Latest iPhone 4G leak reveals A4 CPU
Another prototype slips out
Apple's ARM-based A4 processor, the CPU that powers the iPad, will also power the next iPhone.
Some bright spark in Vietnam managed to get hold of a prototype of the upcoming handset and not only took snaps of the machine from all angles, but took the blighter to bits.
The phone's circuit board clearly shows an Apple be-logo'd chip marked with the model number 339S0084. As Engadget notes, that's the same set of alphanumerics that appear on the iPad's A4 processor.
The A4 in the iPad is clocked at 1GHz, but it's not known if the chip in the iPhone 4G runs at that same frequency too.
The A4 is a system-on-a-chip with components optimised for the needs of the iPhone OS and to maximise power conservation.
The photos of the phone itself show a device almost identical to the one that got blog Gizmodo into so much trouble last month. It's a less curvy model than the iPhone 3G/3GS and sports a front-facing camera for video chats. ®
Figure out the answer to your question and...
You'll be a marketing guru. No idea why Apple commands the amount of excitement and press they do. Some of it must be due to their secretive nature. Many companies announce products 6 months ahead of schedule like at CES which kind of takes away any excitement. But even for companies that don't they still don't get the interest Apple does.
Maybe it's because they've occasionally released a product that really changed the market and everyone is hoping the next product they release will be a game changer. Like them or not the iPod changed music players (it wasn't the first MP3 player but it was the one that changed the market) the iPhone changed the cell phone industry and the original Mac changed the computer industry (i.e. the Mouse became "normal" and word processors all become more publishing oriented like MacWrite instead of embedding printer codes within the docs.)
Is it just me...
... or does everyone else also find it amusing how many people bother to comment, solely to say how little they care. It's an odd response to not caring, I must say.
Is the Android app store any good yet, or will I be forced down the iPhone route come June/July if I want a device to browse the internet whilst on the go and to play decent games when I'm on the loo?
the Reg runs the story and YOU not only read it but commented on it? Who's in the frame now?
Not really a surprise
Apple was scarcely going to the trouble of building custom silicon purely to power a device for which the market was totally uncharted, whereas they can pretty comfortably assume they'll shift a few iPhones
Sounds to me like the Apple marketing machine is working double time.