Alongside new iPhone 6 models, Apple introduced the new A8 chip to power both devices. The company says its new system-on-a-chip has 2 billion transistors over 1 billion transistors from the A7 chip introduced last year with the iPhone 5s and iPad Air/iPad mini with Retina display. The actual A8 chip has a 13% smaller footprint making more room in the device for other components. Performance wise, the A8 chip boasts up to 25% faster CPU and up to 50% graphics performance. Compared to the first iPhone’s process the A8 is 50x faster.
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