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iPad 3 Apple A5X chipset reportedly leaked

iPad 3 Apple A5X chipset reportedly leaked

The iPad 3's logic board bearing its new Apple A5X processor has leaked, if Chinese tipsters are to be believed, the latest component from the hotly-anticipated third generation tablet to break cover. Although previous speculation had centered on Apple using an A6 chip in the new iPad, the photo shared at forum WeiPhone suggests a more evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade is intended. Yesterday, another iPad 3 component leak indicated the new model would have an 8-megapixel camera and slightly different styling.

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Apple playing for keeps with Tim Cook salary splurge

Apple playing for keeps with Tim Cook salary splurge

Apple CEO Tim Cook is not netting a near-$400m annual salary, despite reports supposedly detailing the chief exec's bulging paycheck, as the top-tier benefits are contingent on him staying with the company for a decade. Speculation as to Cook's financial position began yesterday, with an AP report citing the restricted Apple stock the company's board approved as part of his taking the role Steve Jobs vacated last year. However, subsequent reports failed to recognize when, exactly, Cook could expect to see any cash.

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Quadcore Apple A6 support found in iOS 5.1 beta

Quadcore Apple A6 support found in iOS 5.1 beta

Apple's iOS has already been tweaked to accommodate quadcore processors, software digging has discovered, with mention of the four-core chipsets found in the latest iOS 5.1 beta. A hidden panel within the beta discloses which processors iOS 5.1 is set up to handle, 9 to 5 Mac reports, with a reference to "/cores/core.3" indicating two more than we've seen so far in a commercially-launched iPhone, iPod or iPad. The discovery follows speculation resurfacing earlier today that Apple intends to launch not one but two new iPad models this year, with a significantly upgraded iPad 4 due in October.

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$3.6bn Samsung facility supplies Apple A5 chip and maybe A6

$3.6bn Samsung facility supplies Apple A5 chip and maybe A6

Apple has again turned to Samsung for production of its iPad 2 and iPhone 4S processor, with a 1.6m square foot production facility in Austin, Texas, responsible for churning out the dual-core Apple A5 chipset. The $3.6bn production line only reached full capacity this month, Reuters' sources claim, with the bulk of the output going to satisfy Apple's endless hunger for processors. The rest of the Samsung facility is at work producing NAND flash memory chips.

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Apple iOS 5.0.1 BETA 2 seeded to developers today

Apple iOS 5.0.1 BETA 2 seeded to developers today

It's time for the update to the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, but not to you, oh readers, to developers only. Yesterday there was a similar download, and today there is another download still, each of these downloads made much more than likely to alleviate the problems users have been having with their batteries, these issues popping up most often in the iPhone 4S. Of course you could be sneaky and find a way to grab the download for yourself by becoming a developer for iOS, but then you might as well go the full mile and start making apps!

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Samsung: Galaxy Nexus designed to avoid Apple patents

Samsung: Galaxy Nexus designed to avoid Apple patents

Samsung has admitted that the new Galaxy Nexus was designed specifically with bypassing Apple patents in mind, mobile president Shin Jong-kyun saying that the company "will avoid everything we can." Talking to Yohhap News, Shin said Samsung "take patents very seriously" but due to the complexity of intellectual property there was no guarantee that the Galaxy Nexus would be immune from ligitation.

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iPhone 4 Siri hack suggests Apple not hardware behind 4S exclusivity

iPhone 4 Siri hack suggests Apple not hardware behind 4S exclusivity

An unofficial port of the iPhone 4S' Siri voice recognition system to the iPhone 4 has been revealed, though it's unclear whether Apple will ever enable the speech control tech for the older handset. Currently the port - the handiwork of developer Steve Troughton-Smith and 9 to 5 Mac - is capable of loading the Siri interface and controls; however, since Apple's server-side processes are integral to Siri's interaction with the iPhone hardware, right now any spoken commands won't be followed.

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TSMC wins Apple A6 and A7 contract tips insider: Samsung dumped

TSMC wins Apple A6 and A7 contract tips insider: Samsung dumped

Apple's A6 and A7 processor production will indeed shift to TSMC, sources claim, as the company continues to distance itself from Samsung Electronics. The two firms have recently signed a foundry partnership agreement, DigiTimes reports, which will see the next-gen Apple A6 chipset and its successor, unofficially dubbed the Apple A7, produced using TSMC's 28nm and 20nm processes. Apple has until now relied on Samsung to produce the chips found in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4, co-developing the original A4 with the Korean company. However, increasingly strained relations and a number of ongoing legal battles have supposedly prompted Apple to look elsewhere for some of its components.

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Apple A6 tipped ready for primetime (in iPad 3?) come Q2 2012

Apple A6 tipped ready for primetime (in iPad 3?) come Q2 2012

Apple's new A6 processor could be ready for public debut as early as Q2 2012, new reports suggest, with TSMC again tipped to be in trial production of the new ARM-based silicon. According to CENS' industry sources, the design of the Apple A6 is expected to be taped out in Q1 next year, using 28nm production processes and innovative 3D stacking construction. If the timescales are correct, the iPad 3 - which rumors suggest will use the A6 SoC - could arrive later in the year than the iPad 2 did, constrained by the production availability of the CPU.

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