Apple is Building its Own Modem (Redux) – When (not if) Apple builds its own modem, they will be able to boast better performance, battery life and advanced communications features (think Blue bubbles, but for phone calls).
Apple Si – The Surprise Twist – It’s not About Money – With Apple Silicon, Apple has built immense competitive barriers for building phones.
Apple’s Missing Profits – The Usual Suspects – Apple seems to have greatly widened its move to low price devices, with the addition of more expensive components (and casings) contributing as well.
What Happened to Apple’s Profits? – Moving to its own Silicon should have boosted Apple’s gross margins, but the opposite seems to be happening.
5G is Here!* Right? – Apple has launched a mmWave phone, but we think it will be several years before mmWave networks get to the point that it becomes interesting to most consumers
Trouble at Intel – Intel’s delay of 7nm chips is a near-term financial problem, a boon to its data center competitor, a geopolitical problem and not least a major identity crisis for the company.
Anarchy in the OS – Revisited – The way we think of computers has changed. The days of compatibility and common operating systems are over. Low cost hardware and bandwidth will fragment the way we think of computers until they largely disappear.
Apple Silicon – The Rest of Us – Apple’s silicon design team has not only delivered an impressive CPU, but they also appear to be managed better than any other chip company out there.
Apple Silicon – First Impressions – Using the flexibility of a custom design, Apple seems to have made huge improvements in power efficiency, but used those to boost the raw performance of their laptops, without harming battery life.
A lot of smart people are saying that Apple is going to announce its own CPUs at their upcoming WWDC Developer Conference. Having spent many years working to build support […]