09Nov18 – The A12X should be in the TechInsight’s hands by now. We are looking forward to the die photo, to see just how big the blocks are.
06Nov18 – Macworld published some iPad Pro reviews. A common thread questions whether the A12X is too powerful for iOS. It will be interesting to see how developers access the available power. Adobe commented that they were running a “full” version of Photoshop in the Keynote. There will certainly be more to this discussion going forward.
29Oct18 – The Guardian suggested we will see new graphics chip along with the A12 in the new iPad Pro. A stand-alone graphics chip would be shocking for sure.
On another front we have been really thinking about energy and its conservation. It is truly an area of siloed information. All of the different paradigms and use scenarios are in desperate need of unifying to one picture.
25Oct18 – An article in the NYTimes considered carbon capture to lower CO2 in the atmosphere. It linked to a June article in Science about Carbon Engineering. A bit of research finds US9,095,813. We want to think more about the area and the patent.
22Oct18 – The next Apple event is set for October 30th, and new iPad Pros are anticipated. Current models all sport an A10X i.e. pre-Neural Engine. It will be interesting to see how Apple uses this block in any new iPad. It will also be of interest whether there is an “X” version of the A12.
11Oct18 – Apple expanded its semiconductor design group today, picking up 300 designers from Dialog.
31Aug18 – Apple set September 12th as the date of its iPhone Keynote. We are looking forward to seeing the A12 and any new “Apple” blocks.
23Aug18 – The Financial Times ran a story on IBM patent 10,040,551 a.k.a Drone Delivery of Coffee Based on a Cognitive State of an Individual …. hmmm. I guess the click-bait worked.
22Aug18 – Look for our upcoming thoughts on the role of Apple’s semiconductor work on the road to becoming a trillion dollar company.