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Apple puts stuff like DDR2 controllers, NOVA and the voice chip into its SoC. That is why its 30% larger then other SoCs. So yes. Apple uses standard ARM cores, but the stuff around is Apple specific. You can look at any benchmark and see the huge different between the Apple SoC and Tegra2 for example. Exactly the same ARM cores, but Apple are much faster (thanks to the memory interface and other stuff).