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Apple to Use AMD Fusion CPUs for New Apple TV?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware UK | B 6 comments

Last week we heard from iLounge that Apple was prepping a smaller iPad, new iPods and a new iPhone (5?) design. Now we're seeing similar things from another source.

Digitimes, citing work from its own research team, says that Apple will launch a new iPad with the ARM Cortex A9 chip. The current iPad and iPhone uses a Cortex A8 chip, but the A9 will open the door to multiple core configurations. The next iPad will also supposedly receive a memory bump to 512MB, putting it in like with the iPhone 4.

Also coming will be a smaller, 7-inch iPad that will carry the same upgraded hardware specs and the same 1024x768 resolution.

Rumors have also been circulating of a CDMA-equipped iPhone for 2011, and Digitimes thinks that it'll have a metal-backed plate with an integrated antenna. Considering Apple's new deal with Liquidmetal Alloy, the metal-body could be a real thing.

Perhaps most interesting could be the new Apple TV for December, which Digitimes says will be based on an AMD Fusion chip. AMD and Apple have been rumored to be working together, and a standalone product like the Apple TV could be the perfect place to start their relationship.

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    Adust , 10 August 2010 21:54
    Happy for AMD!!
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    darksai , 10 August 2010 23:35
    as much as i hate apple, and am pro amd, i quite like the idea of them collaborating like this. It really makes me wonder where the premiumist crowd's loyalties will lie after this. It just goes to show, value >> benchmarks. If apple, of all companies, can come to their senses and grasp this concept, where on earth does that leave intel?
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    aje21 , 11 August 2010 00:39
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    where on earth does that leave intel?

    Still with most of the market share I think.
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    x3style , 11 August 2010 02:27
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    Apple to Use AMD Fusion CPUs for New Apple TV?


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    Perhaps most interesting could be the new Apple TV for December, which Digitimes says will be based on an AMD Fusion chip. AMD and Apple have been rumored to be working together, and a standalone product like the Apple TV could be the perfect place to start their relationship.


    Not much to write about eh?
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    Silmarunya , 11 August 2010 02:31
    Big deal. The Apple TV represents a small volume of budget processors. Not a big gain for AMD.

    Intel still monopolizes the MacBook, iMac, MacMini and MacPro lines and those are the only Apple products where x86 manufacturers can make a lot of money. And frankly, AMD stands no chance to gain a foothold in that market. They don't have a competitive mobile CPU range, so the MacBook is out of bounds. The MacMini could go AMD, but that's too small in volume to matter. Intel will use its influence to keep the iMac and MacPro in their hands I guess.

    AMD is primarily a supplier of graphics products, gaming CPU's and budget desktop CPU's. Neither of these fit in Apple's product line I'm afraid.
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    bea32 , 10 September 2011 04:01
    INCREDIBLE an IPHONE 4 Android

    http://www.mytouch-phone.com/lang-en/179-gooapple-5-android-22-wifi-gps-dual-camera-5mp-bluetooth-g-sensor-mp3-mp4.html