Apple to continue using PowerVR graphics for iPhones and iPads

Apple to continue using PowerVR graphics for iPhones and iPads
Apple's benchmark-busting graphics processors in the iPhone and iPad will continue to be PowerVR units, as Imagination Technologies just sent us a press release it has extended the contract with Cupertino.

The company issued a brief statement that "Apple has extended its multi-year, multi-use license agreement, which gives Apple access to Imagination's wide range of current and future PowerVR graphics and video IP cores. Under the terms of the above licensing arrangement, Imagination will receive on-going license fees, and royalty revenues on shipment of SoCs (Systems on Chip) incorporating Imagination's IP."

Imagination's graphics cores and surrounding image processing infrastructure are arguably the best in the business, so we can't wait to see what the rumored A8 chipset in the next iPhone and iPad will bring to the table - an ever-higher resolution support with flawless gaming and image editing are certain to be in the cards with PowerVR's GPU lineup.

source: Imagination

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14 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

No worry.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Why would they switch, they make great GPUs.

3. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

"Imagination's graphics cores and surrounding image processing infrastructure are arguably the best in the business" Upcoming Tegra K1 anyone?

4. papss unregistered

The tegra chips will have to prove how good they are first. Powervr has been the leader for many years and we will see the next wave being even better than the last

5. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Apple is getting sued for 2 billion dollars and there is no news about it despite the news circulating the internet about it for the last 6 hours.

6. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

8. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Get your eyes check broski.

9. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Bro, do you even PA?

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The best will stay the best.

12. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Damn straight.

10. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Damn, was hoping they would switch to NVIDIA's new GPU solution since NVIDIA is licensing it. That thing is impressive

11. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I'm glad PowerVR GPUs are still being developed and produced and that IT didn't go out of business. PowerVR 2DC for the win!!! Now were are those set top boxes that Bernie promised us????

13. bigstrudel

Posts: 594; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Can play games on my iPad mini retina for longer than my Nexus 7 (2013) could keep the screen on doing anything. All of my Android devices using the Adreno 320 heat up much more quickly. Hot devices take a toll on the battery. Love me some PowerVR!

14. ndrey

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

that's why apple is the best gadgets company

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