According to the latest information available on the global network, the next generation of iPhone will be equipped with a quad-core processor based on the ARM architecture, the Exynos 4 from Samsung. The source of information was, unfortunately, not always reliable portal DigiTimes.
Recently, this Taiwanese blog very often publishes some kind of unverified data, in other words, rumors about new products.
This time, the publication reports that the iPhone 5 will be equipped with a quad-core processor. The Internet resource does not disclose information about the frequency and possible graphics processors of the long-awaited iPhone.
Last year, the iPhone 4S hit the market with a dual-core Apple A5 processor at 800 MHz. This chip was previously introduced in the iPad 2, however, thanks to the large battery, the declared clock speed was 1 GHz. The new third generation iPad uses the Apple A5X dual-core processor. Like the previous processor model, it was created using Samsung's 45nm low-power technology, which was used in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. The only difference is that the graphics processor in iPad 3 already has four cores, which was due to the need to remove high-quality images on the Retina display.
If Apple decides to introduce a quad-core ARM processor into the next generation of iPhones, it will most likely be a brand new processor, possibly codenamed Apple A6. According to the publication, Apple can thus compete with such smartphone manufacturers as Samsung, HTC, LG and Meizu are already making smartphones equipped with quad-core processors.