Apple A9 processor specs, the next-gen chipset from the Cupertino tech giant, may have a 14-nanonmeter ARM CPU debut.
In an earlier story, ZDNet has reported that Samsung is expected to produce the processor for Apple around the end of the year.
Apple Insider noted that the South Korean tech giant has built custom mobile chips for Apple since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007.
The Apple-focused site also highlighted that the anticipated next-generation chipset will have the said 14-nanometer specification.
It noted that the current chipset, notable found in the new iPads and iPhones, the Apple A8 is manufactured through a 20-nanometer process, “which itself was a reduction from the previous A7 processor.” The current Apple A8 processor has enabled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to outperform other handsets in terms of application processor performance, while still giving It decent battery life.
AnandTech noted that the iPhone 6 saw an impressive 13 percent bump in performance over the iPhone 5S on the Sunspider browser performance benchmark.
The rumor mill has been churning actively since the launch of the iPhone 6 with the so-called but most-probably-launching-for-real iPhone 7 and the Apple A9 chipset is definitely in the list of speculations.
Aside from the Apple A9, another chipset that has gained traction in the news was the NVIDIA Tegra K1, which we first saw in the Xiaomi MiPad.
The chipset was the darling of the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 when it was first unveiled, as it was hailed the fastest mobile processor for chipset.
The Apple A8, however, has beaten the NVIDIA Tegra K1 shield tablet through the iPad Air 2 based on benchmark tests, noted Apple Insider.
It would seem then that in the areas of tablets, the application processor performance of Apple A8-powered chipsets is still much better than the NVIDIA Tegra K1.