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| September 12, 2012
The iPhone 5’s A6 Processor Sets A New Standard For Smartphones
Back in March, Apple unveiled the new iPad’s A5X processor. The dual-core A5X sported a low-power system-on-a-chip and quad-core graphics to boost the performance of the new iPad’s Retina display. Today Cupertino added another member to their family of powerful processing chips. Meet the iPhone 5’s A6 processor. Originally this was rumored to power the new iPad, but it looks like Apple was saving it for the iPhone 5. The A6 is two times faster than the A5, 22 percent smaller, and has twice the GPU power. All around, this processor chip will add double the performance in every area of iOS. The new A6 chip also helps with noise reduction, faster camera capture, and better low light performance.