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The article mentioned that extra cooling room could allow Apple to clock the ARM chips higher... Which raises the question of how high they can go. Intel chips seem to max out at about 4GHz (at least on the Mac, custom PC builders get them higher). If Apple's ARM chips are actually capable of faster than 4GHz, might that change the equation?   One potential additional barrier I would add is GPUs. Are the normal Nvidia and AMD GPUs compatible with ARM or do they have to...
Yes, there would be a lot of expectation. And management would have to give him a lot of creative control like Steve Jobs did to Jony Ive and Tim Cook has let continue. I don't know the Samsung management, if they're capable of that, or are the kind who all want to add their own 2c to the design.
On the plus side, if they did switch to ARM, we might get another "no new features" performance focussed release of OS X.
Yep, I actually think C is quite a clean, simple language. C++ is a beast. Swift is actually a little over-complicated too in my opinion.
iBooks is my favourite iOS app. My iPad Air is basically a glorified Kindle :) I would like to see them sell iBooks DRM free at some point. They led the way on removing DRM from music, and books are arguably even more important for humanity.
Trying to hire a really good designer is a good move for them though.
 Well, I don't think it's valid for you to criticize the USA for racism. I mean, racism is an individual decision so it just doesn't make sense to criticize a nation for it. Unless of course the national government is deliberately running a racial superiority agenda, but I don't see that here. And saying "There are X million people in prison, isn't that bad," also doesn't make sense. It could be good or bad, depending on whether the laws they were convicted under were just...
Why do you hate the USA so much? They're ok. If it's human rights you care about there are countries with far worse records you could be criticizing.
"Apple may shun Intel for custom A-series chips in new Macs within 1-2 years"     Shunned... by the ARMish?
Yep, there's always opportunity costs, that's the point. And it means that to know the best use for some money, you have to take in to account all the other things that could potentially be done with it, and can't just say outright that giving it to the bus driver is best.
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