A6 chip: More Apple, less ARM
Apple A6 may be a more unique Apple design than first believed.
Apple’s chip investments may have borne native fruit with the A6.
The iPhone 5’s A6 may be more of an Apple creation than previous A series chips, according to an updated post by review site Anandtech.
Like Qualcomm, Apple is incorporating more of its in-house expertise into chips. And that means it’s getting further away from pure ARM designs. For example, the latest design from U.K.-based ARM is the Cortex A15, which Texas Instruments is using in future chips.
But Apple isn’t going that route, according to…