Back in January, when Apple announced the iPad, the Cupertino company has also introduced a new 1GHz “Apple A4 chip.”
The A4 chip is also included in the just-announced iPhone 4, and Steve Jobs made quite a big deal out of this, saying the chip is designed by Apple’s own team. That may be true, but Canada-based research firm UBM TechInsights has it that said A4 chip “features the same 1 GHz ARM CORTEX A8 core” that powers the Wave S8500 – namely the S5PC110A01 application processor (manufactured by Samsung).
Apart from being included into the Bada-based Wave, the S5PC110A01 processor is likely also found in the Samsung Galaxy S (coming soon to the US) – and it might also power the upcoming Samsung Tab Android tablet.
All this doesn’t mean much to end users, that’s true, but it simply shows the power of a manufacturer like Samsung, which, by supplying components to Apple, will basically make profit each time an iPad or an iPhone 4 is sold.
Via Press release (PDF file)
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