All items tagged with "a4"

Apple Will Turn To TSMC For A7 Chip When Deal With Samsung Expires [Rumor]

a5x

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will reportedly land a deal for Apple’s future “A7’ processors when the Cupertino company’s current contract with Samsung expires in 2014.

Samsung has been responsible for Apple’s mobile chips since the introduction of the A4 back in 2010, but Apple has seemingly been looking to take its business elsewhere since the pair became embroiled in a series of lengthy legal battles.

Read the rest of this post »

Apple Fires Samsung As MacBook, iPad Battery Maker

Apple Fires Samsung As MacBook, iPad Battery Maker

Samsung is no longer supplying Apple’s iPad batteries.

Apple has reportedly further distanced itself from rival Samsung by switching its suppliers for iPad and MacBook batteries. The Cupertino company has been seemingly working to avoid Samsung’s components since the companies became embroiled in various legal battles all over the world.

Read the rest of this post »

Samsung Backs Apple Into A Corner With 20% Price Hike On All Mobile Processors [Report]

Samsung Backs Apple Into A Corner With 20% Price Hike On All Mobile Processors [Report]

Samsung currently supplies all of Apple’s mobile processors.

Samsung has dealt Apple a nasty blow by increasing the price of its mobile processors — the ones built into every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch — by 20%. According to a person familiar with negotiations between the two companies, Apple initially disapproved the price hike, but was forced to accept it with no replacement supplier available.Samsung Backs Apple Into A Corner With 20% Price Hike On All Mobile Processors [Report]

Read the rest of this post at Cult of Android »

Latest Redsn0w Jailbreak Brings Full iOS 6 Support With Official Cydia App To A4 Devices Only [Jailbreak]

Latest Redsn0w Jailbreak Brings Full iOS 6 Support With Official Cydia App To A4 Devices Only [Jailbreak]

The iPhone-Dev Team has updated its popular Redsn0w tool to offer full iOS 6 compatibility, including an official Cydia app. Until now, the iOS 6 jailbreak was strictly for developers, and so Cydia was not installed automatically when jailbreaking an iOS 6 device. Now it’s ready for the public.

Read the rest of this post »

Apple Confirms iPhone 3GS Will Soon Be Discontinued [Report]

Apple Confirms iPhone 3GS Will Soon Be Discontinued [Report]

It was nice knowing you, iPhone 3GS.

As expected, the 8GB iPhone 4 replaced the iPhone 3GS as the most affordable iPhone following the announcement of the iPhone 5 yesterday. So what’s going to happen to the iPhone 3GS now? Well, as you may have guessed, it’s going to be killed off. Apple has reportedly confirmed that when existing stock runs out, the its third-generation smartphone will be no more.

Read the rest of this post »

Subscribe to the Cultcast

iOS 5.1.1 Update Doesn’t Kill The Redsn0w Jailbreak For A4 Devices [Jailbreak]

iOS 5.1.1 Update Doesn’t Kill The Redsn0w Jailbreak For A4 Devices [Jailbreak]

Feel free to upgrade your A4 devices to iOS 5.1.1 without losing the ability to jailbreak.

We’d usually advise jailbreakers to avoid Apple’s iOS updates just after their release, until hackers have confirmed that the latest software can be jailbroken. But one report claims that it’s perfectly safe to update your A4-powered devices to iOS 5.1.1 without losing your Redsn0w jailbreak.

Read the rest of this post »

Apple’s New A5X Processor May Not Be Suitable For The iPhone [Report]

A5X-chip

Image courtesy of Engadget

Apple introduced its new A5X processor in the third-generation iPad yesterday, and based on the company’s previous moves, we’re expecting the chip to appear in its next iPhone. However, that may not be the case. According to analysts, the chip requires too much power to be used in the iPhone, and Apple will need to create a more power-efficient chip with a new manufacturing process for its next smartphone.

Read the rest of this post »

Why You’ll Probably Never Own A Mac With An ARM Processor [Feature]

Why You’ll Probably Never Own A Mac With An ARM Processor [Feature]

Image via Ars Technica

Ever since Apple launched the new MacBook Air, analysts and Mac fans alike have gone wild speculating that Cupertino might dump Intel and use custom-made, ARM-based chips in their laptop line instead. Yesterday, more fuel was thrown on the fire when it was revealed that an Apple intern worked on porting OS X to ARM devices back in 2010. Even Intel has said it would be “remiss” of them to dismiss the possibility that ARM might steal their Apple business. On the surface of things, it looks like ARM might make its way to our MacBooks soon.

Is ARM really a threat to Intel? Yes, absolutely, and especially as we transition into Apple’s Post-PC world. But there is next to no chance Apple will replace Intel chips for ARM-based ones any time in the next five years. In fact, there’s a good chance the exact opposite could be true, and Intel chips will be powering our iPhones and iPads by then. Here’s why.

Read the rest of this post »

Spyshots Confirm Quad-Core iPad 3 Will Have LTE

Spyshots Confirm Quad-Core iPad 3 Will Have LTE

We’re all hankering for Apple to announce its iPad 3, but some lucky so and sos already have their hands on the third-generation device. One of whom has revealed photographs of its internal specifications, which confirm it will feature a quad-core processor and global LTE capabilities.

Read the rest of this post »

iOS 5.1 Beta Suggests Next-Gen Quad-Core iPhones And iPads [Report]

iOS 5.1 Beta Suggests Next-Gen Quad-Core iPhones And iPads [Report]

While we’re all expecting Apple to introduce a quad-core A-something processor to its iOS devices at some point in the future, it appears there are already references to the devices in the company’s latest iOS 5.1 beta release. In addition to support for Apple’s latest dual-core A5 processor, the software also support quad-core processing, according to one report.

Read the rest of this post »