iPhone 5 release date to see dual core processor inclusion

iPad 2 A5 dual-core processor to land in iPhone 5

iPhone 5 to use same A5 dual-core processor as iPad 2

As the eagerly awaited Apple iPad 2 enters the realms of reality ahead of its March 25th UK release, attention now turns to the upcoming iPhone 5 and its likely use of the A5 dual-core processor currently found residing in the second-gen tablet.

With the ARM A5 dual-core processor chip rumoured to be heading to the iPhone 5 in June or July, The Economic Daily News, a Chinese publication responsible for numerous Apple leaks, has declared, in a broken English translation courtesy of Makotakara that: "There is no doubt [the iPhone 5 is] to be implemented [with the] multi-processor A5 in iPad2."

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Set to offer twice the CPU as the original iPad and nine times the graphical power, the A5 is to replace the A4 which currently resides in both the first-gen Apple iPad and the current Apple blower, the hugely popular iPhone 4.

Whilst the mooted iPhone 5 has already been rumoured to host a new, slimmer form factor and NFC wireless payment technologies, the inclusion of the A5 dual-core processor would see the Apple branded handset line-up against the new fleet of dual-core smartphones that kicked off with the LG Optimus 2X and has since been joined by the hugely impressive Samsung Galaxy S II.

As with virtually all things Apple, the iPhone 5 inclusion of the A5 dual-core processor is still just speculation and rumour.

Stay tuned to T3.com and the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds for all the latest on the Apple iPhone 5 and exclusive analysts’ opinions on the handsets potential A5 inclusion. Until then take a look at the A5 processor in use in our hands-on video review of the iPad 2.

Apple iPad 2 hands-on video
Apple iPad 2 review Hands-on | Source: T3 Tech Videos

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