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