Apple rumoured to be testing next iPhone with 1GB RAM and A5X chipset

Rumours of the next iPhone appear to be coming in thick and fast. It was reported recently that Apple was planning to unveil the sixth generation iPhone by fall, keeping in line with the time the iPhone 4S was announced, last year. However, a report a few days back stated that Apple was gearing up to launch the next iPhone by June. As of now, the date of announcement is still a mystery and much more will be revealed when the announcement date is closing in. While the launch date still remains obscure, rumours of what will be packed in the phone is doing the rounds. The latest report comes courtesy 9to5Mac, where they state that Apple have started seeding iPhone 4 devices with the Apple A5X chipsets, along with 1GB of RAM for testing purposes.

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As per the report, “Apple has internally seeded a prototype next-generation iPhone with the iPhone 4 design. The actual next-generation iPhone is specifically said to not include the iPhone 4/4S design, but Apple is testing these new devices in older casings to throw off leaks. The purpose of the prototype iPhone that we heard about is to test a variation of the “A5X” chip in an iPhone.” The report clarifies this information by stating, “Instead, the iPhone prototypes that we’re talking about have a variation of the A5X’s S5L8945X architecture. Like the A5X-powered iPad, these new iPhone prototypes are packing 1GB of RAM. This prototype is labeled N96 internally, but we’re not sure if this internal codename will carry over to the actual next-generation iPhone. Again, this iPhone that we are describing is an internal-only unit built for testing the performance of a new chip in an iPhone, not an actual phone that Apple will produce.”

Prior to the launch of the new iPad it was expected that the upcoming iPhone would feature a quad-core Apple A6 processor, as opposed to an A5X processor. The other features that are expected to be packed in on the next iPhone include it being LTE capable, a 3.5-inch display, as opposed to a larger one and a smaller connector for the dock.

Published Date: Apr 10, 2012 05:47 pm | Updated Date: Apr 10, 2012 05:47 pm