Apple

After many months of rumors and speculation, Apple confirmed this morning during their annual WWDC keynote that the company intends to transition away from using x86 processors at the heart of their Mac family of computers. Replacing the venerable ISA – and the exclusively-Intel chips that Apple has been using – will be Apple’s own Arm-based custom silicon, with the company taking their extensive experience in producing SoCs for iOS devices, and applying that to making SoCs for Macs. With the first consumer devices slated to ship by the end of this year, Apple expects to complete the transition in about two years. The last (and certainly most anticipated) segment of the keynote, Apple’s announcement that they are moving to using their own SoCs for...

The 2011 MacBook Air (11 & 13-inch): Thoroughly Reviewed

I've always liked ultraportables. Back when I was in college I kept buying increasingly more portable notebooks until I eventually ended up with something horribly unusable for actual work...

115 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/28/2011

Apple Updates Cinema Display, It's a Thunderbolt Display Now

Along with today’s MacBook Air and Mac mini updates, Apple has also updated their 27” Cinema Display. The display now goes by a new name: the Apple Thunderbolt Display...

94 by Kristian Vättö on 7/20/2011

The 2011 MacBook Air: Specs and Details

2011 has seen Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors and chipsets creeping slowly into every machine in Apple's lineup - we saw it in the MacBook Pros in February (see...

81 by Andrew Cunningham on 7/20/2011

Back to the Mac: OS X 10.7 Lion Review

Apple hasn't exactly paid a ton of attention to Mac OS X since the iPhone came out. There, I said it. This was obvious even in the lead-up to Leopard...

112 by Andrew Cunningham, Kristian Vättö & Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/20/2011

Promise Pegasus R6 & Mac Thunderbolt Review

One by one the barriers to mobile computing have been falling. In the early days you could move to a notebook but you'd give up a lot of CPU...

94 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/8/2011

Apple Thunderbolt Cable & Promise Pegasus RAID System Available Now

This morning Apple finally announced availability of its first Thunderbolt cable alongside Promise's Pegasus external RAID solution. We've previewed the Pegasus in the past but today we received a...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/28/2011

WWDC 2011: iCloud

We've already talked about Lion and iOS 5, Apple's other WWDC topics, and both look like worthwhile extensions of existing products, but Apple squeezed its most interesting announcement in...

46 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

WWDC 2011: iOS 5

After giving us a look at OS X 10.7 Lion in its WWDC keynote today, Apple turned to what is seen as the more important of its OS platforms...

24 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

WWDC 2011: OS X 10.7 Lion

Apple kicked of its Worldwide Developers conference this year with a keynote meant to showcase three of its biggest software undertakings at the moment: Mac OS X, iOS, and...

50 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

Computex 2011: Some Time with Promise's Thunderbolt Devices

Yesterday Intel told us that Ivy Bridge would feature both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt on its Ivy Bridge platform (USB 3.0 will be integrated into the chipset, Thunderbolt...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

The 27-inch Apple iMac Review (2011)

A couple of weeks ago, a big box showed up at my doorstep. Inside? The new 2011 high-end 27-inch iMac. More or less it's the 2011 MacBook Pro mated...

140 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/27/2011

Apple's iMac: The First Z68 for Sale?

Yesterday Apple introduced its first Sandy Bridge based iMacs. Thanks to @siromega I was pointed at iFixit's teardown of the new 21.5-inch iMac, which pointed out that the new...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2011

The New 2011 iMacs: Specs and Details

Well, it’s happened again – Apple’s online store went down briefly this morning, meaning that the secretive company was stocking its virtual shelves with new product. As expected, when...

106 by Andrew Cunningham on 5/3/2011

Sparrow: An OS X IMAP Client for Gmail Users

If you’re a Mac power user, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Sparrow, a new IMAP client for OS X that has garnered quite a bit of...

22 by Andrew Cunningham on 4/7/2011

Tablets: How Would You Solve the Input Problem?

In our iPad 2 review I mentioned that despite really liking the device, I never really could integrate the original iPad into my daily life in a meaningful way...

247 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/29/2011

The Apple iPad 2 Review

I don't exactly remember when I stopped using the iPad, but it wasn't without me trying to use it. We reviewed the WiFi version on AnandTech last year but...

201 by Brian Klug, Anand Lal Shimpi & Vivek Gowri on 3/19/2011

Apple iPad 2 GPU Performance Explored: PowerVR SGX543MP2 Benchmarked

Earlier this morning we published our first impressions on Apple's iPad 2, including analysis on camera quality and a dive into the architecture behind Apple's A5 SoC. Our SoC...

219 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/12/2011

Apple iPad 2 Preview

The second generation iPad went on sale earlier today, to much fanfare and long, long lines. We're hard at work on our full review of Apple's second generation tablet...

86 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 3/12/2011

The MacBook Pro Review (13 & 15-inch): 2011 Brings Sandy Bridge

Last year at the iPad introduction Steve Jobs announced that Apple is a mobile device company. Just last week Steve returned to introduce the iPad 2 and point out...

198 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 3/10/2011

MacBook Pro 2011 Refresh: Specs and Details

As expected, Apple today unveiled a range of speed and functionality improvements for its MacBook Pro lineup. The update was unusually quiet for Apple. There was no scheduled press...

130 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/24/2011

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