The iPhone 5's A6 Chip Could Be Apple's Sweetest Revenge Against Samsung

Of all the slobbering praise about the iPhone 5, the slobberingest has been about how fast it is. Here's why
Front and back view of Apple's iPhone 5, with the back partially open showing the A6 chip Courtesy Apple

Four years ago, Apple set out on a dangerous path. It spent about $300 million on a struggling chip designer called PA Semi. The purchase signaled that Apple intended to design its own chips for devices like the iPhone.

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