Following in the footsteps of its tablet sibling, latest reports have suggested the upcoming Apple iPhone 5 release will see the eagerly awaited handset sport the same A5X dual-core processor as the current new iPad 3.
Running against the grain of recent iPhone 5 rumours that have suggested Apple’s sixth-generation smartphone will head to market with a new quad-core processor in tow, latest reports have claimed that yet another leaked iPhone 5 component has all but confirmed the long awaited device will play host to the same processing power found within the market dominating tablet.
Snapped ahead of launch, a claimed iPhone 5 logic board has appeared online suggesting the iPhone 4S replacement will hit retailers with processing power that, on paper at least, falls behind the current quad-core leading Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X offering.
Whilst some potential iPhone 5 owners are sure to be put off by the device’s apparent lack of quad-core innards, processing power is of course not the be-all and end-all with the iOS 6 powered smartphone also expected to feature the same quad-core graphical power found within the 9.7-inch iPad 3.
A potentially risky move from Apple, the latest suggestions of dual-core iPhone 5 features are backed up by recent claims that the handset’s battery will not dramatically increase in size over its iPhone 4S predecessor, a move that would be expected if the device were to handle the addition juice sapping needs of a four-core CPU.
Far from the first iPhone 5 component to do the rounds ahead of the handset’s expected September 12th unveiling, premature outings earlier this week saw a selection of claimed parts pieced together to give a tantalising visual insight into the potential iPhone 5 design with the handset seemingly set to play host to a new, slimmer 9-pin dock connector, improved internal speakers and a 3.5mm audio jack that has been moved to the device’s base.
With an iPhone 5 launch expected to follow the company’s longstanding traditions and hit retailers within a matter of weeks of the smartphone’s tipped early September unveiling, US network provider Verizon hinted earlier this week that a September 21st Apple iPhone 5 release date is on the cards.
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