Apple A7 Processor May Include Samsung Components

Apple A7 Processor May Include Samsung Components

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A reference to a new processor, likely the A7 processor, has been located inside the iOS 7 filesystem by developer Nick Frey. The newly located s5l8960x (A7?) processor has a higher version number than the A6 (s5l8950x) and the A6X (s5l8955x) processor.

9to5Mac notes that an analysis of the code for the chip reveals that it 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.

The source also notes that roadblocks in relation to processing speed for the A7 and A8 chip have been resolved.

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Apple A7 Processor May Include Samsung Components
GJ - August 4, 2013 at 8:48pm
Samsung sucks! Go Apple:)
Fukran John - August 1, 2013 at 6:21pm
Apple can't live without Samsung
SMW - August 1, 2013 at 4:24am
After all the crap Apple has given to Samsung over the years, I hope Samsung reciprocates.
Nitro Junkie - August 1, 2013 at 6:33am
They've done the same thing dude. Samsung isn't an angel of a company. In reality if it wasn't for apple having Samsung make certain components for them Samsung wouldn't be as big today as they are.
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