Report: Apple chooses Samsung to supply 80 percent of A-Series mobile processors

By Jake Smith on Nov 17, 2014

Apple and Samsung have struck a major deal, in which Samsung Electronics will supply Apple with the majority of the application processors used in the iPhone and iPad, according to the Korea Times. Apple has reportedly chosen Samsung over TSMC, in a deal worth billions. Read More


Talk of purported Apple chip plant ‘Project Azalea’ pops up in Oregon

By Cody Lee on Dec 19, 2012

Last week, an interesting report popped up regarding ‘Project Azalea,’ a mysterious plan for a 3.2 million-square-foot production facility being pitched to New York economic development officials by an unidentified company. Because of its reported $10 billion construction cost, the general consensus is that it’s likely a chip-making plant. And rumor has it that it’s for Apple’s products.

The theory is that the Cupertino company could be behind this Azalea project, along with a major manufacturer like Foxconn or TSMC. It’s no secret that Apple is trying to move its mobile chip business away from Samsung, and a new $10B fab plant would definitely help out with that. The question is, where is it going to be built? Because Azalea talk just popped up in Oregon… Read More


Apple reportedly looking to move mobile chip business to Intel

By Cody Lee on Nov 30, 2012

As crazy as things have been getting between Apple and Samsung in their ongoing patent war, you knew it was only a matter of time before the fight spilled outside of the court room. We continue to hear rumors and reports that Apple is looking to move away from the Korean company as a component manufacturer — it’s already doing this with displays, and could soon start doing it with processors… Read More


New A6 chip confirmed to have three GPU cores

By Cody Lee on Sep 22, 2012

The iPhone 5 launched yesterday, and first impressions seem to be in line with the early reviews: the thing is fast. As most of you know, Apple custom-built an all-new processor for the handset called the A6.

Now that the phone is available, we expect to learn more about the new chip as teardown experts continue to rip the device apart. In fact, a new tidbit has already surfaced: the A6 has triple-core graphics… Read More


iPhone 5 finishes first in SunSpider Javascript performance test

By Cody Lee on Sep 19, 2012

The iPhone 5, sporting Apple’s custom A6 processor, is really turning some heads in the tech world. Last week it beat out the competition in Geekbench tests, and early reviews say the handset is extremely fast.

And the accolades don’t stop there. The first SunSpider Javascript benchmark, which measures Javascript performance, for the iPhone 5 was published last night. And again, Apple’s smartphone swept the field… Read More


iPhone 5 found to have 1GB of RAM, custom processor

By Cody Lee on Sep 16, 2012

As usual, Apple didn’t give us many details regarding the internals of the iPhone 5 outside of what it lists on the handset’s Features page. We know it has an A6 processor, but that’s about it.

Luckily, some smart folks have done some digging and have uncovered some interesting information about Apple’s new smartphone. For instance, they’ve confirmed it has 1GB of RAM… Read More


A concise iPhone 5 hardware overview

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 12, 2012

We’ve already brought you a truck load of coverage from today’s iPhone 5 event, so how about a concise wrap-up of the iPhone 5’s hardware features as a night cap?

What do you think? Are you satisfied with Apple’s hardware offerings for the iPhone 5?


Image of claimed next-gen iPhone logic board shows A6 processor

By Cody Lee on Aug 30, 2012

Over the past few months, we’ve seen just about enough next-gen iPhone parts to… build a next-gen iPhone. We’ve seen fronts and backs, and batteries, and charging ports — pretty much everything except the processor. Until today.

A new image has surfaced this morning of what is said to be the logic board of Apple’s sixth-generation handset. And, if legitimate, it confirms that the smartphone will house the long-rumored quad-core A6 processor… Read More


Rumor: Apple working on both A5X and A6 processors

By Jake Smith on Feb 26, 2012

Adding to the array of iPad 3 rumors that have been floating our way, 9to5mac’s Mark Gurman has published a report clearing the waters about recent talk over which processor Apple is going to use in the iPad 3.

There have been conflicting reports that the iPad 3 will feature a quad-core processor, while some say it will only be an upgraded dual-core. We’ve seen code references and pictures of both, but today, 9to5mac says that Apple has been working on both the A5X and A6 processors… Read More


Rumor: iPad 2 and iPad 3 photographed side-by-side

By Jake Smith on Feb 20, 2012

Last week into this weekend has been iPad 3 rumor central. We first saw images of the purported tablet, hints of an A5X processor instead of an A6, and Samsung Retina displays in production. Tonight, comes another iPad 3 rumor.

Reputable for their rumors, MIC Gadget has posted a rumor roundup of all of the latest on the iPad 3. In the post, MIC Gadget has posted the iPad 2 and iPad 3 side-by-side, revealing how much more tapered the iPad 3 really is… Read More

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