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Apple’s A5 Chips Now Produced in Austin, Texas

Written on December 18, 2011 by R. Cruise

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No more overseas factories for the Apple A5 processor.

New reports are saying that Apple and other electronic companies are not anymore looking at the Far East for manufacturing of components instead processors are produced at the Samsung factory in Austin, Texas. The chip produced at this site is the one used for Apple’s products like the iPhone, iPod and iPad. The Samsung factory occupies 1.6 million square foot of land which is equal to three football fields. Initially, the factory does not manufacture non-memory chip but this was change to accommodate the A5 processor. On the other hand, Apple’s A6 processor will be produced by TSMC in Taiwan.

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Bloomberg: Apple’s iPhone with A5 Processor and 8MP Camera Coming in September

Written on June 23, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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A report coming from Bloomberg revealed Apple's plan of adding A5 processor and an 8-megapixel camera into its next iPhone, which is due out this Spring.

According to Bloomberg’s sources, Apple is planning to put an A5 processor (a more powerful chip than the one added to iPAd 2), and an 8-megapixel camera into their next iPhone. They also reported that Apple is currently working on an iPad with higher resolution.

The so-called iPhone 5, which is quite similar to iPhone 4, will start its production in August and is said to be released this coming September along with iOS 5. There are also rumors stating that Apple is looking forward to produce a cheaper version of iPhone using “chips and displays of similar quality to today’s iPhone 4″, which will be available in the market this spring.

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