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Intel: Apple threatened to dump us over our greedy chips

Intel: Apple threatened to dump us over our greedy chips

Intel has admitted that Apple threatened to pull its chip business from the company if it did not dramatically reduce the power consumption of processors, providing "a real wake-up call" to the firm. Ultrabook director Greg Welch told the WSJ that Apple execs warned Intel that, if it couldn't "drastically slash" the amount of power each processor demanded, it would be likely to lose further orders for future MacBook models.

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iOS 5 Beta 4 Released As Apple’s First OTA Update

iOS 5 Beta 4 Released As Apple’s First OTA Update

Apple has just released a fourth beta for its upcoming iOS 5 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This beta is the very first from Apple to be available over-the-air (OTA). However, there are already reports that attempts to wirelessy upgrade aren't working. Thankfully, developers can still manually download and install this latest update via Apple's dev channel.

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3D Apple A6 CPU tipped amid iPhone 5 overheat reports

3D Apple A6 CPU tipped amid iPhone 5 overheat reports

Apple's A6 processor could beat Intel to the market for 3D IC chip construction, using the complex layering system so as to avoid overheating issues of the sort supposedly threatening to delay the next-gen iPhone and the current Apple A5 processor. According to EETimes, a Taiwanese report claims TSMC will be producing 3D 28nm chips by the end of the year which, SemiWiki says, can see performance boosted by around 30-percent while power consumption drops by around 50-percent. That will also add up to reduced heat output.

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Apple A6 chip in test production as TSMC eyes Samsung’s job

Apple A6 chip in test production as TSMC eyes Samsung’s job

Apple has reportedly green-lighted a production trial of Apple A6 next-gen processors by TSMC, amid ongoing rumors that the Cupertino company intends to dump Samsung as a component supplier as son as it can. According to Reuters' source, whether TSMC scoops the valuable contract will be down to what chip yield it can manage: if the proportion of defect-free A6 processors produced meets with Apple's liking, the company is expected to grant a formal contract.

Apple to dump Samsung for TSMC in A6 chip production snub?

Apple to dump Samsung for TSMC in A6 chip production snub?

Apple and Samsung's ongoing legal rumpus could see the Korean company lose the manufacturing contract for the next-gen Apple A6 processor, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) the likely benefactor of the supply chain shakeup. According to both a Taipei Merill Lynch analyst and an Ars Technica source, Apple and TSMC are currently in talks with the entire A6 production deal on the table.

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Apple and Samsung execs in secret talks over copy claims

Apple and Samsung execs in secret talks over copy claims

The escalating legal spat between Apple and Samsung has long prompted astonishment among industry watchers, given the two companies are so inter-dependent on each others' business. Now, its been confirmed that - while Apple's lawyers decry Samsung as an arch "copyist" and Samsung argues that the design language it's accused of mimicking may only be as long-lived as a single generation or two of Apple hardware - high level executives from the firms are simultaneously holding secret talks.

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Apple Switching AirPort Branding To Wi-Fi?

Apple Switching AirPort Branding To Wi-Fi?

Apple likes to differentiate itself from competitors, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. Besides a stubborn unwillingness to adopt Flash and HDMI ports, the company also insists on calling its wireless connectivity by the name of AirPort, which can be confusing since it is more commonly known as Wi-Fi. But now, it looks like with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple may be caving into what's popular by dropping the AirPort name.

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Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Series Phones And Tablets

Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Series Phones And Tablets

There may be a huge epic legal battle brewing between electronics giants Apple and Samsung. Apple has just filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics claiming the Korean company is copying the "look and feel" of their iPhone and iPad. The suit targets the Galaxy series including the Galaxy S smartphone line of Nexus S, Galaxy S 4G, and Epic 4G along with the Galaxy Tabs.

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Apple offers up new OS X Lion build for devs

Apple offers up new OS X Lion build for devs

If you are an Apple fan, you have undoubtedly heard at this point that the focus of WWDC this year will supposedly not be hardware but the OS X Lion operating system for Macs and iOS for the iPhone and iPad. Apparently, the first version of Lion that was offered up for devs to check out had a lot of bugs in it. Apple is also said to consider this new build to be a GM1 revision.

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