iPhone 5 to Receive A6 Processor Upgrade?

Rumors and leaks for the iPhone 5 have been all over the internet for the past few months. I don’t think there has been a day when I haven’t seen something about Apple’s upcoming iPhone. There are some things that we know already, it will have a larger touchscreen, 4G LTE connectivity, and a smaller dock connector. Now it is very likely that it will now receive a processor upgrade to an A6 processor.

Sonny Dickson of 9to5Mac tweeted a photo showing a supposed iPhone 5 board containing an A6 chip.

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Photo Credit: Sonny Dickson

There are no details on the A6 processor at this time and we do not know if it is even real! Apple began using its own, in-house system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs with the introduction of the iPad. The latest iPhone (4S) uses a dual-core Apple A5 chip. Will the A6 chip be quad-core? A brand new SoC designation for the iPhone 5 could indicate big changes.

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