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Top Stories: iPhone 12 Rumors, Apple's A12Z-Based Mac mini, Leaked iMac, and More!

With WWDC now behind us, our attention this week largely turned back to rumors, led by increasing claims that Apple controversially won't be including a power adapter in the box with the iPhone 12. We also saw a few other iPhone 12 rumors, signs of an upcoming iMac update, and some more information on timing of updates for Apple's smaller iPads. The other big topic this week was Apple's Developer Transition Kit, a Mac mini equipped with the A12Z Bionic chip from the iPad Pro. App developers h...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Microsoft, Mac, Intel, Top Stories, New York Times, Rosetta, Brazil, Amd, Gpu, Wwdc, Apple News, Geekbench, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo


Leaked benchmarks from developer kit for Apple's home-baked silicon appear to give Microsoft a run for its money

Before you get too excited 1) They're benchmarks 2) New consumer Arm-based Macs might use something else Benchmarks from the Mac Mini-based Developer Transition Kit powered by Apple's homegrown silicon have started to appear on GeekBench, showing competitive performance despite the inevitable hit from Cupertino's Rosetta 2 compatibility software.…
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Software, Rosetta, Cupertino


Developers leak benchmarks from the Apple silicon Mac transition kit (ars technica)

Enlarge / Developers are wasting no time getting their hands dirty with the new A12Z ARM Developer Transition Kits. (credit: Axel Roest) As reported by MacRumors, eager Apple developers are already posting benchmarks on the developer transition kits for Macs with Apple silicon. These kits are based on the Mac mini chassis but include ARM-derived Apple silicon rather than Intel CPUs. Before we dig in, it's important to note a few caveats. First, the CPU included in these developer kits may or m...
Tags: Apple, News, Intel, Rosetta, Geekbench, Jim Salter, Apple Developers, Axel Roest


First Apple Silicon Benchmarks Destroy Surface Pro X

As expected, developers with early access to Apple silicon-based transition kits have leaked some early benchmarks scores. And it's bad news for Surface Pro X and Windows 10 on ARM fans. Thurrott reports: According to multiple Geekbench scores, the Apple Developer Transition Kit -- a Mac Mini-like device with an Apple A12Z system-on-a-chip (SoC), 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of SSD storage -- delivers an average single-core score of 811 and an average multi-core score of 2871. Those scores represent...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Tech, Intel, Rosetta, Geekbench, Thurrott


Apple's A12Z Under Rosetta Outperforms Microsoft's Native Arm-Based Surface Pro X

Apple's Developer Transition Kit equipped with an A12Z iPad Pro chip began arriving in the hands of developers this morning to help them get their apps ready for Macs running Apple Silicon, and though forbidden, the first thing some developers did was benchmark the machine. Multiple Geekbench results have indicated that the Developer Transition Kit, which is a Mac mini with an ‌iPad Pro‌ chip, features average single-core and multi-core scores of 811 and 2,871, respectively. As developer S...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Mac, Rosetta, Gpu, Qualcomm, Geekbench, Steve Troughton Smith, Apple Silicon


Rosetta 2 Benchmarks Surface From Mac Mini With A12Z Chip

While the terms and conditions for Apple's new "Developer Transition Kit" forbid developers from running benchmarks on the modified Mac mini with an A12Z chip, it appears that results are beginning to surface anyhow. Image Credit: Radek Pietruszewski Geekbench results uploaded so far suggest that the A12Z-based Mac mini has average single-core and multi-core scores of 811 and 2,781 respectively. Keep in mind that Geekbench is running through Apple's translation layer Rosetta 2, so an impact ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Mac, Rosetta, Benchmarks, Geekbench, Apple Silicon, Radek Pietruszewski Geekbench, Apple Silicon Rosetta


Rosetta 2 is Apple's Key To Making the ARM Transition Less Painful

At WWDC 2020 earlier this week, Apple announced that it's moving Macs away from Intel processors to its own silicon, based on ARM architecture. To help ease the transition, the company announced Rosetta 2, a translation process that allows users to run apps that contain x86_64 instructions on Apple silicon. The Verge reports: Rosetta 2 essentially "translates" instructions that were written for Intel processors into commands that Apple's chips can understand. Developers won't need to make any ch...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Intel, Rosetta, Intel Apple, Apple Silicon, Angela Yu, ARM Macs Microsoft


Apple just announced its big plan to create its own Mac chips, signaling a radical new direction for the company's computers. Here's everything we know about it so far. (AAPL)

