Apple iPhone 5 to get 'completely redesigned'

Dual core graphics chip also touted for new iPhone

iPhone 5 rumour mill gathers pace

The Apple iPhone 5 is set for a major design and hardware overhaul according to a leak which also suggests the iPhone 4 successor will launch in the summer.

Engadget has spoken to multiple sources who claim that a complete redesign of the handset body is on the cards and that the device is already being tested by staff at Apple HQ.

Inside the iPhone 5, we can expect a new A5 CPU boasting a multi-core chip bringing it in line with current processor powerhouse, the LG Optimus 2X. Apple is also being tipped to swap wireless chipset providers moving from Infineon to Qualcomm, likely in a bid to avoid connectivity issues previously faced with the iPhone 4.

Talk of the iPhone 5 has intensified in recent weeks and last week we reported that patents filed by Apple hinted that the iPhone 5 would get a slimmer design, and possibly incorporate a solar charging system.

An iPhone 5 summer release would fall in place with Apple's usual cycle for its jewel in the crown, and we fully expect one or two more 'leaks' of information to emerge until then.

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Link: Engadget