iPad's A5X chip may not come to the next iPhone
0. phoneArena 09 Mar 2012, 06:58 posted on
According to analysts, Apple may not use the A5X processor in the next iPhone as it is not power efficient enough. Instead, Apple might decide to put a battery-friendly processor built using 28-nm manufacturing process...
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1. gemmabba (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 May 2011)
PA you know your first line from this article is offensive to Patrick
2. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
If it is that big of a power draw difference by using the same chip with a different GPU (and probably clocking it over that measily 800mhz), then maybe not. I cant really see it making that much of a difference unless the new powerVR chip is just completely unoptimized for power draw.
3. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)
phonearena please remove the annoying ads at the top of the page,or i'm going to stop visiting this site
4. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Don't be stupid, download AdBlock from the Chrome Web Store.
10. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1447; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Those ads are what keep this site free. Stop your bitching
35. shayan (Posts: 126; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
you can use opera for desktop. you can block any thing you dont like.
5. babyk (Posts: 192; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
So bias, these guys speak about apple products for and an entire month plus no love for android. On a dad to day basis this website is 80% apple 20% android
15. sum182 (Posts: 208; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Theres no need to attack the site and its officials. Apple just released a new product which only happens twice a year. So yeah, right now there's alot of apple stuff to report on since they updated all their software and other things as well.
Most of the time I see more android articles since android improves much faster than iOS, with the occasional "apple sues so and so" or "so and so sues apple." So while I'm just as annoyed by all the apple stuff right now (android guy myself) I know there's a reason for it.
19. Nick_T (Posts: 123; Member since: 27 May 2011)
When there is news, we cover it. During CES and MWC, the ratio of Android related articles vs Apple news was something like 25 to 1.
21. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
dont listen to them Nick. fandroids are always very ungrateful.. it seems that their OS doesnt make them happy...
24. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
no i'm extremely grateful for being a fandroid, because I dont own an apple iphone :)
I do however agree that you Nick should not listen to them. You do news, wherever it takes you, because surprise surprise! thats the job
haters gonna hate, lovers gonna love...i just want all of the above
28. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
awwww dont stress mr. manager remember your ulcer
36. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Thats not true in the least. It goes in trends with the big news. You do realize that Apple just had their ipad announcement right? Thats going to get them a few big days of news. When it was the MWC, it was pretty much all android all the time. Soon samsung will have their private event to announce the SGS3 and new top of the line tablets. Then it will be all samsung with apple fanboys screaming about "not enough iphone coverage".. The news comes and goes in cycles.
6. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
And the next iPhone will be called? Guess... Guess...
The New iPhone!
9. yt6nin (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
I was thinking the same thing, after I heard that the third iPad was simply announced as the "new iPad"... I was completely taken by surprise along with probably many others. Despite being the 5th iPhone, Apple's going to be like, "since we released the third iPad without following name pattern of its predecessors, we should follow that with the new iPhone!!! =)" In retrospect I think it works fine when you think about it. Say when you are asked by a friend, and they ask you which iPhone is that and you reply, "Oh, it's the 'new iPhone', don't you know??? Nope, it's not the iPhone 5, just THE new iPhone."
8. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
wish i did live under a rock so i would not hear about iTURD for one month at a time. PA must own stock in iTURD APPLE b/c there is no way that they can review all these phones and tablets and still look themselves in the mirror and report how sensational iTURD products are. They know they are dated when compared to the field.
14. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
actually is fandroids that make Apple articles so popular.. if you express your same opinion on every friggin article... so thanks to you guys.. dammm
25. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
as if you dont express your same opinion on how much you hate fandroids and love your apple products?
something about a kettle and a pot and the color black comes to mind....
29. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
difference is that I am not crying about it.. i deal with it...
12. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
I agree, first they want to make previous iPhone feel old, second they want the iPhone to feel unique by simply saying iPhone. Of course it will take time to get used to it but it will work. However the current colourful apple logo makes me doubt that apple won't be the same. The golden profit time for them is over.
13. frydaexiii (Posts: 1146; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
I hope so too...I hope Apple dies before they cause more damage to the world with more of their monopoly crap...like iWallet...
16. ilia1986 (unregistered)
"technically, Apple does not need to increase its resolution even further."
Do explain why, please. You can't possibly think that 640x960 is sufficient for 2012, now can you.
Oh, wait - maybe it's because it's the iPhone - and everything Apple does on it is perfect, right? /bucket of sarcasm.
17. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)
I quite disagree with you. If you want to use a 3,5" screened device or something around that I find the resolution more than acceptable! In my lumia 800 I have a 3,7" screen and a resolution of 800x400 and if I remember correctly the dpi is 289. Of course it's a pentile display so the actual pixel density is lower but it has been very sufficient for me. In addition you could argue about viewing hd videos. I personally don't care about hd as long as the phone is capable of down sizing it and the picture is clear. All hd resolutions are in fact really small so everything that matters is the dpi and the screen size and of course the quality of the picture displayed.
18. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Okay. And do tell me why on earth do you think than an 3.5" device is even remotely acceptible for 2012?
All HD resolutions are quite small? lol what are you smoking?!
DPI matters - but not always. Look @ the SGS2. 800x480 on a 4.3" display - and there is no pixelization whatsoever.
22. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
let me educated you as always.. illia... 5.5" is standard for the average human hand... to be able to hold the phone and be able to text.. again with one hand comfortably... I did mention the average hand.. so dont fired with nonsense about having bigger hands...
31. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
Tell you what, until you can string together a properly punctuated sentence with no spelling errors, how about not telling people to get educted? I've seen parrots with a stronger command of the english language than you.
32. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
that's a very smart parrot... is he telling you what to say/type...
I will give you candy if you can find the mispelled word
"how about not telling people to get educted"
maybe you should teach the parrot to type..
34. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
Actually the parrot had Downs Syndrome, so what does that say about you (hint: it says you are REALLY retarded).
Oh no, I made one spelling error, at least I can form a sentence.
20. mrmooresince19xx (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
I agree with illa1986 why is it ok for apple to not change their resolution when other manufactures are usually criticized for not changing theirs? If you judge make sure that the standards or stipulations apply to all parties!!! T. I. A. (Thanks In Advance)..
23. ngo2dd (Posts: 759; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
For anyone who say there are too many Apple story in PA, have any of you guys/girls been on PA during MWC? That was nothing but android story, so in other word STFU you dumb fanboy, it is starting to get really annoying. I have an android phone for two year now and I don't act like baby.
33. nacho69 (Posts: 21; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I believe the next iPhone will incorporate the A5X chip. 1st because, Apple has always kept each years iPhone/iPad SOCs the same. 2nd because, Apple only keeps the same iPhone design for 2 yrs, so being that its certain they will have LTE in the new iPhone, if they keep the same A5 but add LTE in the same form factor it'll have terrible battery life. i think that they'll move to a 4.2" screen with a 3:2 resolution of 1152X768, which will result in 329 ppi still, but give them more room for a larger battery. With the new iPad they only increased the thickness 7%, but the battery is 73% larger at 11,666mAh. So if the iPhone goes from 3.5" to 4.2" it'll increase size 20% diagonally which will give them enough space for the larger battery, probably somewhere around 2500mAh. So to summarize, i think it'll have a 4.2" 1152X768 Retina Display, which will need the A5X chip to continue the graphics performance, LTE, and a larger battery which they will have room for.