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Choosing a new Mac often involves consideration of the many Apple silicon chips now on offer, so our comprehensive guide covers their generations, variations, performance benchmarks, and future prospects to help you decide which is best for you. After iterating for over a decade in the iPhone and iPad, Apple in 2020 brought its custom silicon chip technology to the Mac, enabling major performance and power efficiency improvements. Since then, Apple silicon has expanded to every Mac model, spurring new designs and capabilities that were previously impossible. Understanding the distinctions between Apple silicon chips will help you make an informed decision when selecting the right Mac for your needs. There have been two generations of Apple silicon for the Mac,…
Apple has been found guilty of infringing two telecommunications patents used in its iPhones and iPads by London’s Court of Appeal. The ruling is a major victory for Optis Cellular Technology LLC, a U.S. patent holder that sued Apple in 2019. Optis says the two patents are essential to certain technological standards, such as 4G. The Court of Appeal dismissed Apple’s appeal of a lower court ruling that found the company had infringed the patents. Apple had argued that the patents were not essential to 4G and that it did not need to license them from Optis. However, the Court of Appeal found that the patents were essential and that Apple had infringed them by using the technology without a…
Apple has failed to convince a UK Court of Appeals that it should turn over an Optis patent infringement ruling against the iPhone maker, meaning it's still potentially on the hook for billions in fees.Apple and Optis Cellular have been fighting in courts for quite a few years, with Apple accused of infringing on patents owned by Optis over 4G technology. In one thread of lawsuits in the UK, Optis sued Apple in 2019, and after multiple court appearances, Optis appears to have succeeded.In March 2022, a London High Court ruled that two 4G patents owned by Optis were standard essential patents, and that Apple had infringed them. Apple launched an appeal in May, claiming that the patents in the…
Macworld If you’re looking for an iPhone but don’t want to spend a fortune, the third-gen iPhone SE, Apple’s cheapest current handset, is the phone for you. It features a powerful processor (the A15, which also appeared in the flagship iPhone 13 Pro from 2021) at an affordable price, starting at $429 in the U.S. or £449 in the U.K. For a phone that’s even cheaper, however, you may want to consider the second-gen iPhone SE from 2020. Apple no longer sells this device itself, but other vendors may still sell you one for a bargain price. In this article we round up the best deals and discounts currently available on each iPhone SE model, as well as cheap bundle…
Macworld At a glance Pros19 top-end portsBuilt-in M.2 NVMe SSD slot2.5Gb EthernetDedicated HDMI 2.1 port100W PDConsHDMI means just two downstream TB4 ports150W power supplyOur VerdictIt’s got more top-end ports than any other dock we’ve tested and a built-in SSD enclosure so you can add up to an extra 8TB of storage, yet it is one of the most affordable docking stations available. Best Prices Today: Sonnet Echo 20 Thunderbolt 4 SuperDock Retailer Price 3D Broadcast £299 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Price comparison from Backmarket Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s SuperDock! But what makes Sonnet’s latest Thunderbolt 4 laptop docking station so super? The super-ness is not the 19 top-end ports, although…
There won't be a third round of legal battles over wireless technology between Apple and Nokia, as the pair have renewed their patent agreement that dated back to 2017.The new patent deal between Nokia and Apple was signed with six months left to go in the 2017 arrangement. Nokia says that the agreement covers 5G technologies, but is mum about what specific intellectual properties are included."We are delighted to have concluded a long-term patent license agreement with Apple on an amicable basis," President of Nokia Technologies Jenni Lukander said in a statement. "The agreement reflects the strength of Nokia's patent portfolio, decades-long investments in R&D, and contributions to cellular standards and other technologies." Read more...
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