Tag Archives: A6

Rumor: iPad mini with A6 and no Retina display in the works

Rumors regarding the next generation of iPad mini and whether or not it will have a Retina display seem to be going all around the internet these days, and now some new information discovered by 9to5Mac is again pointing toward there being no Retina display on the next iPad mini. Discovered in iOS 7 beta 4 is a reference to a new device lineup: iPad2,8,…

Jailbreak developer says there isn’t an A5+ bootrom exploit, but jailbreaking is “not even close” to being defeated

According to well known jailbreak developer, MuscleNerd, has said that there is no A5+ bootrom exploit, contrary to what some were hoping for considering the secrecy surrounding Joshua Hill’s newest “openjailbreak” development. A lot of rumors ended up coming from this, and one was the possibility of an A5+ bootrom exploit, which is a low-level exploit that…

Apple to rebuild iOS to support more processor cores?

  According to what the rumor mill is churning out today, there is a possibility that iOS could see a complete rewrite to support up to 8 core processors before the iPhone 6 release. This coming from Jeffries analyst Peter Misek and the usual “supply chain sources”, the rumor says that Apple could be looking to “re-architect” iOS in order to…

Apple no longer the largest chip customer, Samsung takes the lead

Well this hasn’t happened in a while. Samsung has passed Apple to become the largest chip-set buyer in the world. These semiconducters would be going towards its growing line of smartphones and tablets. Combined, these two companies, Samsung and Apple dominate the rest in terms of how much they spend in this industry, adding up to a total $45.3 billion….

Apple to start building A-series chips in upstate New York?

Some interesting news is starting to spread across the internet regarding Apple and its mobile chip manufacturing. According to a report out of Times Union, the Governor Andrew Cuomo of Albany, New York almost confirmed that Apple is looking into a 3.2 million square foot chip factory to be built somewhere in the state. This would be an ideal place for…

Rumor: Will the next iPad have Intel inside?

A relationship between Apple and Intel has been whispered about for some time now, but so far nothing concrete has ever come to light. However, according to one analyst, that may be about to change. Doug Freedman, an analyst over at RBC, claims that Apple big wigs may be open to using Intel’s X86 processors in new Apple gadgets like the next iPad if Intel…

Samsung won’t increase price of A-series processors, says report

If you remember, early this week it was reported that Samsung was raising prices on processor sales to Apple by 20%. The blogosphere erupted over this, causing an unnamed Samsung official to speak with a Korean based newspaper, denying the allegations. This representative also said that the prices are “set at the beginning of the year” and therefore not…

iPad mini jailbreak, iPad 4 jailbreak, and more! [VID]

This week Matt discusses an update to TinyUmbrella, progress on the jailbreak for A5 devices and beyond, and a bit of controversy in the jailbreak community. See If Your Device Can Be Jailbroken!: http://mofodox.me/jbstats Matt’s Tech Channel: http://goo.gl/pclsK Gaming Channel:
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The Apple A6X uses PowerVR SGX 554MP4 Graphics

If you remember, when Apple went with the A5X chip in the iPad 3rd generation the only change was really the graphics. Well, from the A6 to the A6X, the same applies. With the iPad 4th generation, the same occurred, with Apple only upgrading the graphics: The A6X retains the 128-bit wide memory interface of the A5X (and it keeps the memory controller…