raonaveen, 24 Nov 201514nm is size. Its not a design. Its technology to cut transistors from silicon of 14nm size. P... moreThe process to create 14nm nodes is a design. Only 3 companies in the world have developed 14nm process.
Samsung, intel and tsmc have all spent $15+ billion each developing their 14nm nodes.
Designing an SoC is much easier and far less expensive than designing a 14nm node process. The only thing you have to worry in SoC design is whose components you want to use, which is just a cost - benefits analysis.
Is it more profitable to use Samsung's state-of-the-art storage and flash tech or is it better to use hynix tech, which is inferior, but less expensive.
Not very hard. Almost every tech company designs their own SoC.
monsterduc1000, 24 Nov 2015Yeesh. Settle down hypephone lover. Crapple designs nothing but their old school prohibitive... more14nm is size. Its not a design. Its technology to cut transistors from silicon of 14nm size. Processor design is completely different process. Why do u comment if u know nothing about processors.
This is where specs made all the difference. So, at least two years from now until ifans will finally taste the best most gorgeous display out there. Haha Samsung flagships owners should rejoice to keep enjoying the best display exclusively for two more years.
lol, 24 Nov 2015How dumb are you? Samsung is merely a fab, Apple designs their SoCs, gives Samsung the floorpl... moreYeesh. Settle down hypephone lover. Crapple designs nothing but their old school prohibitive os. The processors are already built on an existing platform designed by... you guessed it... SAMSUNG :)
Who was first to market with the 14nm process? Samsung, right? Who needs that design for their phone? Crapple, right? Hmm, who's dumb now, nitwit.
Tom-Helge, 24 Nov 2015I think he's saying that within 2018 when the iPhones are getting the AMOLED / Super AMOLED sc... moreWell apple is used to use established technology. They dont want to take chances. Remember when amoled screens came. They had way more saturation and aweful screen burns. Now when amoleds will be perfected(as in note 5), apple will use it. Because apple know if they screw up, there will be a new "gate".
raonaveen, 24 Nov 2015All the people accusing apple for making their phone of parts from other companies. Tell me wh... moreApple only designs the CPU, which is just a mild custom variant of ARM IS. All the other components are designed by other companies.
Also, iOS is pretty laggy. I believe apple is putting heavier code every update to slow down your device so you can buy newer iphones. My iPhone 5 and iPad 3 are the laggiest devices I've ever used.
Xiaomi, 24 Nov 2015What technology? LCD's may be obsolete, but no way Oleds. I think he's saying that within 2018 when the iPhones are getting the AMOLED / Super AMOLED screens, then Samsung have come out with a new and much improved screen called like 'Super Duper AMOLED' or something that makes the current AMOLED / Super AMOLED screens today kinda old tech.
But let's hope Apple is smart to choose the lastest AMOLED technology when they have come to the point that they are going to use that.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2015Some of you guys need to re-read this article. Samsung re-newed discussions with Apple. That m... moreSo what about when Apple's chief designer, Jony I've, said that their LCD screens are old compared to amoled? What did that mean? iPologists are everywhere.
All the people accusing apple for making their phone of parts from other companies. Tell me what is the most important part in smartphone , the OS. All the other smartphones are using android (from google) i.e, the most important part. And all haters are pointing out that apple is using hardware parts from manufacturers (even after designing some of them themselves).
Despite Apple's focus on making phones thinner to the point of reducing battery, they still use cheap, thick, LCD screens, to line the pockets of shareholders.
Good job Apple sheep, you actually managed to make the iPhone worse.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2015Some of you guys need to re-read this article. Samsung re-newed discussions with Apple. That m... moreIncorrect. Other manufacturers are moving to Samsung's OLED tech, which is forcing Apple to do the same.
Even Samsung's 2-year - old Oled are better than the best LCDs.
If Apple sticks with LCD, they'll have the worst displays on the market.
Samsung's display unit is making record profits. They don't need Apple, but they wouldn't mind getting more money.
This is Apple begging samsung for tech, because apple doesn't have any smart engineers capable of engineering tech. Apple is a repackager.
Lex79, 24 Nov 2015Apple does have it's own chipset, the Ax series is an Apple designed SoC, Samsung simply manuf... moreI agree. Designing a fab process is harder and more impressive than designing an SoC, which is just taking other companies' components and putting them together.
Any company can design an SoC. It takes real smart companies to compete in the fab business.
lol, 24 Nov 2015How dumb are you? Samsung is merely a fab, Apple designs their SoCs, gives Samsung the floorpl... moreDesigning a fab process is more intellectually challenging than designing an soc.
An Soc is just a board with components from different manufavturers. Apple doesn't design the components that go into their Soc except the CPU, which is just a mild custom form of stock arm cores.
All the other components are designed by other companies. Apple just buys them and puts them into the Soc sockets. Not difficult.
AMOLED displays aren't oversaturated, inaccurate, not-readable-under-direct-sunlight, not-energy-efficient pieces of sh*t anymore ?
So basically, we've been lied about that by all Apple fanboys for years ?
What a shock !
I see a lot of people still using iphone 4/4s and 5.
Just as Samsungs TV division, I predict a significant drop in sales of iphones in 3 years time , due to shortlived durability of oled tech....
lol, 24 Nov 2015What? Every app would stop working had Android suddenly stopped using Java.I am not saying that Android has suddenly become independent of Java. I am just saying that there are technologies at work that have removed the inherent disadvantages of Java.
One such example is ART. Another would be AOT (ahead of time) compiler.
MaxPayne123, 24 Nov 2015The JavaVM garbage you refer to is gone since Android Lollipop . Hence the Android devices th... moreWhat? Every app would stop working had Android suddenly stopped using Java.
[deleted post]Your comment makes no sense . Please criticize for the correct things.
Samsung is just trying to bump up their display business.
lol, 24 Nov 2015Hmm lets see shall we, Java VM garbage vs highly optimised C code, difficult choice really.The JavaVM garbage you refer to is gone since Android Lollipop . Hence the Android devices these says are nearly as smooth as Apple ( with a slight edge for Apple , I agree).