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Project Azalea, Apple’s Top Secret $10 Billion Chip Fab, Might Be Built In Oregon

Project Azalea, Apple’s Top Secret $10 Billion Chip Fab, Might Be Built In Oregon

Just a week ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began slyly hinting that Apple would be building a 3.2 million square foot computer chip factory somewhere in his state. This project is known as Project Azalea.

But not so fast. Now a new report has popped up saying that New York isn’t the destination of Apple’s massive new fab plant, but Oregon is instead.

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Your Next MacBook Could Be Even Thinner As Intel Works To Cut Processor Power Consumption

Your Next MacBook Could Be Even Thinner As Intel Works To Cut Processor Power Consumption

Apple’s future notebooks could be even thinner as Intel works to “significantly” reduce the power consumption of its future Ivy Bridge processors. The company’s existing chips — like those installed in today’s MacBook Air — are rated at 17 watts, but sources say the new version will be well below this.

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Your iPad 6 Might Be Powered By Intel [Rumor]

Your iPad 6 Might Be Powered By Intel [Rumor]

Over the last year Apple has been trying to cure itself of its dependency on Samsung, but that’s been pretty hard to do. Samsung makes Apple’s RAM, some displays, and is the sole supplier of processors for Apple’s mobile devices.

There has been speculation about where Apple might go to supplement or replace Samsung, and one of the top contenders Apple might turn to is Intel. According to a new rumor Apple is already in talks with Intel about using them to replace Samsung.

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Apple Looking To Drop Intel On Mac For ARM-Based Processors From iOS [Report]

Apple Looking To Drop Intel On Mac For ARM-Based Processors From iOS [Report]

Back in 2005, Steve Jobs announced that Apple had dropped PowerPC for Intel. Fast forward to 2012, and Intel may be on the way out.

For years, the rumor mill has been saying that Apple is looking to ditch Intel’s processors in the Mac lineup. Since the rise of iOS, Apple’s own “A” series chips have powered products like the iPhone and the iPad. Apple is a company known for wanting complete control over every facet of product design, including the innards of its iPhones and Macs.

Apple has partnered with Intel on the Mac for the past seven years, but internal changes within the Cupertino company could see the Mac move to ARM-based processors in the near future.

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Apple’s Chip Roadmap: Quad-Core A6X In 2013, 64-Bit A7 In Time For 2014?

Apple’s Chip Roadmap: Quad-Core A6X In 2013, 64-Bit A7 In Time For 2014?

When the new iPhone 5 is officially released on Friday, it will be powered by Apple’s custom-designed A6 chip, a 1.2GHz, dual-core chip that is the first Cortex-A15 class CPU to market.

How did Apple get to this point? Just four years ago, they made their first step into custom chip design: now they are releasing cutting edge chips that are months ahead of the competition.

Over the weekend, Linley Gwennap, who heads the Linley Group chip consultacy, posted up a brief history of Apple’s chip development. It’s not just illuminating because of how we got here — from Apple buying up P.A. Semi in 2008 to signing secret deals with ARM — but in that it predicts when and what the next-gen A7 chip will look like.

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Windows 8 Due In October But With Limited Low-Cost iPad-Competing Tablets

Windows 8 Due In October But With Limited Low-Cost iPad-Competing Tablets

Windows 8 versus iPad with iOS 5

According to a new report, Microsoft will launch Windows 8 this October. That tracks with the company’s announced plan to launch the latest version of Windows before the end of the. The launch will include traditional PCs like desktops and notebook as well as tablets. How successful Microsoft and its partners will be in taking business and consumer tablet marketshare away from the iPad remains an open question, however.

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Why Intel’s New Smartphone Chip Could One Day Give Us Dual-Booting iPads [MWC 2012]

Why Intel’s New Smartphone Chip Could One Day Give Us Dual-Booting iPads [MWC 2012]Why Intel’s New Smartphone Chip Could One Day Give Us Dual-Booting iPads [MWC 2012]

BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2012 — Although Cupertino currently uses their own custom-baked ARM chips inside the iPhone and iPad, Intel’s gunning for their business. Caught with their pants down in the mobile market, Intel thinks they have finally gotten their silicon caught up to ARM when it comes to power management.

Their new mobile platform is called Medfield, and while it’s only for Android now, you should take Intel’s entry into the mobile market seriously: this could very well be the first-generation of the chip that won’t just power future iPhones and iPads, but run OS X on them as well. We got a hands-on.

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Apple Working On Revamped A5 Chip And Totally New A6 Chip At The Same Time [Rumor]

Apple Working On Revamped A5 Chip And Totally New A6 Chip At The Same Time [Rumor]

With the announcement of the iPad 3 lurking in the shadows, the web has been buzzing with rumors and leaked parts as everyone tries to solve the puzzle of what the next iPad 3 will look like, and what new hardware it might have. Some have claimed the iPad 3 will sport a new quad-core A6 processor, while others claim it will merely get an improved A5 dual-core chip. It appears the confusion over which processor will actually be included in the iPad 3 stems from the fact that Apple is working on BOTH processors at the same time.

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Tim Cook: Future Macs, iPhones And iPads Could All Have The Same Chips Inside [OS X Mountain Lion]

Tim Cook: Future Macs, iPhones And iPads Could All Have The Same Chips Inside [OS X Mountain Lion]

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Tim Cook has shared his thoughts on what Mountain Lion means for the future of the Mac, and has hinted Apple may be considering a grand unification of iOS and OS X somewhere down the line.

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Apple Doesn’t Need To Worry About Windows 8 On ARM, But Android Does

Apple Doesn’t Need To Worry About Windows 8 On ARM, But Android Does

Microsoft released a number of important details about its plans for Windows 8 on Arm (WOA) tablets. WOA tablets will focus on having a long battery life as well as being light, thin, and inxpensive. They will feature some traditional Windows elements but have a focus on the Metro interface pioneered on Windows Phone and included as the default on all Windows 8 machines. They can be thought of as Microsoft’s response to the iPad, which will certainly be their biggest competition.

Not surprisingly, many of the first pieces discussing the announcements to hit the media have struck on the “Apple should be worried” theme and have used the fact that WOA tablets will include the major Microsoft Office apps to backup that assumption.

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