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re: Teardown: Inside Apple's iPhone 5
song-chou-1   9/22/2012 2:44:04 PM
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How does Intel get away with claiming technology leadership with foundry regarding mobile SOC? Iphone 5 shipping now ~50M units this year 4G MDM9615 manufactured in **28nm** A6 in **32nm** Intel last week Razr announced but not shipping 3G manufactured in **foundry 45nm** Atom in **32nm** Intel's 22nm finFET SOC does not ship until end of 2013. Something is very wrong. I hear moving design IP and transistor variation is the problem due to finFET being on bulk and requiring fin doping

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KRS03   9/22/2012 4:34:55 PM
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From a simple viewpoint, any progress in battery technology would affect size and weight for these phones more than any other aspect. (FYI, a little editing would improve your article.)

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Tupak   9/24/2012 3:13:01 PM
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The only problem is that from a pure technical point on view that is not that easy.

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goafrit   10/6/2012 7:44:47 PM
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Samsung is going to use battery technology to knock out Apple

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truekop   9/23/2012 2:26:19 AM
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Does the iphone5 have a MEMS microphone ? If so who is the manufacturer ?

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mcgrathdylan   9/25/2012 3:27:55 PM
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@truekop- this is from UBM TechInsights chief teardown engineer Chad Davis: “Yes, there were two MEMS microphones at the top of the phone and a large condenser type microphone at the bottom of the phone that resembled a speaker.” No word yet on the manufacturer, but I will try to find out. BTW, a listing of the major components in the handset (not including MEMS microphones) was added to the end of the article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4396862/Teardown--Inside-Apple-s-iPhone-5?pageNumber=20

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jakeb3482   10/4/2012 5:06:35 PM
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Likely it is Knowles.

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goafrit   10/6/2012 7:45:15 PM
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Not Knowles. It is STMicro

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goafrit   10/6/2012 7:45:00 PM
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Yes. all smartphones do

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tthappy   9/23/2012 12:53:03 PM
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Apple's handset are with the same processor or power management unit,such as: ipad, iphone, and apple and maybe itouch.Also use the same ios system with iphone and ipad. I once test the power sequence of ipad 2 use the dialog semiconductor PMU.It's very hard when first test this.The datasheet is very long. Power management is very critical for this battery powered system.I need charge my smart phone everyday which is samsung galaxy r. Ipad is the largest iphone without telephone capacity.

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tthappy   9/23/2012 12:58:56 PM
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Smartphone war between those giants is very wonderful in the world.

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SandunDhammika   9/23/2012 4:08:06 PM
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thanks had a nice reading.

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Ed608   9/24/2012 5:17:10 PM
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Why does it take multiple pages to read EE Times web articles? This one is 21 pages long!!! Come on EE Times, put the entire article on 1 web page and save us the unnecessary clicking. I know using the 'print' button will put everything on one page, but why do we need to do this extra step for every article?

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danlutes   9/24/2012 7:22:46 PM
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21 pages of advertising!

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goodput   9/26/2012 11:22:22 PM
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I was wondering if maybe the author has a job application in at apple. Unfortunately, now brainwashed fanboys are going to be able to back-up their nonsense with "the EETimes agrees with my position."

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bnowak0   2/6/2013 7:54:10 PM
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Another example of how reading comprehension and being an android sheep don’t mix well together. Go spill your anti-apple diatribe on twitter or fb, wannabe hipster.

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elPresidente   9/24/2012 9:19:28 PM
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"The iPhone 5 is touted by many as the most innovative iPhone since the original" The most innovative thing Apple could do with an iPhone is thumb a nose at Jobs' corpse and make it run Flash - and they still haven't done it

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GREAT-Terry   9/25/2012 10:47:59 AM
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Interesting to know that the A6 indeed is so small. I hope to see more detail found with the A6 investigation. Will the ARM core used by Apple by totally different from anybody else?

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chanj0   9/26/2012 4:27:02 PM
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What interesting to me is the retina display. Why doesn't Apple go all the way to 720 instead of 640? If so, the number of content available w/o resizing is a lot more. Well! I assume A6 is capable to render 720 content and there is little concern of storage.

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Hiramalik   9/27/2012 11:56:02 AM
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William Miller   10/2/2012 12:14:59 PM
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I wasn't impressed by the new iPhone.. Latest Samsung seems to be much better! David

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truekop   10/6/2012 9:10:55 PM
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@goafrit i think the mems microphone is from Analog Devices, not from ST or Knowles. I may be wrong, I found that information in some forum.

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truekop   10/6/2012 9:18:05 PM
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@goafrit,Dylan, This was the article which speculated ADI has the MEMS microphone socket in iphone5. http://www.investopedia.com/stock-analysis/2012/analog-devices-still-crawling-along-adi-lltc-onnn-mxim0823.aspx#axzz28YWP4WEl

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blacklepeard   10/10/2012 10:06:36 AM
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There is three MEMS microphone in i-phone5. I checked two MEMS Part no. The first of three microphones comes out of the iPhone 5 along with the Lightning connector assembly. It is safe to assume that the microphone located at the bottom front of the device is used for voice commands and voice calls. PART NO NE2606 MEMS microphone seems to be in digital microphone from Analog Devices or AAC. If you know a more detailed information , sharing reveal. The rear-facing microphone partners up with the rear-facing camera for recording video, and is also used for canceling out background noise when on calls. Part no S949 369S MEMS microphone is similar to Knowles MIC Part no. (Analog) and the other MIC information i don't get.

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Ted8   3/4/2013 10:00:04 PM
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Was it put back together? ;-) How about a tearup!



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