“As the supposed September unveiling of Apple’s next-generation iPhone lineup draws nearer, at least one Wall Street analyst believes that the component makeup of the rumored 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 6’ variants will diverge when it comes to their application processors and touch modules,” AppleInsider reports. “Cowen & Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri cited Asian supply chain checks when making the prediction in a Monday morning note to investors. A copy of the report was provided to AppleInsider.”
“Arcuri’s sources signaled that the 5.5-inch iPhone will feature a more powerful application processor than its smaller sibling, though no details were given as to the disparity,” AppleInsider reports. “Arcuri also said that the processor in the 5.5-inch model could ship with a larger die… [which] might be a sign that the 5.5-inch model will feature additional on-die silicon, such as a larger array of graphics processing cores. Alternatively, it might suggest that Apple will make the two chips — believed to be the ‘A8’ — in different fabrication plants using different processes.”
AppleInsider reports, “In addition the processor differences, Arcuri believes that both iPhone 6 models could sport different touch modules”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]