If Apple were putting all their apples in one basket by relying on the iPhone 5 being popular due to the new A6 processor, the apple cart could topple as new benchmark tests have shown that the processor in the iPhone 5 is no more impressive than what has been out for sometime now.
HTCPedia: iPhone 5 no competition for HTC One X
The iPhone 5 comes with a 1GHz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM. So the folks over at HTCPedia ask, how could it possibly be compared with the likes of the HTC One X, a device that was released at the start of this year? Not to mention of course the new HTC One X+, which would leave the iPhone 5 standing in the rain thanks to its 1.6/1.7GHz quad core points out the tech blog.
It seems that Apple may be bragging but the facts show a completely different story than what Apple said about the new processor being twice as quick as the A5 processor in the iPhone 4S. The benchmark results simply do not agree with this statement. The display size difference between the iPhone 5 and the HTC One X just adds another nail in the coffin of the iPhone 5 before it has even really lived adds HP.
While we do somewhat agree with HTCPedia’s statements, we also know that benchmark tests aren’t everything. While Apple’s hardware figures may drop below the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X, the vertical integration of its apps, OS and hardware make it a killer combination that can only be seen when you pick up the device and use it. I personally do think that the iPhone 5 can be twice as fast as the 4S, however given that Apple doesn’t wish to divulge any exact numbers about the specs of the new processor, HTCPedia’s reliance on benchmarks is understandable too.