Apple to Develop Future Mac Chips in Israel

Apple is opening a new development site in Jerusalem, Israel, to develop new Apple silicon chips for future Macs. Elad Wertheimer, responsible for Apple silicon talent sourcing, made the announcement in a post on LinkedIn (via the Times of Israel). The Apple development facility will participate in several Israel-led flagship projects, with “future processors for […]

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Apple Silicon Supply Chain Faces Further Price Hikes

Apple is likely to face further increased chip prices as supplier TSMC contends with additional increased costs, Bloomberg reports. Japanese chemicals firm Showa Denko K.K. supplies vital chip fabrication materials to TSMC and is now being forced to drastically increase prices on the back of the global chip shortage. Other component makers and material suppliers […]

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M1 vs. M2 Chip Buyer’s Guide: How Much Better Really Is M2?

This month, Apple introduced the M2 chip – the second-generation custom silicon chip for the Mac. After the M1 chip revolutionized the Mac starting in November 2020, how much better really is the M2? Apple says that the ‌M2‌ chip takes the performance per watt of the ‌M1‌ even further with an 18 percent faster […]

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Apple Silicon Likely to Benefit as TSMC Aims to Launch 2nm Chips by 2025

Apple chip supplier TSMC will begin production of advanced 2nm chips by 2025, in what is likely to contribute to a key future iteration of Apple silicon, Nikkei Asia reports. TSMC made the announcement at an industry event on Thursday, explaining that its 2nm technology will be based on “nanosheet transistor architecture.” Nanosheet architecture is […]

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Feral: Apple Silicon Opens Up ‘Exciting Opportunities’ for the Future of Mac Gaming

Feral Interactive has been porting games to the Mac since 1996, earning it a reputation for extremely faithful, high-quality PC and console conversions. With Apple’s transition from Intel processors to Apple Silicon across the Mac lineup now almost complete, MacRumors asked the publisher and developer how it thinks the Mac gaming landscape has changed in […]

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TSMC’s Chip Revenue From Apple Predicted to Grow Nearly 25% in 2022 as Apple Silicon Transition Nears Completion

Chip supplier TSMC’s Apple business is predicted to grow almost 25 percent this year as the transition to Apple silicon nears completion and the two companies grow closer ties, DigiTimes reports. Apple is said to be expecting shipments of chips for new iPhones and other devices from TSMC in the first half of June, according […]

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Adobe After Effects Updated With Native Apple Silicon Support, Up to 3x Faster Speeds Than High-End iMac Pro

Wednesday April 13, 2022 3:48 am PDT by Sami Fathi Adobe has updated its professional video editing software After Effects with native M1 support, offering customers up to 3x faster render speeds on Apple’s latest Macs compared to high-end Macs with Intel processors. [embedded content] On M1 computers, Adobe promises up to 2x faster performance […]

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Evidence of M2 Apple Silicon Chip Spotted Ahead of Apple Event on Tuesday

Evidence that Apple is testing the M2 Apple silicon chip, expected to debut first in a new MacBook Air and refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro, has been spotted by a developer ahead of Tuesday’s “Peek performance” Apple event. As reported by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his latest Power On newsletter, a “developer source” has informed him […]

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Leaked Intel Roadmap Reveals More Efficient Chip Than M1 Pro and Max to Launch Within Two Years

Thursday February 24, 2022 2:11 am PST by Sami Fathi A leaked roadmap by Intel suggests that the company is developing a new lineup of CPUs that are targeted at outperforming Apple’s 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips by late 2023, or early 2024, which would be almost two years […]

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Microsoft Releases Office for Mac Update With Excel Support for Apple Silicon

Microsoft has released a new version of its Office for Mac productivity suite that includes an updated Excel app with native support for Apple silicon machines. According to the release notes accompanying version 16.57, Excel will now run natively on Macs powered by Apple’s M1-series processors without having to use the Rosetta 2 translation layer, […]

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Microsoft Hires Former Apple Chip Architect

Microsoft has hired Mike Filippo, a semiconductor designer who formerly worked at Apple as a chip architect, reports Bloomberg. Microsoft is aiming to further expand on chip designs for the servers that power its cloud computing services, and at Microsoft, Filippo will be working on processors for Azure servers. Filippo joined Apple in 2019 after […]

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Apple Engineers Celebrate End of First Year of Apple Silicon Transition With Special T-Shirt

Apple is gifting engineers and staffers who worked on the M1 chip a unique t-shirt to commemorate the end of the first year of the Mac’s transition to Apple Silicon, according to an image shared on Twitter by an Apple engineer. Andy Boretto, who works at Apple as a senior software engineer, tweeted an image […]

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Macs With Intel Processors Still Coming Amid Transition to Apple Silicon

While Apple is rapidly transitioning its Mac lineup from Intel processors to its own Apple silicon, it’s worth highlighting as 2021 wraps up that the relationship between Apple and Intel hasn’t been entirely severed as reports indicate Apple still has one more Intel-based Mac in its pipeline that’s yet to be released. With the Mac […]

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Apple Silicon Roadmap Based on 18-Month Upgrade Cycle, Claims Chinese Report

Apple plans to update its Apple silicon chips every 18 months, compared to the annual upgrade cycle of the iPhone and Apple Watch, according to a new report from the Chinese Commerical Times. The report, which largely echoes previously reported information, said that industry sources have pointed towards an 18-month upgrade cycle for Apple silicon […]

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There’s No Windows for Arm Macs Yet Because Microsoft Has Secret Exclusivity Deal With Qualcomm

Microsoft has declined to make a version of Windows 11 available for Apple’s M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Macs that are built on an Arm architecture, and now we may know the reason – a secret exclusivity deal with Qualcomm. According to XDA-Developers, Arm-based Windows has only been made available on devices with Qualcomm […]

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Five Games Worth Firing Up to Show Off Your New MacBook Pro

If you’re the proud owner of a new MacBook Pro, all things considered, gaming probably wasn’t at the top of your priority list when you made the expensive purchase. Even so, when you’re not doing resource-hungry work on your new high-end Mac, you can still have some fun with all that power under the hood. […]

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macOS Monterey: Here Are All the Features Your Intel Mac Won’t Support

Apple’s official public release of macOS Monterey arrives on Monday, October 25, and users should be aware that there are several features in macOS 12 that are only available to machines powered by Apple silicon chips. In other words, they won’t work on Intel-powered Macs. Differentiating the user experience like this this isn’t anything new […]

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Intel CEO Hopes to Win Back Apple by Making Better Chips Than Apple

In a new episode of Axios on HBO shared by MarketWatch, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger sat down with Axios‘ Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried to discuss various topics, including Apple’s transition to its own custom-designed silicon chips across its Mac lineup. When asked if Intel has given up on the idea of the Mac running […]

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Parallels 17.1 Update Improves Windows 11 Support on Intel and M1 Macs With Default Virtual Trusted Platform Module

Parallels Desktop 17.1 for Mac has just been released, offering improved support for Windows 11 virtual machines and added stability via the default implementation of Virtual Trusted Platform Modules (vTPMs) for “all future and past Windows 11 VMs.” Windows 11 requires a hardware-based TPM chip to run, which limits the software’s compatibility with older PC […]

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