Apple recently unveiled its plan to create its own custom chips for Mac computers moving forward, a move that will give it greater control over the performance and features of future Macs. The switch will make it possible for iPhone and iPad apps to run natively on the Mac, and Apple is launching tools for developers to help them port over their existing Mac apps. But there are still a lot of unanswered questions around how the performance on these new machines will hold up compared to Intel-p...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Mac, Office, Trends, Intel, Tim Cook, Gartner, Rosetta, Forrester, Xcode, Johny Srouji, Mac Apple, Gillett, Hackenberg, Macs Apple


Rosetta Won't Support x86 Virtualization Apps Running Windows

Apple yesterday announced plans build future to Macs with its own custom silicon chips, and to ease the transition away from Intel processors, Apple revived the "Rosetta" feature that allowed PowerPC apps to run on Intel processors during the PowerPC to Intel transition. Now revived, Rosetta will allow users to run apps that contain x86_64 instructions on Apple silicon, which means Intel-based apps will continue to work on Macs using custom Apple chips. Rosetta is meant to provide developers...
Tags: Apple, Windows, Intel, Rosetta, Boot Camp, Vmware, Virtual Machine, Rosetta Rosetta, Arm Macs, Universal App Quick Start Program, Rosetta Apple, Rosetta Won


What the switch to ARM for Mac means for Apple, Intel, and developers (AAPL)

This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Connectivity & Tech industry with the Connectivity & Tech Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week, Apple confirmed reports that it will transition away from Intel chips in its Macs, and instead use its own ARM-based architecture. Macs ...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Intel, Rosetta, Wwdc, Xcode, Aapl, Macs Apple, Apple Intel, Worldwide Developers Conference WWDC, Connectivity Tech, Insider Intelligence Connectivity Tech Briefing


Apple Will Let You Emulate Old Apps, Run iOS Apps on ARM Macs

At the WWDC 2020 keynote today, Apple announced that the company is going to switch from Intel chips to Apple's own silicon, based on ARM architecture. They also announced that iPad and iPhone apps will be able to run natively on ARM-powered Macs. TechCrunch reports: First, you'll be able to compile your app to run both on Intel-based Macs and ARM-based Macs. You can ship those apps with both executables using a new format called Universal 2. If you've been using a Mac for a while, you know that...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Intel, Tim Cook, Rosetta, Docker, ARM, Mac Apple


Apple will let you emulate old apps and run iOS apps on ARM Macs

Apple has announced a major shift for the Mac. In the future, the company is going to switch from Intel CPU to Apple’s own silicon, based on ARM architecture. If you are a developer or if you run obscure enterprise apps, you may have a lot of questions about how it’s going to work. First, you’ll be able to compile your app to run both on Intel-based Macs and ARM-based Macs. You can ship those apps with both executables using a new format called Universal 2. If you’ve been using a Mac for a wh...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Mac, Developer, Tech, Intel, Tim Cook, Rosetta, Docker, Wwdc, macOS, Wwdc 2020


Apple just unveiled major upgrades to the iPhone, its own chips for the Mac, and much more. Here's everything Apple announced at its biggest event of the year (AAPL)

Apple made a slew of announcements at its annual developer conference on Monday, which it held virtually for the first time bceause of the coronavirus pandemic. Apple announced iOS 14, the latest update for the iPhone, which includes a new home screen layout, a new feature that lets you use features from an app without launching the full version, and more. It's also bringing sleep tracking and hand washing detection to the Apple Watch among other new features. Apple has also announced its plan...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, Microsoft, Mac, Trends, Siri, Intel, Apple TV, Earth, Safari, Tim Cook, Rosetta, Apple Watch, Nfc, Aapl


Apple is building its own processors for future Macs

Apple just confirmed what is likely the biggest news of today’s WWDC kickoff. Tim Cook officially announced that the company will be producing its own processors for its desktops and laptops — one of the biggest changes in the company’s long computing history. As has been rumored for years now, Apple is moving away from its reliance on Intel chips, into its own ARM-based. The move is the next logical step for a company interested in controlling as many aspects of hardware production as possib...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Hardware, Microsoft, Mac, Developer, Events, Tech, Intel, Tim Cook, Rosetta, ARM, Wwdc 2020, Power PC Rosetta


Apple Filed for 'Apple Rosetta' Trademark in Japan Earlier This Year

As noted in Asahi.com, on April 30th of this year, Apple applied for a trademark for the term "Apple Rosetta" in Japan. The original Rosetta software from 2005 Rosetta was the name for Apple's emulation software that allowed PowerPC apps to run under Intel processors. Apple introduced Rosetta in MacOS X 10.4 (Tiger) to provide a compatibility layer for Mac users while the company transitioned from PowerPC processors to Intel processors. As a result, Apple has already had the trademark fo...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Intel, Rosetta, Wwdc, Asahi, Arm Macs, Apple Rosetta Trademark, Apple Rosetta


'It's a game changer': Apple says it'll start using its own chips, which will let you run iPhone and iPad apps on your Mac (AAPL)

