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Chipworks Articles


First iPhone SE Teardown Reveals Mix of iPhone 5s, 6, and 6s Components

Wednesday March 30, 2016 4:50 pm PDT by
With the iPhone SE now available in several countries, the first teardown of the device has been conducted by Chipworks. As expected, the device uses a hodgepodge of components sourced from several past iPhones, including the iPhone 5, 6, and 6s, leading Chipworks to say "this is not your typical Apple release."There are very few new parts, but that hardly means there is no innovation. As is the...
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A9X Die Photo From iPad Pro Reveals 12-Cluster Graphics, No L3 Cache

Monday November 30, 2015 6:06 am PST by
Financial news website The Motley Fool has shared details of the A9X die featured in the new Apple iPad Pro, thanks to analysis from electronics teardown firm Chipworks. The photo reveals the A9X's dual-core CPU and a 12-cluster GPU to drive the device's massive display. While the CPU core count observed in the A9X matches that of the A9 from the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the 12-cluster GPU is...
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Apple Watch Uses Chip Manufactured on Samsung's 28-Nanometer Process

Thursday May 7, 2015 12:31 pm PDT by
Since the Apple Watch was released on April 24, several teardowns from iFixit, Chipworks, and ABI Research have divulged information on the inner workings of the device, detailing everything from battery capacity to the manufacturers who created the miniaturized parts for the device. A report last week took a deep look at the S1 package that runs the Apple Watch, pointing towards 512MB of RAM, ...
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iPad Air 2's A8X Chip Includes Semi-Custom Series6XT Graphics With Eight Cores

Wednesday November 12, 2014 8:13 am PST by
New details have come to light regarding the iPad Air 2's graphics processing power since its launch last month, with a new report from AnandTech revealing the new tablet's graphics are even more powerful than previously thought. Benchmarks and teardowns on the tablet revealed details on the inner workings of the iPad Air 2 in the days following its launch, but a new image of the A8X die...