“Apple – which designs its own chips – is typically extremely quiet about the innovations that it makes in its chips,” Eassa writes. “Sure, it’ll tell customers that it’s faster, and maybe it will trickle out a few details as it did with the A7 chip, but Apple will probably never do the ‘deep dive’ into what makes the latest-and-greatest A-chips tick.”
“While many consumers probably don’t care, there are a lot of smartphone enthusiasts out there who do care. Indeed, it was quite a treat for this Fool to see AnandTech do a pretty deep investigation into the architecture of the CPU core inside of the A7 chip,” Eassa writes. “This isn’t information that Apple would have ever given out (though a 1.3 GHz dual-core chip matching quad-core 2.5 GHz high-end quad-core mobile chip did signal that something was up), but the technical community dug deep, and delivered some pretty stunning insight into Apple’s technical direction.”
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