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Samsung built A7 processor rocks the new Apple iPhone 5s

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Sep 2013, 04:12

Samsung has provided many of the parts for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad over the years; but this year, there were some who believed that Apple had reached an agreement with TSMC to replace Samsung as the provider of the A7 processor that drives the Apple iPhone 5s. But apparently that deal won't take affect until 2014...

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posted on 21 Sep 2013, 06:42 8

30. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)

And haters think they're the only ones that know everything.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:18

111. chandancherry (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


posted on 21 Sep 2013, 08:23 4

50. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

You forgot that even their design language is borrowed from Sony.
Apple is nothing by itself...

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 12:20 3

92. bucky (Posts: 3111; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Where do you think Samsung would be without google?

They write terrible software. That's apples strength. Samsungs is hardware.

Samsung would be nothing without apple or google as well. They copied designs from apple (as evident by their pre iPhone days) and the my have fully capitalized on with android (good for them btw)

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 13:09

100. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

It's the other way around. You should be asking where would Google be without Samsung. Samsung is credited for the success of Android since their first flagship, the Galaxy S.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:33

117. robinlim85 (Posts: 86; Member since: 03 May 2013)

bro,its HTC thats first took the plunge with google,they made the first android phone and took the most risk but get zero credit from anyone that only remember today news

what samsung did differently is pay big marketing fee to convert human into dumdroid

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 19:48

122. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

It's more of a mutual benefit relationship. Without Android, Samsung wouldn't have even a third of the market share they have today; and without Samsung, it would've taken Android much longer to gain market share. They both would have a hard time without each other, stop trying to make it sound like Samsung is the God of the mobile realm and that they can do anything they want.

posted on 22 Sep 2013, 06:11

124. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

I think you forget Motorola. Moto is credited with making android a success with the motodroid. The galaxy s 3 was the first android device to really beat out iPhone single handedly, but because of the popularity of the Droid line, android started to sell more than apple as a whole. Without a versatile OS like android Samsung would've stuck with feature phones and windows, which wasn't winning any battles for them or HTC at the time. Without android Samsung would not be where it is. But without Samsung, Moto and HTC would've thrived and taken android where Samsung has taken it.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:39 1

118. robinlim85 (Posts: 86; Member since: 03 May 2013)

dumdroid fans look at competitors OEM list without looking at their own dumdroid device OEM list

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 04:45 6

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 24438; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Thanx Samsung, cuz this puppy has horse power. I wish these two got along better, but let's be real. They're not as into it as we think they are.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 12:44 2

94. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

Exactly, it's about money for them, but people on here it's about bragging rights and purchase justification.

It would be great if the two tech giants could get along though, their battles negatively affect a lot of tech decisions.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 14:39

104. darkkjedii (Posts: 24438; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

True, well said, and 100% agreed. +1

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 12:55 1

95. joey_sfb (Posts: 6539; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Let start with PA reader being nice to each other,..

i mean its just a phone and a device that we change frequently, i got my note 2 last dec now i waiting to trade up to note 3 next year note 4.

darkkjedii i sure you will trade up to iphone 6 next year.

so give it a rest and enjoy your device be it nokia, note 2 or iphone.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 14:47

106. darkkjedii (Posts: 24438; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Wasn't trying to flame bro. +1

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 13:03 1

97. Shinydesert (Posts: 62; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

How do you like your beautiful new toy? Is battery life good? Just got an iPhone 5 (close-out) a week ago, and I am pretty pleased with it, I like it.
Waiting for your nice review.

Thanks Darkkjedii.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 14:43 1

105. darkkjedii (Posts: 24438; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

To be honest I've had minimal time to dig in. I'm getting married at 5pm pct today so I won't get much time to play with it till like Monday. So far though, very very fast, silky smooth? And lotsa features. Can't say for sure about battery life yet, But when I bought it it was 87% charged at 8:20 am, and made it till 12:55 this morning before it pooped out. Camped out at AT&T with my girl to be second in line.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:13 2

110. tedkord (Posts: 13858; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Hey, congrats in the nuptials. Get of this silly website and concentrate on what's important.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:26

112. darkkjedii (Posts: 24438; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Yeah Ted, I've been lying here just trying to relax. 3.5 hrs to go bro. Haven't seen her since yesterday afternoon. Thanx man. +1

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 16:31

113. Shinydesert (Posts: 62; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Congratulations my friend!!!! I wish you guys the best.

Thanks for replying.

posted on 22 Sep 2013, 08:40

127. anglosaxonengland (Posts: 57; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)

Not to be rude but are you getting married to a smartphone?

If I was getting married, I wouldn't even think twice and smartphone, wouldn't even mention it never the less that battery life. I'd rather be thinking about my life than using my phone and checking, logging and remembering what percentage battery it has.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 04:58 5

9. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

apple sues samsung coz they want the parts for nothing

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 05:01 3

10. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

It's amazing how many iFans think Samsung is Android these days. Such a generalised statement. It's like saying that Apple's lazy and greedy and, oh wait...never mind.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 11:32

83. bigstrudel (Posts: 523; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

Touchwiz is used by far more people than stock android or any other fork of Android. To most people using a smartphone Touchwiz is Android.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:32 2

116. tedkord (Posts: 13858; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

And to most people any tissue is a Kleenex. But that doesn't make it so.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 05:01 7

11. Spikes9s (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)

Now let's just imagine how many iPhone suicide fanboys will have arround if Samsung just raise his middle finger and say: "no more parts from us coz u play nasty, manipulate and Pupetmaster, users, suplyers and courtrooms".....

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 05:10 1

13. Spikes9s (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)

And yes true interesting fact: “Last quarter, Samsung Electronics made more money selling handsets than Apple for the first time" Samsung’s operating profit for handsets was an estimated $5.2 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Apple, meanwhile, had an estimated operating profit of $4.6 billion. Add to this all the money Samy is making from selling chips to Apple and you know where to place your money next time when you have to invest in some stock shares.....

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 07:05

34. Ninetysix (Posts: 2631; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Your search engine broken bro?

"An earlier version of this said Samsung made more profit last quarter, but it was comparing Samsung's operating profit to Apple's. We apologize for the error."


posted on 21 Sep 2013, 05:18

14. BigBoss10 (Posts: 278; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)

where there's money they will remain good and bitter

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 05:31 7

15. robinlim85 (Posts: 86; Member since: 03 May 2013)

fandroid really fandroid,how bout looking at galaxy s4 for example:

accelerometer sensor - Stmicroelectronics
light sensor - capella
Orientation sensor - Stmicroelectronics
proximity - capella
Gyrometer - Stmicroelectronics
sound sensor - Infineon
magnetic sensor - Asahi
pressure sensor - STM

CPU - Qualcomn snapdragon architecture
GPU - Krait (ARM architecture)
OS - Google Android

Samsung never design anything,they buy everything,piece together the hardware call SoC,brand it to fandroid as "exynos"
Samsung only in house design is their bloatware

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 05:42 9

17. aditya.k (Posts: 496; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)

GPU - Krait? Okay!

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