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Now for the plat de résistance: the A6 application processor.
The A6 processor is the first Apple System-on-Chip (SoC) to use a custom design, based off the ARMv7 instruction set.
Because the A6 is not an ARM-specific CPU design, this gives Apple the ability to tailor the A6 towards their needs.
According to Chipworks, the B8164B3PM silkscreen label denotes 1GB Elpida LP DDR2 SDRAM.
Contrarily, the infographic presented during Apple's Keynote clearly showed Samsung RAM (K3PE7E700F) in the A6.
Not too long ago, Apple decided to reduce the number of RAM chip orders from Samsung. Time to invest in Elpida? Or is Samsung lurking in the next phone on the shelf? That's for you to decide.
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