Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category

Micro USB To Lightning Adapter

Looks like Apple is now shipping the Lightning to Micro USB Adapter. Very cool since micro USB is pretty much the standard for mobile devices. It seems like overseas manufactures are making good progress cloning the chip’s functionality. I give it a few more months before the flood of 3rd party cables that are of […]

New Apple Products

The Apple announcements to me were somewhat of a mixed bag. iMac I love the new iMac design, with the exception of the omitted optical media. A computer that slim with such a great display deserves to be usable as a media center. Otherwise it’s actually a great computer at a good price. If you […]

SNL On iPhone 5 Complaints

Saturday Night Live had a great little sketch on the iPhone 5. They hyphenated CNet, but we’ll let that one slide.

Authentication Chip In Lightning Connector

Back on announcement day for the iPhone 5, I said it would be difficult to impossible for 3rd parties to make Lighting cables because it was likely an active cable. Sadly I was right. From AppleInsider: Peter from Double Helix Cables took apart the Lightning connector and found inside what appear to be authentication chips. […]

Velocity Engine Lives

Doing a little network test and ran a traceroute to apple.com: $ sudo tcptraceroute apple.com Selected device ppp0, address 172.17.152.110, port 55167 for outgoing packets Tracing the path to apple.com (17.149.160.49) on TCP port 80 (http), 30 hops max 1 xxx.xx.xx.xx 12.847 ms 12.899 ms 13.736 ms 2 xxx.xx.xx.xx 14.734 ms 14.966 ms 16.143 ms […]

Steve Jobs On Life

Steve Jobs in interview for PBS’ ‘One Last Thing‘ documentary, 1994 (via Wikipedia): When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice […]

iPhone 5 Teardown

iFixit posted their teardown and as always it’s fascinating to look at. Chipworks did some analysis as well. Some observations: Easier to repair – Looks to be substantially easier to repair than previous iPhones. Major win. Broadcom nearly expunged? – Apple looks to be moving away from using Broadcom chips. The Broadcom BCM5976 touchscreen controller […]

On Apple Maps

Apple switching from Google Maps to its own “creation” is a pretty interesting move. By “creation” I of course mean a mashup of TomTom data and OpenStreetMap data among other sources with their own vector maps and 3D imaging. The 3D thing is a cool effect, but that’s all it is, an effect. I can’t […]

Apple’s A6 CPU It’s Own Design?

Anand Lal Shimpi blew my mind with a report: The A6 is the first Apple SoC to use its own ARMv7 based processor design. The CPU core(s) aren’t based on a vanilla A9 or A15 design from ARM IP, but instead are something of Apple’s own creation. I had just assumed Apple licensed the designs […]

iPhone 5 Thoughts

Some thoughts on the iPhone 5: Design – The black model is a bit of a departure having finally removed the metal ring that’s framed the iPhones of the past. It looks more subtle in white. Otherwise it’s the classic iPhone design, just longer. Dimensions – The larger screen will be nice, I suspect they’ve […]