The A6 chip is causing some ructions in the hardware fan pages. Turns out that it's an ARM instruction-set chip designed by Apple from the ground-up.
Yes, Martha. Apple is now designing its own processors.
So how're they doing? Early benchmarks suggest that it compares well against quad-core chips while drawing less power. That's quite a trick.
And of course this has led analysts to ask 'If they can get that kind of real-world performance out of a dual core chip, then what can they do with a quad?"