Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jan 2010 20:21 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yet another item on the iPad? Are we serious? Yes, we are, since this one is about something that even geeks who aren't interested in the iPad itself should find intriguing. Steve Jobs said yesterday that the iPad is powered by an Apple A4 processor, but contrary to what many seem to think - it wasn't designed in-house at all.
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by Kondor337 on Fri 29th Jan 2010 06:46 UTC
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I really don't understand why Thom presents Bright Side Of News's findings as facts, even though there are three clear hints that they may actually be false.

1.) They write the Cortex A9 was "identical to ones used in nVidia Tegra and Qualcomm Snapdragon", even though neither Tegra nor Snapdragon use a Cortex A9, which implies they are not as technically adept as they pretend to be.

2.) They say Apple uses an ARM Mali graphics processor and fail to realize that it would be at least remarkable if Apple really used a slower GPU than what they could buy from PowerVR, considering they own 10% of that company (Imagination Technologies).

3.) They really compare Steve Jobs to Joseph Goebbels(!!) This alone makes them untrustworthy.

So while it may still be true what Bright Side Of News claims, it should be taken with a grain of salt.

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