Apple’s lead in performance and power consumption with its A line of ARM-based processors has become a significant advantage for the company’s mobile devices. With the announcement that it would move Macs to Apple silicon, the company is poised to bring that advantage to the personal computer market, too.
An iPhone 12 sales surprise, prospects for next year’s model and Apple Silicon Mac glimpses lead this week’s Particle Debris.
Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ event is the latest to have an AR Easter egg hidden amongst the announcement online.
John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s (likely) Apple Silicon Mac announcement and whether to buy one.
Apple will host another event on November 10, 2020, called ‘One More Thing’, with Apple Silicon devices expected to be unveiled.
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.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the MacBook Air and where it fits in the new world of Apple Silicon.
We continue to wait for the first Apple Silicon MacBook to be unveiled. We just might see it at the “Time Flies” event on September 15.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Apple Silicon Mac mini, and streaming subscription overlap.
John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the transition to Apple Silicon and what we might learn from Apple history.
If you’re anxiously awaiting the first Apple Silicon MacBook, your wait might only be until the end of the year.
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.
Dr. Brad Marston is a professor of physics at Brown University and Associate Director of the Brown Theoretical Physics Center. A graduate of Caltech, he received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and did postdoctoral work at Cornell University. Brad is an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and is also an Apple developer.
Brad and I chatted about his computational and theoretical physics career. At Caltech, he attended physics classes taught by two of his heroes, the legendary physicists Dr. Richard Feynman and Dr. Kip Thorne. There, he developed his interest in quantum physics and computational models. Later, when he left Sun workstations behind, he adopted the UNIX-based Mac and Xcode as his tools of choice. That’s what he used to build his visual climate model, GCM, already compiled for Apple Silicon. Tune in and geek out with me and this amazing physicist and Mac guru.
John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Music on Android, and the trackpad possibilities of Apple Silicon.
Apple may have exciting plans for the trackpad on ARM-based MacBook Pros.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss rumors of Apple Silicon pricing, and The Oprah Conversation’s debut.
The first official Mac with an ARM CPU could be a re-branded MacBook, and one leak suggests these new MacBooks with Apple Silicon could be substantially cheaper than their predecessors.
This week, Particle Debris opens with an in-depth look at ARM technology as well as a former Apple exec’s view of how the Apple Silicon move will change the entire computer industry.
Rob Griffiths worked for Apple (1990-95), founded macosxhints.com in 2000, went on to write for Macworld Magazine, has done some podcasting, and is currently a partner at Many Tricks Software, makers of great Mac utilities such as Moom, Witch and Name Mangler.
Rob recalled his early years with the T.I. Silent 700, Commodore PET, and Apple II. At Colorado State University, Rob realized programming was not for him and followed a business track. Later, after graduate school, he landed a job with Apple. We chatted about his career, moving on to great years at Macworld Magazine, and then his current partnership at Many Tricks Software. We then delved into WWDC 2020, challenges as an Apple developer, the transition of Macs to Apple Silicon, and the evolution of macOS as a partial touch-screen OS. Good stuff here!
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.