Apple is expected to begin production on their next handset, the iPhone 5S/iPhone 6, this month. The seventh generation handset could offer much improved graphic performance with battery life enhancements, according to Computerworld.
The report suggests that the next iPhone will include a processor that uses Imagination Technology’s Series6 GPU cores, or Rogue. With these, “Apple’s processor engineers can deliver high performance chips that remain miserly on battery life.”
The Series6 technology includes:
- These chips support up to 8Kx8K display resolution.
- The high-end core (G6630) offers six shader clusters alongside performance and power optimizations.
- The new entry-level G6100 chips offers one shader cluster along with a pixel texturing unit.
- Series6 GPU’s are fully compatible with Series5 and Series5XT GPUs, which should ensure a smooth migration path for developers upgrading apps.
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Were Apple to adopt this technology, it would be considered a “slap against Samsung.” Cupertino’s biggest competitor is only now adopting Imagination’s Series5 GPU with the Galaxy S IV.
According to Imagination, Series6 devices could reach the market by the third quarter of 2013. This so happens to be when Apple is likely to announce the next iPhone.