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Tim Cook Says Apple Is Working to Revolutionize TV

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Tim Cook Says Apple Is Working to Revolutionize TV

While speculation on a Siri-powered Apple HDTV or "iTV" has been rampant for much of the year, Apple CEO Tim Cook has never actually hinted that the company was working on a TV until now. In an interview with NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams show set to air on Thursday at 10:00 p.m. EST, Cook is asked what the next big thing for Apple is.

Cook's response: "When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years. Itís an area of intense interest. I canít say more than that."

Cook also took a moment to discuss the Apple Maps disaster in iOS 6, which led to the recent ousting of Scott Forstall, former senior vice president of iOS. Cook repeatedly said iOS 6′s Maps app didn't meet the company's or customers' expectations and that it "screwed up" big time, but is "putting the weight of the company behind correcting it." In recent months, Maps has seen some slight improvements and corrections with Apple reportedly tapping its retail store staff employees to help expedite fixes.

Finally, Cook says Apple needed to drop the 30-pin connector for the Lightning connector simply because "we couldnít make this product with [the 30-pin] connector," and that "the [iPhone 5] is so worth it".

Source: BGR

Intel Supporting Socketed CPUs for "Foreseeable Future"

This morning Intel finally broke silence and calmed the nerves of panicky enthusiasts who have been reading rumor stories saying the desktop PC would die along with interchangeable socketed-CPUs.

The rumor first surfaced when Japanese tech site PC Watch reported on a leaked roadmap the site obtained including Intel's plans for Haswell to be the last processor in an LGA socket. After that, Intel would only offer the 14nm-based replacement, codenamed Broadwell in BGA trim. BGA or Ball Grid Array packages must be soldered to boards before being used. Since it's nigh impossible for the average person to de-solder a processor from a motherboard it would effectively end the paradigm of making your CPU choice separate from the motherboard.

"Intel remains committed to the growing desktop enthusiast and channel markets, and will continue to offer socketed parts in the LGA package for the foreseeable future for our customers and the Enthusiast DIY market," Intel spokesman Daniel Snyder said. "However, Intel cannot comment on specific long-term product roadmap plans at this time, but will disclose more details later per our normal communication process."

By the way, AMD also reaffirmed its commitment to sockets.

Source: MaximumPC

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