Tag: Chips

Highly suspect benchmarks stoke rumors of Apple-designed ARM chips for Mac

An unsubstantiated, and highly suspect, "leak" on Friday claims to reveal benchmarks from a pair of desktop-class ARM processors supposedly designed by Apple, offering what could be the first look… Read more »

Alleged iCloud spy chips, plus a new iPad Pro, Mac mini & MacBook Air — Apple’s October 2018 in review

October 2018 saw Apple host an iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air refresh event — but Bloomberg dropped an iffy China iCloud spy chip bombshell. Plus, Kanye West elected… Read more »

ARM-powered Mac idea boosted by firm claiming its chips can out-perform Intel

It’s long been rumored that Apple is working on Macs powered by custom-designed ARM CPUs, moving away from Intel ones. Here at 9to5Mac we’ve long argued that it’s a question of… Read more »

Samsung rumored to resume making iPhone chips for Apple in 2018 with 7nm ‘A12’

Samsung has reportedly secured a deal to resume making A-series processors for Apple in 2018, having been largely cut out of production for the past few years. AppleInsider – Frontpage… Read more »

Qualcomm to continue supplying Apple with chips despite $1B lawsuit, considering legal rebuttal

Qualcomm is expected to continue supplying modems and other components to Apple despite facing a $ 1 billion lawsuit over patent royalties and a related U.S. Federal Trade Commission action… Read more »

FTC complaint alleges Qualcomm forced Apple to use its baseband chips for lower patent royalities

Qualcomm is the target of a new Federal Trade Commission complaint filed today involving Apple. The FTC claims Qualcomm engaged in anti-competitive practices that helped it monopolize the market of a “key… Read more »

Apple to adopt AMD’s new Polaris graphics chips in upcoming Macs – report

AMD’s latest graphics chips, the Polaris 10 and 11, will make their way into Apple desktops and laptops shipping later this year, a report said on Tuesday. AppleInsider – Frontpage… Read more »

Apple Orders Display Driver Chips From Synaptics for Next iPhones

Apple has placed LCD display driver orders with touchscreen supplier Synaptics for its next-generation iPhones, indicating the Cupertino-based company’s in-house development of touch and display driver integration (TDDI) chips may… Read more »