Apple Testing iPad Mini 2 Without Retina Display

iOS 7 beta code indicates Apple is testing an iPad mini 2 without a Retina Display, but it's not clear if this is the iPad mini 2 set for a fall release or just a test device.

Apple is reportedly testing an iPad mini 2 with a new Apple A6 processor and no Retina Display with iOS 7, but it remains unclear if this is a new iPad mini Apple plans to release in 2013. Apple’s iPad mini is 9 months old and facing increased competition from the new Nexus 7 which […]

Apple’s Next-Gen A7 Processor May Not Be Made by Samsung


While Apple and Samsung have been known recently as bitter competitors with heavy lawsuits against each other, the two companies do have business relationships where Samsung is a major component supplier to Apple for its products, including memory, processors, and displays. However, as competition heats up in the mobile space where Samsung’s Galaxy Player music […]

Top Samsung Chip Designer Joins Apple


According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Apple has hired Samsung chip designer Jim Mergard. It’s still unclear what Mergard’s duties will be at Apple, but the designer had left AMD to join Samsung to work on ARM-based server processors. A definite role that Mergard would serve at Apple would be to help Apple […]

Developer Spots Unannounced iPad With A6 Processor in App Analytics


A third-party app developer who has been tracking which devices are accessing and using his apps notice an unannounced Apple tablet has been using his app, and curiously that device uses the newly minted A6 processor that debuted alongside the iPhone 5. It’s unclear if this tablet is running the same CPU that’s found inside […]

Will Apple Develop Its Own A-Series CPU For Laptops, Desktops?


In a shift of strategy, Apple head Tim Cook’s interview with Businessweek may suggest that Apple may move away from Intel chips inside its laptops and desktop computers in favor of another solution, perhaps even one developed by Apple like the A series ARM-based CPU found inside the company’s mobile iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices […]

iPad 3 Leaked Photos Shows A5X Processor, Not A6 Model

Apple A5X processor

It looks like Apple may giveth and Apple may taketh, especially when it comes to the hotly anticipated Apple iPad 3 next-generation tablet that’s been speculated for an early March debut. The latest leaks suggest that the iPad 3 will probably debut with iOS 5.1, will come with a higher resolution Retina-like Display for tablets, […]

Apple Screening Graphics-Intensive Games for iPad 3 Launch, TV Ads


Tipsters to The Next Web are reporting that Apple is now looking at graphics-intensive games and apps to showcase as part of its iPad 3 launch, which is speculated to occur in March. The Cupertino, California iOS-maker had historically used apps and games to showcase the experience and hardware prowess of the company’s devices. According to […]

iPad 3 to Feature Dual-Core Processor, Not Quad-Core?

iPad 3

We just told you about the rear shell of an iPad that has been making the rounds today, a case that is purportedly one from the iPad 3/iPad 2 HD/iPad HD/iPad 2S and one that reveals a number of possibilities. Well, The Verge has chimed in with sources of their own who now say that […]

Overheating A5 Chips Force Apple to Delay iPhone 5 Launch?


In a new round of unverified and speculated rumors, Apple is said to be delaying the launch of the iPhone 5 due to overheating problems experienced on the company’s faulty dual-core mobile A5 chipset. Instead, the rumor posits that Apple will launch a minor refresh to the iPhone 4 known as the iPhone 4S in […]

Next-Gen Apple A6 ARM Processor to Use PowerVR Series 6 ‘Rogue’ GPU?

iPhone 5 will Have an A5 processor.

Apple, a major investor in Imagination Technologies, may be a licensee for the company’s next-generation PowerVR Series 6 graphics engine, codenamed Rogue. Though Imagination Technologies have revealed that ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments, and MediaTek are three licensees of the GPU, it also revealed that there are three licensees that ‘are yet to be announced’ for its […]