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Apple Has Two Different A9 Processors for iPhone 6s: Chipworks

Apple just won't stop surprising us: Anandtech just revealed that the iPhone 6s has set mobile records for early benchmarks, and now Chipworks says it has found two different A9 application processors manufactured on a 16 nm process. Following its early report on Friday shortly after it dissected iPhone 6s units, Chipworks is back, teasing...

Chipworks Disassembles Apple’s A9 Processor

What does every iPhone launch bring? Geek porn, of course! It started with iFixit dissecting both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and now Chipworks has followed up with their own take on the A9 chip that powers both devices. What they have found is that Apple's new A9 processor (APL0898) measures approximately 8.7 × 10.7 mm, or about...

Apple Watch Goes Under X-Ray in Technical Teardown by Chipworks [PICS]

Another company that performs thorough teardowns like iFixit is Chipworks, but the latter focusses on the technical side of things and digs deeper by using microscopes to identify specific chips and parts. Chipworks has started their teardown of the Apple Watch and put the device under X-ray to give a preview of the chip layout...

Apple Watch Likely to Feature Broadcom WiFi Chips [Chipworks]

Upon a close analysis of the video introduction of Apple Watch, in which Apple delayers what it calls the heart of the watch, the “S1" custom designed chip, the folks over at Chipworks have concluded that Apple’s wearable may sport WiFi chips supplied by Broadcom.  During the course of this explanation, Apple shows viewers a delayering...

Chipworks Reveals A Closer Look Inside The iPad Air [PICS]

The iPad Air is Apple’s latest version of their full size, 9.7-inch, tablet. The iPad Air is powered by Apple’s 64-bit A7 processor, which first debuted in the iPhone 5S. Chipworks has taken a closer look at the new components found in the iPad Air. The iPad Air’s Power Management IC, manufactured by Dialog Semiconductor,...

Chipworks Reveals More A7 Details in Transistor Level Image

After they took the iPhone 5s apart, the guys from Chipworks focused their attention on uncovering the mystery of Apple's A7 chip, which was presented by Phil Schiller, the company's head of worldwide marketing, as the world's first 64-bit desktop-class processor. So what did they find? The transistor-level image of the A7 chip reveals (here:...