Inside the iPhone 5: What makes it tick
The Apple A6 chip. The combo CDMA-LTE Qualcomm chip is at bottom.
Apple’s revamp of the iPhone included an overhaul of the inside too. So, what new silicon did Apple drop into the iPhone 5’s chassis?
A6 chip: It’s faster! (duh). Here’s a summary of what Apple says. “Up to twice as fast compared with the [iPhone 4S’ A5 chip]…The A6 chip also offers graphics performance that’s up to twice as fast as the A5.”
Problem is, Apple doesn’t say much beyond that. So, I asked Anand Shimpi at chip review site Anandtech. While some of it’s guesswork until reviewers decap the phone’s…
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