iPhone 5 Twice as Fast as iPhone 4S

A jump in processor technology for the iPhone 5 is clear, guaranteed simply by the up to A6, but how much more powerful is the A6 processor? Various reports allude to double the performance of the iPhone 4S.

When Apple announced the iPhone 5 they made sure to focus on the important details – LTE, thinner, lighter, bigger screen, better camera, and perhaps most important of all a faster processor. According to Apple the A6 processor in the iPhone 5 is two times faster than the A5 in the iPhone 4S. Generally, Apple has been spot on when it makes statements like this onstage, but how does that translate to real world performance and what do benchmarks say?

Turns out the ARM processor used in the iPhone 5 is completely custom built by Apple and, in some cases, offers well over the performance stated by apps – sometimes six times faster according to leaked GeekBench results. Hands-on demos, like this one, show a very smooth operation of the device in realtime.


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  • MoFo

    The 4S does not have an A4.. Shoddy.

    • Nick

      It does… Shoddy.