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The custom chip that ends up in the next round of iPhone models could be one of the fastest-clocked ARM-based processors to date. That's according to a new report, which points to a leaked benchmark entry for what is presumed to be an Apple A14 system-on-chip (SoC) clocked at 3.1GHz. If true, it will be the quite the peppy processor. For reference, Apple's hexa-core A13 Bionic processor is built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process and runs at up to 2.65GHz. It is found in the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro. Sitting below that is the A12X, an octa-core processor found in some of Apple's iPad models, with a max CPU clockspeed of 2.49GHz. If the information about the A14 is accurate,... Read more...
The Arm-powered Mac – it’s an elusive hardware beast that has been rumored for around 4 years or so, with new reports resurfacing roughly every six months. It seems inevitable that Apple will ditch Intel as a processor supplier as it strives to bring more hardware design in-house, but it’s always been a question of “When?” Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo is now the latest to throw his hat in the ring with a prediction on initial availability for an Arm-powered Mac. According to Kuo, the first breakthrough device will land during the second half of 2021, which is more than a year away.  The motivation for Apple moving away from Intel processors is obvious... Read more...