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Photo could hint at next iPhone making jump to A6 processor

updated 06:39 pm EDT, Thu August 30, 2012

Apple so far stuck with A5-series chips

A new photo from hacker and 9to5Mac researcher Sonny Dickson shows what it is allegedly a next-generation iPhone logic board with an A6 processor. While the legitimacy of the photo is still in question, the board does appear to match up with previous leaks. Apple may also finally be prepared to advance to an A6, since it has used variants of the A5 in the iPhone and iPad since March 2011.

Some rumors have suggested that the A6 could be a quad-core processor based on Samsung's Exynos 4 design. Relatively few reports have mentioned the next iPhone's processor at all, however. Most have emphasized LTE, a new, smaller dock connector format, and a taller display with in-cell touch. Apple is expected to reveal the device at a September 12th press event.

by MacNN Staff




  1. Zanziboy

    Forum Regular

    Joined: 08-27-08

    Now, this is a game changer. I would definitely look to scrap my iPhone 4 for this baby if there's an A6 in there! :)

    The A6 would offer a large increase in power if the rumors are true. I'd like to use the new maps application as well as (a hopefully upgraded) Siri with a faster processor and a bigger screen and still have something that fits nicely in my front pocket! Does this mean the new iPad mini will also have an A6? Will there be a new version of the larger iPad with an A6 as well?

  1. glideslope

    Grizzled Veteran

    Joined: 03-15-02

    Fake. Going to be 28nm A5X.

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