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Apple A5 Processor Teardown Reveals Samsung Fabrication

Apple A5 Processor Teardown Reveals Samsung Fabrication

Previously, the world believed that the yummy chips coming in the iPad 2, those fabulously simple looking A5's, were going to be TSMC. As Chipworks shows in their full teardown of the chip itself, the Apple A5 processor is fabricated by Samsung. Furthermore, several elements are discerned whilst comparing the chip to the A4 including memory, logic, and analog block areas. These are folks with either microscopes and precision tools or people with very very small hands. Either way, we're excited to see the insides of chips!

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Apple ditching Samsung for A5 iPad 2 processor?

Apple ditching Samsung for A5 iPad 2 processor?

Apple has reportedly ditched Samsung for the Apple A5 dual-core processor at the heart of the iPad 2, taking up with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) for production of the current-gen 40nm chip and a future 28nm version. According to EETimes' source, Samsung's increasing role as an iPad and iPhone competitor led Apple to TSMC's door.

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Apple iPad 2 Official

Apple iPad 2 Official

We're here at the Apple iPad 2 event where we've just been informed of none other than the big news maker itself, the iPad 2. This device is set to be released with a new Apple A5 dual-core processor, 512MB or RAM, front and rear-facing cameras, FaceTime for iPad support, and a display that's the same size and resolution as the original. This device comes in both black and white, the metal on the back still being silver, the front bezel giving you the opportunity to side with the light side or the dark!

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Apple accused of Japanese iBooks piracy

Apple accused of Japanese iBooks piracy

Apple has been accused of selling pirated ebooks by Japanese authors in its iBookstore, with titles by high-profile authors such as Haruki Murakami and Keigo Higashino among the texts. According to a consortium of Japanese publishers, "some of the works have been deleted in response to requests from authors and publishers but a majority of them continue to be illegally distributed."

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Apple TV Costs $64 to Make, According to iSuppli

Apple TV Costs $64 to Make, According to iSuppli

After the launch of a high-profile gadget, two things generally happen: first, it gets torn apart by iFixit. The second, is iSuppli takes a look at the insides in their own way, and figures out just how much it cost a company to make the thing that everyone loves (or hates). This time around it's the new Apple TV, and while the previous version may have cost an arm and a leg to manufacture, the new, smaller version is definitely a lot easier on Apple's pocket.

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Apple TV Torn Asunder by iFixit

Apple TV Torn Asunder by iFixit

As is customary, the folks over at iFixit have begun their tear down of a brand new gadget, trying to find out what makes it tick, as well as how to take it apart and put it all back together. While there may not be as many surprises as one would hope inside the little black box, there are some pretty interesting take-aways from the tear down. Like the amount of memory therein, the RAM available, as well as the few random parts from other Apple devices.

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ARM: Apple rumors “complete nonsensical”

ARM: Apple rumors “complete nonsensical”

ARM has dismissed rumors of an acquisition by Apple as "completely nonsensical," and says that while Intel may make more money from their chips, ARM's customers are well ahead in sheer numbers.  Speaking to the NYTimes, ARM CEO Warren East said that "our customers sell about 4 billion chips a year," and that he "laughed about" the takeover rumors "with the folks at Apple."  When it comes to the ARM/Intel battle, though, he's more serious: "We don't look like Intel, we're never going to be a $100 billion outfit."

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