Since Apple announced the iPhone 5 earlier this month, there has been only a little news about the innards of the phone. Now according to ArsTechnica, the iPhone 5’s graphics processor is a triple-core GPU.
As per an ArsTechnica report, the iPhone 5 runs on a custom-made dual-core ARM processor that runs at a clock speed of 1GHz. The GPU uses a triple-core with a higher clock speed, so that the phone can achieve double the graphical capabilities of the A5 processor. The processor is most likely a PowerVR SGX 543MP3. The A5 processor that powers the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the fifth generation iPod Touch had a PowerVR SGX 543MP2 GPU.
Runs on a triple core GPU
Here is a quick look at the highlighted features of the iPhone 5:
- 4-inch, 326ppi Retina display at 1136 x 640 pixels
- GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, LTE and Wi-Fi
- 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 720p front-facing camera
- 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions
Made entirely out of aluminium and glass, the iPhone 5 weighs a mere 112gm and is 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S, and is the thinnest iPhone yet at 7.6mm thick. Apple has chosen to debut iOS 6 with the iPhone 5 and the new OS includes Apple's own Maps app, an updated version of Siri and lots more. Overall, the new iPhone has been upgraded in almost all respects.
One of the biggest changes to iOS is the addition of Apple’s own Maps app in the place of Google Maps, which Apple has done away with. The new Maps app has a built-in search for local points of interest, with over 100 million possible suggestions. Other features of the Maps app include navigation, routing, 3D maps, satellite imagery – that wraps around the 3D maps – and the ability to get directions directly through Siri. Most of the standard features of the Maps app, including satellite view, are available in almost all countries the iPhone ships to.
Siri has also been updated and new features include support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations, movie listings, Facebook-enabled apps such as Photos, Safari browser, Maps, and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud.
Safari has also received a major update – the ability to go full screen on the device by touching the arrows on the corners. Another major feature of the new Safari app is the ability to sync tabs between the desktop and iOS versions of Safari. This new feature is called iCloud Tabs. The new Mail app has also received some updates, including the ability to mark people as VIPs and the ability to flag certain mails for follow-ups.
Though, the biggest problem is that many of these features won’t be available in India at launch.