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    Even though Apple's processors are manufactured by Samsung, TSMC, and others, Cupertino has gained a lot of fame for designing them. At a time when processors have more cores than the average engine, Apple has figured out a way to keep its dual-core 64-bit technology on the cutting edge speed and power. The problem is that it seems that this technology wasn't really invented by Apple, and today it has to pay for it. The University of Wisconsin-Madison sued both Apple and Intel back in 2014 for the technologies used on certain Intel chips, and Apple's A7, A8, and A8X processors that powered ...

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    Companies are not in the business of losing money to those who steal their product ideas. But the path to patent protection in the process of profit gets dirty. Microsoft and Google have agreed to stop the mudslinging in some major disputes while Samsung and Apple might soon have to send lawyers up to Washington, D.C. But the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a bone to pick with Cupertino and a court is now in the process of determining how big that bone will be. Specifically, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which licenses innovations made on behalf of the university, ...

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    September came and has (almost) gone without the release of new iPads, so we're looking squarely at October for the release of new entries to Apple's tablet lineup – which means it's about time that the rumor train start rolling. Today, a report from Taiwanese site Technews.tw looks to start detailing the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, allegedly one of the upcoming Apple slates. The source states that the Pro will have an upgraded version of the Apple A8 processor found on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the A8X. This naming convention is believable, as the fourth-gen iPad had an Apple A6X processor (and ...

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    When Apple announced the iPhone 5s, one of the features that was talked about the most was its A7 64-bit chip. Surely to this moment we're still struggling to find the benefits behind it, but one thing we do remember is that benchmarks completely blew away any Android competitor at the time. Still, that didn't matter with Apple's conservative approach to software, and if you're wondering how it'll be with the iPhone 6, some information has already emerged. Some early GPU benchmarks have emerged of the iPhone 6 and its new A8 chip, and the results score 21,204 points in graphics performance ...

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    With the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple made a lot of buzz over how its M7 coprocessor would help its A7 processor with additional data. The M7 is intended to relieve the A7 chip from the stress of tracking the motion data that come from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass, and therefore making it more power efficient. Some still debate its usefulness, but rumors have it that Apple is working on its logical successor for the iPhone 6, and the oddest part is its name. Instead of hearing the name "M8" motion coprocessor, the charts leaked by GeekBar are of a coprocessor named ...

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    One of the features that received the most publicity with the launch of the iPhone 5s is Apple's A7 64-bit chip. We're still scratching our heads over why this matters if the phone barely has 1GB of RAM, but some claim there are improvements here and there. We all thought the iPhone 6 would be the first device to make use of this extra horsepower in the processor, but new rumors claim otherwise. Leaked schematics show that the iPhone 6 will be shipped with just 1GB of RAM one more time. The source has done a decent job with iPhone leaks in the past, and in the documents we find that the ...

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    What is it about today and Android OEMs introducing low-to-mid-end tablet hardware? We got the ball rolling this morning with Samsung and the launch of its three new Galaxy Tab4 models, and now we see Lenovo stepping up with an assortment of its own, revealing four new Android tablets. First we have the A7-30 and A7-50, and truth be told, we're not entirely clear how they differ. We have a full set of specs for the A7-50, which will feature a seven-inch 1024 x 600 display, a quad-core MediaTek SoC, 8GB of storage, a 2MP camera (with VGA front-facer), a 3500mAh battery, and be available in ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the HTC Desire 310, along with the rumors of an AT&T HTC Desire 610, and the recent photo leaks of the HTC M8. Then we talk about the iPhone 5c, and how its inventories have completely disappointed Apple. Then we talk about the recent rumors that Foxconn expects 90 million iPhone 6 orders from Apple. We also go through what to expect from Apple's A8 chip, which is rumored for the iPhone 6. Samsung follows the news as we have rumors of the price tag for the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit. We end today's show talking ...

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    Apple managed to turn quite a few heads last year when it unveiled the iPhone 5S, not just due to the phone's fingerprint scanner or the new gold color option, but thanks to the system-on-a-chip powering the phone, the 64-bit A7. Since then, we've mainly been talking about the A7 in terms of other companies catching up and delivering 64-bit smartphones of their own, but we've also been catching whiffs of what might be next for Apple itself, and back in January heard a little about the technology that could go into the rumored A8. We find ourselves back on the subject of this upcoming chip ...

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