iPhone 6 Specs to Include Components for Ray-Tracing

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
March 20, 2014|2:33 pm

The iPhone 6 specs could including components that allow for Ray-Tracing capabilities.

Imagination Technologies, a graphics partner of Apple's announced a new version of its PowerVR graphics architecture that includes these features that offer more realistic lighting and shadows. This new GPU is being called the Wizard.

"For the better part of the last eight years, we have been busy developing unique hardware and software technologies to radically lower the cost and dramatically increase the efficiency of ray tracing," wrote Imagination.

The Wizard GPU family represents its progress as it features a range of IP processors that offer high-performance ray tracing, graphics and compute in a power envelope that's suitable for mobile embedded use cases.

This technology allows for highly photorealistic computer generated images that were previously unavailable. This will give game developers the ability to make better looking games.

Apple was not mentioned in the new presentations, however, the company has been using Imagination GPUs for all of its devices. The company is also a minority investor in Imagination with 10 percent stake.

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Pegatron could be manufacturing the iPhone 6 as early as the second quarter of this year at its Kunshan, China plant.

A report from Taiwan's Commercial Times states that the company opened up a new factory space and is recruiting workers in China in an effort to meet orders to manufacture the new Apple device. It was reported back in January that Pegatron had received the contract to produce half of the iPhone 6 supplies. Pegatron worked on assembling the iPad mini and iPhone 5c. Apple's main supplier Foxconn handled most of the iPhone 5s units.

The report did not give any information on the phone's release date.

 

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