iOS 7 reveals iPhone 5S’ A7 Chip will include Samsung components


Developer, Nick Frey (via 9to5Mac) has discovered code references in the latest iOS 7 beta, which suggests that Apple is developing the next generation A-series chip, most likely to be called A7, that could be used in iPhone 5S.

Frey has discovered a reference to an S5L8960x application processor, which appears to be a new version of the A-series chip. The A6 chip which powers the iPhone 5 is codenamed s5l8950x and the A6X chip which powers the iPad 4 is codenamed S5l8955x.

9to5Mac reports that Apple’s new system-on-chip will include some Samsung components:

Interestingly, it appears that Apple will again work with Samsung for this new chip. The main system-on-a-chip will include some Samsung components- at least to power the display, according to analysis of the above code by a person familiar with Apple’s chip design process. This contrasts with a rumor from earlier this year (like every year) claiming that Apple will switch to TSMC on the A7 processor.

This source also says that over the past couple of years, Apple has hit roadblocks (in relation to processing speed) with both the upcoming A7 and A8 chip, but it appears those that issues have been resolved.


Back in June, leaked photos of iPhone 5S revealed the new iPhone chip has a K1A0062 identifier, which indicated the chip may be made by TSMC instead of Samsung, as chips manufactured by Samsung typically start with an “N”.

There have been rumors and speculations that Apple is working on reducing its reliance on Samsung by shifting its chip manufacturing business to TSMC, but it doesn’t look like it is happening anytime soon.

It is also possible that Apple will use both Samsung and TSMC to produce the A7 chip, to reduce the risk of depending on just one company to manufacture its chips.

So what do we know about the A7 chip? So far not much, but the leaked iPhone 5S photo revealed it may come with only 1GB RAM (same as the iPhone 5 and iPad 4).

[Nick Frey via 9to5Mac]

iPhone 5 first weekend sales top 5 million

Apple announced it’s sold more than five million iPhone 5s since the phone launch on Sept. Twenty one. These product sales figures greatest the iPhone 4S, which in turn sold a lot more than four million units during it is first weekend of discharge. The company additionally announced that more than 100 million devices get updated to be able to iOS 6.Apple says that need for iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply, and several pre-orders will be sent in October, even though phones stayed available in several Apple Stores during the weekend. The product is currently accessible in nine nations around the world; it will become available in 22 much more countries about Sept. 28, and more than 100 nations total right at the end of Next year.

Miniot shows new Book, Pouch, iWood for iPhone 5

Dutch producer Miniot has introduced a few new solid wood accesories for the iPhone 5: the new Miniot Book, Miniot Pouch, and the iWood 5. Miniot Book is any book-style case for the iPhone 5 produced from two types of wood. Its hinges are able to fold in to a stand, breeze to the rear for hand held use, or allow the cover to act as being a sunshade for photography, while a great ultrasuede liner handles the cup. It will be obtainable in three wood combos starting about Oct. 28.Based upon the prior-generation version regarding iPhone 4/4S, Miniot Pouch (is a box-like case etched out of 1 piece of wood. Accessible in a number of wood types, including teak wood, cherry, maple and zebrawood, it addresses the iPhone along with locks into place. It will be unveiled Oct. 15. Ultimately, Miniot’s iWood 5 is the followup to its playthrough-style iWood 4 case. Coming in a number of woods, the actual iWood 5 is leaner than it’s actually predecessor, and will also be available on Sept. 28. All products come with an substitute for engrave a message, piece of art, or logo design.

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Seidio Active + Surface Cases for iPhone 5

Seidio’s first set of iPhone 5 cases has gone out, and they contain different represents the same two basic models. Active along with Surface equally cost , however have different versions with integrated metallic kickstands that band up at each. The new Productive design is really a take on Productive X, formerly seen regarding iPhone 4 and 4S, combining a gentle rubber epidermis with a plastic frame. Surface area, on the other hand, is a simple plastic slider. The two cases come in a number of colors.

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First iPhone 5 unboxing images posted

A fortuitous reader delivered BGR unboxing photos of the iPhone 5. Like the apple iphone 4 and 4S ahead of it, the particular iPhone 5 packaging functions an fished picture with the new i phone, showing it is slender report.Opening the lamp reveals the actual iPhone 5, a pair of EarPods with Remote along with Mic in addition their carry bag, a power adaptor, and the Lightning to Universal series bus Cable. A good included photo compares the iPhone 5 to the previous model.

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iPhone 5 to use Exynos quad-core processor architecture

Almost all wedding all around the iPhone 5 has been devoted to the exterior of the actual mobile. More specifically, it is actually desired Apple company company will increase the size this touchscreen technology to about 4-inches, which often might entail a more substantial mobile phone handset, as well as a phone which has a extremely lean bezel about the much bigger showcase.An even better screen will likely imply an increased res in order to preserve which usually very effective advertising and marketing period: Retina Display. Towards the that occurs Apple should up grade the central processor behind this iPhone 5, plus apparently your buildings plus type has now been chosen.It can be likely the fact that the iPhone 5 will mail accompanied by a quad-core Prepare computer chip using Samsung’s Exynos A number of urbanisme. Samsung’s active Exynos Check out Quad microchip (4412) is really a Cortex-A9 functioning on 2.4GHz and ultizing the Mali-400 quad-core Graphics processing unit. Apple mackintosh definitely will evidently modify this to fit it’s needs.Moving to be able to Four cores was obviously a first with respect to Mac products, because different apple ipad caught with a dual-core style and even beefed in the on-board Graphics processing unit. The quad-core food within the iPhone 5 would certainly at the same time likely reveal the exact same Graphics processing unit improve, meaning that mobilephone intentions to come to be a very quick system.Certainly, Apple inc may well make sure that iOS usually requires thorough good thing about all four cores, still request developers will really have to modernize its viral marketing to make use of the particular overall performance available to buy. It can do bode remarkably with regard to video games even if, not to mention should yet again indicate how rapid smartphones tend to be making up ground in order to special game playing handhelds for instance the 3DS in addition to P . s . Vita.A phone that’s 10.9mm solid, features a 4-inch 15:Seven display, as well as being operated by the quad-core processor and even improved GPU may sound like an awfully suitable mobile. And even that’s prior to you stick all of the iPhone title to it.

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