Working on analyzing various Apple SoCs over the years has become a process of delightful frustration. Apple’s SoC development is consistently on the cutting edge, so it’s always great to see something new, but Apple has also developed a love for curveballs. Coupled with their infamous secrecy and general lack of willingness to talk about the fine technical details of some of their products, it’s easy to see how well Apple’s SoCs perform but it is a lot harder to figure out why this is. Since publishing our initial iPad Air 2 review last week, a few new pieces of information have come in that have changed our perspective on Apple’s latest SoC. As it turns out I was wrong. Powered by what we’re going...

iPad (4th gen) Hands On

Although it's physically no different than the 3rd gen iPad we have some hands on video showing the perf of the new A6X.

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2012

iPad mini Hands On - Updated with More Photos & Videos

We just spent a good amount of time with the iPad mini and the easiest way to describe the device is that it's lighter than you'd expect. The build...

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2012

Apple's iPad mini Event Live Blog

We've lined up and are getting ready to bring you live coverage from Apple's special event today. Widely expected to make an appearance are the iPad mini as well...

89 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2012

The iPhone 5 Review

The last significant redesign of the iPhone platform came in 2010 with the iPhone 4. It was an update that literally touched all aspects of the device, from SoC...

279 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 10/16/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 7

We're back with another podcast. This time we start out with a discussion of Borderlands 2 and philosophies on sidequests in games. We briefly talk about TI defocusing its...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2012

The iPhone 5 Display: Thoroughly Analyzed

When Apple rolled out the iPhone 5, they announced that it had a full sRGB gamut, which the new iPad almost achieves and would be a substantial improvement over...

99 by Chris Heinonen on 9/27/2012

The iPhone 5 Performance Preview

This morning we finally got our hands on Apple's iPhone 5. While we are eager to get started on battery life testing, that'll happen late tonight after a full...

238 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/21/2012

Apple A6 Die Revealed: 3-core GPU, < 100mm^2

Our good friends at UBM TechInsights sent over the first diffusion images of Apple's new A6 SoC. It's still too early to tell a lot but we have confirmation...

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/21/2012

The iOS 6 Review: Maps Thoroughly Investigated and More

By this point, we’re all familiar with Apple’s revised release cadence for iOS and iOS devices. Introduce a new iOS release at WWDC, beta test it through to the...

104 by Brian Klug & Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

iPhone 5/A6 SunSpider Performance: Faster than Intel's Atom Z2460

The first iPhone 5 reviews have lifted, confirming the leaked Geekbench data we saw in our earlier post. Apple's A6 appears to feature two custom ARM cores running at...

110 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/19/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 5

Despite crazy travel schedules and Brian being in South Korea, we managed to carve out nearly 2 hours across time zones to discuss the iPhone 5. Brian goes over...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2012

Analyzing the iPhone 5 Geekbench Results

While working on our Haswell piece, I've been religiously checking the Geekbench and GLBenchmark results browsers to see if anyone ran either benchmark and decided to tap upload. This...

118 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2012

iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed: 1GB LPDDR2-1066

Quick analysis of the A6 SoC photos from the iPhone 5 launch event tells us all we need to know about the memory interface, speed and bandwidth of the...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/15/2012

The iPhone 5's A6 SoC: Not A15 or A9, a Custom Apple Core Instead

When Apple announced the iPhone 5, Phil Schiller officially announced what had leaked several days earlier: the phone is powered by Apple's new A6 SoC. As always, Apple didn't...

162 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/15/2012

New iPod Touch Leads Revamped iPod Lineup

It’s been a pretty action-packed day for Apple. While the star of today’s event was undoubtedly the new iPhone 5, the Cupertino giant also gave the iPod lineup an...

22 by Vivek Gowri on 9/12/2012

iOS 6 Coming September 19th

Apple spent quite a bit of time talking up the new features of iOS 6 during their presentation today, though not much was new since WWDC. The software is...

10 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/12/2012

iPhone 5 Hands On Pics and Video - Updated: With Impressions

We just spent a good amount of time with the iPhone 5. The phone feels very thin and light (obviously), and the improvement in performance is very noticeable compared...

91 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/12/2012

Apple iPhone 5: Announced

Apple announced its 6th generation iPhone, the iPhone 5, at a special event in San Francisco this morning. The iPhone 5 brings a huge list of improvements. Apple unexpectedly...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

Apple Introduces New 8-pin Dock Connector, Dubs It Lightning

There was little doubt by the start of the event that Apple would be replacing their nearly decade old 30-pin connector. Apple always leaves room for suprises though. The...

33 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/12/2012

Apple's iPhone 5 Uses A6 SoC

This one caught us off guard, but Apple just announced the A6 SoC powering the new iPhone 5 features 2x faster CPU and GPU performance compared to the iPhone...

118 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

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