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Apple-Samsung relationship is not over yet: a Nikkei analysis finds Samsung-made A7 inside iPhone 5S.
An analysis by Nikkei Electronics has confirmed that the processor inside Apple's iPhone 5S is made by Samsung, confirming the warring companies' ongoing relationship.
The Chipworks teardown of the A7 chip in Apple's latest iPhone, the 5s, shows not only the announced 64-bit CPU, but also the not-so-public arrival of a quad-core GPU.
Qualcomm says a statement made by an executive panning Apple's 64-bit A7 chip is "inaccurate."
A top exec takes a risk by dismissing the new 64-bit A7 too quickly. The chip supplier will likely have a different message if it brings out its own 64-bit design.
The 5S is the first iPhone to pack quad-core graphics silicon. This gives the 64-bit chip plenty of horsepower for games.
The A7 processor in Apple's iPhone 5S is twice as powerful as the A6. An iFixit teardown explains one reason why.
The boffins at iFixit have uncovered yet another Sony sensor inside the latest iPhone.
It's not surprising, but it is finally confirmed: the vaunted A7 chip in the iPhone 5s is made by Samsung.
Apple has been getting its chips "fabbed" by Samsung for years. That hasn't changed with the A7.