“Apple’s ARM-based A4 processor, the CPU that powers the iPad, will also power the next iPhone,” Tony Smith reports for Register Hardware.
“Some bright spark in Vietnam managed to get hold of a prototype of the upcoming handset and not only took snaps of the machine from all angles, but [disassembled the unit],” Smith reports. “The phone’s circuit board clearly shows an Apple be-logo’d chip marked with the model number 339S0084. As Engadget notes, that’s the same set of alphanumerics that appear on the iPad’s A4 processor.”
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Smith reports, “The photos of the phone itself show a device almost identical to the one that got blog Gizmondo [sic] into so much trouble last month. It’s a less curvy model than the iPhone 3G/3GS and sports a front-facing camera for video chats.”
Full article, with photos, here.
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We can’t wait to see how Steve Jobs handles the “unveiling” of Apple’s next-gen iPhone.