Introduction A few years ago, it seemed a new System-On-Chip (SoC) design using an ARM-based architecture would pop up every other week. While competition can be great, with so many of the designs offering similar core features and the need to provide support for the products, over time the major players in the ARM SoC market have shifted and consolidated (e.g. Texas Instruments has exited the Application Processor space). There are still plenty of companies that ship SoCs, but some of these are lower end offerings that can't really compete except on price, leaving us with a few major players. Depending on whom you wish to include/exclude, there are anywhere from four to eight SoC manufacturers still in the game, with three of them mostly catering...

Why No LTE iPhone 5 in 2011? Blame 28nm Maturity, Check Back In Q2/Q3 2012

Along the road leading up to today's iPhone 4S reveal were many rumors about the iPhone 5 coming out this year boasting a new thinner, teardrop profile - potentially...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/4/2011

Apple Seeds iOS 5 Gold Master to Developers

Along with today's other iPhone news, Apple has also seeded the Gold Master (GM) of iOS 5. This was widely expected since it's common for Apple to seed the...

12 by Kristian Vättö on 10/4/2011

iPhone 4S Launches October 14th

As expected, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 4S at its media event this afternoon. It’s available for pre-order on October 7th, and will begin shipping on October 14th. Availability...

27 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/4/2011

Apple iPhone 4S includes HSPA+ 14.4, GSM/CDMA Dual Mode, Diversity

Apple got up on stage today and announced the iPhone 4S, and alongside it confirmed that the smartphone will have a reworked cellular architecture complete with dual-mode HSPA+ and...

42 by Brian Klug on 10/4/2011

iPod Nano and iPod Touch Receive Small Updates

Apple today announced a handful of minor updates to its iPod line: the iPod Nano and iPod Touch have received modest upgrades and price cuts. The iPod Classic, however...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/4/2011

iOS 5 Releases on October 12

Apple has announced that the newest version of its mobile operating system will be released on October 12. Apple first discussed iOS 5 in depth at WWDC 2011 (read our...

16 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/4/2011

The Apple Thunderbolt Display Review

Ever since I moved to a notebook as my main work computer I've become increasingly annoyed with the process of actually moving my notebook-as-a-desktop around. At my desk I've...

289 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/23/2011

Apple Provides Update, Demo for Final Cut Pro X

Apple has just published update 10.0.1 for its Final Cut Pro X video editing software. It adds a number of features to the program based mostly on user feedback...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/20/2011

LaCie Brings (more) Affordable Thunderbolt Storage to Macs with Little Big Disk, Available in Retail

At IDF I met with LaCie and got a quick demo of its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt storage solution. The heavy metal chassis is home to two 2.5" drive...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/20/2011

MacBook Pro EFI Update Reportedly Resolves SATA 3 Issues

Apple released an EFI update for the 2011 MacBook Pros yesterday that reportedly resolves performance and compatibility issues with SATA 3.0 SSDs, some of which Anand noted in our...

11 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/15/2011

The Thunderbolt Devices Trickle In: Magma's ExpressBox 3T

Intel's Thunderbolt interface is frustratingly fast. The frustration comes from the fact that there just aren't many Thunderbolt devices out on the market today, not to mention that the...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/7/2011

HighPoint Brings 4-port USB 3.0 to Mac Pro

Earlier this week HighPoint introduced its first 4-port USB 3.0 HBA for Apple's Mac Pro. The RocketU Quad USB 3.0 features four independent USB 3.0 controllers, allowing each port...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/25/2011

Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt to ExpressCard/34 Adapter

Sonnet announced a Thunderbolt to ExpressCard/34 adapter today. The exact name of the product is the Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter and it is simply a box with an...

6 by Kristian Vättö on 8/25/2011

Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO; Tim Cook Now In Charge

As of this evening, Steve Jobs has resigned his post as CEO of Apple, naming Tim Cook as his successor. This news follows an extended health-related leave of absence...

33 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/24/2011

Sprint to Carry Next iPhone, Says Wall Street Journal

Sprint will be joining AT&T and Verizon in carrying Apple's next iPhone, reports the Wall Street Journal citing "people familiar with the matter." This would make Sprint the third...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/24/2011

App Store Installer for Lion Updated to 10.7.1

The App Store installer for OS X 10.7 Lion was updated to version 10.7.1 today, confirming that Apple will be keeping the installer up to date as new point...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/23/2011

Apple Begins Selling $69 Lion USB Drive

As promised, Apple today began offering a USB installer for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in its online store for a price of $69, a $40 premium over the...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/16/2011

Amazon Releases HTML 5 Kindle Web App

Well, this could be interesting. Amazon yesterday announced the availability of its new Kindle Cloud Reader, an HTML 5 web app designed to let you read your Kindle books on...

17 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/11/2011

Apple Releases Crippled Education-Only iMac

Apple today updated its education store with a new iMac for especially price-conscious schools: for $999, you can buy a 21.5" iMac with a 3.1 GHz dual-core Core i3...

30 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/8/2011

iOS 5 Allows Initial Setup for Airport Extreme/Express & Time Capsule

While iOS 5 seems to be a groundbreaking release on several fronts, one of it’s lesser documented features is the ability to configure new Airport Extreme/Express and Time Capsule...

4 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 8/6/2011

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