Apple’s Cyclone microarchitecture detailed

Apple’s Cyclone microarchitecture detailed

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Anand Lai Shimpi, writing for Anandtech:

At the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple referred to the A7 as being “desktop class” – it turns out that wasn’t an exaggeration.

… Looking at Cyclone makes one thing very clear: the rest of the players in the ultra mobile CPU space didn’t aim high enough. I wonder what happens next round.

The full article is an interesting dive into the A7 chipset. It’s clear that Apple’s early purchases of semi-conductor companies is paying off, and has effectively made Apple the current leader.

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Ryan Petrich experimenting with new multitasking tweak VideoPane

Ryan Petrich, famed iOS developer responsible for a wide variety of tweaks including DisplayRecorder and OverBoard, has released a video of a new tweak he’s working on. The tweak, which is in its very earliest development stages, allows you to have many apps open at once. (more…)

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Renders of iPhone 6 give a hopefully accurate look at Apple’s next phone

previewFamed artist Nowherelse has teamed up with concept designer Martin Hajek to paint a picture of what the next iPhone will look like, thanks to leaked device schematics discovered by Macotakara. The renders are of the forthcoming 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the rumored iPhone 6, and feature the device’s sleek glass back, thin overall design, and the Touch ID sensors we expect. Hit the break for the images. (more…)

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These iPhone 6 renders are inspired by the iPod Nano

The iPod line may not be at its peak of popularity, but they are still pretty great little devices. A new render of what the iPhone 6 might look like is based upon the iPod Nano, and frankly — I want it. Badly.

The render includes a larger display, as well as a much thinner design. Aluminum and glass are still very prominent in the design, though the harsh edges have been swapped out in favor of curves that harken back to the iPod Nano.

[iPhoneClub.nl]

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New image shows upcoming Auxo 2 tweak

Frey's favorite tweak is the beautiful Auxo by Jack Willis

Auxo, of the best tweaks from the A3Tweaks development team, took the jailbreak scene by storm last year when it became a common replacement for the built-in task manager. Now, the developers behind the tweak are bringing it to iOS 7, and if a leaked image is to be believed, it could be pretty exciting. Hit the break for more. (more…)

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Apple pledges to make Emoji more ethnically diverse

New-Emoji-1What’s the plural form of Emoji? Is it Emoji? Or Emojis? It doesn’t really matter, but what does matter is that Apple has come out to admit that Emoji are just a little too white. Following a tweet from Miley Cyrus, it appears there just might be an #emojiethnicityupdate coming in the near future. Hit the break for the details. (more…)

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NetworkModeMenu tweak coming soon to iOS 7

att-4g-lte-logoA new tweak, called NetworkModeMenu, is on its way to iOS 7 if a new concept vide posted on Vine is to be believed. The tweak intends to give users the ability to decide which kind of cellular network they would like their iPhone to stay connected to. For example, AT&T and 3G  and 4G are available and you only want to use 3G to save data, this tweak will lock it in. (more…)

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