Apple is notoriously known for being tight-lipped about revealing it device’s exact specs. If you visit the iPhone 5’s spec page, it doesn’t really reveal anything in detail. Not even the processor of the device is mentioned.
It’s no secret that the A6 chip sits within the device, but not much is known about the processor. Now, Anandtech has taken a closer look at the chipset, revealing the details we have been looking for.
First let’s start with the RAM. The iPhone 5 sports 1GB of RAM. This was revealed in a Samsung ad of the Galaxy S3, which takes a swing at the new iPhone.
According to Anandtech, the A6 chip includes “two 512MB dies in a dual-channel LPDDR2 package with 32 bits per channel”.
It also looks like the A6 ship is manufactured in-house by Apple. The Cupertino firm is making use of maths units that cannot be found in ARM Cortex-A9 architecture. This would mean that Apple is veering away from the A5 and A5X chips, giving the company more room to optimise performance that is tailor-made for its hardware instead of making adjustments for chips from other manufacturers.
For now, this is all that was revealed about the A6 chip. We’re going to have to wait for further information on how the chip affects performance on the new device.
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