Apple on Monday unveiled a new processor that the company says will replace Intel chips in MacBooks, iMacs, and Mac Pros going forward. Apple's chip, called Apple Silicon, will make app architecture more consistent across Mac, iPhone, and iPad, the company said at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which took place virtually. Macs with Apple Silicon will be able to run iPad and iPhone apps directly on their computer. Apple touted Apple Silicon's CPU performance, saying it'll make Macs...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Trends, Intel, Tim Cook, Rosetta, Silicon, Apple Silicon, Silicon Apple


'It's a game changer:' Apple announces it will start using its own chips, which will let you run iPhone and iPad apps on your Mac (AAPL)

Apple unveiled a new Apple processor Monday that will replace Intel chips in MacBooks, iMacs, and Mac Pros going forward. Apple's chip, called Apple Silicon, will make app architecture more consistent across Mac, iPhone, and iPad, the company said at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which took place virtually. Macs with Apple Silicon will be able to run iPad and iPhone apps directly on their computer. Apple touted Apple Silicon's CPU performance, arguing that it will make Macs bette...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Trends, Intel, Tim Cook, Rosetta, Silicon, Apple Silicon, Silicon Apple


Here’s everything Apple announced in the WWDC 2020 keynote today

Today marks the first day of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (or WWDC, as it’s known.) With the pandemic continuing to rage on throughout the world, this year’s WWDC is entirely virtual — including the company’s big annual keynote, where it shows off all of the updates coming to iOS, macOS, and all of the other software it builds in-house. Didn’t have time to watch the whole stream live? Here’s a quick rundown of all the highlights, category-by-category. iOS 14: The next version o...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Siri, Tech, Intel, App, Canada, Shanghai, Rosetta, Apple Watch, Notification Center, Wwdc, Homekit, UK Ireland, HomePod


This is Apple's Roadmap for Moving the First Macs Away from Intel

After 15 years, Apple will again transition the Mac to a new architecture. The company announced at its developer conference today that it will introduce Macs featuring Apple-designed, ARM-based processors similar to those already used in the iPhone and iPad. From a report: Tim Cook pegged this switch as one of the four biggest transitions the mac has ever had. Alongside the more to PowerPC, the move to Intel, and the transition to Mac OS X, ARM will be one of the biggest mac changes ever. Apple...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Tech, Intel, Tim Cook, Rosetta, Microsoft Office, Cupertino, Mediatek, Qualcomm Samsung, Apple SoC Apple


Little Richard Burst Into the “Then-Macho World of Rock” and “Changed it Forever”

If Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the Godmother of Rock and Roll, then Little Richard, who passed away Saturday at the age of 87 from bone cancer, deserves to be its Godfather. This is no empty honorific, despite the fact that Tharpe was already touring the country as a teenage gospel prodigy in 1932 when Richard Penniman was born in Macon Georgia, and "other musicians,” including Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, and Elvis Presley, “had already been mining a similar vein by the time [Lit...
Tags: Google, Music, England, College, France, US, America, New York Times, Rosetta, Elvis Presley, Richard, Keith Richards, Penthouse, Facebook Twitter, Macon Georgia, Rosetta Tharpe


The most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the 2010s include the first image of a black hole, an exoplanet with water, and a hidden continent

Astronomers, anthropologists, geologists, and many other scientists have made mind-boggling breakthroughs in the last 10 years. Some highlights include work that produced the first image of a black hole, traced what happened to the Neanderthals, and discovered potentially habitable planets outside our solar system. These are 41 of the biggest scientific accomplishments of the decade. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  In the last decade, scientists around the world pulled of...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, Spacex, Tibet, China, Africa, US, Trends, Ipcc, Nasa, Earth, Harvard, South Africa, Netherlands, Arizona


How to Send Messages 10,000 Years into the Future

Popular Science recently profiled our Rosetta and 10,000 Year Clock projects, as well as a number of related long-term thinking projects, such as Martin Kunze’s Memory of Mankind, the Apollo 12 MoonArk, nuclear waste ray cats, and the Star Map at Hoover Dam. Corroded, wrecked, and half-buried for 2,000 years like an accidental time capsule, the Statue of Liberty that looms over Charlton Heston in the final scene of the original Planet of the Apes is a literal symbol of humanity’s misstep...
Tags: Space, Future, Long-term Thinking, Rosetta, Charlton Heston, Digital Dark Age, Star Map, Martin Kunze, The Rosetta Project, The Clock of the Long Now, Hoover Dam Corroded


