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Topic: A5

Apple television said to run on custom-built chips like iPhone, iPad

12/28/2011, 08:12 am

Rather than utilize off-the-shelf chips from a company such as Intel, Apple is expected to use its own custom-built chips like in the iPhone and iPad for its anticipated television set.


Samsung ramps up A5 production in Texas; iOS 5.0.1 tweak may aid Siri ports

12/16/2011, 02:12 am

Samsung began full-scale production of Apple's A5 processor at a new facility in Austin, Texas, this month, while hackers are claiming that Apple's recent tweaks to iOS 5.0.1 could open up legal ways to port the Siri voice assistant feature to other iOS devices.


iPhone 4S is Apple's most popular phone yet with 96% satisfaction rate

12/01/2011, 07:12 am

The iPhone 4S carries the highest customer satisfaction ratings of any Apple smartphone yet, with a new survey finding that 96 percent of users consider themselves satisfied with their purchase.


ARM seen challenging Intel's notebook chip dominance by 2013

11/11/2011, 08:11 am

ARM, the company whose reference designs are used in the chips that power Apple's iPhone and iPad, is expected by industry insiders to carve out a significant presence in the traditional notebook computer market by 2013.


Nvidia unveils new quad-core Tegra 3 processor to challenge Apple's A5

11/09/2011, 03:11 am

Chipmaker Nvidia has taken the wraps off its new Tegra 3 mobile processor, a quad-core chip three times faster than its predecessor, with ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet the first device to sport it.


Samsung to supply quad-core A6 CPU to Apple despite legal battle - report

10/17/2011, 10:10 am

Samsung is expected to remain the primary chip supplier for Apple and its anticipated next-generation A6 processor despite a bitter patent dispute between the two companies, according to a new report.


Teardown of Apple's iPhone 4S reveals larger battery, new baseband chip

10/13/2011, 02:10 pm

Before it's even officially released to the public, Apple's new iPhone 4S has been disassembled to unveil its slightly larger battery, as well as updated internal components like a new baseband chip and the dual-core A5 processor.


Inside Apple's iPhone 4S and its A5 CPU: 'S' is for Speed

10/12/2011, 04:10 pm

The voice recognition technology and improved camera in Apple's iPhone 4S are made possible by the custom-built dual-core A5 processor that powers the handset.


Inside Apple's iPhone 4S and its 8MP camera: 'S' is for Shutter

10/11/2011, 11:10 am

The iPhone 4S sports a higher-resolution 8-megapixel camera, but beyond the pixels is a greatly improved lens that will allow for faster picture taking, and image stabilization when shooting 1080p video.


Testing shows iPhone 4S A5 GPU clocked at 800MHz, 73% faster than iPhone 4

10/11/2011, 08:10 am

New Geekbench scores of the forthcoming iPhone 4S show that its custom-built A5 CPU is clocked at 800MHz, while the dual-core processor gives it a 73 percent performance boost than the iPhone 4.


Inside Apple's iPhone 4S: 'S' is for Siri voice recognition

10/10/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple will bring voice control to the next level with this week's launch of the iPhone 4S, leveraging its acquired Siri technology to allow users to perform complex tasks by simply speaking aloud.


Apple's iPhone 4S coming Oct. 14 with Siri voice control and 4G-like speeds

10/04/2011, 02:10 pm

Apple's newest smartphone, the iPhone 4S, is a world phone powered by the company's speedy A5 processor, and features a new antenna design that can allow file transfers up to twice as fast as its predecessor, as well as voice recognition functionality for a new handsfree experience.


Video claims to show graphics switching on a prototype iPhone [u]

09/28/2011, 08:09 am

A new, unconfirmed video claims to show a prototype iPhone with a software-based developer setting that allows switching between graphics processing units.


Apple's Xcode supports quad-core ARM CPUs for future iPhones, iPads

09/23/2011, 11:09 am

Hidden inside Apple's Xcode developer tool is support for quad-core ARM CPUs, hinting at next-generation processors that will power Apple's future iPhones and iPads.


NYT: Apple 'just weeks away' from announcing 'fairly different' iPhone 5

09/15/2011, 08:09 pm

Apple is "just weeks away" from announcing a fifth-generation iPhone that will be fairly different from the iPhone 4, both on the inside and outside, according to a new report.


TSMC initiates trial manufacturing of Apple's next-gen A6 chips - report

07/15/2011, 12:07 am

According to a new report, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has begun trial production of Apple's next-generation A6 processors, lending credence to rumors that the iPhone maker is moving orders away from supplier and rival Samsung.


Apple rumored to move production of custom 'A6' chip away from Samsung in 2012

06/27/2011, 08:06 am

Apple is rumored to further distance itself from its rival Samsung starting with the "A6" chip in 2012, when the iPhone maker will allegedly transition production of its custom ARM chips to a new chipmaker.


Next-gen graphics processor for Apple's iPhone, iPad now being licensed

06/15/2011, 08:06 am

Imagination Technologies is now licensing its PowerVR Series6 mobile graphics processing architecture, the next generation of the hardware found in Apple's iPhone and iPad, to six key partners -- three of which remain secret.


ARM expects to control 50% of mobile chip market by 2015

05/30/2011, 10:05 am

Led by devices like the iPhone and iPad, ARM Holdings expects its reference chip designs to be found in 50 percent of mobile devices sold by the year 2015.


Rumor: Apple testing new MacBook Air powered by same A5 processor as iPad 2

05/27/2011, 07:05 am

A new report claims that Apple has built a test MacBook Air powered by the same low-power A5 processor found in the iPad, and the company was impressed by the results.