One of the more enjoyable rituals with Apple’s annual iPhone launch is the decapping, deconstruction, and photographing of the processor die at the heart of Apple’s newest SoC. While we can learn a lot about the SoC from software, for some things there’s just no replacement for looking at the hardware itself and counting the functional blocks present. And this year, as in past years, the honor of being the first to tear apart the SoC goes to Chipworks. For determining the layout of A8, Chipworks reached out to us to solicit our input on their die shot, and after some rounds of going back and forth we believe we’ve come to a solid determination of some of A8’s features and how it has...

The iOS 8 Review

Another year has passed and like clockwork Apple has released a new iPhone and a new version of iOS to accompany it. Our reviews of both new iPhones will...

163 by Brandon Chester on 9/17/2014

SwiftKey to be Available at iOS 8 Launch

While it was pretty well-known that SwiftKey was coming to iOS 8, it wasn't really clear when this would happen. However, we now know that SwiftKey will be available...

15 by Joshua Ho on 9/10/2014

Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; Available September 19th

Today, Apple is launching the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. One of first changes is that the new iPhone 6 has a 4.7" 1334x750 display, and the...

167 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

Apple Q3 2014 Fiscal Results Analysis

Today Apple announced its Q3 results for the period ending June 2014, and sales of the iPhone once again dominate revenue and earnings for the company. Revenue for the quarter...

12 by Brett Howse on 7/22/2014

The iOS 7 Review

There’s no doubt about it, this iOS update is one of the largest in Apple’s history. In the wake of the iPhone 5 launch, there was a considerable amount...

146 by Brian Klug & Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2013

The iPhone 5s Review

For much of the iPhone's life Apple has enjoyed a first-mover advantage. At the launch of the first iPhone, Steve Jobs expected the device and OS would give it...

466 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2013

The iPhone 5c Review

For years now Apple has followed a rather intelligent waterfall of its products down the pricing stack. With the arrival of every new iPhone, the previous generation gets a...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2013

Hands on with the new iPhone 5C

We just spent some time going hands on with the two new iPhones that Apple announced in their town hall event which just wrapped up. The iPhone 5C comes...

54 by Brian Klug on 9/10/2013

The iOS 6 Review: Maps Thoroughly Investigated and More

By this point, we’re all familiar with Apple’s revised release cadence for iOS and iOS devices. Introduce a new iOS release at WWDC, beta test it through to the...

104 by Brian Klug & Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

iOS 6 Coming September 19th

Apple spent quite a bit of time talking up the new features of iOS 6 during their presentation today, though not much was new since WWDC. The software is...

10 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/12/2012

Apple Introduces New 8-pin Dock Connector, Dubs It Lightning

There was little doubt by the start of the event that Apple would be replacing their nearly decade old 30-pin connector. Apple always leaves room for suprises though. The...

33 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/12/2012

Our Apple iPhone 5 Live Blog

With IDF day 1 under our belts and the live blogging engine tested in our keynote and Haswell architecture coverage, it's time to set our sights on the next...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/12/2012

Audience earSmart Not in Upcoming iPhone, Suggests New SoC?

Since the iPhone 4, Apple has been including Audience earSmart voice processors in devices to improve both receive and transmit audio for handsets. The iPhone 4 started the trend...

11 by Brian Klug on 9/7/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 3

This week on the AnandTech Podcast we discuss the latest in chip architecture disclosures (both intentional and leaked) from AMD and Intel. Steamroller, Jaguar and Valleyview are all on...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2012

Preparing for the iPhone Next: Rumors Analyzed

While we typically don't comment on rumors we don't know to be true at AnandTech, we often get requests to help set rational expectations ahead of major iDevice launches...

132 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/27/2012

Apple Posts iOS 5.1 Final: Build 9B179 - Update: "3G" Logo changed to "4G" on AT&T

A full 1 month and 27 days since iOS 5.1 B3 was posted for Apple Developers to try out, iOS 5.1 final has posted online for download and installation...

20 by Brian Klug on 3/7/2012

Why Thunderbolt Won't Come to the iPhone Anytime Soon

Before CES there was a bunch of silliness floating around about how Apple might bring Thunderbolt to the iPhone based on a creative interpretation of an Apple patent. Some...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Manveer Wasson on 1/14/2012

ION Audio Expands iCade Lineup with iCade Core, iCade Mobile, and iCade Jr.

ION Audio's iCade, the faux-retro Bluetooth arcade cabinet for the iPad and iPad 2, is getting some company this year: the company is currently showing off the new iCade...

1 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/9/2012

Apple iPhone 4S: Thoroughly Reviewed

History loves to repeat itself, and even Apple isn’t immune to the yearly cycle of rumor and release. Leading to each year’s iPhone refresh, excitement, rumors, and hype build...

201 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 10/31/2011

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