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A Series

Image Name Manufacturing Process CPU GPU Memory First Released Used In
S5L8900.jpg APL 0098 Samsung 90nm 412MHz

1-Core ARM11

1-Core PowerVR MBX Lite Single channel LPDDR-266 June 2007
  • iPhone (1st generation)
  • iPod Touch (1st-2nd generation)
  • iPhone 3G
Apple SoC S5L8920.jpg APL 0298 Samsung 65nm 600MHz

1-Core ARM Cortex-A8

1-Core PowerVR SGX535 Single channel LPDDR-400 June 2009
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch (3rd generation)
Apple A4 Chip.jpg A4 Samsung 45nm Up to 1.0GHz

1-Core ARM Cortex-A8

1-Core PowerVR SGX535 Dual channel LPDDR-400 April 2010
  • iPad (1st generation)
  • iPhone 4
  • iPod Touch (4th generation)
  • Apple TV (2nd generation)
Apple-A5-APL2498.jpg A5 Samsung 45nm→32nm Up to 1.0GHz

2-Core ARM Cortex-A9

2-Core PowerVR SGX543MP2 Dual channel LPDDR2-800 March 2011
  • iPad 2
  • iPhone 4S
  • Apple TV (3rd generation)
  • iPod Touch (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (1st generation)
Apple A5X Chip.jpg A5X Samsung 45nm 1.0GHz

2-Core ARM Cortex-A9

4-Core PowerVR SGX543MP4 Quad channel LPDDR2-800 March 2012
  • iPad (3rd generation)
Apple A6 Chip.jpg A6 Samsung 32nm 1.3GHz

2 performance cores (Swift)

3-Core PowerVR SGX543MP3 Dual channel LPDDR2-1066 September 2012
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
Apple A6X chip.jpg A6X 1.4GHz

2 performance cores (Swift)

4-Core PowerVR SGX554MP4 Quad channel LPDDR2-1066 November 2012
  • iPad (4th generation)
Apple A7 chip.jpg A7 Samsung 28nm Up to 1.4GHz

2 performance cores (Cyclone)

4-Core PowerVR G6430 Single channel LPDDR3-1600 September 2013
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPad mini 2-3
  • iPad Air (1st generation)
Apple A8 system-on-a-chip.jpg A8 TSMC 20nm Up to 1.5GHz

2 performance cores (Typhoon)

4-Core PowerVR GXA6450 September 2014
  • iPhone 6/Plus
  • iPod Touch (6th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • Apple TV HD
  • HomePod
Apple A8X system-on-a-chip.jpg A8X 1.5GHz

3 performance cores (Typhoon)

8-Core PowerVR GXA6850 Dual channel LPDDR3-1600 October 2014
  • iPad Air 2
Apple A9 APL0898.jpg A9 Samsung 14nm

TSMC 16nm

1.85GHz

2 performance cores (Twister)

6-Core PowerVR GT7600 Single channel LPDDR4-3200 September 2015
  • iPhone 6S/Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
Apple A9X.jpg A9X TSMC 16nm 2.25GHz

2 performance cores (Twister)

12-Core PowerVR GTA7850 Dual channel LPDDR4-3200 November 2015
  • iPad Pro (1st generation)
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24.jpg A10 Up to 2.35GHz

2 performance cores (Hurricane)

2 efficiency cores (Zephyr)

6-Core PowerVR GT7600 Plus Single channel LPDDR4-3200 September 2016
  • iPhone 7/Plus
  • iPad (6-7th generation)
  • iPod Touch (7th generation)
Apple A10X Fusion.jpg A10X TSMC 10nm Up to 2.35GHz

3 performance cores (Hurricane)

3 efficiency cores (Zephyr)

12-Core PowerVR GT7600 Plus Dual channel LPDDR4-3200 June 2017
  • iPad Pro (2nd generation)
  • Apple TV 4K (2017)
Apple A11.jpg A11 Up to 2.4GHz

2 performance cores (Monsoon)

4 efficiency cores (Mistral)

2-Core Neural Engine

3-Core Apple GPU Single channel LPDDR4X-4266 September 2017
  • iPhone 8/Plus
  • iPhone X
Apple A12.jpg A12 TSMC 7nm (N7) Up to 2.5GHz

2 performance cores (Vortex)

4 efficiency cores (Tempest)

8-Core Neural Engine

4-Core Apple GPU September 2018
  • iPhone XS/Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • Apple TV 4K (2021)
Apple A12Z.jpg A12X Up to 2.5GHz

4 performance cores (Vortex)

4 efficiency cores (Tempest)

