“Apple Inc’s fifth-generation iPhone uses a wireless chipset from Qualcomm Inc as well as silicon from smaller chipmakers, according to repair and parts specialist iFixit, which cracked the device open on Thursday,” Edwin Chan and Poornima Gupta report for Reuters.
“The new iPhone also features the Apple A5 chip with 1 GHz dual-core processor, according to iFixit, known in the technology industry for stripping down and revealing the innards of Apple devices,” Chan and Gupta report. “The Qualcomm chipset is an upgrade from the one used in the previous version of the phone, iFixit said.”
“Apple also incorporated flash memory from Toshiba Corp in the phone, it added. Some of the other chipmakers identified include Skyworks Solutions and Avago Technologies Inc, which has a power amplifier chip in the phone,” Chan and Gupta report. “Shares of Skyworks and Avago rose over 1 percent and nearly 3 percent, respectively, on the news.”
Chan and Gupta report, “Shares of TriQuint, which makes radio chips for wireless communication, rose nearly 20 percent after an iFixit photo of the internal parts of the iPhone 4S appeared to show two chips with TriQuint’s name on it.”
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iFixIt’s teardown with photos is here.