Wow! I'm not a fan of Apple by any stretch of the imagination, but what an amazing job integrating all of the components and sub-systems in a light, compact form-factor. Truly impressive engineering. But, I like to give credit where credit is due and am really impressed by all the Chinese workers putting in 18-hour days cranking these things out by the millions. Their effort and attention to detail is outstanding.
You haven't seen your cordless phone battery lately have you?.
Most cellphones batteries may apear to have a good energy density from their reduced footprint & with 5Hr talk time, but not much better than most tablets.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.