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Why would you even hope for that? If anything Apple has been too slow to make the sort of dramatic improvements that iPad needs. Contrary to your position I'm really hoping that the AIR 2 update is dramatically improved over the current iPad. The whole reason I'm still on an iPad 3 is that I don't want piss away hard earned money on an iPad that doesn't have enough RAM nor flash at the price point I'm willing to pay for.
Well with Apple never buy rev one is a common cry. In this case though I'd take a wait and see to determine just how bad the screen impacts performance. In other words don't knock it until it ships.The thing here is that we don't know the exact configuration yet. Since success or failure will be tied tot the GPU we really would need to know just what is being offered up as a GPU. If the go with a next gen GPU with a very fast RAM interface for that GPU the new...
Not a chance with the same power and thermal limits of the current iMac. I would imagine that the GPU would be running on a next generation process. Even then I would expect it to be "hot".Not even close. You need to remember that XEONs and desktop Intel processors target different users.Maybe. However the cost of RAM is so cheap I don't think it matters that much. If Apple restricts RAM too much they just end up looking cheap and stingy.If you can even consider...
Sounds like an AMD GPU.I may not be much of an iMac fan but here I have to defend the machine a bit as it has never been a gaming machine nor has it ever targeted that niche. So I can't fathom why you would even bring gaming into the discussion. Depending upon how those GPUs perform though, this machine would be of interest to far more niches than web browsing. Design work comes to mind.
I doubt it. Haswell would have made for an excellent GPU upgrade in the Mini. To delay for over a year just for display port 1.3 would be very stupid in my mind.I suspect it has a lot to do with the lack of profits in displays and the fact that most users buy Mini's and Pro's because they don't want Apple displays. Beyond that it will be some time before the Mini has the GPU chops to drive demanding applications across the new ultra high resolution displays.
Currently the best. It can do is act as a co-processor in the same way a GPU does.It isn't much worst that learning any other non mainstream programming technology. OpenCL, DSP programming and other technologies may be "different" but different isn't impossible.The potential here would be for future Zeon Phi's that Intel supposedly will deliver In the next generation that are supposedly going to be able to support mainstream operating systems. So if they do deliver it...
[[SPOILER]]It all depends upon which direction Apple goes. If they want to ship a fan less Mini I doubt it will be built on a 15 watt chip.Unfortunately that link tells us very little about the actual hardware, the clock rate and more importantly the power (thermal) of the chip was not mentioned. So it isn't possible to do a rational comparison. As it is A8 appears to perform closer to an i3 or a slow i5 in some tasks.For a low end machine I don't think it would be a...
Never thought of it that way! However do you really believe they delayed the Minis launch by a year just to have a distraction ready to go?
SafarI is much better in iOS 8. However it still runs into memory issues. There was a huge amount of work put into WebKit over the last year as such I would suggest reading the WebKit blog to get a flavor for the effort expended. Lots of improvements but also more than a few bugs. All in all though a big win for the user.
Sure as long as it doesn't create UI complexity that we don't need.On a cell phone? Honestly I'm not sure why anyone would want to carry around one of these massive cell phones constantly. I won't, when I need a big screen I can bring along an iPad. Even on the iPad the few times that I wanted two "apps" on screen at the same time was when I needed to reference a calculator and frankly I'd rather see drop down apps that drop down like the Today view. Generally I'm...
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