Apple A8 to rock two cores clocked at 2GHz or more

Apple A8 to rock two cores clocked at 2GHz or more

The new iPhone will come with a new chip, which will likely be known as the Apple A8. According to a Chinese media report, the Cupertino giant will stick to its dual-core design, while making each of the cores run at 2GHz or more. For those counting these sort of things, that’s a rather massive improvement over the 1.3GHz A7 SoC found in the iPhone 5S.

Despite lacking extra cores, Apple’s chip will be more than capable to deliver smooth user experience. We can’t really compare apples to oranges, and while we’re sure that Qualcomm’s top chips are faster than what Apple is making, Cook & Co. have the privilege of creating both the hardware and software, so they can make sure that iOS is perfectly optimized for their own chips.

In addition, the new rumor also suggests that the chipset will keep using a 64-bit architecture and that it will be built using the 20nm process. Samsung and TSMC will get the privilege to make the A8.

Finally, it’s not clear whether Apple’s latest chip will integrate 4G LTE connectivity, and honestly – it doesn’t matter that much (if needed, they’ll use a separate modem). What makes the iPhone maker different from any other vendor out there is that it sells “packaged solutions” that work out of box. As I said it, they make both the hardware and software, and rarely go into details about the former. The iPhone’s performance can’t be easily compared to high-end Android smartphones, and that’s the way Apple (and its fans) likes it.

P.S. In case you wonder, I am NOT an iPhone user. ;)

[Via: G4Games]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Apple knows its shit. I’ve no doubts the next iPhone will come with smooth user experience.

    • Survival of the Phatest

      Still two years behind the competition

      • Below$100AShareIsPathetic!}:-(

        Apple has no competition from Android. Android smartphones simply sell in higher quantities because they’re cheap to buy. Once Samsung goes down the tubes, Android will become a bargain basement OS for undeveloped countries. The iPhone 6 will practically squeeze the life out of most Android manufacturers and send them into a death spiral. Samsung is the only Android smartphone manufacturer with deep pockets and all the rest of those Android smartphone companies are hanging on by a thread.

        • Neutral

          While I agree that apple makes great products, they are also very greedy in the way they price their products. This is a large reason why many people leave them for android. That and the lack of being able to customize YOUR phone which is thankfully being opened up some in ios8. As for your claims of android phones being cheap I can tell you that most sell for just as much as an iPhone if not more. For every customer, to each there own.

          • CTinCT

            Greedy is a meaningless word. Presumably, what you mean is that Apple sells products for more than you are willing to pay for them.

            It’s fundamental economics that in a free market people freely decide was goods and services are worth to them. Millions upon millions of people have decided that Apple’s pricing is equal to or less than the value those devices deliver to them. If those people thought that the pricing was greater than the value that Apple products deliver to them then they wouldn’t buy Apple products.

            Millions of people have concluded that Apple’s prices are reasonable in exchange for what they get from Apple.

          • pdq3

            “While I agree that apple makes great products, they are also very greedy in the way they price their products…. As for your claims of android phones being cheap I can tell you that most sell for just as much as an iPhone if not more. ”

            Wait, so…what? People are leaving iPhone because Apple prices them too high, but “most Android phones are priced higher”?

            Not following your logic here…

      • Yacko

        That’s how long it takes to have a smooth user experience. The “competition” can continue to explore the rough and grinding user experience to exhaustion.

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