Showing posts from September, 2013

iPhone 5s is available at an Apple store near you.

Follow the review here:

What are its features?
It is the first smart phone with 64 bit architectureIt has an outstanding cameraIt has finger print recognition systemThe above in addition to other standard features. Oh, Yes. It comes in 3 colors, Gold (very easy to seduce Indian and Chinese markets), Silver and grey. In fact, I heard that gold colored 5S is sold out in China. 

The A7 chip is at the heart of this phone with the M7 chip providing much needed motion related data processing.

Here are some of the details of the chips:

A7 chip was designed by Samsung using its 28 nm Hi K Metal Gate process. It is twice as fast as A6 and it is the first time 64-bit architecture used on a smart phone. Even for computers 64-bit is a recent introduction. 

The M7 Co-processor takes care of motion data from accelerometers, gyroscope, and compass.M7 lessens the load on the A7. M7 is from NXP Semiconductors (part number NXP LPC18A1) and is based on ARM's Cortex-…

Apple aligns with a new supplier of chips

Apple to severe its relationship with Samsung:

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(TSMC) to supply chips to Apple on a 3-year agreement. TSMC is listed on NYSE.

Apple Chipset lineup according to a Digitime article:

A8  20-nanometer design rule-->2014
A9  16-nanometer design rule-->2015
A9X 10-nanometer desgin rule-->2015

The 20-nanometer node and its features appears on TSMC's site here:

But (Hodentek wonders ?) getting from 20 to 16 and 10-NM will not be easy within a year.

iPhone5C coming soon to an Apple Store near you

Follow the breaking story here:
The iPhone 5C will go on sale on Sept. 20, with pre-orders starting on Sept. 13.

What are its features?

iPhone 5C comes with 5 colors. This cheaper version of the smartphone starts at $99 for a 16GB model with a two- year contract.
Home screen and Wall Paper matches with the color you choose.

All plastic back cover with a structurally sound steel reinforced frame holds the innards as well as functioning as an antenna.  Finger print resistant oleophobic coating on front

Graphic provided by the Apple Desigend A6 chip.

Improved battery life:
Power usage:
Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
Standby time: Up to 250 hours
Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback: Up to 10 hours
Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

iSight Camera:
8MP iSight camera (ƒ/2.2 aperture, Sapphire crystal lens cover, True Tone flash, Backsi…