Tag Archives: Processor

Apple’s Chief chipmaker talks iPad Pro and iPhone 6s

Bloomberg did an interview with Apple’s ‘Chiefs chipmaker’ — better known as SVP of hardware technologies, Johny Srouji. During the interview he talks about the iPad Pro release being behind schedule, and how the 12.9-inch iPad almost ended up being less powerful than the iPhone 6s. The original plan was to introduce the iPad Pro with Apple’s tablet…

iPhone 6 said to be powered by TSMC-made A8 chip [rumor]

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is yet again being mentioned alongside Apple in a report that predicts Cupertino will use TSMC to build the A8 chip for the next iPhone. Taiwan’s Commercial Times states that “most” of the orders for the next iPhones processor are being handed to TSMC and not Samsung. This report will come as no surprise to…

University of Wisconsin sues Apple over A7 chips

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), has sued Apple over a patent it owns, claiming that Apple willfully and intentionally breached the patent in the design of its A7 processor. The 64-bit chip features in Apple’s iPhone 5s and the iPad mini with Retina display. The specific patent, no. 5,781,752, specifically covers a “table based data…

Retina iPad mini clocked at 1.29 GHz – GeekBench score five times higher than previous iPad mini

As you well know, this morning the Retina iPad mini was made available to order to almost no fanfare whatsoever. Yet despite the fact that the device has been available to the public for less than 24 hours, the brand new device has already been put through its paces by GeekBench. The results of the GeekBench testing appear to suggest that the ARM A7…

Qualcomm backs off A7 “marketing gimmick” criticism

Qualcomm has recanted on a statement made by its senior vice president, who claimed that Apple’s 64-bit chip offered little benefits to consumers. Anand Chandrasekher, CMO of Qualcomm initially stated: “I know there’s a lot of noise because Apple did on their A7… I think they are doing a marketing gimmick. There’s zero benefit a consumer gets from…

Best M7-optimized health & fitness apps for iPhone 5s [Roundup]

Apple’s September 10th event came and went without any hint of the rumored ‘iWatch’ with its expected fitness and biometric capabilities. But one thing that Apple did announce suggests that the company is at least dabbling in the area – the M7 chip in the iPhone 5s. The M7 chip is a coprocessor, and companion to the A7 chip, which is…

Report: Apple buys into company to start producing in-house chips

There have been rumors for quite a while that Apple will begin manufacturing its processors for different devices, such as the iOS device lineup, all in-house. These rumors are here again, as SemiAccurate (a site for which the name well represents its track record) is reporting that Apple has just bought in to a chip fabrication company so that it may be…