iPhone 5 dual-core processor confirmed by iOS 4.3 coding
Mooted iPhone 5 to follow iPad 2 down dual-core route
Following the release of iOS 4.3 a number of eagle-eyed developers have spotted a section of code that appears to confirm the mooted iPhone 5 will stock the same ARM A5 dual-core processor as the iPad 2.
Mimicking in the footsteps of the recently announced second-generation iPad, the iPhone 5 is expected to be unveiled in June or July thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessor, with the A5 dual-core processor now a widely-expected inclusion.
Having snapped and posted the apparently revealing section of code, iOS developer Filippo Bigarella went on to describe how the iPad 2’s A5 chip is referred to as item N94AP, a code reference that also pops up in relation to future iPhone handsets compatibility.
This latest iPhone 5 dual-core processor leak follows recent reports and speculation making the seemingly small leap to suggest the next-gen iPhone will sport the same processing power as the upcoming iPad 2, a specification that would see it challenging the current fleet of high-end smartphones. Other iPhone rumours have recently suggested the imminent handset release will see the device adopt a new metallic back with the antenna built into the rear-mounted Apple logo.