iPhone 13 A15

With the anticipated release of iPhone 13 coming closer, rumours increase. Leaker @FrontTron on Twitter has some numbers, that AppleInsider is kind enough to put into perspective.

It’s impressive how apple dominates the mobile CPU space. With last years release of “Apple Silicon” in form of the M1 chip for notebook like computing (and the iPad), the near strategy ain’t too obvious. Notebookcheck.coms interpretation is the next gen M2 will base on the A15 design, but vary in contained cores.

A benchmark on what is said to be the GPU in Apple’s A15 chip, destined for the ” iPhone 13 ,” is 13.7% faster than the A14, maintaining Apple’s lead in mobile performance. A Manhattan 3.1 GPU benchmark test reportedly shows Apple’s A15 chip hitting 198 FPS during the first round of testing.

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Linux on Apple Silicon

Chris Wade, CEO of Corellium

The announcement is vague, the link gives 404. However, still somebody made a first move to port Linux to the recently announced M1 Chip, that will power future generations of Apple notebook devices. The community criticizes the approach: the port comes in a single patch with no documentation. Given the size of the patch this is pretty difficult to comprehend. Plus, the patch requires third party code, that apparently is not committed to git.

To conclude, this is a twofold message: while it’s good to see such developments and have Linux ported to such hardware, the approach indeed is difficult. On a more positive note, there are other working groups still motivated enough to work on a more complete port.