“Apple is expected to begin iPhone 6 (aka iPhone 5S) production this month for launch in summer, and it seems likely this will offer much improved graphic performance with battery life enhancements, as Imagination Technologies extends its range of licensable Series6 GPU cores (Rogue),” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld.
“iPhones use Apple’s own marque of A-series processors, based on ARM reference designs and equipped with PowerVR GPU cores licensed from Imagination,” Evans reports. “The iPhone 5 uses an Imagination Series5 GPU. By combining these technologies with its own, Apple’s processor engineers can deliver high performance chips that remain miserly on battery life. Apple also builds the OS that runs on its hardware. This means the company can integrate its devices in order to achieve the best possible software performance from its hardware. This is why chip speeds are less relevant when comparing iDevices with those from other manufacturers.”
Evans reports, “In the event Apple does deploy Series6 GPU cores beside the most appropriate new ARM reference design in a future processor will be a big slap against Samsung, which is only now adopting Imagination’s Series5 GPU within its recently announced Galaxy S4.”
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