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Remember that MSFT is one of the few companies making money on mobile phones. They dont even have to sell a single phone and still rake in 2-4 billion/year in Android licesing. MSFT conned into getting Nokias patens. Now its RIMs turn.
Intel did put Apple in a strange situation. Broadwell for desktop have recently been announced = Apple could use it.  The problem is that the fastest Broadwell for desktop includes Crystalwell. Crystalwell = generates heat + cost 100-300 dollar more than non-crystalwell chips.   This lead to the fastest Broadwell being slower than todays chipping Devil Canyon Intels even when Broadwell is 5-7% faster per mhz.    BTW.  People don't understand how evil Intel are with...
Most people don't remember when Ericsson was top 1-3 phone vendors in the world. It was Ericsson that revolutionised the size of mobile phones with the 788 phone and had one of the first "smart phones". I worked for many years at Ericsson Radio systems/Access. Was lead IT architect for the research department ments.  Ericsson laughed at Nokia. "they just do tires for cars". Nokia played the capitalist card and offered anyone at Ericsson Radio/Access 30-50% pay increase...
You cant take chip designs from TSMC and go to Sammy and manufacture them. You need to do a complete new tapeout to do that. No company in history have done that with the same chip. No Nvidia/AMD chip for example have been fabbed at 2 different foundries. Sure: I understand that these articles are click-bate, but its irritating for people who have minimal knowledge how chips are manufactures. Usually it takes about 2 years to design a chip. Even if Apple is super smart:...
Is GTAT operated by Samsung? Same amount of fairness and competence. (like when Apple payed 4 billion to Samsung so they could build fabs for semiconductor parts and Samsung started to use the same parts for its own phones. Then brainwashed majority of %u201Cexperts%u201D that Apple are evil and that Apple only claim to fame is round edges on phones) BTW. 5-10 years ago Apple was often in the forefront in technology. The %u201Csad%u201D thing with Apple being so big is...
I pray for the day that we will leave the ancient X86 behind us. Real computers have used 64bit since 1990. Not because of %u201C4gig%u201D memory that most %u201CIT experts%u201D believe. No... 64bit run rightly compiled code faster than 32bit code. X86 dont have real 64bit. It uses 64bit extensions. That leads to the absurd thing that X32 code Vs X64 code on X86 leads to performance decrease. Look at windows benchmarks. 64bit code run 3% slower than 32bit. Compare that...
No other company designs 2 different designs of the same chip. Apple cant take the A8 designs from TSMC and just have Samsung start to manufacture them. No: Apple needs to do a different design/tapeout/validation and so on. So its hightly unlikley that this will happen. More likely is this: Samsung get to manufacture A8X for iPad continue to manufacture A7. Maybe even a 20nm A7 for AppleTV take4. A bit of topic: Apple should have bought a foundry instead of burning 50...
"The inclusion of 802.11ac Wi-Fi would bring the next iPhone up to speed with Apple's current Mac " To bad that the NAND Flash in Apples iOS products are so slow. People harp about AC, USB3 and other stuff. Wont help syncing since you are lucky to get 10meg/sec on the NAND used today. This is one area that Apple should fix. I thought Apple would use ANOBIT controllers in their SoCs.
Apple have a gross profit over 50% on iPhone. This works in USA where phones are subsidized. Most countries are moving away from subsidies since cheaper data/calls are more attractive for customers.    In Euro countries an unlocked iphone const 1200 dollar + thanks to taxes. High end Android 300-400 dollars. Even GalaxyS5 cost under 900 dollars.  People are prepared to pay a premium for a premium product but Apple is not 30% better than Samsung. Adding 100 dollar (+...
Fun with AC WiFi. Do you think Samsung have addressed the slow NAND Flash in today phones? You are lucky to get 10Mbyte/80Mbit speed on them. Fun stuff like that when people wants 150Mbit LTE, 1.3Gbps WiFi, USB3 and so on and the Flash memory is to slow. One of the main reasons why Apple bought Anobit was to create their own Flash controller. Maybe for iOS. That could lead to a performance breakthrough. Today it takes upward 30 seconds to load a game on iPadAir. Its the...
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