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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Leaked iPhone 6 photos show a design that combines the iPod touch, iPad mini

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The latest iPhone 6 leaks reportedly come from within Foxconn, and were posted on Weibo (a Chinese social networking website). They depict a device that looks larger than the current iPhone 5s, but also slimmer. Interestingly, the camera lens appears to protrude slightly, similar to how the current iPod touch design. (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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The iPhone 5c outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone, and every Android flagship in Q4 2013

iOS 7 on iPhone 5CWhile the iPhone 5c may not be performing nearly as well as its big brother, it’s still doing fairly well. So well, even, that according to AppleInsider, the phone sold better than Blackberry, Windows Phone, and every single Android flagship device released in Q4 2013. The phone, most notably, outsold the Samsung Galaxy S4 on half of American top carriers. (more…)

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One million iPhones added to China Mobile in February

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China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world, added roughly one million iPhone users in February alone. The iPhone was recently launched on the carrier, and it seems as if the device is seeing fairly high adoption.

“We added 1.34 million new 4G users in February and most of them are iPhone users. We are happy with the progress as we are still building our 4G network and the coverage is only available in some major cities,” China Mobile Chairman Xi Gouhua told The Wall Street Journal.

[The WSJ]

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Thread spotlight: Will you purchase the iPhone 6?

Thread spotlight: Will you purchase the iPhone 6?

iphone_5s_6_sizes_no_bezelNow that we are beginning to learn more about what to expect from the next-generation iPhone, such as the potential for a 4.7-inch screen and improved sensors, the biggest question becomes: will you purchase the so-called “iPhone 6″ or not?

For me, personally, there is a strong possibility that I will upgrade to either the iPhone 6 or HTC One. I don’t like to play favorites, which is why I’m a fan of the online socializing that Facebook has empowered. What about you?

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Apple launches the 8 GB iPhone 5c

Mara_iphone5c_blue_angle1Apple this morning added the 8 GB iPhone 5c to its lineup. In what is breaking records in the  ”worst deal on an iPhone ever” category, the new iPhone –priced at £429–is a measly £40 ($66 including sales tax) less than the 16GB model. So far, the phone has appeared on O2′s website as well as many international Apple Stores including those in the UK, Australia, and China. (more…)

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