“Apple’s next iPhone will pack the company’s newest A5 processor, but the additional horsepower won’t be a major upgrade motivator unless Apple pulls some high-powered apps from its own pocket, an iPhone expert said,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.
“The new iPhone, which most analysts have said will ship in September, will be powered by the A5, the same processor that runs the iPad 2, said Aaron Vronko, CEO of Rapid Repair, a repair shop and do-it-yourself parts supplier for the iPhone, iPod and iPad,” Keizer reports. “Vronko based his bet that the A5 will make its way into the next iPhone on Apple’s history of keeping its smartphone and tablet lines in sync. Last year, Apple stuck the A4 — the first of its own designs — into the original iPad, then several months later dropped it into the iPhone 4. Apple used the A5 in the iPad 2 that launched last March.”
Keizer reports, “Because Apple has not yet released an SDK (software developers kit) for iOS 5 — it’s expected to do so early next month at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference — the only apps Vronko expects to see at launch that really take advantage of the A5 will be Apple’s own. Minus a slew of apps that leverage the A5’s power, any promised speed increase could be a moot point to customers. And that could dampen enthusiasm among the faithful, many of whom have upgraded their iPhone annually.”
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