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Apple ordered to pay the University of Wisconsin $234 million in patent lawsuit over A7/A8 processor

Apple ordered to pay the University of Wisconsin $234 million in patent lawsuit over A7/A8 processor

On October 13, it was revealed that Apple had lost a major patent lawsuit focused on the technology within the A7 and A8 processors with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, or WARF, as part of the University of Wisconsin.

Report claims TSMC tasked with A8X Chip production for 12.9-inch iPad

Report claims TSMC tasked with A8X Chip production for 12.9-inch iPad

Following a rumor in late September that claimed the so-called “iPad Pro” could have a more powerful Apple A8X chip under the hood, Taiwan-based DigiTimes reports on Wednesday that Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be tasked with production of the next-generation processor for the oft-rumored 12.9-inch tablet.

Apple’s A8 disassembled, reveals 4MB L3 cache, GX6450 and more

Apple’s A8 disassembled, reveals 4MB L3 cache, GX6450 and more

When a new Apple-branded product launches, it usually doesn’t take long before it gets disassembled and dissected. The iPhone 6 has already been featured in its own teardown, and so has the larger iPhone 6 Plus. Now, though, it’s time for the A8 processor to go under the knife.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus boast impressive performance benchmark scores against competition

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus boast impressive performance benchmark scores against competition

Over the weekend, Apple set a new record by selling over 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. Now that the devices are finally in the hands of customers all over the world, benchmark tests are an easy way to find out how well your device stacks up against the competition.

Samsung’s SoC business slipping as Apple chooses TSMC to bring A8 processor to iPhone 6

Samsung’s SoC business slipping as Apple chooses TSMC to bring A8 processor to iPhone 6

Apple and Samsung have worked together to bring the A-series processors to Apple’s mobile devices for quite some time, but it looks like that relationship is starting to crumble. More than that, Samsung is feeling the effects as the outlook for their logic chips business is reportedly not looking so good.

Rumor: ‘iPad mini Air’ could be be 30% thinner

Rumor: ‘iPad mini Air’ could be be 30% thinner

The second half of this year is gearing up to be an exciting one if you are a fan of Apple products, as the company is expected to take the wraps off new iPhones, iPads, the so-called “iWatch” and possibly new Macs and beyond. The latest rumors surround the so-called “iPad mini Air,” which is expected to be 30% thinner than its predecessor. 

Apple’s A8 chip could be 2 GHz or more, remain dual-core

Apple’s A8 chip could be 2 GHz or more, remain dual-core

For those wondering how fast Apple’s next-generation Apple A8 chip could be, G for Games has shared potential new details. According to the report, the Chinese media has been going rampant over a rumor that the Apple A8 system-on-a-chip could remain dual-core with a clock speed of 2 GHz or more. 

iPhone 6 Specs: 2.6GHz A8 Chip, 389 ppi Ultra Retina Display, 27% thinner, New Sensors [Rumor]

iPhone 6 Specs: 2.6GHz A8 Chip, 389 ppi Ultra Retina Display, 27% thinner, New Sensors [Rumor]

Sonny Dickson, the Australian-based blogger, who had leaked parts of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air before it was launched last year has just tweeted a number of interesting details about Apple’s next generation iPhone, popularly dubbed iPhone 6.

TSMC may split production of iPhone 6’s A8 chip with Samsung after all

TSMC may split production of iPhone 6’s A8 chip with Samsung after all

A new report claims that TSMC might be sharing production of the upcoming Apple A8 chipset with Samsung, contrary to recent reports which suggested that the Korean manufacturer was dropped as a manufacturer because of low yields for the A-series processor.

TSMC begins production of Apple’ A8 chips for iPhone 6: Report

TSMC begins production of Apple’ A8 chips for iPhone 6: Report

A new report claims that the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company also known as TSMC has started manufacturing Apple’s A8 chips, which is expected to be used in iPhone 6. Apple has long contemplated a switch to TSMC which will allow the folks at Cupertino to no longer depend on Samsung for its chipset requirements.