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 smartphone space, and as the smartphone market marches towards maturity it seems inevitable that companies like Xiaomi will be able to deliver largely similar experiences at much lower prices. The same was once happened with Apple in the days of the PC industry where Apple approached irrelevance. Yet generation after generation, Apple seems to be able to hold on to a majority of the profit share, and they’ve managed to tenaciously hold on to their first-mover advantage. To find out if they can continue that trend with the latest iPhone launch, read on for the...

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...

79 by Joshua Ho 22 hours ago

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. ...

64 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...

309 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...

163 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...

42 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...

28 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...

31 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

Apple Announces the Apple Watch; Available Next Year

Apple has thrown their hat into the wearable ring with the Apple watch, which tries to bring a better user experience to the watch without trying to adapt iOS...

121 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

Apple Announces A8 SoC

As expected from this year’s iPhone keynote, Apple has announced a new member of their internally developed family of ARM SoCs. The latest SoC, dubbed A8, is Apple’s first SoC...

66 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2014

Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; Available September 19th

Today, Apple is launching the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. One of first changes is that the new iPhone 6 has a 4.7" 1334x750 display, and the...

167 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

A Month with the iPhone 5s: Impressions from an Android User

I must confess that the last time I used an iPhone was three or four years ago. While I’ve followed the hardware changes from generation to generation, I’ve never...

196 by Joshua Ho on 8/24/2014

Apple Begins iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program for Certain Defective Devices

Today Apple has started a replacement program for certain iPhone 5 devices experiencing significantly reduced battery life. The company is stating that the affected devices were sold between the...

17 by Brandon Chester on 8/22/2014

State of the Part: SoC Manufacturers

Introduction A few years ago, it seemed a new System-On-Chip (SoC) design using an ARM-based architecture would pop up every other week. While competition can be great, with so many...

94 by Jarred Walton on 8/19/2014

Apple Refreshes Retina MacBook Pro Lineup

Earlier this month Intel introduced new models in their lineup of Haswell mobile CPUs. With the Haswell manufacturing process having matured since its initial launch, Intel was able to...

47 by Brandon Chester on 7/29/2014

Apple Q3 2014 Fiscal Results Analysis

Today Apple announced its Q3 results for the period ending June 2014, and sales of the iPhone once again dominate revenue and earnings for the company. Revenue for the quarter...

12 by Brett Howse on 7/22/2014

Apple Updates 16GB iPod Touch With Color Options and Rear-Facing Camera

Today Apple quietly refreshed their iPod Touch lineup, with the changes specifically being focused on the 16GB iPod Touch. The fifth generation iPod Touch line was announced in September...

6 by Brandon Chester on 6/26/2014

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