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 steviant on Fri 29th Jan 2010 09:15 UTC
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Honestly, Apple's claims are overblown and hyperbolic, but they did manage to get A9MP designs into the wild before their competitors, (Tegra and Snapdragon use A8 cores) so they do have reason to be proud of the SoC they've created. Further, contrary to what you seem to believe there must be *some* Apple designed silicon in there... how do you propose they connected the discrete units together? solder? string? shoelaces?

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