iPad's A4 processor uncovered

iPad's A4 processor uncovered

Summary: The good folks at iFixit have partnered up with the reverse-engineering gurus at Chipworks to give us an inside view of Apple's A4 processors as used in the iPad.All images courtesy of iFixit/Chipworks

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Topics: Processors, Apple, Hardware, iPad, Mobility

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  • cool

    its just 3 pics. Wtf does this do for anyone?
    Jimster480
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        The iPad 2 is now here. For the most part, much of what I thought would be in the new model did
        Linux Love
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        actually come to fruition, but I got a number of surprises and also some dissapointments as well.
        Linux Love
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        The iPad 2 is clearly a strong second act following the first device, but the improvements are still
        Linux Love
      • RE: A4 (iPad's A4 processor uncovered)

        more or less incremental.
        Linux Love
      • RE: A4 (iPad's A4 processor uncovered)

        In the third version, Apple is going to have to up the ante considerably, because its competitors are
        Linux Love
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        going to have plenty of time in 2011 getting their respective offerings honed and improved for the
        Linux Love
      • RE: A4 (iPad's A4 processor uncovered)

        next product cycle.
        Linux Love
      • RE: A4 (iPad's A4 processor uncovered)

        Let?s go through last year?s predictions about various anticipated features in the iPad 2 to find out
        Linux Love
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        where the hit and misses were, and to see if there is room for improvement in any of these areas
        Linux Love
      • RE: A4 (iPad's A4 processor uncovered)

        that could make their way into iPad 3.
        Linux Love
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        Gyroscope
        Linux Love
      • RE: A4 (iPad's A4 processor uncovered)

        Firstly we can say that right off the bat, the new iPad will almost certainly have the same
        Linux Love
      • RE: A4 (iPad's A4 processor uncovered)

        built-in gyroscope that the iPhone 4 has in addition to the accelerometer. This is a no-brainer Yup, the iPad 2 did in fact get a gyroscope, likely the same or similar part thats in the iPhone 4. So all future iPads are going to have gyroscopes. Will there be new applications on iPad that will really take advantage of it? Does the iPad 3 need a higher precision gyroscope part than what is shipping today? That remains to be seen, especially when iPhone 5 ships and we see what features it<a href="http://ipadbagblog.com/"><font color="light&height"> ipad bag blog</font></a> of best <a href="http://www.sutudeg.org/"><font color="light&height">sutudeg community</font></a> the modern <a href="http://wposfv.com/"><font color="light&amp;height">education news</font></a> and country contains.
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        addition, as it vastly improves responsiveness and precision control for games and also will
        Linux Love
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        permit the creation of even more immersive augmented-reality applications on the tablet.
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  • Samsung!

    Same chip used in mobiles.
    Gradius2
  • RE: A4 (iPad's A4 processor uncovered)

    Hey that's an ARM10 chip on the right side, with a PowerVR core and Mali processor. Not!!!

    Next time you at ZdNet put a X-Ray image of a chip, please comment what experts see on it, not just the image, please.
    cosuna
  • RE: A4 (iPad's A4 processor uncovered)

    what he said!
    thexerothermicsclerodermoid