Apple is to officially release the iPhone 5 in September with the same A5 dual-core processor found in the iPad 2, a new report from Bloomberg has claimed.
Contradicting claims from yesterday which suggested the mooted iPhone 5 would touch down in August with a radically redesigned form factor, the Bloomberg report suggests the next-generation Apple blower will land in September as the company’s first dual-core smartphone.
Citing “two people familiar with the plans,” the latest reports claim the iPhone 5 will boost its hardware credentials with the 1GHz dual-core processor from the iPad 2 and an 8-megapixel camera that would see the device challenge the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S II handset.
Set to run the recently unveiled iOS 5, the iPhone 5 is the most eagerly awaited smartphone set to hit the market with the undisclosed sources also reporting that Apple is also “testing a new version of the iPad that has a higher resolution screen, similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4.”
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