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iPhone 6′s Apple A8 SoC: 2Ghz Or More, Still Dual Core (Rumor)

by Mihai Matei on July 11, 2014


Although we’re nearing the end of the week full speed ahead, there’s still enough time for us to discuss the latest and juiciest rumors regarding the iPhone 6. It’s been a rather busy couple of weeks in Apple’s camp, and numerous leaks, rumors and reports regarding the company’s upcoming flagship phone(s) continued to pop-up like mushrooms after the rain.

Unsurprisingly, we’re now adding a new rumor to the pile, and this time around, the latest iPhone 6-related reports target the handset’s processor – the Apple A8 chip. Interested in learning more about the chipset’s alleged specifications? You’ll find out more right after the break.

iPhone 6's Apple A8 SoC: 2Ghz Or More, Still Dual Core (Rumor)

iPhone 6′s Apple A8 SoC: 2Ghz Or More, Still Dual Core (Rumor)

iPhone 6′s Apple A8 SoC Rumored Specs

Earlier today the entire Chinese media went crazy over a new rumor suggesting that the iPhone 6′s Apple A8 SoC will boast frequencies of 2.0 GHz or more per core (quite an increase from iPhone 5S’ 1.3Ghz A7 SoC). As some of you know, past reports have indicated that the CPU will be clocked at frequencies of up to 2.6 GHz. In addition, the new rumor also suggest that the chipset will continue to adopt a 64-bit dual-core architecture and that it will be built using the 20nm process. We know a lot of you were expecting/hoping that the new iPhone will feature more than two cores, but seeing that A7′s performance was way better than most of the quad and octa cores in Android’s camp, it’s safe to say that Apple knows what it’s doing.

Quite exciting news given the fact that the A8 CPU hasn’t really been under the spotlight too often. We’ve generally come across reports concerning the chipset’s manufacturing process, such as the fact that TSMC and Samsung will be the ones responsible for making the product a reality.


There was also a rumor back in February suggesting that the A8 SoC won’t feature native LTE capabilities, but we haven’t heard much on that front ever since.

Earlier this week it’s also been reported that one of Apple’s secret weapons will be a new technology for haptic feedback, and last week we’ve discussed the alleged characteristics of iPhone 6′s battery as well.

That’s all for now ladies and gents, but don’t hesitate to drop us a line and let us know what you think about the A8′s alleged characteristics.

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  • Below$100AShareIsPathetic!}:-(

    But… but… but all the flagship Android smartphones have as many as 4 or even 8 cores and clocked closer to 3 GHz. So by virtue of those bitchin’ numbers Android smartphones win and the iPhone loses because specs are everything. 4 and 8 cores are more than 2 cores. 3 GHz is way more than 2 GHz. Because the chip is 64-bit and that doesn’t mean anything, it’s solid proof that Apple is falling way behind Android hardware. Poor Apple. So much in trouble. It’s high time for Apple to throw in the towel.

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