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Unprecedented Mistake Forced Apple to Abandon Planned GPU for iPhone 14 Pro [Report]

Unprecedented Mistake Forced Apple to Abandon Planned GPU for iPhone 14 Pro [Report]

Posted December 23, 2022 at 5:42pm by iClarified · 8959 views
Apple encountered rare snafu forcing the company to abandon its planned GPU for the iPhone 14 Pro, according to a new report from The Information.

Allegedly, an unprecedented mistake in designing its next generation graphics processor resulted in Apple having to revert to a design that produced only small gains over its predecessor.

Apple planned a generational leap for the graphics processor in the latest version of its high-end smartphones, the iPhone 14 Pro. But engineers were too ambitious with adding new features, and early prototypes drew more power than what the company had expected based on software simulations. That could have hurt battery life and made the device too hot, according to two people with direct knowledge of the incident. Because Apple discovered the mistake late in development, it had to base the graphics processor in its iPhone 14 Pro line—which powers the phone's user interface, games and everything else visible on its screen—largely on the design of the chip that went into last year's iPhone model, according to four people familiar with the matter.

The article also discusses challenges being faced by Apple's semiconductor group including lawsuits against chip startups and a talent exodus.

You can read the full paywalled report at the link below...

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Unprecedented Mistake Forced Apple to Abandon Planned GPU for iPhone 14 Pro [Report]
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