Musings & Thoughts:
Does it really? I heard someone saying Samsung Galaxy SIII beat iPhone...?
This proves that specs isn't all. Apple controls both hardware and software to make the best user experience possible. They even made their own system-on-a-chip, the A6 to make that a reality.
That is one of the things people fail to give credit to Apple for. They simply do more with less and that is a good, rather than bad thing.
All ARM processors are "system on a chip"... And they are supplied by #Samsung
Would have been very interesting to see that benchmark using Chrome instead of stock browser on Android. Impressive in any case.
Good arguments for me to ramble when the Android fans start dissing the iPhone :)
It is still #arm , regardless. Apple will always come out with a device that is faster than the competition, then the competition will come out with a faster device. No one is really ever fastest except for about 1 month at a time.
Huge difference between just and Arm chip and a designed arm-based system-on-chip. That's why it has the best user experience in the world
The A6 is hugely different from other Arm based chips because it's designed to work very tightly with the iPhone 5. It's not just a normal Arm chip that works with many different phones. It's designed to be used with the iPhone 5's specific hardware. That's why it's so effective.
All ARM devices are system-on-a-chip with pretty much the exact same structure as a normal system-on-a-chip. The only thing Apple CAN do is get the software optimized to run smoothly in any situation and in any environment. That is NOT a brand new invented ARM-architecture
4 years of hard work and a half billion in investments in the A6 chip
The fact is that the iPhone 5 beats the hell of the competition no matter what ;)
The architecture in the A6 will not be that different to a standard ARM system-on-a-chip. Of course their knowledge about their own hardware and all their investments they've done through the years pays of, there's no denying. The fact still remains - until someone shows me a thorough walkthrough of the changes APPLE has made to create this 'new' architecture I'm a pretty solid believer that it still runs on a standard ARM system-on-a-chip.
Really impressive benchmarks by the iPhone 5
The benchmarks really looks nice :)
Looking into the Geekbench figures it really strikes how fast the memory is in the Iphone 5. The CPU seems not to be on par with phones like SGSIII but I'm really really impressed with the memory performance.
Apple made some changes, probably something in between ARM A9/A15 architecture (picks of both). They've come a long way these years. In iPhone 4, they just upped the L2 cache a bit on a "standard" Samsung Hummingbird (if I remember correctly).
Either way I agree that it's not all about performance and Apple is good at optimizing visual effects. Only Microsoft beats them there really with WP7/WP8 :)