During today's iPhone keynote, Apple announced the new A7 chip, featuring supercharged graphics powers and a new motion-sensing "M7" chip that enables all of iOS 7's powerful new features. Let's take a look under the glass at the speedy monster that makes the magic happen—and will open the door to all sorts of new…
We'd all heard the rumors—the many, many rumors—but it's finally official. Apple has just announced a new, alterna-iPhone that's coming to you in a rainbow of colors for (slightly) less money. But the real question is what's lying beneath those pretty colors—something we actually haven't heard too much about. And as…
We've seen evidence of a faster iPad 3 using the Apple A6 processor before and now 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple will announce a "refreshed version" of the full sized, 9.7-inch iPad with Retina Display at next week's event. It looks like we might be getting a new updated iPad sooner than we thought.
Apple just took a big step toward upping its chip-making game, and took a big swipe at Samsung in the process. According to the Wall Street Journal, Cupertino's hired away Jim Mergard, a well respected and vastly experienced engineer, from the Korean company.
This is interesting. MacRumors reports that an iOS developer found a new, unknown iPad device showing up in his app analytics. Though that usually means the next version of the iPad, the unknown iPad actually had the same footprint as the current iPad 3—but with the faster processor of the iPhone 5. Hmm...
The iPhone 5's processor might be faster than we thought. According to TLDToday, the A6 is clocking in at 1.3GHz after an update to the Geekbench benchmarking app, which is supposed to do a better job of detecting what's actually going on with the A6.
It's not a surprise. The A5 chip—the brain of the iPhone 4S—is also made by Samsung. But in the current polarized climate of the Apple-Samsung Wars, it's worth remembering that the show goes on and the new iPhone 5's brain is made by Samsung too.
During the iPhone 5 announcement, Apple mentioned the new phone would have its own new chip, the A6. Specific specs were sparse then, but AnandTech did some sleuthing and found the custom chip packs 1GB of RAM, and 33% more peak memory bandwidth than the iPhone 4S, which it will need for its high-res screen.
Apple announced it's got a whole new chip for the iPhone 5. It's called the A6, which is a semi-surprising upgrade to this year's iPad's A5X.
BGR is claiming that one of its sources has access to an iPad 3 prototype which, at this stage of development, it may be true. According to them, these debug screenshots confirm some of the speculation about the next Apple tablet:
Apple commercials usually tout what the iPad and iPhone can do rather than the innards running them. That doesn't mean Apple isn't actively working on making your next iOS Device super-duper, quad-core fast.
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So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.