8-Core Neural Engine

7-Core Apple GPU Dual channel LPDDR4X-4266 November 2018
  • iPad Pro (3rd generation)
A12Z 8-Core Apple GPU March 2020
  • iPad Pro (4th generation)
  • Developer Transition Kit (2020)
Apple A13 Bionic.jpg A13 TSMC 7nm (N7P) Up to 2.65GHz

2 performance cores (Lightning)

4 efficiency cores (Thunder)

8-Core Neural Engine

4-Core Apple GPU Single channel LPDDR4X-4266 September 2019
  • iPhone 11/Pro/Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPad (9th generation)
Apple A14.jpg A14 TSMC 5nm (N5) Up to 3.0GHz

2 performance cores (Firestorm)

4 efficiency cores (Icestorm)

16-Core Neural Engine

October 2020
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPhone 12/mini/Pro/Max
Apple A15.jpg A15 TSMC 5nm (N5P) Up to 3.2GHz

2 performance cores (Avalanche)

4 efficiency cores (Blizzard)

16-Core Neural Engine

4-5 Core Apple GPU September 2021
  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPhone 13/mini/Pro/Max

M Series

Mac Architectures:

Architecture Years In Use
Motorola 68000 1983-1996
IBM PowerPC 1994-2006
Intel x86 2006-2022
Apple ARM 2020-
Image Name Manufacturing Process CPU GPU Memory First Released Used In
Apple M1.jpg M1 TSMC 5nm (N5) Up to 3.2GHz 8-Core

4 performance cores (Firestorm)

4 efficiency cores (Icestorm)

16-Core Neural Engine

7-8 Core Apple GPU Dual channel LPDDR4X-4266 November 2020
  • iPad Pro (5th generation)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2020)
  • 13" MacBook Pro (Late 2020)
  • Mac mini (Late 2020)
  • 24" iMac (Early 2021)
Apple M1 Pro.png M1 Pro TSMC 5nm (N5) Up to 3.2GHz 8-10 Core

6-8 performance cores (Firestorm)

2 efficiency cores (Icestorm)

16-Core Neural Engine

14-16 Core Apple GPU Dual channel LPDDR5-6400 October 2021
  • 14" MacBook Pro (2021)
  • 16" MacBook Pro (2021)
M1 Max TSMC 5nm (N5) Up to 3.2GHz 10-Core

8 performance cores (Firestorm)

2 efficiency cores (Icestorm)

16-Core Neural Engine

24-32 Core Apple GPU Quad channel LPDDR5-6400 October 2021
  • 14" MacBook Pro (2021)
  • 16" MacBook Pro (2021)

iPhone Cellular Modems

iPhone Model Cellular Modem Networks Supported
iPhone (2007) Infineon PMB 8876 2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE
iPhone 3G (2008) Infineon PMB 8878 2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE

3G: UMTS/HSPA

iPhone 3GS (2009)
iPhone 4 GSM (2010) Infineon XMM 6180 2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE

3G: UMTS/HSPA

iPhone 4 CDMA (2011) Qualcomm MDM6600 2G: CDMA/1x

3G: EVDO

iPhone 4S (2011) Qualcomm MDM6610 2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/CDMA/1x

3G: UMTS/HSPA/EVDO

iPhone 5 (2012) Qualcomm MDM9615 2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/CDMA/1x

3G: UMTS/HSPA+/EVDO

4G: LTE

iPhone 5C/5S (2013)
iPhone 6/Plus (2014) Qualcomm MDM9625
iPhone 6S/Plus (2015) Qualcomm MDM9635
iPhone SE (2016) Qualcomm MDM9625
iPhone 7/Plus CDMA (2016) Qualcomm X12
iPhone 7/Plus GSM (2016) Intel XMM 7360 2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE

3G: UMTS/HSPA+

4G: LTE

iPhone 8/Plus/X GSM (2017) Intel XMM 7480
iPhone 8/Plus/X CDMA (2017) Qualcomm X16 2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/CDMA/1x

3G: UMTS/HSPA+/EVDO

4G: LTE

iPhone XR/XS (2018) Intel XMM 7560
iPhone 11/Pro/Max (2019) Intel XMM 7660
iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone 12/mini/Pro/Max (2020) Qualcomm X55 2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/CDMA/1x

3G: UMTS/HSPA+/EVDO

4G: LTE

5G: NR

iPhone 13/mini/Pro/Max (2021) Qualcomm X60
iPhone 14 (2022) Qualcomm X65
iPhone 15 (2023) Qualcomm X70 or Apple 5G Modem