Posted: 17 Sep 2012 09:21 AM PDT
It appears that the first iPhone 5 benchmark has to hit Geekbench. As can be seen from the screenshot above, Apple’s new A6 chip used in the iPhone 5 is a dual core and clocks in at 1GHz. Memory wise, the phone is packed with 1GB ram, same as the New iPad. Its benchmark score of 1601 is not only the highest ever for an Apple (mobile) device, but it’s easily double that of any previous iOS benchmark (the iPad 3 scored in the mid-high 700s). Based on this figure alone, Apple’s claim of the A6 being twice as fast as the A5 processor is pretty much bang on. Perhaps more impressive is that the new iPhone beats out even quad core Tegra 3 powered devices like the Nexus 7 and Transformer Primer. For comparison, here are the benchmarks for other Android phones/tablets:
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 08:13 AM PDT
Apple announced earlier this morning that iPhone 5 pre-orders topped 2 million in just 24 hours, which is double the previous record of the iPhone 4S’ 1 million mark last year. Shortly after pre-orders went live on Apple’s Online Store, a Sept 21st shipping date slipped to 2-3 weeks. According to the press release, while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on Friday, “many” won’t be delivered until October. AT&T also experienced record sales, calling it their most successful iPhone launch ever. If you missed out and don’t want to want several weeks before getting your hands on one, the iPhone 5 will be available in Apple Stores at 8am local time on September 21. Contract pricing will be as follows in the US: $199 for the 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for the 64GB model. Full PR after the break.
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