Introducing the Apple iPhone 5 last week, the company said that the A6 processor on the device offers twice the speed as the A5 on the Apple iPhone 4S. That seems to be the case according to a Geekbench benchmark score of 1601 that the newest Apple iPhone model can claim. 9 to 5 Mac says no other iOS device ever crossed the 800 line thus proving Apple's comments on Wednesday. Assuming the test results are genuine, the Apple iPhone 5 outscored two of the higher scoring Android models, the Samsung Galaxy S III (1560) and the Google Nexus 7 tablet (1590). However, it should be noted that with Jelly Bean running on the Samsung Galaxy S III, the device scored a whopping 1781. With the update expected by the end of next month, Apple's reign at the top could prove short lived.
Besides running against a Samsung Galaxy S III powered by Ice Cream Sandwich, we should also point out that the test did not include the Samsung GALAXY Note II which is expected to come with Android 4.1 right out of the box. The test also confirmed that the Apple iPhone 5 has a 1GHz ARMv7 processor and 1GB of RAM as we told you on Saturday.
Until the Apple iPhone 5 launches, the iOS device with the most up-to-date processor is the third iteration of the Apple iPad 3 which was also blown away by the Apple iPhone 5.