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 of the designs offering similar core features and the need to provide support for the products, over time the major players in the ARM SoC market have shifted and consolidated (e.g. Texas Instruments has exited the Application Processor space). There are still plenty of companies that ship SoCs, but some of these are lower end offerings that can't really compete except on price, leaving us with a few major players. Depending on whom you wish to include/exclude, there are anywhere from four to eight SoC manufacturers still in the game, with three of them mostly catering...

Apple's new iPad will support LTE on AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, Bell and Telus

Apple will offer two LTE versions of the new iPad in the US, one for use on AT&T and one on Verizon. The tablet will also support personal hotspot...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: New iPad Supports LTE & Voice Dictation

Also as expected, the new iPad supports HSPA+ (21Mbps), DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps) and LTE (Category 3, 73Mbps). The new iPad also launches with Voice dictation support.

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

The New iPad's iSight camera with 1080p HD Video Recording

The new iPad also features a 5MP rear facing iSight camera. It uses the same 5-element lens and hybrid IR filter from the iPhone 4S, the sensor is obviously...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple's A5X SoC: Quad-Core Graphics

Apple just confirmed the new iPad uses an Apple A5X SoC. Its main improvement? What Apple is calling quad-core graphics. Our guess? Dual-core Cortex A9 plus a PowerVR SGX543MP4...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple Announces the New iPad with 2048 x 1536 "Retina Display"

Apple just announced the new iPad with a "Retina Display". The screen size remains unchanged at 9.7-inches measured diagonally. The resolution is an expected 2048 x 1536, with 3.1...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: We Shipped More iPads Last Quarter than Any PC Maker Shipped PCs

Here's an interesting chart Apple just threw up at its iPad event today. Apple shipped 15.4M iPads last quarter, more than any PC vendor was able to ship PCs...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

New 1080p Apple TV, Available March 16th for $99

Apple just announced pricing on the new 1080p Apple TV. Pre-orders start today, devices will be available starting March 16th for the same $99 price tag as the previous model

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

New Apple TV UI Demoed

Check out the gallery below for shots of the new UI that accompanies the new 1080p Apple TV. Previously purchased movies are synced to iCloud and are now accessible...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

New Apple TV Now Supports 1080p

Apple just announced a new version of the Apple TV with 1080p decode support. The Apple TV OS gets a UI update and will presumably work with Apple's new...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: iOS 5.1 Available Today, Japanese Siri Included

Apple just announced that the long awaited iOS 5.1 update will be available today. In it, Apple is enabling support for a Japanese version of Siri. More updates from...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Live at Apple's iPad Event

We are live and in the audience at Apple's iPad event today. Check back for updates and analysis of its announcements as they're made.

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple iPad 3 Event Scheduled For March 7th In San Francisco

It's not like we weren't expecting it, but Apple's now made it official. The event is scheduled for March 7th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in...

52 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 2/28/2012

Apple Releases OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" Preview

Using several media outlets, Apple has just announced major details about Mac OS X 10.8, the next version of the company's desktop operatng system. The new release, codenamed "Mountain...

38 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/16/2012

Firmware Updates Bring Lion Internet Recovery to 2010 Macs

Apple has released a range of firmware updates that enable the Lion Internet Recovery OS restore feature across most of its 2010-vintage Macs, enabling easy reinstallation of the operating...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/8/2012

Apple Releases OS X 10.7.3, Safari 5.1.3

Apple today released the OS X 10.7.3 update for the client and server versions of Lion - unlike 10.7.2, which introduced a major feature in iCloud, the 10.7.3 update...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/1/2012

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Brings Back Features from Final Cut Pro 7

Apple has today issued an update for their professional video editing suite, Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). The update carries version number 10.0.3 and re-introduces some crucial elements, such...

12 by Kristian Vättö on 1/31/2012

Apple Updates AirPort Utility, AirPort Base Station Firmware - Adds iCloud Remote Access

Apple just pushed out a slew of updates to its WiFi related products which we've covered and reviewed already, including the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule. The latest update...

7 by Brian Klug on 1/30/2012

Apple Announces Digital Textbook Availability, iBooks Author App

Apple today announced that it would begin offering digital textbooks on the iPad via its iBooks app. The books, which currently focus on high school-level subjects but will later...

39 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/19/2012

Why Thunderbolt Won't Come to the iPhone Anytime Soon

Before CES there was a bunch of silliness floating around about how Apple might bring Thunderbolt to the iPhone based on a creative interpretation of an Apple patent. Some...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Manveer Wasson on 1/14/2012

Sumitomo Electric's Thunderbolt Cable

Since the launch of Thunderbolt the only cable supplier has been Apple. Given that no current Thunderbolt devices come with a Thunderbolt cable (save Apple's own Thunderbolt Display which...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2012

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