A7 Processor

New Patent Infringement Lawsuit Targets Apple’s A7 Processor

A new patent infringement lawsuit concerning Apple's latest A7 processor and the products that it powers, has been filed by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), alleging that Apple has incorporated the technology of WARF's '752 patent into its newest processor to achieve enhanced efficiency and performance, PatentlyApple reports. The A7 processor currently powers the iPhone 5S, the...

Mechanics Behind Apple’s “Secure Enclave” in A7 Chip for Touch ID Revealed

Yesterday, an Apple patent application related to Touch ID detailing the circuits and packaging for fingerprint sensors was brought forward and today, the US Patent and Trademark Office has published a patent application from Apple that reveals the mechanics behind this "secure enclave" in the new A7 chip, where all the Touch ID fingerprint information is encrypted and stored...

64-Bit A7 Processor In iPhone 5S Is Simply A Marketing Stunt, Claims Qualcomm [u]

Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Qualcomm, has said in an interview that Apple’s 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5S is more of a marketing gimmick than a technical enhancement, TechHive reports. “I think they are doing a marketing gimmick. There’s zero benefit a consumer gets from that”, said Chandrasekher. The Qualcomm...

Apple’s A7 Chip Die Shot Provided By Chipworks

It was recently confirmed that Apple’s A7 chip was indeed manufactured by Samsung. Apple’s A7 chip is used in the iPhone 5S which packs twice the CPU and GPU performance. A7 is also the world's first 64-bit mobile chip, accompanied by iOS 7 the world's first 64-bit mobile operating system. An annotated image below shows two...

Guess Who Made Apple’s Latest & Greatest A7 Processor In iPhone 5S?

Back in May, we heard reports that the transition of Apple’s chip manufacturing from Samsung to TSMC will not happen this year, but in 2014. However, considering the growing tensions between Apple and Samsung in the last few months, nobody would have guessed that Apple's 64-bit A7 processor in its latest flagship smartphone will still be...