Processor on next Apple iPhone to be produced via Samsung's 32nm process?
0. phoneArena posted on 11 Apr 2012, 16:58
Chipworks, a site that focuses on computer chips, is displaying an x-ray of the new Apple A5 chip; the new chip was produced using Samsung's 32nm manufacturing process which allows it to be 41% smaller than the previous A5 chip used on the Apple iPhone 4S...
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1. _PHug_ posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:06 14 3
"Processor on next Apple iPhone to be produced via Samsung's 32nm process?"
Then Apple obtains a patent for Samsung's process and sues
32. cheetah2k posted on 11 Apr 2012, 21:30 4 2
How can Apple get their hands on the patents for Samsung's processes, when Samsung already owns them????
More importantly, Samsung licences the architecture of these ARM cpu's from ARM..
So in reality what can Apple actually do? - That's right, nothing.
In any case, Apple is at the mercy of chip manufacturers, and unless they buy one like TSMC, they always will be.
41. solidsnakeduds013 posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:12 1 0
I think he was just trying to make a joke
43. cheetah2k posted on 12 Apr 2012, 20:24 1 0
You're probably right lol ha ha ha :p
35. Lucas777 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 23:59 4 1
not really… samsung is smart-- they wont let feuds like android vs ios to get in the way of their deals with apple… and apple knows samsung can provide them with high quality goods… neither one wants to get rid of their relationship in this respect-- they both benefit
2. andro. posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:09 11 2
Apple these days would have little to no technological advances in its products if it weren't for dealings with Samsungs. Its making even more and more sense to see why Samsung own galaxy s phones keep winning phone of the year awards.
33. cheetah2k posted on 11 Apr 2012, 21:32 11 3
You're probably an icrap fan, but your icrap has samsuck inside so go samsuck your icrap till your ipop falls off hahaha
42. solidsnakeduds013 posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:16 0 2
38. andro. posted on 12 Apr 2012, 04:51 4 1
Eaxvac go marvel at your 'resolutionary' ipad screen,made by Samsung
39. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) posted on 12 Apr 2012, 05:22 2 0
Lol iPan. Uve been drinking to much iJuice....
3. Ksupowercat13 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:12 3 12
All I have to say is if Apple decides to use a dual core processor in the next iPhone that will be upsetting. I used to be an Android fan until I finally decided to give the iPhone 4s a try. Yeah, you can't customize widgets or anything but Apple's stability compared to Androids is 10x better. I still consider myself an Android guy, and I am simply trying out the iPhone and right now i do like it better. It will just be upsetting to see that all these new android phones will be coming out with quadcore processors, while the "iPhone 5" will only support a dual core with quadcore graphics. Maybe I just don't exactly know what that means...
6. Croxy posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:35 4 4
Number of cores isn't the only factor in the quality of the processors.
Compare Qualcoms snapdragon S4 and nVidias Tegra 3...
9. Ksupowercat13 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:37 1 3
yeah i get that but would you rather have a dualcore or a quadcore?
13. Croxy posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:57 5 3
I'm not a big expert at this: It depends on lots of things. architecture, the nanometers and that kind of s**t that I don't have a clue about.:D
Of course I would prefer an n-core before an n-core processor ONLY IF it truly had better performances.
I've gotten an impression that you were a kind of guy who would brag about his phone only because of the number of cores.
14. Ksupowercat13 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 18:02 3 3
lol so true
19. CléonLeGrand posted on 11 Apr 2012, 19:22 2 1
A x86 dual-core and a Cortex-A9 Octo-core, what would you prefer ?
22. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) posted on 11 Apr 2012, 19:31 1 3
A9 Octocore obviously!
31. eaxvac posted on 11 Apr 2012, 21:26 1 2
25. hung2900 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 19:35 5 2
Quadcore is BS for iOS. because it doesn't have the true multi-tasking, 2 threads only are enough. That's a advantage, and also the limit of ios.
Android is f**king sluggy compared to ios, but it was the past. When the CPU is more and more powerful, it'll smooth like iOS but much faster and you can see a true multitasking device.
27. tedkord posted on 11 Apr 2012, 20:01 4 3
Android's already ad smooth as iOS. Has been since Gingerbread. The only reason it used to lag was the multitasking - it does more at once than iOS. But, hardware has caught up. My Thunderbolt, with Eternity r248, which has gingerbread on a single core 1.4ghz snapdragon is buttery smooth, no lag even with 4 or 5 concurrent apps running. Blame Verizon for its out of the box performance - they ruin every phone they release.
