Tony Fadell, formerly head of iPhone development, has joined Arm's board of directors.His goal in his new position is to help the developer of processor architectures reach beyond the mobile device market to a broader segment of the digital world.Image source: build-collective.comFadell's choice of Arm processors as the foundation for the iPod and iPhone solidified the company's position early in the smartphone era.Today this architecture is successfully conquering both the segment of personal computers with Apple M1 and M2 chips, and the server direction with processors like Amazon Graviton.In an exclusive interview with CNET, the expert said Arm would greatly benefit from his experience in end-product development: \"I can bring a more system-level vision.\u003C...> I think about the end consumer.\" Nowadays Tony Fadell is the head of Build Collective, an investment and consulting company.Arm is at a critical point in its history as the company is sure that the processor architecture it creates will lead to a dramatic increase in digital devices and their importance in the life of modern man.We are talking about vehicles with autopilot, smart watches, security cameras, and voice assistants built into smart speakers.Fadell also noted that if to Arm-processors in the iPod players in Apple no questions, in the case of the iPhone, he had to defend his position, because the former head of the company Steve Jobs was inclined in favor of Intel chips.After leaving Apple, Fadell founded Nest, a company specializing in smart home technology, later taken over by Google, and again designed equipment based on Arm-chips.
Apple will change the charging connector to USB Type-C already in the next-generation iPhone
It is highly probable that the next-generation iPhone will receive a USB Type-C port for charging.The reason for that will be the law passed in the EU prescribing to equip smartphones, tablets and other electronics sold in the EU exclusively with USB Type-C ports.Given the size of the market in the region, Apple will have to make concessions and abandon the proprietary Lightning.Image source: Solen Feyissa/unsplash.comThe law was approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday and mandates the transition to unified charging by the end of 2024.According to Ben Wood, senior analyst at CCS Insight, Apple will have to \"inevitably\" capitulate and move to USB Type-C in the iPhone 15.The expert predicts that since the interface change has already taken place in the case of the MacBook and iPad Pro, the transition process has actually already begun.Since the iPhone 14 did not bring significant changes in terms of design, more significant updates are likely to follow in the iPhone 15 - this will be the best time to implement the new port.Back in May, Bloomberg reported on the tests of the iPhone with USB Type-C, but sources warned that the novelties will not appear before 2023.The IDC believes that if Apple switched to USB Type-C for Europe in 2023, the U.S.tech giant will switch to a new type of charging and the iPhone in other regions - unless the company decides that too much money is made on proprietary chargers and accessories to simply give them up.Nevertheless, experts believe that Apple is actually already preparing for the transition in the next two years.The European law was developed about 10 years.European lawmakers argue that the use of different standards for charging contributes to the growth of waste, and the innovations will allow customers not to buy a new charger with each new smartphone.According to Wood, it is a \"victory for common sense\".While Apple fans have a huge number of devices that charge from the Lightning connector, given the ubiquity of USB Type-C, Apple's use of this standard makes a lot of sense.
GPU performance of the Apple A16 chip has increased by more than a quarter compared to the A15
Data from the popular AnTuTu benchmark shows that the Apple A16 Bionic processor, used in the latest iPhone smartphones, significantly outperforms the previous generation A15 Bionic chip in terms of graphics unit (GPU) performance.Image source: ArpleThe A16 Bionic is the \"heart\" of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, while the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus use the A15 Bionic.The processors have identical architecture: they are six processing cores (two performance and four energy-efficient), a five-core GPU node and a 16-core neural processor engine (Neural Engine).Image source: ApTuTuIn the AnTuTu test the iPhone 14 Pro smartphone scored a total of 978,147 points, the iPhone 14 Pro Max model - 972,936 points.This is approximately 19% more compared to the iPhone 13 series with the A15 Bionic chip.The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models compared to their predecessors show a performance increase of CPU cores by 17%, memory - by 10%.As for the graphics node, its performance rose by more than a quarter - by 28%.Image source: ApTuTuAdd that in the test AnTuTu used the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max versions, equipped with a 1 Tbyte flash drive.The devices carry 6 GB of RAM.
Apple may abandon the Lightning port for the iPhone in favor of USB Type-C next year
As analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told Twitter, Apple intends to abandon the proprietary Lightning port in its iPhone smartphones next year and switch to the USB Type-C connector that has become common among Android smartphones.Source image: tomekwalecki / pixabay.comMr.Kuo has justified his considerations with the research he conducted - presumably this is a survey of Apple suppliers, from whom he often gets useful information about the company's plans.According to the analyst, the introduction of USB Type-C \"may increase the speed of [data] transfer and charging on the iPhone at the hardware level, but the final specification will still depend on the support on iOS.\" The information that Apple may equip the iPhone with USB Type-C connector instead of its own Lightning, has been circulating for several years.The electronics giant has gradually started to move away from its proprietary port, adding USB Type-C to the latest iPad.Also USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt interface have long been used on Mac computers.Additional pressure on Apple has the European Union, which also has been pushing for the adoption of a single interface for chargers for a number of years.It was suggested that with the iPhone the company will still hold out to the last and rather completely remove the smartphone connectors, providing a fully wireless data transfer and battery charging.However, in March 2021, according to Mr.Kuo, Apple was going to keep the Lightning connector on the iPhone \"for the foreseeable future.
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