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Engadget: Anandtech: Apple iPhone 5 features 1GB of RAM, A6 is a custom SoC

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Anandtech: Apple iPhone 5 features 1GB of RAM, A6 is a custom SoC
Sep 16th 2012, 02:41

Unsurprisingly, Apple left us in the dark regarding some specifics about the iPhone 5 upon its release. Thankfully, the good folks over at Anandtech have done a bit of digging into those numbers you see bordering Apple's Apple A6 SoC, definitively figuring out that Cupertino's latest phone packs in a total 1GB of Samsung-source DRAM. Specifically speaking, the site clocks it 1,066Mhz, noting that it's comprised of a duo of 512MB dies in a "dual-channel LPDDR2 package with 32-bit channels." Further, Anandtech lists the the speed of iPhone 5's memory at 8,528MB/sec -- a "33-percent increase" over its 6,400MB/sec rating for the iPhone 4S', but well below the new iPad's hungry screen needs of 12,800 MB/sec.

Beyond that, the site has also confirmed that the A6 is apparently Apple's first truly in-house creation, as it's not a variant of either the Cortex-A9 (in the A5 and A5X) or the soon-to-released Cortex-A15. In other words, Apple is supporting hardware components that aren't present in Cortex-A9 or earlier. That's a quick summation of the details for now, so hit up the source links below if you want to read it all in full geek speak.

Jon Fingas contributed to this post.

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