Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated May 26th

Topic: A5

Intel would consider making custom chips for major customers like Apple

05/26/2011, 04:05 pm

An executive with chipmaker Intel said on Thursday that his company "wouldn't blink" if given the opportunity to build a custom chip based on the Intel architecture for a major client like Apple.


Apple rumored to release 'iPhone 4S' with T-Mobile, Sprint support in Sept.

05/13/2011, 04:05 pm

A new report claims that the fifth-generation iPhone will be a relatively minor update dubbed "4S" that will bring support for both Sprint and T-Mobile networks in the U.S.


Rumor: Apple plans to move laptops from Intel to ARM processors

05/06/2011, 08:05 am

A new rumor claims that Apple plans to ditch Intel processors to instead adopt the ARM architecture currently found in devices like the iPhone and iPad.


Intel interested in building Apple's mobile A4, A5 chips: report

05/03/2011, 06:05 pm

Intel is interested in gaining Apple's mobile chip manufacturing business, competing against the company's existing producer Samsung and other independent foundries Apple is rumored to be considering.


Apple's A5 processor could pave way for larger chip trend

04/01/2011, 09:04 pm

Despite sharing similar specifications, Apple's bigger A5 System on a Chip processor used in the iPad 2 has posted better performance than Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip, causing one analyst to believe that Apple is leading a trend toward larger, faster mobile processors.


Improved antenna, 4-inch screen, NFC e-wallet rumored for Apple's iPhone 5

03/22/2011, 09:03 am

A new report from a Far East newspaper reiterates rumors that Apple will sell a next-generation "iPhone 5" this summer with an improved antenna design, a larger 4-inch display, and integrated near-field communications chip for wireless e-wallet transactions.


X-ray of Apple's A5 CPU in iPad 2 confirms manufacturing by Samsung

03/15/2011, 08:03 am

Though Apple is said to have just inked a deal with a rival chipmaker, the iPad 2 currently includes a custom-built A5 processor built by Samsung.


Inside Apple's iPad 2 A5: fast LPDDR2 RAM, costs 66% more than Tegra 2

03/13/2011, 03:03 pm

The new A5 processor used by iPad 2 incorporates Samsung's new 46nm Low Power DDR2 memory, uses a variable clock speed and costs about $25, a significant premium over NVIDIA's competing Tegra 2.


Apple's iOS 4.3 contains evidence that iPhone 5 will sport A5 chip

03/09/2011, 10:03 pm

Within hours of the official release of iOS 4.3, developers have found further evidence that Apple plans to use its dual-core A5 processor in the next-generation iPhone.


Apple may partner with TSMC for A5 production in potential blow to Samsung

03/09/2011, 08:03 am

Apple has allegedly inked a deal with chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to produce the A5 chip for the iPad 2, a move that is seen as a potential loss for Samsung.


Apple's A5 CPU in iPad 2 has 512MB of RAM, same as iPhone 4 - report

03/03/2011, 08:03 am

Though Apple has not officially disclosed how much RAM is found in the iPad 2, a Korean semiconductor analyst has claimed to know that the new A5 processor has 512MB of memory.