Apple

Though primarily a software-focused event, Apple’s WWDC keynotes are often stage for an interesting hardware announcement or two as well, and this year Apple did not disappoint. At the company’s biggest Mac-related keynote of the year, Apple unveiled the M2, their second-generation Apple Silicon SoC for the Mac (and iPad) platform. Touting modest performance gains over the original M1 SoC of around 18% for multithreaded CPU workloads and 35% in peak GPU workloads, the M2 is Apple’s first chance to iterate on their Mac SoC to incorporate updated technologies, as well as to refresh their lower-tier laptops in the face of recent updates from their competitors. With the king of the M1 SoCs, M1 Ultra, not even 3 months behind them, Apple hasn’t wasted any...

The Apple WWDC 2022 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

As we round the corner after Computex and transition into June, it's time once more for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. As always, Apple kicks off WWDC with...

35 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 6/6/2022

Apple Announces M1 Ultra: Combining Two M1 Maxes For Workstation Performance

As part of Apple’s spring “Peek Performance” product event this morning, Apple unveiled the fourth and final member of the M1 family of Apple Silicon SoCs, the M1 Ultra...

219 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2022

The Apple "Peek Performance" Event Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/18:00 UTC)

Join us a bit later today for Apple's spring product launch event, which for this year is being called "Peek Performance". The presentation kicks off at 10am Pacific (18:00 UTC...

79 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2022

CPU Year In Review 2021: Efficient Cores Are The New Bling

As far as most years ago, 2021 has been an up and down year when it comes to the desktop CPU market. At the beginning of the year, the...

89 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/30/2021

Best Laptops: Holiday 2021

With 2021 coming to a close, it is time again to look back at the laptop market. Despite bumps from the COVID pandemic, the laptop ecosystem continues to flourish...

26 by Brett Howse on 12/1/2021

Apple's M1 Pro, M1 Max SoCs Investigated: New Performance and Efficiency Heights

Last week, Apple had unveiled their new generation MacBook Pro laptop series, a new range of flagship devices that bring with them significant updates to the company’s professional and...

492 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/25/2021

Apple Announces M1 Pro & M1 Max: Giant New Arm SoCs with All-Out Performance

Today’s Apple Mac keynote has been very eventful, with the company announcing a new line-up of MacBook Pro devices, powered by two different new SoCs in Apple’s Silicon line-up...

373 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/18/2021

The Apple 2021 Fall Mac Event Live Blog 10am PT (17:00 UTC)

Following last month’s announcement event of Apple’s newest iPhone and iPad line-ups, today we’re seeing Apple hold its second fall event, where we expect the company to talk about...

126 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/18/2021

Apple's iPhone 13 Series Screen Power, Battery Life Report - Long Lasting Devices

Following our last week’s preview into the new iPhone 13 series’ A15 chip, which impressed us tremendously due to its efficiency gains, we promised next to have a closer...

84 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/11/2021

The Apple A15 SoC Performance Review: Faster & More Efficient

In preparation for our full iPhone device review, we’re having a dedicated look at the new A15 SoC from Apple – following quite vague performance claims, how does the...

204 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/4/2021

Apple Announces iPhone 13 Series: A15, New Cameras, New Screens

Today Apple held its fall 2021 iPhone launch event, and we’ve gotten 4 new iPhones from the new iPhone 13 series: the iPhone 13 mini, the iPhone 13, iPhone...

145 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/14/2021

The Apple 2021 Fall iPhone Event Live Blog 10am PT (17:00 UTC)

It's that time of the year again - Apple's fall iPhone event, where we expect the Cupertino company to unveil its newest generation family of iPhones - likely the...

40 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/14/2021

Mobile Flagship Phone Cameras 2021 H1 Review: Megapixels & Telephotos

It’s been well over a year now since our last extensive camera round-up article, and it’s also been a few months now since the release of most of 2021’s...

60 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/21/2021

Apple Announces iOS 15 and iPadOS 15: The Highlights

Today at Apple’s 2021 WWDC event, the company unveiled the new iOS 15, iPadOS 15 operating systems. This year, Apple presented a large number of new features and improvements...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/7/2021

The Apple WWDC 2021 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

As things slowly get back to normal, Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference is taking virtual place this week in its traditional early-June slot. As always, Apple kicks off...

34 by Ryan Smith on 6/7/2021

Qualcomm Completes Acquisition of NUVIA: Immediate focus on Laptops (Updated)

Today Qualcomm is announcing that the company has completed the acquisition of NUVIA, a start-up company consisting of industry veterans who were behind the creation of Apple’s high-performance CPU...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/16/2021

Qualcomm to Acquire NUVIA: A CPU Magnitude Shift

Today Qualcomm has announced they will be acquiring NUVIA for $1.4bn – acquiring the start-up company consisting of industry veterans which originally were behind the creation of Apple’s high-performance...

79 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/13/2021

AnandTech Year In Review 2020: Flagship Mobile

We’re a few days away from completing the 2020 calendar year, and it’s been a quite a hectic year for everybody. In times of troubles, the smartphone industry had...

57 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/28/2020

The iPhone 12 & 12 Pro Review: New Design and Diminishing Returns

The new iPhone 12’s have been out for a while now, and while we’ve had our hands on them for a few weeks, Apple’s news bombardment of the new...

105 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/30/2020

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