|[* black] Samsung isn't completely absent in the A6, though. The Apple A6—labeled [guide|10525|APL0598|stepid=38294] on the package marks and APL0589B01 on the inside—is fabricated by Samsung on their 32 nm CMOS process and measures 9.70 mm x 9.97 mm.|
|[* black] Even though the A6 was manufactured by Samsung, that doesn't mean it was designed by Samsung. The Apple A6 processor is Apple's first custom-designed processor. It's based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm_architecture|ARMv7s instruction set].|
|[* black] Because Apple had complete control over the design of the processor, they were able to customize and tweak the performance to their liking.