“While Apple is using an A6 processor for this new iPad mini, developer Nick Frey has shared with us that Apple is also developing a new A7 processor,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

“A reference to an s5l8960x (likely A7) processor, which is a leap over the s5l8950x (A6) and s5l8955x (A6X), was located inside of the iOS 7 filesystem,” Gurman reports. “Based on recent chatter, it seems plausible that this will be the chip powering the new iPhone 5S.”

Gurman reports, “Interestingly, it appears that Apple will again work with Samsung for this new chip”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]