Apple's iPhone 5 A6 Processor Seems to Dynamically Overclock Itself

The iPhone 5's processor might be faster than we thought. According to TLDToday, the A6 is clocking in at 1.3GHz after an update to the Geekbench benchmarking app, which is supposed to do a better job of detecting what's actually going on with the A6.


It had previously clocked in around 1GHz, and the difference in the two speeds could be because the processor clocks itself up when it's performing a heavy task. It could then clock back down when it's finished, which would conserve power. Seems reasonable, considering Apple's claims of improved battery life and performance. [TLDToday via 9to5mac]



But where's the turbo button?