News round-up: Intel ships first 10th Gen Intel Core processors (and more)

News round-up: Intel ships first 10th Gen Intel Core processors (and more)

Today at COMPUTEX 2019, Intel announced the first 10th Gen Intel Core processors, bringing high-performance AI to the PC at scale with Intel Deep Learning Boost (Intel DL Boost). The processors are built on the company’s 10nm process technology, new “Sunny Cove” core architecture and new Gen11 graphics engine. 10th Gen Intel Core processors will range from Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i7, with up to 4 cores and 8 threads, up to 4.1 max turbo frequency and up to 1.1 GHz graphics frequency.

Read More

Too little, too late? Intel finally ready to ship its ‘Ice Lake’ processors

Too little, too late? Intel finally ready to ship its ‘Ice Lake’ processors

It’s probably too little, too late for the company in the long run, but Intel has told its investors that it’s ready to ship 10-nanometer “Ice Lake” mobile CPUs next month, after three years of delays for the company’s 10nm fabrication. 

Read More

Another report suggests that Apple wants to build its own iPhone modems

Another report suggests that Apple wants to build its own iPhone modems

Apple has moved its modem chip engineering effort into its in-house hardware technology group from its supply chain unit, two unnamed “people familiar with the move” told Reuters, which says this may be a sign that the tech giant wants to develop a key component of its iPhones after years of buying it from outside suppliers

Read More

Apple World Today News Update: June 15, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 15, 2018

Before you head off for your fun weekend, be sure to load this episode of the Apple World Today News Update podcast so you can be up to speed on the latest news in the world of Apple and the telecom industry:

  • Apple debuts a new portal for the Apple Online Store that features a modern design that's clean and easy to use

  • The HomePod can now read the news in Canada, France and Germany

  • 5G networks are coming, and it looks like the 2018 iPhones may use a new modem chip from Intel that not only supports 5G and all existing wireless standards, but also runs on both CDMA and GSM networks

  • Time Warner has now officially been devoured by AT&T, and T-Mobile and Sprint will file their merger application on Monday

Read More

Apple reportedly poaches Intel employees for a hardware engineering lab

Apple reportedly poaches Intel employees for a hardware engineering lab

Apple has hired multiple engineers and research staff from Intel and other local tech employees for a new facility in Washington County, Oregon, close to the chipmaker’s home base, according to Oregon Live. This will certainly fuel speculation that Apple plans to make its own ARM processors for the Mac (which I think is true).

Read More

TrendForce: Apple will only ship 2.89 million Mac laptops in quarter one

TrendForce: Apple will only ship 2.89 million Mac laptops in quarter one

Market research firm TrendForce reports that the global notebook shipments for the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18) registered 37.27 million units, a quarterly decline of 15.7% and a year-on-year decline of 1.4%, influenced by the traditional off-season. The research group says Apple will boost the shipments in the second half of this year, shipping only 2.89 million units in the first quarter, a year-on-year decline of 15.1%.

Read More