A8 chip

Rumor: Apple not bundling LTE into its A8 chipset

Rumor: Apple not bundling LTE into its A8 chipset

Apple is not looking to build LTE into its upcoming A8 chipset, industry sources told Fudzilla. Instead of an SoC with LTE, Apple will rely on Qualcomm to provide a dedicated LTE chipset for its next generation iPhone. The A8 is rumored to be the ARM-based successor to the company’s current A7, which powers the iPad Air, iPhone 5s and iPad mini with Retina display.

Samsung reportedly drops out of A8 chip production race citing low yield rates

Samsung reportedly drops out of A8 chip production race citing low yield rates

Apple’s next-generation A-series chip, the A8 processor, was rumored to be produced by long-time partner Samsung as well as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC). But a new report claims that Samsung has dropped out citing low yields of the A8 chip, leaving TSMC as the sole manufacturer.

Analyst: Apple to launch iWatch and next-gen iPad Air with A8 and Touch ID in 2014, 12.9-inch iPad Pro and next-gen Retina iPad mini in 2015

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities issued a report, where he has made some interesting predictions for 2014.

Ming-Chi Kuo has a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s product plans.