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💡Apple's M4 chips are coming

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Hey Edge Family, good morning! Huge news from Apple yesterday one good one not so good.

The Breakdown

🚨 Latest Developments

Source: 9to5 Mac

Big Takeaway: Apple is planning to introduce the M4 chip lineup, potentially in October, following last year's release pattern for the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips.

  • The M4 processor updates will extend to the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models in spring 2025, the Mac Studio in mid-2025, and the Mac Pro later in the year.

  • They are expected in three main variants: Donan for entry-level, Brava for mid-tier, and Hidra for high-end applications, with the Hidra chip aimed at the Mac Pro as an "Ultra" or "Extreme" tier chip.

  • The M4 chips will reportedly support up to 512GB of Unified Memory, a significant increase from the current 192GB limit, and will be manufactured using an improved 3-nanometer process by TSMC.

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Big Takeaway: Apple has issued a warning to iPhone users in 92 countries about a potential "mercenary spyware attack" that could compromise their devices.

  • The notification to users stated that the spyware attack is trying to remotely compromise the iPhone associated with their Apple ID and that the attack is likely targeting individuals based on their identity or profession.

  • The company has advised all recipients of the warning to update their devices with the latest security fixes and practice strong cyber hygiene.

  • This type of threat notification has been a part of Apple's response to cybersecurity threats since 2021, with several alerts being issued each year across various countries.

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🔎 Extra Insights 

OpenAI has released an updated and enhanced version of its GPT-4 Turbo LLM, powering the premium tiers of ChatGPT. Available now for ChatGPT Plus, Team, and Enterprise users, the new "GPT-4-turbo-2024-04-09" model promises improvements in writing quality, mathematics, and logical reasoning.

Mistral AI, the Paris-based open-source generative AI startup, has released its latest and most powerful LLM called Mixtral 8x22B. The 176 billion parameter model with a 65,000 token context window is expected to outperform the company's previous 8x7B model

Cathie Wood's Ark Investment Management has announced a stake in artificial intelligence company OpenAI through its $54 million Ark Venture Fund. The investment is around 4% of the venture fund's holdings and it comes as OpenAI has raised billions from Microsoft and allowed employee share sales at an $86 billion valuation.

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