Daniel Eran Dilger, AppleInsider

Daniel Eran Dilger

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A5X: How Apple took iPad to a luxury tier rivals couldn't match

In its third year of releasing products using its Ax custom processors, Apple radically diverged from a winning "Model T" strategy of mass-producing a single chip used to power 100 million mobile devices. Instead, Apple pursued a new luxury tier iPad powered by new custom silicon. → Read More

A4 to A5: How Apple outflanked its fragmented competition in silicon

Apple's project to deliver the A4 processor was part of a focused, ambitious silicon strategy that was markedly different from its peers. That became more evident with the release of its successor: A5. → Read More

How Apple's dramatic rise in computing flipped an OS myth

The history of personal computing is often told in terms of operating systems: the dramatic battle between IBM's DOS PC vs Apple's Macintosh; the emergence of fiefdoms of promising independents such as Amiga OS, NeXTSTEP and BeOS; and ultimately the crushing destruction of any PC OS competition under the homogenous, global and permanent rule of Microsoft's Windows platform. But these stories… → Read More

Apple is world's largest PC vendor with $47B in iPad & Mac revenue

Record sales of Macs for the year helped close out the company's Fiscal 2019 with a total of $47 billion of non-iPhone computers, easily making Apple the largest PC maker globally by revenues in the quarter and across the last four. → Read More

Editorial: Apple Pay passes PayPal, tramples Google Pay & Samsung Pay

Apple Pay transactions reached above three billion in the September quarter, enough to surpass PayPal. Apple Pay growth is also leaving behind far less popular Android NFC payment alternatives promoted by Google and Samsung. → Read More

Editorial: Following Fold fiasco, Samsung fields a flexible flip-phone

At its annual Samsung Developer Conference, Google's leading Android licensee is working hard to be taken seriously as a software platform vendor on its own, highlighting Bixby, SmartThings, a closer copying of Apple's iOS appearance, and new plans to license Tizen OS to other TV makers. Yet most of its attention is centered on a few seconds of a video depicting the concept of a flip-phone. → Read More

Editorial: How Apple beat Samsung in the 2010 global ARM race

Apple hasn't been outpacing Samsung in mobile Application Processor design over the past decade simply due to a first-mover advantage or by just having smarter people designing its silicon. Here's a look at how Apple first snuck past a larger and more entrenched silicon rival to gain its lead in advanced mobile chips, and why it matters to the future of tech. → Read More

Editorial: Samsung's new Exynos 990 isn't fast enough to maintain its custom M core

Samsung just introduced its latest Exynos 990, destined to power certain versions of its most premium Galaxy S11 flagship next spring. What's most interesting about the new chip how little attention Samsung paid to its CPU performance, a race where it's losing so badly that it appears to be throwing in the towel on its custom M core efforts entirely. → Read More

Editorial: Why Microsoft Surface isn't growing after seven years of trying

Across seven years of Microsoft's Surface experiment in designing and selling hardware, the company still hasn't found a breakout hit product. It now offers more products than ever-- six major product lines, compared to the two it started with at the end of 2012. Yet its revenues have barely budged across the last decade. This quarter, Surface sales fell 4 percent over the year-ago quarter. → Read More

Editorial: As Apple A13 Bionic rises, Samsung Exynos scales back its silicon ambitions

A decade after Apple and Samsung partnered to create a new class of ARM chips, the two have followed separate paths: one leading to a family of world-class mobile silicon designs, the other limping along with work that it has now canceled. Here's why Samsung's preoccupation with unit sales and market share failed to compete with Apple's focus on premium products. → Read More

Editorial: Why the Apple A13 Bionic blows past Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus

It is no great surprise that Apple's iPhone 11 A13 Bionic chip continues to tromp Qualcomm's fastest mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 855 Plus. The slower non-Plus variant of that chip is used in many premium Androids including most of Samsung's Galaxy S10 models as well as Google's Pixel 4. What's more interesting is why Apple is ahead, and what it means for future generations of technology. → Read More

Editorial: Mac Pro puts the pedal to Metal in Apple's race with Nvidia

The new Mac Pro is a long-anticipated development for Apple's high end pro users, but it sure looks as if the company also created the machine a strategic benefit -- specifically to help make its Metal API become a dominant standard for GPU-intensive software. That could have big implications for Macs, iOS devices, and Apple GPUs going forward, with history providing some insight into why this… → Read More

Editorial: Does Apple have the mettle to fight for Mac success in the Pro market?

Over the last two decades, Apple has largely pursued a strategy centered on "affordable luxury" personal devices, starting with iPod, blooming into iPhone and iPad, and now taking over in wearables. Mac Pro seems to be a wild departure. → Read More

Editorial: Apple's American-made Mac Pro isn't an exit from China

Apple is radically changing the design of the Mac Pro but still plans to continue building it in the United States. That doesn't mean, however, that it can do the same for everything else it makes. Here's a look at why. → Read More

Editorial: No, the new 2019 Mac Pro isn't a fairy tale come true

After years of frustratedly waiting in the dark and suffering through some painful periods of construction work, the new 2019 Mac Pro appears to finally deliver above and beyond what even the most optimistic had hoped for. But its appearance wasn't merely a whimsical executive decision made in response to a customer email, and is instead the latest deliverable of a long term strategy unfolding… → Read More

Inside Apple's fantastically fast new Mac Pro

This summer, Apple finally revealed the design and specifications of its new Mac Pro. It's Apple's first significantly updated tower model in a decade, and the first designed from scratch since the imposing aluminum PowerMac G5 originally arrived back in 2003. Here's a look at what the new Mac Pro will deliver for pro users and the strategy behind its radically new redesign. → Read More

Editorial: Are Apple's incremental iOS 13 & macOS Catalina updates enough?

This year, iOS 13 and the new macOS Catalina introduce a variety of new features and apps for users, few of which could be described as radically "revolutionary." Is Apple's innovation factory in trouble? → Read More

A big conference on Micromobility is coming to Berlin, and Apple will be there

Analyst Horace Dediu was one of the first analysts to correctly recognize what Apple was accomplishing in mobile computing with the iPhone. He has recently focused on the future of personal mobility -- an area Apple has investigated in some depth, although the company hasn't yet revealed a clear strategy. On October 1, Micromobility Europe will discuss the state of the art in Berlin, and… → Read More

Editorial: Can journalists have feelings at Apple events?

It's a tough crowd at Apple Park. One of the first hot takes to fly off the grill of the New York Times after Apple's iPhone launch event this week demanded that the company stop doing product events entirely because they have become "exhausting love letters to consumerism." But is angry, embittered cynicism a more legitimate response to a product launch than any other emotional reaction? → Read More

iPhone 11: How Apple is makes tech of the future affordable

Two years ago, Apple surprised the world with the tech-laden, $999 iPhone X. The usual suspects complained about its stratospheric pricing and assured their audiences that there was no chance it would gain traction because → Read More