Apple’s ‘Macroscalar’ architecture: Will it take iOS to the next level?

“The general consensus in the market today is that Apple’s upcoming A6 quad core processor is to bring more performance to the 2012 iPad and iPhone. It’s said that it will also preserve battery life due to a shift from a 40-nanometer to a 28-nanometer process,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “Joel Hruska, writing for Extreme Tech, goes one step further with his belief that Apple’s upcoming A6 processor could in fact introduce 3D transistors. Yet the one twist that no one even considered as a remote possibility was whether or not Apple’s secretive Macroscalar Processor Architecture would be finally come to market. In a surprising and uncharacteristic move by Apple this past week, they may have shown their hand. Our report explains why.”

Purcher reports, “Early last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a surprising trademark application from Apple for the word ‘Macroscalar.’ A second trademark filing for this also showed up in Hong Kong’s IP Office’s database over the weekend. Apple filed the application under a single International Class pertaining to microprocessors for computers. The most interesting product possibility listed in this filing relates to voice recognition software and applications that is likely related to Siri. Though, as you’ll see, the list of possibilities that Apple lays out in their application is simply mind boggling.”

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    1. I’m feelin’ the need for more speed from my first gen iPad. She been a steady companion for the last year and a half but I’m ready for just much faster and clearer (higher res screen). Anything beyond that like including Siri, a Transporter, Replicator & Warp Drive functions will be icing on an already tasty cake. I love how anal-ysts always forget Apple has always got somethin’ delightful and new a-brewin’ out back and not a sitting target for competitors (who are rowing, or copying, as fast as they can to no avail). Apple’s problem has never been complacency during and post Steve Jobs.

  1. I’d love to have an iPad like notebook style with a hard cover and Apple keyboard. Allow me to detach the iPad from the keyboar it via a cool magnet system and I’m in heaven!

      1. You and Lex Ludor have no clue at all. Jony Ive would not allow a kludged design. It will be simple and it will work. I’ve held off getting an iPad, but I was going to get an iPad 3. I’m now going to hold on a little longer to see what transpires. My next phone upgrade will be an iP5, I bought a Mac Mini to replace my old PowerBook, but this device could be exactly what I want, a tablet that can morph perfectly into an UltraBook when it’s needed.
        I can’t wait to see the rabbits Tim pulls out of the hat in the near future.

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