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iPad 4 versus Surface graphics benchmark

The release of GLBenchmark 2.7 and DXBenchmark means that we can finally compare the graphic performance of Apple’s iPad 4 against Microsoft’s Surface Pro. Pitting the iPad’s A6X processor against the Surface Pro’s Core i3-3317U chip with on-board HD 4000 graphics brought with it some rather interesting results. Microsoft’s surface was able to deliver…

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…

4th gen iPad: 9.7 inches of perfection [Review]

10 days ago, I brought you my initial thoughts on Apple’s latest iPad, the 4th generation. Now, I’ve spent over two weeks with the device, and I feel like I’ve seen enough to bring you my full review, and as you may have judged from the feature image, it’s very good news. Before I get into the nitty gritty, I’d like to suggest that the score I’ve given…

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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iPad 4 successfully jailbroken by Chpwn

As reported by iDB, the iPad 4 – or fourth generation iPad with Retina display, to give it its full title – has been successfully jailbroken by hacker, Chpwn. It’s pretty quick work from the developer, who’s taken only a weekend to get Cydia loaded and working on the dual-core A6X-equipped tablet. Sadly, the jailbreak won’t be released to the public, as…

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…

iPad 4 benchmarks make for impressive reading

Apple’s “new iPad” made waves back in March with its impressive 9.7″ Retina display and graphics performance. The A5X chip boasted “quad-core graphics” and increased speed and RAM compared to the previous iPad. That said, those early 3-gen iPad adopters probably weren’t too impressed when Apple announced another model that was twice as fast as the one they…

Apple Introduces New iPad 4, Twice As Fast As iPad 3

In a fairly surprising move, Apple announces 100 million iPads sold as they introduce a brand new fourth generation 9.7″ new iPad 4. That’s right iPad 3 owners, the iPad we purchased just a few short months ago is already outdated as Apple adds the same A6X processor as the iPhone 5 bumping the new new iPad 4 performance by twice as much. Apple kept…