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 from chip review site Anandtech.
It turns out that Anand's initial guess was wrong. … Read more