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Apple Stories March 15, 2011

The A5 chip almost twice the size of A4, fabbed on Samsung's 45nm process

Floorplan comparison: Apple’s A4 chip (left) and the latest A5 processor (right) Reverse engineering wizards over at Chipworks put the A5 chip under a microscope. Yes, it’s a Samsung – confirming our hunch. The experts came to this conclusion by putting the chip under a microscope and examining dielectric layers and the shape of the transistor […]

Apple Stories March 21, 2011

Beefier chips as Apple bolsters in-house silicon wizards

Apple’s A5 chip has debuted with iPad 2, but the company’s already hard at work designing the A6, contemplating the A7 and thinking about the A8. Apple added more chip experts to their in-house silicon team and poached veteran engineers from Samsung and ARM earlier this month. A LinkedIn profile belonging to chip expert Eunseok […]

Apple Stories March 9, 2011

Apple moving to TSMC for A5 production?

same numbers! We’re not sure if this has already happened, but EETimes reports on the rumors that Apple has shifted its A5 production from Samsung to TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company).  Since no one has seen a real A5 processor yet, we don’t know if Apple has already switched. Perhaps most damning, the art that […]

Apple Stories July 18, 2011

iPad 3/2HD/Plus mockups to drool over…

We loved his iPhone 5 mockups, now Guilherme Schasiepen’s wows us with his iPad 2HD/Plus/HD, via MacMagazine.br. More below:

Apple Stories June 28, 2011

Apple publishes Thunderbolt support documents

Following the Thunderbolt firmware update for Macs, Apple has published three new support documents pertaining to the new $49 Thunderbolt-to-Thunderbolt cable released Monday, using Thunderbolt with Boot Camp and Windows 7 and some tricks to get the best performance from Thunderbolt. Here’s what you need to know…

Apple Stories October 19, 2011

Samsung looks to make Apple parts beyond 2012 and into 2013-2014

Samsung manufactures the Apple-designed A5 chip found inside iPhone 4S and provides 512MB DDR2 RAM for the processor. Samsung and Apple are working towards a resolution to the differences that have been plaguing their long-standing relationship, which culminated with some twenty patent infringement claims filed before courts in a dozen countries around the world. Quoting […]

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