photographing of the processor die at the heart of Apple’s newest SoC. While we can learn a lot about the SoC from software, for some things there’s just no replacement for looking at the hardware itself and counting the functional blocks present. And this year, as in past years, the honor of being the first to tear apart the SoC goes to Chipworks. For determining the layout of A8, Chipworks reached out to us to solicit our input on their die shot, and after some rounds of going back and forth we believe we’ve come to a solid determination of some of A8’s features and how it has...

New 1080p Apple TV, Available March 16th for $99

Apple just announced pricing on the new 1080p Apple TV. Pre-orders start today, devices will be available starting March 16th for the same $99 price tag as the previous model

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

New Apple TV UI Demoed

Check out the gallery below for shots of the new UI that accompanies the new 1080p Apple TV. Previously purchased movies are synced to iCloud and are now accessible...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

New Apple TV Now Supports 1080p

Apple just announced a new version of the Apple TV with 1080p decode support. The Apple TV OS gets a UI update and will presumably work with Apple's new...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: iOS 5.1 Available Today, Japanese Siri Included

Apple just announced that the long awaited iOS 5.1 update will be available today. In it, Apple is enabling support for a Japanese version of Siri. More updates from...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Live at Apple's iPad Event

We are live and in the audience at Apple's iPad event today. Check back for updates and analysis of its announcements as they're made.

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple iPad 3 Event Scheduled For March 7th In San Francisco

It's not like we weren't expecting it, but Apple's now made it official. The event is scheduled for March 7th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in...

52 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 2/28/2012

Apple Releases OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" Preview

Using several media outlets, Apple has just announced major details about Mac OS X 10.8, the next version of the company's desktop operatng system. The new release, codenamed "Mountain...

38 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/16/2012

Firmware Updates Bring Lion Internet Recovery to 2010 Macs

Apple has released a range of firmware updates that enable the Lion Internet Recovery OS restore feature across most of its 2010-vintage Macs, enabling easy reinstallation of the operating...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/8/2012

Apple Releases OS X 10.7.3, Safari 5.1.3

Apple today released the OS X 10.7.3 update for the client and server versions of Lion - unlike 10.7.2, which introduced a major feature in iCloud, the 10.7.3 update...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/1/2012

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Brings Back Features from Final Cut Pro 7

Apple has today issued an update for their professional video editing suite, Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). The update carries version number 10.0.3 and re-introduces some crucial elements, such...

12 by Kristian Vättö on 1/31/2012

Apple Updates AirPort Utility, AirPort Base Station Firmware - Adds iCloud Remote Access

Apple just pushed out a slew of updates to its WiFi related products which we've covered and reviewed already, including the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule. The latest update...

7 by Brian Klug on 1/30/2012

Apple Announces Digital Textbook Availability, iBooks Author App

Apple today announced that it would begin offering digital textbooks on the iPad via its iBooks app. The books, which currently focus on high school-level subjects but will later...

39 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/19/2012

Why Thunderbolt Won't Come to the iPhone Anytime Soon

Before CES there was a bunch of silliness floating around about how Apple might bring Thunderbolt to the iPhone based on a creative interpretation of an Apple patent. Some...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Manveer Wasson on 1/14/2012

Sumitomo Electric's Thunderbolt Cable

Since the launch of Thunderbolt the only cable supplier has been Apple. Given that no current Thunderbolt devices come with a Thunderbolt cable (save Apple's own Thunderbolt Display which...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2012

Apple releases iOS 5.1 Beta 3 - Updates Baseband Again, 3G Toggle is Back

We've been tracking and updating our iPhone 4S' to each beta of iOS 5.1, and today Apple has pushed out an OTA version of iOS 5.1 Beta 3 (build...

13 by Brian Klug on 1/9/2012

Apple Acquires Anobit: Bringing NAND Endurance Technology In-House

I'd seen speculation that Apple was going to drop $500M on Anobit over the past few weeks. Ars Technica also published a piece believing the acquisition to be true...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/21/2011

Apple Seeds iOS 5.1 Beta to Developers

Apple seems to have had a Cyber Monday surprise of its own lined up, releasing iOS 5.1 Beta (build 9B5117b) to developers this evening. We've updated an iPhone 4S...

13 by Brian Klug on 11/28/2011

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2011) Review

The early 2011 MacBook Pro is honestly Apple's best effort to date. Only using quad-core CPUs on the 15 and 17-inch models, and offering an optional Thunderbolt Display that...

106 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2011

iTunes Match Goes Live

Apple has finally released iTunes Match to the public. The release comes a couple of weeks later than its originally schedule October. For those of you unfamiliar with the service...

13 by Kristian Vättö on 11/14/2011

iOS 5.0.1 Released to Fix Battery Life Issues

Apple today released the final version of iOS 5.0.1, its first update to iOS 5, after a brief beta period last week. The patch's main focus is a battery...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/10/2011

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