Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 28th Jan 2010 17:29 UTC
Web 2.0 Wolfire writes: "Today, Apple announced the new iPad and humbly claimed that there will be a "gold rush" of native apps for the App Store. Sure, but what I find more interesting is that Apple also ironically created the most promising open web app platform, which may eventually undermine the App Store itself. [...] The iPad is the first mainstream device which combines all of the following factors: reasonably powerful hardware, a (potentially) huge user base, a mature WebKit implementation, and constant 3G internet capabilities. All the dominoes are in place, and I think that the iPad will knock the first one down."
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RE: Cappuccino
by Kroc on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:40 UTC in reply to "Cappuccino"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

It’s almost certainly ARM (Did Steve say this on stage, I think he did, but I can’t recall for certain?) for iPhone compatibility, and simply because ARM is a good choice. It may well be a very customised ARM, but similar enough nether the less.

I’m still waiting to know the UK price. They always over price it. £300 would be a killer price, £400, acceptable. Anything above and it’ll be universally ignored.

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RE[2]: Cappuccino
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:44 in reply to "RE: Cappuccino"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's a rebranded ARM chip all the way. Nothing Apple-designed about it.

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2010/1/27/apple-a4-soc-unveile...

Will make a news item out of it later this evening.

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RE[3]: Cappuccino
by Kroc on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Cappuccino"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Cool, good find.

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RE[3]: Cappuccino
by kristoph on Thu 28th Jan 2010 19:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Cappuccino"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Thom,

The A4 is a SOC (system-on-chip) designed by the former PA Semi which was purchased by Apple.

It is, it's fair to say, incorrect for Steve Jobs to have stated that it is a CPU designed by Apple because it's not a CPU.

However, the chip is a whole was most certainly designed by PA Semi from licensed components, including an ARM Core. We don't know if/how that core was modified.

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Edited 2010-01-28 19:18 UTC

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RE[3]: Cappuccino
by Tuishimi on Fri 29th Jan 2010 07:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Cappuccino"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Untrue.

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