We’ve seen Apple add something to the iPhone one year, then improve on that for the next generation iPhone. The same applies to the iPod Touch. New hardware introduced on the iPhone usually makes it onto the iPod Touch a year or two after the iPhone, when the iPhone’s is
Rumors are piling up for what the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote event will entail this Monday. The first is a double-hitter from AppleInsider regarding Mac OS X Lion and iCloud. Rumor has it that the purchase of Mac OS X Lion will include access to a certain tier of iCloud,
About a week ago, I came across someone purportedly claiming to have a picture of an iPhone 5 prototype. Admittedly, the first time I saw the person’s thread and read through it, there were too many oddities surrounding the image, but to be fair it may be in a case a
Apple CEO Steve Jobs surprisingly took the stage on Wednesday to announce the successor to the iPad, one of the fast-selling products ever, iPad 2. Featuring more changes than expected and hugely ahead of the tablet competition, Apple declared 2011 as “the year of the iPad 2.” Will this also
During the months preceding the launch of the iPhone 3GS, a tip was received from a trusted source about an iPhone prototype that Apple was hard at work developing and testing. At the time, it seemed like it was not worth publishing details since there was little to verify whether
This is not a rumor or anything super huge but simply some speculation on my part. Just today I was thinking about something that puzzled me. So I’ll say it straight up right after I give some background information that can back up what I’m about to say. The Verizon
Processor manufacturer ARM announced its new dual core Cortex-A9 processors capable of breaking the 2GHz barrier and perhaps casting light on future Apple products. Per AppleInsider, the Cortex-A9 MPCore "hard macro implementations" will enable chip makers to create even higher-performance devices from the low-power chips in "high density and thermally constrained environments" that the processors are usually found in, like the iPhone and iPod touch. In addition, the new design consumes less than 250mW per CPU while at peak performance.
Samsung introduced a new mobile processor core similar to the one in the iPhone 3GS. Nicknamed 'Hummingbird', the chip runs at 1GHz, compared to the 600Mhz chip in the iPhone. Theoretically, such a chip could potentially be used in future iPhone models with only minor changes.
ARM released a financial report recently in which they announced that they have signed a deal with an "un-named OEM" (original equipment manufacturer) for an architectural licensing deal. This particular kind of license gives the OEM the authority to develop thier own implementations of ARM cores and add custom extentions. They have not stated who the OEM is, but EETimes' Peter Clarke suspects that it's Apple.