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Re: What happen to tear down people?
Daniel Payne   7/11/2014 12:56:18 PM
Apple has made no foundry changes to iPad processors for the same product generation, I blogged about their chip history at SemiWiki.

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Re: What happen to tear down people?
tangey   7/11/2014 7:12:40 AM
Apple has a history of silently changing chips/process in small quantities without telling anyone. AFAIR, they changed the soc inside one of the ipad generations a few years ago when going from 32-28nm. There was a while that the current ipad at the time came with one of two different socs, and there was no way to tell, except the newer soc had a longer battery life and the ipad ran cooler.

It would therefore not surprise me if some existing apple products out there are already shipping with a new soc.

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Re: What happen to tear down people?
_hm   7/11/2014 4:48:30 AM
This was good opportunity for tear down to be first people to inform that TSMC is inside Apple devices and what kind of geometry is employed.

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Re: What happen to tear down people?
resistion   7/10/2014 8:35:36 PM
Usual rumor mill as always.

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What happen to tear down people?
_hm   7/10/2014 7:10:50 PM
I assume tear down analysts are very active and could have researched this much in advance. Have they encountered A7 or other SOC from TSMC in Apple device?

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