The other big announcement for the day is of course Apple’s new iPads, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. As signaled by their names, neither is intended to be a massive departure from their (still for sale) predecessors. But both of them, the iPad Air 2 in particular, pack a number of improvements over the 2013 models. In-hand, the iPad Air 2 is not as significant a departure from its predecessor as the original Air was from earlier iPads, but if you are familiar with the original Air then you can appreciate the fact that Apple has taken it down from 7.5mm thick to 6.1mm thick. The weight is roughly the same (437g vs. 469g) so it’s not much lighter in the...

The iPhone 5 Performance Preview

This morning we finally got our hands on Apple's iPhone 5. While we are eager to get started on battery life testing, that'll happen late tonight after a full...

238 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/21/2012

Apple A6 Die Revealed: 3-core GPU, < 100mm^2

Our good friends at UBM TechInsights sent over the first diffusion images of Apple's new A6 SoC. It's still too early to tell a lot but we have confirmation...

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/21/2012

The iOS 6 Review: Maps Thoroughly Investigated and More

By this point, we’re all familiar with Apple’s revised release cadence for iOS and iOS devices. Introduce a new iOS release at WWDC, beta test it through to the...

104 by Brian Klug & Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

iPhone 5/A6 SunSpider Performance: Faster than Intel's Atom Z2460

The first iPhone 5 reviews have lifted, confirming the leaked Geekbench data we saw in our earlier post. Apple's A6 appears to feature two custom ARM cores running at...

110 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/19/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 5

Despite crazy travel schedules and Brian being in South Korea, we managed to carve out nearly 2 hours across time zones to discuss the iPhone 5. Brian goes over...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2012

Analyzing the iPhone 5 Geekbench Results

While working on our Haswell piece, I've been religiously checking the Geekbench and GLBenchmark results browsers to see if anyone ran either benchmark and decided to tap upload. This...

118 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2012

iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed: 1GB LPDDR2-1066

Quick analysis of the A6 SoC photos from the iPhone 5 launch event tells us all we need to know about the memory interface, speed and bandwidth of the...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/15/2012

The iPhone 5's A6 SoC: Not A15 or A9, a Custom Apple Core Instead

When Apple announced the iPhone 5, Phil Schiller officially announced what had leaked several days earlier: the phone is powered by Apple's new A6 SoC. As always, Apple didn't...

162 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/15/2012

New iPod Touch Leads Revamped iPod Lineup

It’s been a pretty action-packed day for Apple. While the star of today’s event was undoubtedly the new iPhone 5, the Cupertino giant also gave the iPod lineup an...

22 by Vivek Gowri on 9/12/2012

iOS 6 Coming September 19th

Apple spent quite a bit of time talking up the new features of iOS 6 during their presentation today, though not much was new since WWDC. The software is...

10 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/12/2012

iPhone 5 Hands On Pics and Video - Updated: With Impressions

We just spent a good amount of time with the iPhone 5. The phone feels very thin and light (obviously), and the improvement in performance is very noticeable compared...

91 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/12/2012

Apple iPhone 5: Announced

Apple announced its 6th generation iPhone, the iPhone 5, at a special event in San Francisco this morning. The iPhone 5 brings a huge list of improvements. Apple unexpectedly...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

Apple Introduces New 8-pin Dock Connector, Dubs It Lightning

There was little doubt by the start of the event that Apple would be replacing their nearly decade old 30-pin connector. Apple always leaves room for suprises though. The...

33 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/12/2012

Apple's iPhone 5 Uses A6 SoC

This one caught us off guard, but Apple just announced the A6 SoC powering the new iPhone 5 features 2x faster CPU and GPU performance compared to the iPhone...

118 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

Our Apple iPhone 5 Live Blog

With IDF day 1 under our belts and the live blogging engine tested in our keynote and Haswell architecture coverage, it's time to set our sights on the next...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/12/2012

Audience earSmart Not in Upcoming iPhone, Suggests New SoC?

Since the iPhone 4, Apple has been including Audience earSmart voice processors in devices to improve both receive and transmit audio for handsets. The iPhone 4 started the trend...

11 by Brian Klug on 9/7/2012

Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Review

With Thunderbolt ports available on both Macs and PCs, as well as Thunderbolt controller costs dropping thanks to the introduction of Intel's Cactus Ridge, the Thunderbolt storage space is...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/30/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 2

We're back! After a false start last week, we have our second podcast. This week Brian Klug, Ryan Smith and myself discussed Thunderbolt, Quick Sync in OS X, Windows...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2012

Preparing for the iPhone Next: Rumors Analyzed

While we typically don't comment on rumors we don't know to be true at AnandTech, we often get requests to help set rational expectations ahead of major iDevice launches...

132 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/27/2012

OWC Announces 480GB SSD Upgrade for MacBook Pro with Retina Display

In our review of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display I mentioned that the base $2199 configuration is near perfect, save for its 256GB SSD. With no room for...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2012

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