... instead of ARM's Cortex 15 cores, which was originally assumed. This is a radical step forward for Apple, who previously just used the ARM processor off the shelf (i.e. without changing anything). By customising the ARM processor design to suit the demands of their device, they can make the iPhone 5 perform much more efficiently. The latest estimate is double the performance of the iPhone 4S, which used the A5 processor, without increasing the wattage. That estimate still has to be confirmed by benchmark tests after the iPhone is launched on September 21st. That's a massive step forward in hardware terms, even by today's standards. In practical terms, that means around twice as fast saving of photos, loading of apps, loading of songs, but a battery that lasts just as long as the iPhone 4S's does. Anand Lai Shimpi, CEO of AnandTech, explains all the technical evidence that led him to the conclusion that Apple are using a custom core: The iPhone 5's A6 SoC: Not A15 or A9, a Custom Apple Core Instead
Living Colour: I ain't no glamour boy.
Me too. I want to keep my 4S as long as possible. But I'll be getting the iPhone 5 as soon it arrives in Thailand.
Update - the first benchmark results have arrived and they confirm that the A6 is nearly twice as fast as the A5. And it has access to a staggering 1GB of RAM!
iPhone 5 Benchmarks Show Double the Speed, 1GB RAM, Dual-Core 1GHZ CPU
My mates heading to Hong Kong on the 22nd and bringing back some iPhone 5's they only work on DTAC though. 29,000 for 16gb version
iPhone 5 sold out in 1hr. From memory I think iPhone 4S was sold out within 24hrs.
I always ask phone (particularly apple) fanbois the same question: What do you use the phone for besides the obvious?
I wouldn't buy an iPhone personally, I like Androids customisation.
I haven't owned a phone in 2 months
Do you have coke?
* definitely. Smartphones are general purpose computers that also have the ability to transmit radio waves. I rarely use my iPhone for making calls.