The 7 Coolest Features Of The Apple iPhone 5


Quad-Core A6 SoC

Powering the iPhone 5 will be the A6, an ARM Cortex A9-based quad-core SoC with PowerVR GPUs that Apple claims doubles application and graphics performance. In testing for about a year now, the A6 was first built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which launched a trial run in August 2011 and expected to have the part ready to be used in Apple devices as early as last spring. But, delays in TSMC's 28nm production facility reportedly led Apple to contract the parts from Samsung, which makes parts for many other Apple devices.