Apple’s iPhone 5 to sport dual-core processor?

Chances are “high” that Apple will deploy dual-core processors in iPhone “soon,” say DigiTimes sources.

“The requirement for stronger capability to manage multimedia functionality including 3D games and HD video has pushed handset vendors to develop dual-core processors, the sources asserted,” Daniel Shen and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes. “Nvidia’s dual-core platforms have been adopted by LGE, Motorola and Dell, while Samsung’s devices have gained support from Apple in addition to being used in-house.”

The Shens report, “Sales of multi-core smartphones will account for 15% of global handset shipments in 2011 with the ratio likely to climb to 45% in 2015, according to an estimate by Strategy Analytics.”

Full article here.

[Attribution: 9 To 5 Mac. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]

16 Comments

  1. “The requirement for stronger capability to manage multimedia functionality including 3D games and HD video “

    Are they saying the current Apple products are “struggling” with these features?

    As they suggest, it may happen (ok, “will” eventually), but nothing trumps battery life; NOTHING. So if (when) Apple can put those two together (and make a nice profit at it) it will happen. Not before.

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