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iRunway’s Comprehensive Teardown Analysis of the iPhone 8 Plus Showcases Apple’s R&D and IP Focus in iPhone

AUSTIN, TX (US), Dec 6, 2017

iRunway, a technology research firm specializing in patent licensing and litigation, has released a product teardown and IP analysis report on the iPhone 8 Plus. The report maps the hardware improvements in iPhone over the years, with a spotlight on core hardware for iPhone 8 Plus. It also takes a comprehensive look at Apple Inc.’s patent portfolio in the U.S., analyzing the company’s research and development trends in iPhone.

The iPhone 8 Plus has the 3G RAM edge over iPhone 8, that forms an integral part of iRunway’s technical and product teardown analysis. Like the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus is also powered by the hexa core Apple A11 Bionic SoC processor. iRunway’s study showcases die-level images of the A11 bionic SoC that is channeled via Apple’s new Image Signal Processors (ISPs). It analyzes specific improvements for Apple’s camera technology, especially on ISPs. The A11 allows for improved processing of pixels, reduction in picture noise and quicker focus in low-light. This SoC is capable of executing 600 billion operations per second, and is likely to play a key role in face detection which is a predominant feature of the iPhone X. Apple’s focus on enhancing its processor technology is evident with the company’s in-house developed M11 coprocessor included in the iPhone 8 Plus.

The iPhone 8 Plus model analyzed by iRunway included a Qualcomm WTR5975 Gigabit Radio Frequency integrated transceiver that includes Carrier Aggregation and MIMO on a single chip. However, it should be noted that some versions of the iPhone 8 Plus, seemed instead, to use two PMB5757 RF transceivers.

iRunway’s analysis of Apple’s smartphone related patents suggested a strong focus towards developing radio frequency, camera technology and display screen technology. Apple’s enhancements to the A11 power-efficient bionic processor also plays a key role in improving its research in battery technology, powering the iPhone to optimize the iOS platform.

Click here to read the report.

About iRunway

iRunway helps corporations, law firms and universities unlock and protect the value of patents by combining technology expertise with practical business insights to monetize patent portfolios and improve licensing and litigation outcomes. iRunway also provides imaging, teardown, circuit extraction, semiconductor construction analysis, testing and other reverse engineering lab capabilities, intended to aid its clients in obtaining compelling evidence with lower cost of evidence.

iRunway has offices in Austin, San Jose, Denver and Bangalore (India). For more information about the company’s reverse engineering solutions, consulting model and in-depth analysis, visit www.i-Runway.com

For more information, write to Keerthana.Venkatesh@i-Runway.com