The iPhone 6 isn't just the same device we've known and loved with a bigger display, the latest rumors claim; it'll also boast some beefy processing powers. According to China's CnBeta (via GforGames) the upcoming device will likely jump past the 2.0 GHz threshold. That's the kind of power that'll make the already scrappy A7 chip look puny, which is surprising since most developers have yet to push the new technology to its full potential.
Apple may have wowed competitors with the announcement of its A7 chip for the iPhone 5s (even in spite of some vocal dissenters), but now it's already moving past that and starting production of its new A8 chip. And guess what? Samsung isn't making it.
Looks like the ol' "marketing gimmick" is really starting to catch on, according to a recent announcement by Intel's partner Altera at the ARM developer's conference yesterday. As MacRumors notes, Forbes reports that the Intel will start making its own 64-bit ARM chips in 2014.
In a move that should surprise no one, Samsung announced today in an interview with the Korea Times that its next Galaxy smartphones would also feature 64-bit chips. The news comes on the heels of Apple's announcement on Tuesday that the iPhone 5S would have an A7 chip, and that it would be the first 64-bit smartphone processor on the market.
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Apple's investment in the new A4 chip that powers the iPad
was likely to have hit $1 billion--and that's without building a
factory to manufacture the chips.