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iPhone 5 Said to Be Running on A6 Chip

by Sean P. Aune | August 30, 2012August 30, 2012 7:30 am PDT

Apple A6 Original Photo

If new part leaks are to be believed, the iPhone 5 will be arriving with an A6 processor, making it the first device to do so.

For some time now, Apple has been using an A5 processor and variations of that same architecture. The New iPad came with A5X, for instance, so it makes sense that at some point the company would move on to an A6. Sonny Dickson posted to his Twitter account today an image of what is claimed to be the iPhone 5 logic board with an A6 processor.

This appears to be the same logic board that surfaced earlier this month, but at that time it was said to be using an A5X chip, but it couldn’t be seen clearly in the photos. At this point it is anyone’s guess which chip will be used in the iPhone 5, but our guess would be that the A6 would be the more logical choice as this is a heavily redesigned iPhone.

We took the original photo you see at the top of this post, and had our graphics guru Jon Quach enhance it slightly so it would be more legible. The only changes we made to the original source photo was to enhance the levels and to add a zoomed in image.

Apple A6 Enhanced and Zoomed

[via MacRumors and 9to5Mac]

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...