With ics, Android is every bit as smooth as iOS, while being more powerful. It comes down to individual preference, there's no performance reason to choose one or the other.
28. BattleBrat posted on 11 Apr 2012, 20:08 2 2
I'll admit, I tried the 4s as well, and the POS wouldn't last 12 hours on iOS 5.1, my RAZR lasts at LEAST 48 hours, and has never crashed on me, it has been perfect. I do plan on buying the iPhone 5, but to use it as a glorified iPod Touch, they keep throwing us iTouch users under the bus.
29. ph00ny posted on 11 Apr 2012, 20:34 0 4
i guess you haven't used an iOS device
I'm not saying it doesn't lag or anything because it does but the main reason why iOS devices are smoother in day to day operation is due to the hardware acceleration which GB doesn't have(outside of samsung's TW4.0)
That's the beauty of ICS (btw nexus also lags occasionally)
As for the performance reason to choose one over the other, there is a damn good reason.
45. setspeed posted on 22 Apr 2012, 14:29 0 0
As smooth as iOS since Gingerbread? Come on, don't be silly! I'm a huge Android fan, but this is just rubbish. ICS is now only just APPROACHING the smoothness of iOS, and that's with kickass hardware. And the lag is still present in some areas.
Sorry, but iOS (and WP) are the smoothest around. Android wins in other areas, but being the smoothest is not one (yet).
4. gallitoking posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:16 1 16
Now I see why Apple sues alot... they pay good money for their napkins designs only to have manufacturers steal their ideas and turn profit... samsung is the best at manufacturing chips thats why Apple looks for them, but to produce similar products as your main buyer...
7. taz89 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:35 2 2
come on are you saying they copied the idea of a slab of glass with bezels.
11. jove39 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:43 1 2
You are real fool and ofcourse troll...anyone with little bit of usable brain...would google about chip manufacturing before posting on public forum...but thats just you...Apple/Samsung/Qualcomm/TI/Nvidia they all have licensed arm arch for use in their cpu...no one is stealing from anyone here (Its just that you are jealous)...and Samsung had 800Mhz cpu ~5 years ago in first gen wave handset...what was apple smoking then...stealing my @$$
12. jove39 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:45 2 1
I certainly have no problem with Apple...but some morons who use Apple gadgets!
18. gallitoking posted on 11 Apr 2012, 18:50 1 3
never I mention they stole their chip.. Apple doesnt even produce chips .. you moron...
16. InspectorGadget80 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 18:15 3 1
And half of their hardware is made by Samsung. their Camera is made by SONY
8. dmckay12 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:35 2 0
It is assonance not alliteration. Alliteration is with consonant sounds and assonance is with vowels.
44. pbui.818 posted on 17 Apr 2012, 16:49 0 0
Actually, he's right and you're right on one count but not entirely so on the second.
Alliteration is the same sound.
Assonance is the same vowel sound.
Consonance is the same consonant sound.
Alliteration is the general term while each of the others is a more specific case.
10. CharlieAtInfinity posted on 11 Apr 2012, 17:37 8 1
Hey iFans Its after all Samsung Inside! :D
23. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) posted on 11 Apr 2012, 19:34 2 3
Kinda true. Uve got a point.
36. xtian1103 posted on 12 Apr 2012, 00:59 0 2
yeah samsung always make sure they would make the best chips for apple, otherwise... they lose the contract and a huge amount of money. both companies benefits on that way. fandroid are saying as if apple doesn't pay what they ask samsung tomake for them!
15. InspectorGadget80 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 18:15 6 0
If i was Samsung I would stop selling processors to APPLE UNTIL THEY STOP THE LAW SUIT. They can make their own chip or find someone else to build it for them
37. xtian1103 posted on 12 Apr 2012, 01:10 0 2
yes samsung can actually deny apple for making their chips. however it's huge amount of money to ignore. exynos chips sold millions on sgs2 etc but you can't deny A4, A5, A5X on apple products sold way more anything samsung made.
26. VJo003 posted on 11 Apr 2012, 19:59 2 1
In business u never wipe out competition
You just milk it till it runs dry
So am sure Samsung would not be minding apple's dependencies
40. gotti88 posted on 12 Apr 2012, 10:39 0 0
hey sammy im going to sue you again but after i get u to make my processor. apple sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
46. Adolfo123 posted on 24 Apr 2012, 16:30 0 0
.The tecknological jungle of patents and corporations is driving me crazy...but even so long live to honorable Capitalism and down with the misery bound Socialism where Obama wants lead this country...