According to the Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, Apple will release its sixth generation iPhone, presumably called the “iPhone 5,” later this year. It’s being said that Apple iPhone 5 will be powered by a quad-core ARM processor based on Samsung‘s Exynos 4 architecture.
The Cupertino tech giant released iPhone 4S last year with a custom dual-core processor, dubbed by Apple the “A5,” that clocked at 800 MHz. People, therefore, expected the company to unveil a true next generation chip with the release of its third generation iPad. But Apple decided to go with an evolutionary upgrade over the A5 processor, naming it the “A5X.”
Apple’s next-generation iPhone – iPhone 5 features include a larger 4.0-inch display, 4G LTE data speeds, near-field communication (NFC) and a smaller dock connector. In addition, it’ll feature a quad-core processor which is based on Samsung’s Exynos 4 architecture, found in the international versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3. Be noted that Samsung’s existing Exynos 4 Quad chip (4412) is a Cortex-A9 running at 1.4GHz and using a Mali-400 quad-core Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) .
It hasn’t been mentioned about its clock speed or graphics processing capabilities. The iPhone 5 is expected to be released alongside iOS 6 this fall.