• Microsoft silicon: Is it time for Microsoft to design its own chip?

    13 days ago - By Windows Central

    The competition isn't playing around when it comes to silicon.
    Apple has the M1 chip. Google's currently working on its own silicon endeavor. And then there's Microsoft, championing its Qualcomm-bound SQ1 and SQ2 processors seen in the Surface Pro X. Is it time for Microsoft to detach from Qualcomm and go solo like its tech industry brethren?
    There's a chance Microsoft doesn't care about this particular race and would prefer to maintain its existing partnership, especially since Qualcomm recently said it'll be upping its game to try to keep up with Apple. But that's a lofty goal that'll...
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  • Apple working on refreshed iPad mini with A15 chip, USB-C: report

    Apple working on refreshed iPad mini with A15 chip, USB-C: report

    13 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    Rumours about Apple's plan to refresh the iPad mini have swirled for some time. Now, 9to5Mac reports that “sources familiar with the matter” confirmed some of Apple's plans.
    According to 9to5 , Apple's upcoming iPad mini is codenamed ‘J310' and runs on the company's latest A15 processor. Moreover, the revamped iPad mini will reportedly sport a USB-C port and the magnetic Smart Connector featured on other iPad models.
    If Apple does include the A15 chip in the upcoming iPad mini, that would be a significant power bump. First, that would mean the refreshed iPad mini would be on likely the...
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