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 bump clock speeds by 200MHz on a handful of their laptop CPUs and those chips have found their way into a refreshed lineup of Macbook Pro laptops from Apple. This update brings CPU speed boosts, and more RAM in the base 13" and 15" models. The new CPU and memory specifications for Apple's new lineup are shown below. MacBook Pro with Retina Display Lineup Model 13-inch (base and mid-tier) 13-inch (flagship) 15-inch (base) 15-inch (flagship) Old CPU 2.4GHz Core i5-4258U 2.6GHz Core i5-4288U 2.0GHz Core i7-4750HQ 2.3GHz Core i7-4850HQ New CPU 2.6GHz Core i5-4278U 2.8GHz Core i5-4308U 2.2GHz Core i7-4770HQ 2.5GHz Core i7-4870HQ Old Memory 4GB DDR3L 8GB DDR3L 8GB DDR3L 16GB DDR3L New Memory 8GB DDR3L 8GB DDR3L 16GB...

iPad mini with Retina Display: LTE Hotspot Battery Life

As I promised in our iPad mini with Retina Display review, I put the new mini through our LTE hotspot battery life test. As connected tablets are effectively smartphones...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/22/2013

Apple iPad mini with Retina Display: Reviewed

I suppose there’s only one way to start this review, and that’s by looking back at last year’s iPad mini review. In that review I had a section dedicated...

349 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/16/2013

iPad Air Delivers 24 Hours of Battery Life as LTE Hotspot

A year ago during my review of the LTE iPad 3 I decided to find out how long the iPad would last as a personal hotspot. With the display...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/2/2013

The iPad Air Review

It seemed like a foregone conclusion that the 10-inch tablet market was done for, with all interest and excitement shifting to smaller, but equally capable 7 or 8-inch tablets...

443 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/29/2013

Promise Technology Announces Pegasus2 and SANLink2 Thunderbolt 2 Products

We’ve seen Thunderbolt products from Promise before, and we’ve even heard about some of their upcoming Thuderbolt 2 offerings. Today, Promise is formally announcing four upcoming Thunderbolt 2 products...

40 by Jarred Walton on 10/25/2013

iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display include Qualcomm's MDM9615 baseband

We've had a few days to digest everything announced at Apple's recent event, and one of the remaining questions was whether the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina...

13 by Brian Klug on 10/24/2013

iPad Air: Hands On [video]

Brian also just finished up some hands on with the iPad Air. Check out the video below for his impressions and a comparison to the new mini. We just played...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 10/22/2013

iPad mini with Retina Display: Hands On [video]

Brian just spent some time hands on with the new iPad mini:

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 10/22/2013

Apple Event (October 2013) - Live Blog

Brian and I are on the ground in San Francisco for Apple's event today. We're expecting to see new iPads introduced as well as the long-awaited Haswell rMBP refreshes...

101 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 10/22/2013

21.5-inch iMac (Late 2013) Review: Iris Pro Driving an Accurate Display

I have a confession to make. For the past year I’ve been using a 27-inch iMac as my primary workstation. I always said that if I had a less...

129 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/7/2013

Apple Updates the iMac: Haswell CPUs, PCIe SSDs & 802.11ac WiFi

Earlier this morning Apple announced the next round of Haswell updates to its Mac lineup, this time focusing on the iMac. Both the 21.5-inch and 27-inch models see updates...

46 by Kristian Vättö & Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2013

Chipworks Provides First Apple A7 Die Shot

Hot on the heels of their Samsung 28nm confirmation, Chipworks just sent over the first die shot of a delayered Apple A7. An annotated version is following early next...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/20/2013

Chipworks Confirms Apple's A7 is Built On Samsung's 28nm HK+MG Process

Chipworks is in the process of delayering Apple's A7, but they just confirmed what we mentioned in our iPhone 5s review: Apple's A7 is built at Samsung using their...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/20/2013

The iOS 7 Review

There’s no doubt about it, this iOS update is one of the largest in Apple’s history. In the wake of the iPhone 5 launch, there was a considerable amount...

146 by Brian Klug & Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2013

The iPhone 5c Review

For years now Apple has followed a rather intelligent waterfall of its products down the pricing stack. With the arrival of every new iPhone, the previous generation gets a...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2013

The iPhone 5s Review

For much of the iPhone's life Apple has enjoyed a first-mover advantage. At the launch of the first iPhone, Steve Jobs expected the device and OS would give it...

466 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2013

Some Thoughts about the iPhone 5S Camera Improvements

One of the big improvements that comes with the iPhone 5S is a new camera system, with a faster aperture for more light throughput, bigger 8 MP sensor with...

100 by Brian Klug on 9/13/2013

Apple Increases iPhone 5C and 5S Battery Sizes relative to iPhone 5

While poking through the FCC documents and piecing together a story on the network band situation for the iPhone 5S and 5C, I remembered that part of a normal...

32 by Brian Klug on 9/12/2013

Hands on with the new iPhone 5S

After playing with the iPhone 5C, I played with the new iPhone 5S that includes a faster A7 SoC and M7 sensor fusion hub, fingerprint sensor home button, improved...

41 by Brian Klug on 9/10/2013

Hands on with the new iPhone 5C

We just spent some time going hands on with the two new iPhones that Apple announced in their town hall event which just wrapped up. The iPhone 5C comes...

54 by Brian Klug on 9/10/2013

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