Anandtech reveals technical specification of the iPhone 5

On September 16, 2012

It has been less than a week since the unveiling of the iPhone 5. While there wasn’t much improved besides the processor and the taller designed, the iPhone 5 had received a lot of orders as reported by Apple. For those that are curious about the inner workings of the device, you won’t be getting much info from Apple for now. This is because even during the announcement, not much was said about the processors.

Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that you may never know of the device’s specification. Anandtech had graciously given out some information regarding the new Apple A6 system on a chip (SoC) processor. Some information worth knowing is that there are two dies of 512MB memory in dual-channel configuration. As far as statistics is concerned, the memory in the iPhone 5 has a 33% speed increase as compared with the iPhone 4S.

In addition to that, the new A6 processor might be the one that was created by the people in Apple themselves. This is because unlike the A5 or the A5X which closely resembles the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture, the A6 looks nothing like it. In fact, as compared with the future Cortex-A15, the A6 was clearly not a match as well. This might mean that Apple had custom-tailored their processors for the iPhone 5.