Latest in A7

Image credit:

Apple iPhone 5s's A7 SoC built by Samsung, M7 processor comes from NXP

19 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Rumors swirled ahead of the iPhone 5s' launch that the silicon inside it would come from a source other than Samsung. Despite signing a deal with TSMC to manufacture future SoC's, Chipworks has confirmed that the A7 powering the new flagship iPhone comes from a familiar place: Samsung's fabrication facilities. Yet, while Apple couldn't cut the tie that binds it to its greatest rival for the main brain of the phone, it did manage to source the secondary M7 chip from NXP. Again, Chipworks discovered the M7's origin, and while we'd love to send you straight there for the nitty gritty now, it appears the site is currently down -- so, iFixit's secondary reporting of Chipworks' work will have to do... for now.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
19 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
AT&T reportedly considers offloading its DirecTV satellite unit

AT&T reportedly considers offloading its DirecTV satellite unit

View
T-Mobile’s Sprint merger is opposed by 18 state attorneys general

T-Mobile’s Sprint merger is opposed by 18 state attorneys general

View
HBO Max will revive 'The Boondocks' for a two-season run

HBO Max will revive 'The Boondocks' for a two-season run

View
Microsoft plans to bring broadband to 9 million more Americans

Microsoft plans to bring broadband to 9 million more Americans

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr