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A bigger iPod touch: Engineered for even more funness?

A bigger iPod touch: Engineered for even more funness?

In late June Apple rejiggered the iPod touch line, making a consistent feature set across the line, dropping the price and lowering the cost of additional storage capacity. It's probably enough to provoke some short-term sales increases of the iPod touch, but I'm more interested in what comes...
Metal in iOS 8: Explained

Metal in iOS 8: Explained

You know it's serious because Apple's Craig Federighi flipped a goat on stage at WWDC when he announced it. Metal. If the name sounds hardcore, it's because it's a hardcore improvement to the way games will be able to perform on iOS 8. Metal represents a much more no-nonsense approach to getting...
iPhone and iPad as amazing instances of applied cryptography

iPhone and iPad as amazing instances of applied cryptography

Following the publication of Apple's absolutely stellar iOS Security white paper in February, Steve Gibson of the TWiT network's Security Now! show spent three episodes going through it, providing extra explanation and context. Gibson was incredibly impressed by the iOS Security white paper, and...
Where could Apple go with the iPhone 6 and Apple A8 chipset?

Where could Apple go with the iPhone 6 and Apple A8 chipset?

Last year Apple launched their second generation custom CPU as part of the Apple A7 system-on-a-chip found in the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini Retina. Codenamed "Cyclone" it used the ARMv8 instruction set and was an industry first 64-bit. Thanks to some sleuthing and some new commit logs,...
Debug 28: Mike Ash on VoodooPad

Debug 28: Mike Ash on VoodooPad

Mike Ash of Plausible Labs joins Guy and Rene to talk about working at Rogue Amoeba, taking on VoodooPad, and speaking truth to bloggers. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download directly Follow on Twitter Show notes Rogue Amoeba Plausible Labs...
Vector 19: Brian Klug on the new Nexus

Vector 19: Brian Klug on the new Nexus

Brian Klug of AnandTech returns to wrap up the Apple A7 talk and then dive into the new Google Nexus 5 and what the future holds for mobile chipsets, displays, cameras, and more. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download Directly Follow on Twitter Show notes...
Apple A7: Way more power than a phone needs to have

Apple A7: Way more power than a phone needs to have

When Brian Klug joined me on the Vector podcast last week, I asked him if including the Apple A7 chipset in both the iPhone 5s and the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini meant the phone was way overpowered, or the tablets were way underpowered. He answered in the best way possible - that the phone was...
Vector 17: Brian Klug on desktop-class mobile chipsets

Vector 17: Brian Klug on desktop-class mobile chipsets

Brian Klug of AnandTech talks to Rene about Apple's iPad & Mac event, the beefiness of the A7 Cyclone CPU, Google's Nexus tablets, and desktop power in tiny packages. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download Directly Follow on Twitter Show notes Apple A7...
A7 in the iPad: more power, more savings

A7 in the iPad: more power, more savings

Going in to yesterday’s Apple Mac and iPad event, the expectation was that we would get new iPads. The good money was also that these new iPads would get new processors. The previous two generations of iPads had followed the introduction of new iPhones and had incorporated an upgraded version of...
iPhone 5s internals and Apple A7 gallery

iPhone 5s internals and Apple A7 gallery

The ultimate iPhone 5s internal photo gallery from displays to components to chipsets! If you're curious about the internal workings of the iPhone 5s, we've got the ultimate photo gallery for you from cracking open the iPhone 5s all the way down to what's underneath the logic board shields,...

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