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This iOS 7 Code Reveals Apple’s Upcoming A7 Chip Has Samsung Components

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This iOS 7 Code Reveals Apple’s Upcoming A7 Chip Has Samsung Components

Just after Apple seeded the fourth beta of iOS 7 to developers, we've seen a lot of important things when we started digging inside it.. At first we saw a hidden code in iOS 7 seemingly confirms iPhone with built-in fingerprint sensor which prevents thieves from stealing your iPhone.. and now this...


According to a new report from 9to5mac, a new discovery in the code has surfaced this afternoon that shines some light on the processor which Apple is expected to use in its upcoming iPhone 5S. Apple is believed to be developing a new A7 chip, and according to today’s finding, it’s made by Samsung…

Here's 9to5mac report
“A reference to an s5l8960x (likely A7) processor, which is a leap over the s5l8950x (A6) and s5l8955x (A6X), was located inside of the iOS 7 filesystem. Based on recent chatter, it seems plausible that this will be the chip powering the new iPhone 5S.
Interestingly, it appears that Apple will again work with Samsung for this new chip. The main system-on-a-chip will include some Samsung components- at least to power the display, according to analysis of the above code by a person familiar with Apple’s chip design process.”
And here's the screenshot of the code:

The report goes on to say that the source explained that over the past couple of years, Apple has hit a number of roadblocks in relation to chip processing speed with both the upcoming A7 and A8 chip. But it appears that the major issues have since been resolved.

The finding here shouldn’t come as a surprise, as Apple has long used Samsung to fab its chips. Recent reports have suggested that Apple is moving its processor business to TSMC in an effort to distance itself from its competitor, but the shift hasn’t happened yet.

We've been hearing from the couple few months that Apple is working on its next generation iPhone (iPhone 5S) with an A7-Chips and thinner with retina display and improved camera... 

So what do you think ? Can we see A7 chips coming to the next generation iPhone ?
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