How many transistors are in an iPhone?
At Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 and 6 Plus event, the company's Phil Schiller announced that the A8 chip found inside of the phones was made up of 2 billion transistors. That's a lot of transistors, and about twice as many as found inside Apple's prior generation A7.
Apple A10. The Apple A10 Fusion is a 64-bit ARM-based system on a chip (SoC), designed by Apple Inc. and manufactured by TSMC. It first appeared in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which were introduced on September 7, 2016.
- Good news for chronic phone fumblers: Apple's newest iPhones are water resistant. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have an IP67 rating, which means they theoretically should survive at one meter underwater for up to half an hour. (We drop the iPhone into the water at the 30 minute mark.)
- Both models include optical image stabilization (OIS) and video stabilization, a Quad-LED True Tone flash and the ability to shoot 63-megapixel panorama photos. The iPhone 7 features 5x digital zoom. The iPhone 7 Plus has a dual camera 12-megapixel system allowing for 2x optical zoom and 10x software zoom.
- The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are rated as being IP67 splash, water and dust resistant under IEC standard 60529. That means the iPhone 7 can survive being submerged in just over three feet of water for up to 30 minutes. There is also fine print about “water.”
Intel has just announced the first microchip that contains more than two billion transistors - tiny switches that together perform the calculations in computers. The chip, known as Tukwila, marks a milestone in chip density technology.
- A transistor is a miniature electronic component that can do two different jobs. It can work either as an amplifier or a switch: Transistors can also work as switches. A tiny electric current flowing through one part of a transistor can make a much bigger current flow through another part of it.
- The phenomenon that the law describes is immensely important - it allows all manner of electronic devices to conduct real world tasks like computing your business taxes, piloting a spaceship, or changing the television station almost as fast as they did back in the 1970s, when operating systems were trillions of times
- Kryder's Law is the assumption that disk drive density, also known as areal density, will double every thirteen months. The implication of Kryder's Law is that as areal density improves, storage will become cheaper.
Updated: 2nd October 2019