Hardware details of Apple’s next-gen iPhone

“We have already laid out a lot about the next iPhone. Its 1,136-by-640 display. Its totally redesigned back plate and unibody construction,” Seth Weintraub reports for 9to5Mac. “But what will it have under the hood? 9to5Mac delved deep into a beta version of iOS 6 to find out.”

“The iPhone running iOS 6 boasts Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0,” Weintraub reports. “We can also see that the processor is an ARM S5L8950X. The Samsung 5L8950X ARM processor is most likely manufactured at the same fab in Austin where Apple’s other Ax processors are built. The S5L8950X is a step up from the S5L8940X on the previous iPhone and the S5L8945X on the ‘new’ iPad but we’re not sure what that means in terms of cores, processor speed or fab size. We’d place our money on a low power dual core processor similar to the new iPad 2 on Samsung’s 32nm fab.”

Weintraub reports, “As for GPU, the new iPhone also features something entirely new. The GPU chip, which will continue to be part of the SoC, is called “SGX543RC*” (the asterisk is another sensitive number that could identify people working on the device). This GPU technically does not exist yet and we don’t have specs. The next iPhone will now have 1GB of RAM, which seems to do well for the new iPad.”

Much more, including more about the new iOS Maps app, in the full article here.

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


    1. Not necessarily. Apple could take a step back design-wise like they did with the iPhone 3G and 3GS. It could be the most powerful phone in the world on the inside but I won’t want it if they ugly it up again.

      1. There’s several tens of millions of people who’ll trample you flat in the rush to get the one you don’t want.
        And what exactly do you mean by ‘take a step back design-wise like they did with the iPhone 3G and 3Gs’? Or would you prefer to have the nice metal back that didn’t damn well work?

    1. John, are you a noob? Apple can do with less hardware and more software what others can’t do. Period. You can’t find a Windoze machine with 4GB RAM, because the second-class hardware and dinosaur DOS can’t do shit without more than that. The 4S with Siri (even with its faults) vs. the room full of servers on racks called “Watson” is a good example. And Watson didn’t have to deal with the pathetic excuse of an operating system.

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