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Topic: A9X

iPhone firmware leak suggests Apple considered A9X for Apple TV

02/09/2018, 09:02 am

Apple was apparently experimenting with the possibility of creating a powerful version of the Apple TV long before it created the Apple TV 4K, with the discovery of code references in the "iBoot" leak suggesting it could have used an A9X chip.

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Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro vs. 12.9" iPad Pro: Which choice is right for you?

04/08/2016, 11:04 am

Apple's professional-grade tablets now come in two distinct sizes: A 9.7-inch iPad Pro and a jumbo-sized 12.9-inch model. And while they both share a number of key features, including Apple Pencil support and the Smart Connector, both iPads are clearly geared toward different types of users. AppleInsider offers a handy guide to help you decide which model is right for you.

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Review: Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro is professional-grade, powerful & pricey

04/03/2016, 07:04 pm

After being neglected in 2015, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad has received a much-needed professional makeover, gaining key features from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and even outperforming it in a few ways. It's a substantial upgrade, and one we find absolutely worthy of the "Pro" moniker, though the $599 starting price may deter some buyers.

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Despite having the same A9X & M9 chips, only the 9.7" iPad Pro has always-on 'Hey Siri'

03/22/2016, 03:03 pm

In a continuing curious omission, every device that runs Apple's M9 motion coprocessor features support for always-listening "Hey Siri" -- except for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro discovered to have 2GB of RAM, half that of 12.9" model

03/22/2016, 02:03 pm

The A9X processor in Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro is not only slightly slower, but it also features half the RAM of the larger, more expensive 12.9-inch model, initial tests have revealed.

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12.9" iPad Pro remains Apple's fastest tablet, as 9.7" model's A9X chip is underclocked

03/22/2016, 11:03 am

Though the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro features the same A9X processor as its 12.9-inch variant, the two chips don't actually run at the same speed, resulting in slightly more horsepower for Apple's largest tablet.

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Apple announces 9.7" iPad Pro with Apple Pencil support, True Tone display, A9X CPU, starting at $599

03/21/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple's flagship 9.7-inch tablet form factor received a major upgrade on Monday, gaining the magnetic Smart Connector, A9X processor and four-speaker array found on its larger 12.9-inch version, as well as compatibility with the Apple Pencil and a new True Tone display, all for $599.

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New 4-inch iPhone to run Apple's A9 chip, 'iPad Air 3' to sport A9X - report

02/18/2016, 08:02 am

Though they are expected to be priced as mid-range products, Apple's latest iPhone and iPad updates will run the same latest-generation processors as their flagship counterparts, a new report reveals.

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Here's Johny Srouji: Apple's newest executive pioneered company's custom A-series chips

12/17/2015, 03:12 pm

After playing integral roles in two of Apple's most important product innovations --its custom A-series processors and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor --Johny Srouji has been rewarded with a new title that sees him reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook.

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Teardown reveals iPad Pro A9X sports dual-core CPU, 12-cluster GPU, built by TSMC

11/30/2015, 10:11 am

A dissection of Apple's new A9X processor powering the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has discovered a custom 12-cluster GPU, doubling the graphics power of the base A9 processor found in the iPhone 6s.

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Apple will not 'converge' iPad and MacBook lines, says Tim Cook

11/16/2015, 12:11 am

It has long been speculated that Apple's iPad and MacBook would one day come together in a hybrid device, but Apple CEO Tim Cook put those rumors to bed on Sunday, saying converged machines come with inherent compromises.

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Apple's iPad Pro & powerful A9X CPU pose threat to Intel, Cowen says

11/12/2015, 12:11 pm

Investment firm Cowen and Company has a bullish outlook for Apple's new iPad Pro, citing performance benchmarks that show the device is capable of replacing many mainstream laptops running an Intel processor.

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iPad Pro has M9 motion coprocessor, but lacks always-on 'Hey Siri' support

11/11/2015, 03:11 pm

Though it includes the same M9 motion coprocessor as the new iPhone 6s series, Apple's iPad Pro does not offer support for always-on "Hey Siri" voice controls when operating on battery power.

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Apple's efficient M9 coprocessor will let your iPhone 6s track pace, make 'Hey Siri' always on

09/10/2015, 02:09 pm

Inside the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is an upgraded M9 motion coprocessor that borrows new fitness capabilities from the Apple Watch, by estimating your walking or running pace.

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Apple's iPad Pro has ultra-fast storage thanks to new controller

09/10/2015, 02:09 pm

The iPad Pro uses a new storage controller that improves read and write speeds, with performance more comparable to desktop PCs, according to marketing on Apple's website.

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Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM, doubling iPad Air 2

09/10/2015, 10:09 am

Apple's new iPad Pro may have 4 gigabytes of RAM, the most ever for an iOS device, Adobe inadvertently revealed in a press release, which has since been edited to remove the claim.

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