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Anandtech tested the Iris Pro GPU against the 650M and the 650M was a bit faster and this is shown on notebookcheck too:http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-650M.71887.0.htmlhttp://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Iris-Pro-Graphics-5200.90965.0.htmlThe performance is close though and Anandtech found Iris to be faster in many tests with OpenCL, sometimes as much as double the 650M - OpenCL matters more to Apple than gaming performance. NVidia's OpenCL performance isn't...
It has an external power supply and that design couldn't accommodate a quad-core i7 nor dual hard drives. If they move to a PCIe SSD + single HDD (which I think they should but have just an HDD in the entry model), they might be able to shrink it down a bit but the large fan inside is going to limit how small it can get.
Why would the studio deals be cancelled by someone buying up the shares? Icahn himself even started buying up Netflix shares - 10%:http://news.yahoo.com/netflix-moves-block-hostile-takeover-145250190--finance.htmlLovefilm's studio deals didn't didn't get cancelled when they were bought out by Amazon. It would be pointless buying any company if all the supplier contracts got cancelled as soon as they were bought out.If Apple can replicate Netflix's business model and can...
Didn't you know the iMac is just a laptop on a stand? They may have an option to switch a lot of their products over to IGZO:This includes the iOS devices. The power consumption is lower, the bezels can be smaller. This means they can fit slightly larger displays into the same physical size and improve battery life on Macbook Pros and iOS products. The response times are much faster than any display they've used. Dell and Sharp will have 32" models. If Apple went with 32",...
They should buy back more earlier but I think increasing the buyback at the request of an outsider who just invested in the company is not the right thing to do. This is outsiders looting the company's cash reserves.The initial buyback was plenty. Apple should spend its cash on acquiring other companies and associated talent. Depleting cash reserves for the benefit of people who have been investors in the company for a couple of weeks looking for short-term gain does the...
Insider trading is being able to act on non-public information. The detail that he is having dinner with Tim (presumably Apple's Tim Cook and not some other guy called Tim who is also doing a buyback) is not important but it's what they say to each other over dinner. If Icahn gets any details over the period of time the buyback happens and confirmation on any changes to the size of the buyback then he can execute trades based on that information before the public knows...
It says less than 0.1% of users affected for multiple services going offline. That could be 300k people but not a major outage like say Google knocking half the world out:http://news.sky.com/story/1129847/google-outage-internet-traffic-plunges-40-percenthttp://news.sky.com/story/1130621/google-stays-quiet-after-mystery-black-outWhich is worse: half the world for 4 minutes or 300k people for 11 hours? The problem with these reports before the services go back up is news...
While Steve was there, they introduced a 15" model with integrated graphics:http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-15-mid-2009-sd-unibody-specs.htmlIntegrated graphics are fine if they do the job they need to do, the label itself doesn't automatically make them bad. The PS4 has integrated graphics:http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/154924-secrets-of-the-ps4-heavily-modified-radeon-supercharged-apu-designThe criticism...
Their iCloud service is not all that reliable IMO. I've seen the following errors with iCloud backup despite it reporting enough backup space:https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3738935?start=0&tstart=0Had to hard reset the device to get the error message away, which is very un-Apple like because not everyone knows how to hard reset their devices:https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4684517?start=0&tstart=0No other option but to delete iCloud backups as it kept doing the...
It means that only the black and white one are currently on sale. Those will just be iPhone 5 models put next to the champagne one for comparison.
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