It was not very long a long ago when mobile phones equipped with 200MHz of processor started appearing on surface but within few years of time mobile processor speed has been enhanced to manifolds. There has been a ware going on between all manufacturers and each day we get to hear a new CPU with claims it is faster than the others. Now we are hearing that apple has also joined the race and currently working on first Quad-Core processor for next-generation iDevices.
An interesting code has been identified within a code by Ars Technica which gives a clear sign Apple is testing iDevices with quad-core processors. The utility which is used to develop iOS and Mac OS apps has also shown support for a quad-core processor.
Ars Technica explains:
Last, and most probable in our opinion, is that Apple is using the Marvell chip in prototypes of future iOS device designs (or even an ARM-based MacBook Air that is rumored to exist somewhere inside One Infinite Loop) for testing purposes. An Armada XP-powered prototype logic board would allow iOS or Mac OS X software engineers to experiment with performance tuning and other optimizations, while Apple’s hardware design team — comprised largely of former PA Semi and Intrinsity engineers — could continue working on a possible quad-core ARM design to be manufactured somewhere down the road.
We have already reported you before about 2.5 GHz quad-core CPUs Smartphone’s Fastest – Qualcomm Snapdragon Roadmap and Meizu MX handset which is first Quad-core Android Powered Device to be announced yet.
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