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iOS Devices Stories October 1, 2010

Apple's move to Qualcomm for iPhone 5, iPad 2

Yet more wheels within wheels on Apple’s move to abandon Infineon for Qualcomm subsequent to Intel’s acquisition of Infineon, manufacturer of baseband chips for the iPhone. Now we’re told Qualcomm will contract Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to make the 3G wireless chips that will equip Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad 2, which will be […]

iOS Devices 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 […]

iOS Devices Stories June 7, 2011

DigiTimes: OmniVision, Sony reach a deal to supply Apple with 8MP image sensors for iPhone 5's camera

Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes reported this morning that OmniVision has won a contract with Apple that will see both Sony and OmniVision supply Apple with eight-megapixel CMOS image sensors, presumably for a fifth-generation iPhone. OmniVision has grabbed a majority of total CMOS image sensor (CIS) orders placed by Apple for the fifth-generation iPhone, market sources […]

iOS Devices Stories July 14, 2011

Apple begins test production of A6 processor with TSMC, a blow to Samsung

According to Reuters, Apple and Taiwan-based manufacturer TSMC have begun a test production run of A6 processors for future Apple devices. TSMC is yet to be confirmed as the producer of Apple’s A6 chip when it ships sometime in the future, but the decision is said to be “authorized.” The only thing holding back the […]

iOS Devices 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 More below:

iOS Devices Stories May 2, 2011

Is Intel going to build Apple's A6 chips?

A report relayed by EETimes today has Intel chasing after the next generation Apple AX chips contracts that will go into iOS devices. ”Based on a number of inputs, we believe Intel is also vying for Apple’s foundry business,” said Gus Richard, an analyst with Piper Jaffray & Co., in a new report. ”It makes […]

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