Posts Tagged ‘A6’
Previously GeekBench’s benchmarking tool revealed that the A6 chip sitting within the Apple iPhone 5 was clocked at 1GHz. However, it has now been discovered that the processor on Apple’s new kit is actually clocked at 1.3GHz.
These new benchmark scores come yet again from GeekBench, but a more up to date version. The updated version reportedly features a “dramatically improved processor frequency detection algorithm, which consistently reports the A6′s frequency as 1.3GHz”. This is according to Private Labs’ John Poole.
In an interview with Engadget, Poole said GeekBench’s previous version was having trouble finding out the real frequency of the new A6 chipset manufactured in-house by the Cupertino firm. This led to inaccurate measurements, which led to the reports claiming that the A6 chip was clocked at only 1GHz.
Poole also talked about conducting his own tests on the A6 chip. He said, “I don’t believe the A6 has any form of processor boost. In our testing, we found the 1.3GHz was constant regardless of whether one core or both cores were busy.”
You may be wondering what the difference is between a processor clocked at 1GHz and a processor clocked at 1.3GHz. True, 1.3GHz is more powerful, but it’s unlikely that iPhone 5 users will get to notice the difference.
The real question is, will the iPhone 5 go up against the Android’s quad-core superphones such as the HTC One X and the highly-popular Samsung Galaxy S3 when it comes to performance? We’ll just have to wait and see until the phones are put up against each other in other tests.
What do you make of the Apple A6 chipset clocked at 1.3GHz? Are you disappointed the iPhone 5 only sports a dual-core processor, or do you believe a smartphone’s greatness isn’t based on processing speed alone? Share your thoughts through a comment on our Facebook page.
Are you eagerly on the lookout for the successor of the iPad 2? If this is the case, you might not have to wait very long. According to a new report, the iPad 3 will be unveiled on the 7th of March.
The news comes to us courtesy of iMore, a website dedicated to reporting Apple news. Its “reliable” sources claim to have inside information on the release date of the most highly anticipated tablet of 2012.
This new rumor is in line with AllThingsD’s claims that the iPad 3 will be officially unveiled by the Cupertino firm within the first week of March, which will be released approximately a week after.
The website also reaffirms that the iPad 3 will sport a retina display just like the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. It also adds that the tablet will pack an A6 quad-core chip and 4G connectivity in areas around the world where 4G internet speeds are offered (which means not in the UK).
If these reports are true, this would mean that the iPad 3 would be unveiled at around the same time the iPad 2 was unveiled last year.
Do you believe Apple will unveil the iPad 3 on the 7th of March? Give us your thoughts.
According to BGR, the Apple iPad 2’s successor the iPad 3 will sport LTE options and pack the A6 quad-core chip under the hood.
The website has obtained a screenshot from a source that claims to have an iPad 3 prototype in his possession. The source also used iBoot, a debugging tool, which is used to gather details of the device.
Rumors of the iPad 3 packing a quad-core A6 chip are not new. If true, then this would make the iPad 3 the most powerful iOS-powered device in existence. Currently, the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 are the most powerful iOS devices with their dual-core A5 chip.
There are also rumors claiming that the next generation iPad will sport a retina display. Unfortunately, this report does mention if the iPad 3 will sport a display with higher resolution.
You may be wondering when we should expect the arrival of the iPad 3. According to a report from Japanese sources, the tablet could be launched sometime in February.
Is this rumor true? Of course, take this information with a pinch of salt since there’s no way to confirm the reports. We’ll just have to wait and see until February.