Apple

Last week we published our iPhone XS and XS Max review, in which went into great depth into the various aspects of the phones, especially into the section regarding the new-fangled A12’s CPU performance. However I wanted to dig a bit deeper into CPU performance than I had time for in the initial review, which I'm finally able to get around to now. The A12’s small cores were especially something I wanted to have in the article, as Apple's small cores haven't been very well investigated to date. As it’s still an important topic, I’m posting that part here as a pipeline as well as integrating it as an additional page in the review: The A12 Tempest µarch: A Fierce Small Core Apple had first introduced...

Apple A8X’s GPU - GXA6850, Even Better Than I Thought

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...

114 by Ryan Smith on 11/11/2014

Apple Releases Web Tool for Deactivating iMessage

Not long ago the internet was abuzz with articles and posts about Apple’s issues with iMessage. Users were concerned about not getting texts from iPhone users if they switched...

13 by Brandon Chester on 11/9/2014

The Apple iPad Air 2 Review

As we approach the holidays, Apple has launched a new iPad as expected. As one might expect from the name, the iPad Air 2 is more of an evolution...

227 by Joshua Ho on 11/7/2014

A Look At OS X Yosemite And iOS 8.1

It has been a busy year for Apple, although one could argue it has been more of a busy few months. The yearly updates for most of Apple's products...

171 by Brandon Chester on 10/27/2014

Apple Q4 FY 2014 Fiscal Results - 21% Mac Growth And Strong iPhone Sales

This afternoon, Apple released their financial results for Q4 2014, which ended September 27, 2014. Strong iPhone sales, as well as a resurgence in Mac sales, boosted the company’s...

38 by Brett Howse on 10/20/2014

Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Bug Fixes and New Features

Today Apple released iOS 8.1, the first major update to iOS 8 which launched in September alongside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Prior to 8.1 we got a...

24 by Brandon Chester on 10/20/2014

Hands On: Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

The other big announcement for the day is of course Apple’s new iPads, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. As signaled by their names, neither is...

72 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2014

Hands On: Apple's iMac with Retina Display

We just got done with our hands-on time with Apple’s new products, and we’ll start with what’s likely the sneakiest of them, the iMac with Retina Display. Why “sneaky”? The...

84 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2014

The iPhone 6 Review

With every launch of the iPhone, Apple seems to have everything to lose and not much to gain. Apple’s iPhone line accounts for the majority of profits in the...

534 by Joshua Ho, Brandon Chester, Chris Heinonen & Ryan Smith on 9/30/2014

The iPhone 6 Plus Mini-Review: Apple's First Phablet

While we’ve also written about the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus needs its own review in order to really understand the various features of the device that would...

191 by Joshua Ho on 9/30/2014

Chipworks Disassembles Apple's A8 SoC: GX6450, 4MB L3 Cache & More

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. ...

65 by Ryan Smith on 9/23/2014

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Preliminary Results

While we’re still working on the full review, I want to get out some preliminary results for the iPhone 6. For now, this means some basic performance data and...

317 by Joshua Ho on 9/22/2014

The iOS 8 Review

Another year has passed and like clockwork Apple has released a new iPhone and a new version of iOS to accompany it. Our reviews of both new iPhones will...

164 by Brandon Chester on 9/17/2014

Apple Introduces iCloud Drive Lower Cost Storage

At WWDC this year, Apple announced iCloud Drive to compete with the cloud storage offerings of other companies. Previous to this, iCloud did not offer the file and folder...

34 by Brett Howse on 9/10/2014

Analyzing Apple’s A8 SoC: PowerVR GX6450 & More

With their iPhone keynote behind them, Apple has begun updating some of their developer documentation for iOS to account for the new phone. This of course is always a...

136 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2014

Quick Thoughts on Apple Watch

While I'm still unsure on what wearables should actually do, I managed to get some photos of the Apple Watch. Unfortunately I wasn't really able to find any units...

43 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

Understanding Dual Domain Pixels in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

In the launch announcement, Apple announced that their new display had dual domain pixels, which improved viewing angles. Unfortunately they dropped the subject at this, which make for a...

30 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

Hands on with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

When it comes to the iPhone 6, one of the most immediate impressions will definitely be the industrial and material design. Going back to the launch of the original...

32 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

Apple iOS 8: Available September 17th

Alongside the launch of the launch of the iPhone 6 family, Apple is also prepping for the launch of iOS 8. The iPhone 6 family will of course ship...

8 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2014

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