A new report claims that the much-awaited 9th Gen processors from Intel will be launched on October 1st. They won’t be the company’s Cannon Lake chips based on the 10nm process as they have been delayed until next year. The upcoming generation has been developed based on the improvements made to the 14nm process.
There have been some who have predicted that Apple is expected to do away with its MacBook Air lineup, but there are also who some who believe that the lineup could be sticking around for a little longer. In fact there are rumors suggesting that Apple could very well update its MacBook Air lineup this year.
Apple recently announced their new 2018 MacBook Pros which we’re sure many were hoping to see incorporate the use of Intel’s new 10nm Cannon Lake processors. However for those who have been following the news, you might have heard how the processors were originally intended for a release in 2016.
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.