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The Iphone 5's A6 Chip Could Be Apple's Sweetest Revenge Against Samsung

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iPhone 5, with A6 chip

Front and back view of Apple's iPhone 5, with the back partially open showing the A6 chip.

Credit: Apple

Four years ago, Apple set out on a dangerous path. It spent about $300 million on a struggling chip designer called PA Semi. The purchase signaled that Apple intended to design its own chips for devices like the iPhone.

From Bloomberg Businessweek
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