This afternoon, Apple released their financial results for Q4 2014, which ended September 27, 2014. Strong iPhone sales, as well as a resurgence in Mac sales, boosted the company’s revenue above the $40 billion USD guidance to $42.1 billion. Operating income came in at $11.165 billion, with a net income of $8.467 billion for the quarter. This resulted in an earnings per share of $1.43, which beat analysts’ expectations of $1.31 per share. Gross margin was a respectable 38% for the quarter, compared to 37% in Q4 2013. Apple declared a cash dividend of $0.47 per share which will be paid out to all shareholders of record as of November 10th, on November 13th. Over $20 billion was returned to shareholders in Q4 as part...

OWC Releases Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD

OWC has released their first PCIe SSD, the Mercury Accelsior. OWC has used SandForce controllers throughout its history in the SSD world and the Accelsior is no exception. It...

33 by Kristian Vättö on 4/18/2012

Apple's iPad 2,4 also uses 32nm A5 S5L8942 SoC

Through Chipworks, we recently learned that Apple's revised A5 SoC (S5L8942) is built on a 32nm Samsung HKMG process. While its presence in the Apple TV (3rd generation) which...

28 by Brian Klug on 4/11/2012

Apple TV A5 SoC is 32nm, Harvested dual-core A5

The 3rd generation Apple TV ships with what Apple tells us is a single-core A5 SoC. After delayering the chip to the transistor gate layer in the new Apple...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/11/2012

The 2012 iPad Followup: Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE Comparison

As with all things in life, the job of reviewing a product spans a spectrum of options. At one end of the spectrum you have the quick hands on...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2012

The Apple iPad Review (2012)

It has a display resolution that dwarfs most high-end desktop displays. The panel also puts a real emphasis on quality, not just resolution. For a computing device targeted squarely...

233 by Vivek Gowri & Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/28/2012

Apple TV 3 (2012) Short Review - 1080p and better WiFi

The iPad (3) took front row during the recent launch extravaganza, however Apple also refreshed their Apple TV with a new model sporting a single core A5 SoC and...

35 by Brian Klug on 3/21/2012

Tested: Battery Life on the new iPad

Hot on the heels of our Retina Display analysis we have some more data for you: battery life of the new iPad. The chart above is our revamped web...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/19/2012

The new iPad: Retina Display Analysis

We're hard at work on our review on the new iPad but with a fair bit of display analysis under our belts I thought a quick post might be...

173 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/19/2012

Apple's A5X Floorplan

Apple's A5X SoC Today has been pretty exciting. Not only did we confirm the die size of Apple's A5X SoC (162.94mm^2) but we also found out that it's still built...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/16/2012

Apple A5X Die Size Measured: 162.94mm^2, Samsung 45nm LP Confirmed

Contrary to what we thought yesterday based on visual estimation of the A5X die, Chipworks has (presumably) measured the actual die itself: 162.94mm^2. While the A5 was big, this...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/16/2012

Apple's A5X Die (and Size?) Revealed

iFixit saved us all a whole lot of trouble and performed a teardown of the new iPad announced last week. The internals were mostly what we expected, down to...

45 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/15/2012

The Frequency of Apple A5X in the New iPad Confirmed: Still Running at 1GHz

While Apple's new iPad won't be available until Friday, some users have gotten their hands on the new models and done some preliminary benchmarks. A Vietnamese site, tinhte.vn, posted...

48 by Kristian Vättö on 3/13/2012

Analysis of the new Apple iPad

Yesterday Apple unveiled its third generation iPad, simply called the new iPad, at an event in San Francisco. The form factor remains mostly unchanged with a 9.7-inch display, however...

161 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/9/2012

Apple: 1080p Apple TV uses a Single-Core A5 SoC

Details are scarce, but the new 1080p Apple TV does use a single-core Apple A5 SoC. I'm assuming the video decode engine is identical to what we have in...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Physical Impressions of the New iPad, Retina Display Shots

We just got some time with the new iPad, have a look at the gallery below for some shots of the device including macro shots of the new Retina Display.

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple TV Next and The New iPad Tech Specs Pages Post - Single Core A5 in Apple TV

Finishing off their special iPad and Apple TV announcement, Apple has just set the tech specs pages live for both the iPad and Apple TV, and the only major...

11 by Brian Klug on 3/7/2012

Apple: iPad 2 is Now $399

The iPad 2 is going to stick around - starting today its pricepoint drops down to $399.

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Epic Announces Infinity Blade Dungeons: Diablo-Style Gaming for iPad

Epic is really at the forefront of driving iOS gaming. Today it announced Infinity Blade: Dungeons, an Unreal Engine based title for the iPad. The gameplay is very Diablo...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

The New iPad vs. ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity in Specs

ASUS actually beat Apple to the punch in announcing a greater than 1080p ARM based tablet, but today we have most of the specs on Apple's new iPad. How...

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: Introducing iPhoto for the iPad/iPhone

Apple announced updates to its iWork and iLife suites for the new iPad, supporting the new Retina Display. It also announced the introduction of iPhoto for iOS. Although there's...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

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