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 WillVarfar on Fri 29th Jan 2010 10:10 UTC
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It is Apple's chip, and they are completely accurate to say it is.

Its an out-of-order dual-core design, so its not comparable to snapdragon etc. It's the core2duo of the ARM world, the snapdragon being more the Atom.

I'm surprised if Apple's using Mali instead of SGX.

Apple (and everyone else) use (M|S)GX in their other ARM products.

Apple brought a big chunk of Imagination a while back too.

Has anyone actually used a Mali?

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