Due to the ongoing legal dispute between Apple and Qualcomm, it’s not surprising that Apple would want to stop giving Qualcomm as much business as they can. We’ve seen Apple do this with Samsung in the past, where the Cupertino company sought out other suppliers (such as TSMC and LG) for their component needs.
Not too long ago, Apple introduced a refresh of its MacBook Pro lineup. This updated lineup features support of up to 32GB of RAM and also the use of Intel’s new chipsets in which users can configure the laptop to support an Intel Core i9 processor. Sounds good, especially for those who might have the need for all that power, right?
With 5G expected to become more popular in 2019 and eventually becoming the standard of mobile internet, it means that we can expect chipset makers such as Intel and Qualcomm to start pushing 5G hardware to smartphones. The rumors are claiming that Intel is expected to supply to Apple for their iPhones.
If a new report is to be believed, Apple has informed Intel that it won’t be using the company’s radio chips starting 2020. Apple was reportedly the main customer for Intel’s combined 5G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth chip. Intel is now said to have halted the development of this product and may have even disbanded the team working on it.
The last time Apple unveiled a new MacBook Pro was more than a year ago. This means that a refresh is no doubt imminent which also means that unless you desperately need a new laptop now or in the coming weeks, it might be a good idea to hold off on buying a MacBook Pro, especially with there being signs that a refreshed model is on its way.
At the moment Apple sources their iPhone modems from both Intel and Qualcomm. However given that Apple and Qualcomm are butting heads legally, it was previously reported that Intel could soon be the exclusive supplier to Apple for iPhone modems. However according to Northland analyst Gus Richard, that might not necessarily be the case.
Qualcomm and Apple are currently embroiled in a legal battle against each other. However it seems that Apple’s customers are looking to rally against Qualcomm as a group of them have filed a class-action lawsuit against Qualcomm, accusing the company of antitrust violations and are asking trying to persuade the judge to prevent any iPhone import bans.
Intel has confirmed today that the company’s CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned effective immediately. The move comes after an ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel which confirmed that Krzanich violated Intel’s non-fraternization policy which applies to all managers.
Have you ever wondered why sometimes the same phone might feature slightly different components? One of the reasons is because of the different technologies that carriers use, such as GSM versus CDMA, in which phone manufacturers will need to create variants to ensure that their phones work on either.
While onboard GPUs don’t exactly scream powerful, Intel has made some decent headway in the recent years with its Intel HD Graphics. However it seems that Intel will be stepping up their GPU game by launching a dedicated GPU in 2020. This is according to a report by Ryan Shrout at Market Watch who details an analyst event that was held last week.
Some of you might remember the iconic 8086 processor from Intel that was released 40 years ago. Intel is a lot different from what it was back then and it has made significant advancements in processor technology over the past four decades. The company has decided to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its 8086 processor by launching its first 5GHz desktop CPU, the aptly titled Core i7-8086K.
With 5G networks set to be commercialized by next year, it’s only a matter of time before 5G computers are widely available and Intel wants to make sure that it’s there when that happens. The company announced at Computex 2018 today that it has teamed up with Sprint to start selling 5G PCs in the carrier’s stores from 2019. Sprint customers will be able to purchase 5G PCs powered by […]
Intel’s showstopper at Computex last year was its 18-core, 36-thread Intel i9-7980XE and while it wasn’t quite the showstopper this year, Intel teased a new 28-core single-socket chip that it’s going to launch later this year. Intel’s client computing head Gregory Bryant revealed at Computex that Intel is going to launch a 5GHz single-socket processor with a staggering 28-cores this year.
The rumors of Apple planning on launching an ARM-based Mac computer isn’t new, but there seem to be an uptick in reports of late that suggests that Apple’s efforts are getting more serious with prototypes already being made. Now a new report from Oregon Live (via 9to5Mac) is fueling those speculations.