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Tiny chip could give iPhone 7 Plus more storage than ever

The iPhone 7 Plus may have more storage than any iPhone Apple’s ever created, if the company uses a tiny new chip by Sandisk that packs 256GB of flash storage. Photos of the new chip destined for smartphones surfaced on an Italian tech blog comparing them to the old 64GB NAND flash chip SanDisk made […]

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Apple buys former chip factory next door to Samsung campus

Apple has bought a former chip fabrication plant in North San Jose — shelling out $ 18.2 million for a 70,000 square-foot facility next door to Samsung Semiconductor’s new campus in the area. It’s not clear what Apple plans to use the facility for, although the marketing materials for the site described it as: “Well suited […]

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4-inch iPhone 6c may pack Apple Pay and powerful A9 chip

The new 4-inch iPhone that has been picking up steam in the rumor mill the last few weeks won’t be a weakling when it comes to processing power, according to a new report that claims Apple will pack its new A9 chip in the upcoming device. Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities told investors […]

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Apple may give Samsung the boot for iPhone 7 chip orders

After the “chipgate” event of the iPhone 6s — in which Samsung-manufactured A9 processors were rumored to perform worse than those built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) — a new report suggests that Apple may give its South Korean frenemy the boot, and award 100 percent of its iPhone 7 A10 chip orders to TSMC. […]

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You could own 4,096 bits of space history when computer chip goes up for auction

A memory chip that originated from the first digital computer on a manned space flight will be up for auction next month in Dallas. For those calling in a bid, the smartphone in their hand has more than 250 million times the capacity of this chip. The onboard computer for Gemini 3 aided astronauts Gus […]

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Apple might spurn Samsung for next-gen iPhone chip

Apple will snub Samsung and call upon TSMC to exclusively produce all of its next-generation A10 processors for 2017’s iOS devices, according to a new report. It’s thought Apple considers TSMC’s chips to be superior to Samsung’s in performance and efficiency. Apple’s new A9 processor, which ships inside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, […]

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Real-world tests show benefits of iPhone 6s with the ‘good’ chip

iPhone 6s units with a TSMC A9 processor score two hours’ better battery life over those with Samsung chips in GeekBench test scores, but real-world gains of the “good” chip might be much less significant. Several YouTubers have put the iPhone 6s TSMC and Samsung A9 chips to the test in real-world scenarios to get […]

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Chipgate: How to tell if your iPhone 6s has a crappy A9 chip

Not all iPhones 6s units are created equal, and yours just might have a weaker processor thanks to Samsung. Chipgate rocked the Internet with the revelation that Apple used two different suppliers for the A9 chips in its latest iPhones and one processor looks like a serious under-performer. Even though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s 14-nanometer […]

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TSMC may have already nailed down Apple’s A10 chip orders

The iPhone 6s isn’t even out yet, but already reports are claiming that Apple has awarded its A10 processor orders for the next eagerly-anticipated iPhone upgrade, the iPhone 7. The winning company if you believe said rumors? None other than Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company — the manufacturer said to be making half of Apple’s A9 chips for […]

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Spy who may have helped Samsung win A-series chip orders loses in court

Taiwan’s top court has ruled in favor of TSMC in a dispute involving a former employee who leaked trade secrets to Samsung — potentially helping the South Korean tech giant catch up in the chip fabrication business and win orders for Apple’s A-series processors. Samsung wasn’t named directly in the suit, although there’s little doubt […]