The Inside Story of Apple's M1 Chip

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Apple M1 SoC

Apple senior engineers and executives told The Independent how Apple’s M1 chip came to be.

Apple's Vision and Values Paying Off

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Apple Event Videos Are Breathtaking Game Changers

Apple’s vision and values are paying off in many ways. This week, John looks at how that’s happening.

All the New Apple Event and Product Release Dates

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Apple event and product release dates

Lots of things we were hoping for from Apple didn’t get announced on September 15 and October 13. Now there’s been a bunch of predictions gushing forth.

Why Third-Party Apple Watch Faces Are Forbidden

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3rd party Watch Faces are forbidden

Only Apple can create and deliver Apple Watch faces. A former Apple engineer explains why third-party Apple Watch faces are forbidden.

iPhone 12 Surprise: Not All 5G Created Equal

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5G wireless and iPhone 12

As we may have already guessed, 5G wireless means whatever the carriers want it to mean. Clarification is in order.

Apple's MacBook Air Future May Be In Question

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Apple's MacBook Air Future

Regarding Apple’s MacBook Air future, there is a case to be made that it will soon no longer fit in Apple’s lineup.

Apple Just Made Selecting an iPad Really Hard

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iPad Air 4

Apple seems to enjoy doing this to us. That is, making the process of selecting an iPad really hard. A lower level product leapfrogs a pro product in some technical respects. Deciding which to buy then involves a very careful analysis and comparison of the specs. And user needs.

How to Max Out a Mac mini

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Image of Mac mini 2020

Apple’s Mac mini invokes strong reactions from most users. It sits in a twilight zone of performance and price. But, properly configured, it can make for a formidable Mac.

Sleuthed: Apple Silicon Release Dates

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Apple Silicon and Tim Cook.

Apple Insider looks at the history of the PowerPC to Intel transition, what Tim Cook has said to date, practical constraints, and product timing logic to lay out a thoughtful roadmap for Apple Silicon release dates.

The Inside Scoop on Developers vs. Apple

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Developers have been paid more than $70 billion since Apple's App Store launched in 2008

Apple developers have complained for years about various App Store practices and policies. Now, a major work of technical journalism exposes the inconsistencies that allow Apple to justify getting its way.

Apple's Next iPhone Vision: Up Periscope

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Apple's Next iPhone Vision

This week, P.D. opens with an exciting change to the iPhone telephoto camera—a periscope lens system. It’s Apple’s next iPhone vision.

The Real Story Behind Apple TV+ 'Greyhound'

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Tom Hanks Greyhound Apple TV+

Greyhound is an exciting movie on Apple TV+, designed to make a splash. But, as with any historical presentation of war, there’s a lot more behind the scenes to know about.

A New iMac Seems Imminent

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We’ve been expecting a new iMac with an Intel 10th generation CPU, Comet Lake. It wasn’t announced at WWDC, but reports suggest this new iMac seems imminent.