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Apple iPhone 5 To Flaunt New A8 Processor 197

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An anonymous reader writes "The release of iOS 4.3 beta for developers has revealed updates to gesture-based navigation, AirPlay and Personal Hot Spot in the next edition of iPad and iPhone. However, not all changes are UI-related; it is reported that Apple is due to add an ARM Cortex A8 processor to its iPhone 5. Apple Daily, a Hong Kong-based newspaper, reported that Apple's iPhone 5 will be powered by a dual core processor with SGX543 graphics. It is reported that Apple is in contact with a Taiwanese component maker for the A8 SoC. Currently Apple uses a custom made A4 SoC in its iPad and iPhone 4 and uses SGX535 graphics and video support."
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Apple iPhone 5 To Flaunt New A8 Processor

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 17, 2011 @12:49PM (#34905488)

    Rather than paying with dollars, iPhone 5 owners will have to pay with some of their own life energy. Every iPhone 5 owner will be required to give up one hour of their life. This way, with every 24 sold, Steve Jobs lives another day. Every million devices sold will grant Steve Jobs slightly more than an extra century of life.

  • by TheRaven64 (641858) on Monday January 17, 2011 @12:59PM (#34905644) Journal

    single core people

    That's not a nice way of talking about iPhone users.

  • by blai (1380673) on Monday January 17, 2011 @01:19PM (#34905918)
    I expect to see this post modded +5 informative once the iPhone 5 is out.
  • Re:Not A8 (Score:5, Funny)

    by amicusNYCL (1538833) on Monday January 17, 2011 @01:53PM (#34906404)

    Holy shit they're stupid.

    Seriously. Who doesn't know that the A4 contains an A8 and that the A8 (the new A8, not the other A8 in the A4) will contain an A9? Shit, I learned that in pre-school.

  • Re:Not A8 (Score:5, Funny)

    by Jesus_666 (702802) on Monday January 17, 2011 @02:56PM (#34907386)
    Apple revealed its new iPhone 5 to the press. The iPhone 5 will feature two new A8 processors, unlike the iPhone 4, which used a single A4 processor. Basic understanding of the DIN A norm tells us that this means the iPhone 5's processors will be much smaller, at a mere 39 square centimeters each compared to the 625 square centimeter processor of its predecessor.

    The iPhone 5 will also use sixteen Qualcomm SGX543 graphics cards, seamlessly converting all running applications to multithreads. With 35 million polygons times 1 billion pixels, the SGX543 can render video and games at resolutions of 40000x25000, upstaging current Motorola devices that merely support 1080x1728. This will allow the iPhone 5 to natively support HDMI, DisplayPort and SCART display technologies.


    This is Bob Bobson for the Podunk Future Tech Gazette.
  • Not to 50! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Ambitwistor (1041236) on Monday January 17, 2011 @03:05PM (#34907520)

    I've just sucked one year of your life away. I might one day go as high as five, but I really don't know what that would do to you. So, let's just start with what we have. What did this do to you? Tell me. And remember, this is for posterity so be honest. How do you feel?

This place just isn't big enough for all of us. We've got to find a way off this planet.

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