Working on analyzing various Apple SoCs over the years has become a process of delightful frustration. Apple’s SoC development is consistently on the cutting edge, so it’s always great to see something new, but Apple has also developed a love for curveballs. Coupled with their infamous secrecy and general lack of willingness to talk about the fine technical details of some of their products, it’s easy to see how well Apple’s SoCs perform but it is a lot harder to figure out why this is. Since publishing our initial iPad Air 2 review last week, a few new pieces of information have come in that have changed our perspective on Apple’s latest SoC. As it turns out I was wrong. Powered by what we’re going...

Apple: iPad 2 is Now $399

The iPad 2 is going to stick around - starting today its pricepoint drops down to $399.

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Epic Announces Infinity Blade Dungeons: Diablo-Style Gaming for iPad

Epic is really at the forefront of driving iOS gaming. Today it announced Infinity Blade: Dungeons, an Unreal Engine based title for the iPad. The gameplay is very Diablo...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

The New iPad vs. ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity in Specs

ASUS actually beat Apple to the punch in announcing a greater than 1080p ARM based tablet, but today we have most of the specs on Apple's new iPad. How...

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: Introducing iPhoto for the iPad/iPhone

Apple announced updates to its iWork and iLife suites for the new iPad, supporting the new Retina Display. It also announced the introduction of iPhoto for iOS. Although there's...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

The New iPad: Same Battery Life, Same Price, Slightly Thicker

Apple delivered the final details of the new iPad. It will be available on March 16th at the same prices as its predecessor (starting at $499 for WiFi). Preorders...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple's new iPad will support LTE on AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, Bell and Telus

Apple will offer two LTE versions of the new iPad in the US, one for use on AT&T and one on Verizon. The tablet will also support personal hotspot...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: New iPad Supports LTE & Voice Dictation

Also as expected, the new iPad supports HSPA+ (21Mbps), DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps) and LTE (Category 3, 73Mbps). The new iPad also launches with Voice dictation support.

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

The New iPad's iSight camera with 1080p HD Video Recording

The new iPad also features a 5MP rear facing iSight camera. It uses the same 5-element lens and hybrid IR filter from the iPhone 4S, the sensor is obviously...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple's A5X SoC: Quad-Core Graphics

Apple just confirmed the new iPad uses an Apple A5X SoC. Its main improvement? What Apple is calling quad-core graphics. Our guess? Dual-core Cortex A9 plus a PowerVR SGX543MP4...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple Announces the New iPad with 2048 x 1536 "Retina Display"

Apple just announced the new iPad with a "Retina Display". The screen size remains unchanged at 9.7-inches measured diagonally. The resolution is an expected 2048 x 1536, with 3.1...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: We Shipped More iPads Last Quarter than Any PC Maker Shipped PCs

Here's an interesting chart Apple just threw up at its iPad event today. Apple shipped 15.4M iPads last quarter, more than any PC vendor was able to ship PCs...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

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

14 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

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