Intel Stories August 28

After much speculation and teasing, Intel today officially announced its new eighth-generation U-series and Y-series processors. The former was originally code-named Whiskey Lake, while the latter was referred to as Amber Lake. Both are optimized for use is “thin, light” laptops, according to the chipmaker.

Across the board, Intel touts that its new processors focus on providing “ultimately mobile performance and long battery life” for thine and light laptops, as well as 2-in-1s.

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Intel Stories August 16

It’s long been rumored that Apple is working on Macs powered by custom-designed ARM CPUs, moving away from Intel ones. Here at 9to5Mac we’ve long argued that it’s a question of when and not if, with one report even suggesting that Apple could make the switch as early as 2020.

That idea gets a big boost today as ARM claims that its upcoming CPUs will out-perform Intel ones …

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Intel Stories July 27

Earlier this month, Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro line with faster performance, but the company was forced to stick with 14-nanometer Coffee Lake processors due to delays from Intel. During its Q2 earnings call this week, however, Intel finally offered more details on when its 10-nanometer Cannon Lake CPUs will be available…

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Intel Stories July 5

A new report claims Apple has notified Intel that it will not use the chipmaker’s radio chips in its 2020 iPhones. It goes on to say that as Apple was the primary customer for the combined 5G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip, Intel has now halted development of the product and disbanded the team working on it …

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Intel Stories June 15

Intel is now making its next-generation modems, the XMM 7560, which will be used in the 2018 iPhone lineup. The modem represents a milestone for Intel in a couple of ways; it is the first chip to be manufactured solely in-house and it is Intel’s first chip to support CDMA and GSM. In previous years, Intel outsourced manufacturing to TSMC and all CDMA iPhones (e.g. Verizon and Sprint models) had to use Qualcomm chips as the Intel modem could not support CDMA.

Apple’s original plan for the 2018 iPhones, via Nikkei, was for Intel to have exclusivity on modem orders for the first time — amidst its legal disputes with Qualcomm. However, this is apparently not going to happen this year because Intel has faced some as-yet-unresolved quality issues as it ramps production.

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Intel Stories June 5

Tight integration of power management chip and display cuts battery usage in half

An announcement by Intel is likely to raise hopes about what Apple might achieve by switching to its own power management chips in future devices …

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