Short film of Comet 67P made from 400,000 Rosetta images is released

On August 6, 02014, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe successfully reached Comet 67P. In addition to studying the comet, Rosetta was able to place one of Long Now’s Rosetta Disks on its surface via its Philae lander. In 02017, ESA released over 400,000 images from the Rosetta mission. Now, motion designer Christian Stangl has made a short film out of the images. The Comet offers a remarkable, beautiful, and haunting look at this alien body from the Kuiper belt. Watch it below: ...
Tags: Space, Future, Rosetta, European Space Agency, Christian Stangl, Long Shorts, The Rosetta Project, Rosetta Disks


Translating the Big Bang into Blackfoot

Meet Corey Gray and Sharon Yellowfly, a mother-son duo translating astrophysics into the Native American language Siksika (Blackfoot). On April 1, scientists will officially restart their search for gravitational waves after a year spent making improvements to massive twin detectors. Discoveries should soon start rolling in, and when they do, there’s a good chance the news will be translated into a Native American language called Blackfoot, or Siksika.That’s thanks to Corey Gray, who wo...
Tags: Washington, Future, Rosetta, Blackfoot, PanLex, Corey Gray, Sharon Yellowfly


Rosetta and PanLex Head to the Moon

Last week, data from Long Now’s Rosetta and PanLex projects made its way to the moon aboard SpaceIL’s Beresheet mission as part of the Arch Mission Foundation’s Lunar Library. The Lunar Library is a 30 million page archive intended as a backup for civilization. 20 million of the pages in the Lunar Library consist of data from Long Now’s Rosetta and PanLex projects, which provide a linguistic key to 5,000 languages with 1.5 billion cross-language translations. The Lunar Library makes use of sim...
Tags: Future, Rosetta, Operations, PanLex, Laura Welcher, Arch Mission Foundation, Beresheet, Lunar Library, Long Now Library, Nanofiche


Facebook's 'Rosetta' System Helps the Company Understand Text Within Image, Which is Crucial In Handling Memes, Flagging Abusing Content

Facebook announced on Tuesday a new AI system, codenamed "Rosetta," which helps teams at the company as well as those at Instagram identify text within images to better understand what their subject is and more easily classify them for search or to flag abusive content. From a report: It's not all memes; the tool scans over a billion images and video frames daily across multiple languages in real time, according to a company blog post. Rosetta makes use of recent advances in optical character re...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Rosetta, OCR, Rosetta System Helps the Company


The Latest Episode Of Dr. Pimple Popper Features A "Cyst Poot"

Every week on Dr. Pimple Popper , dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD, meets with men and women suffering from rare, often confidence-crushing skin conditions. The boils they carry are massive. The cysts are bubbling up to balloon-sized. But it's the people underneath the incredible lumps and growths that make the show worth watching. Just cover your eyes through the pus-filled eruptions, if you must.If you're still embarrassed to call yourself an out-and-proud popaholic, maybe Gwyneth Paltrow can pul...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Music, New York City, Georgia, Rosetta, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony, Lee, Diane, Paltrow, Juanita, Sandra Lee, Pimple Popper, Dr Lee, WillThe


Is Pluto Actually a Mash-Up of a Billion Comets?

Scientists from the Southwest Research Institute suggest Pluto may be a comet, as opposed to a planet or dwarf planet. According to a study published in the journal Icarus, Pluto could be made up of billions of comets all mashed together. Smithsonian reports: Scientists had long believed the dwarf planet Pluto was formed the way planets come to be: they start as swirling dust that's gradually pulled together by gravity. But with the realization that Pluto was a Kuiper belt dwarf planet, research...
Tags: Tech, Rosetta, Smithsonian, Pluto, Kuiper Belt, Southwest Research Institute, Neel V Patel, Sputnik Planitia, Christopher Glein, Glein


Incredible New Gif Shows Cosmic 'Snow' On the Surface of a Comet

Press2ToContinue shares a report from Gizmodo: What you're looking at is the surface of the comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is orbited by the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe. The photo comes from Rosetta's OSIRIS, or Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System. The raw data was collected on June 1, 2016, and posted publicly on March 22 of this year. Twitter user landru79 processed the gif from this data release and shared it yesterday. In the foreground is the comet's...
Tags: Tech, Rosetta, European Space Agency, Gizmodo, Churyumov Gerasimenko, Mark McCaughrean


Report: Apple Planning To Dump Intel Chips in Macs

Apple is reportedly planning to drop Intel chips from its Mac computers as early as 2020, replacing them with processors designed in-house in the same way the company manufactures iPhones and iPads. The plan, reported by Bloomberg, has been rumored for several years, as Apple has taken on more chip design for devices. The company's A-series of processors, currently capped by the A11 Bionic chips used in the iPhones 8, 8 Plus and X, are all designed by the company for specific purposes, and base...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Intel, Rosetta, Ibm, Facebook Bloomberg, Cambridge Analytica, Intel Chips



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