The iWatch may have started as just another smartwatch, but the most consistent rumors regarding Apple’s oft-rumored wearable device have turned it into a device far more focused on health and fitness than just an average watch. So, what’s next after wearables around your wrist? How about in your ears?
There have long been rumors about a 12-inch Retina MacBook Air, and Intel today said that the 14nm Broadwell chip, a key component of the rumored device, would ship in time for the holiday season.
Intel releases new Core i5, i7 Haswell processors, could be used for upcoming Retina MacBook Pro models
It may not be the jump that we saw from third- to fourth-generation Intel-branded processors, but the company has officially released an update to not only the Core i5, but also the Core i7 chipsets, and they could see release soon enough.
Intel has previously said that its next-generation lineup of 14-nanometer Broadwell chips, expected to be used in future models of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Retina display and iMac, would be ready by the holiday season. According to a new Chinese report out this morning, however, the processors could be pushed back until early-to-mid 2015 because of multiple delays.
A leaked roadmap from a couple of months ago revealed Intel’s plans to bring the much awaited Broadwell chips to the market by early 2015, rather than Q3 2014 as originally expected. But Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich has now promised that the chipset will be launched in the market by the holiday season.
Ever since Apple and Samsung have been at war in the court rooms around the world, it has been speculated that Apple will eventually move production of critical components such as the processor, DRAM etc. away from the Korean company.
Reuters reports that Apple has been in talks with Intel to manufacture Apple’s A series chips. Yup, you heard me right, kind of unbelievable, but one of the key factors that may be driving Apple in Intel’s direction would be to further reduce its dependence on Samsung, which currently manufactures its A series chips that powers the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV.