Apple’s lead chip designer leaves the company after 9 years

One of the main aspects in which Apple’s iPhones traditionally outperform their Android competitors is processing power. While some of the performance can be attributed to iOS, most of it is thanks to Apple’s in-house designed A-series chips. The latest one, the A12X that can be found in the new iPad Pro models, is one of the most powerful mobile chips ever made.

Leading the development of those chips ever since the A7 has been Gerard Williams III, Apple’s senior director in platform architecture. We used “has been” since reports are coming from CNET that Mr. Williams is no longer working …

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