Sources: Apple, Apple Store
quote: But they AREN'T getting away with it when the OS can't multitask and the browser has to reload pages every time you go back to one.I've even seen Safari crash because lots of tabs were open and it ran out of memory. That's unacceptable.
quote: I agree. Apple do make some truly fantastic hardware
quote: While Apple reaps exceptional profit on its closed ecosystem, the problems with such a system is that they have to offer better alternatives (hardware/software) than the rest of the industry, which one company vs multitudes doesn't quite seem practical in the long term.
quote: Given Apple's reliance on fully licensed ARM cores in the past, the expected performance gains and unpublishable information that started all of this I concluded Apple's A6 SoC likely featured two ARM Cortex A15 cores.It turns out I was wrong. But pleasantly surprised.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.
quote: The IEEE 1394 interface is a serial bus interface standard for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple, who called it FireWire. The last update, IEEE 1394c-2006, was published on June 8, 2007.
quote: they have a high level of quality control on things like display quality, chassis, build quality, physical interfaces, and SoC performance