AnandTech: The iPhone 5’s A6 SoC: Not A15 or A9, a Custom Apple Core Instead

Great find from the inimitable Anand Lal Shimpi:

The A6 is the first Apple SoC to use its own ARMv7 based processor design. The CPU core(s) aren’t based on a vanilla A9 or A15 design from ARM IP, but instead are something of Apple’s own creation.

It’s only twice as fast as last year’s A5.

Sunday, 16 September 2012