Most of the rumors regarding the iPhone 5 have been mainly centered on the outside build of the smartphone. More exclusively, it is anticipated that Apple will increase the size of the touchscreen display to around 4-inches, which in turn would mean a bigger handset, or a phone with a narrow bezel around the larger display unit.
If the rumours are to believed then the bigger screen will also come along with a higher resolution in order to hold on to the very efficient marketing term: Retina Display. In order to make this happen, Apple need to update the processor powering of the iPhone 5, and it seems that the architecture and design has now been selected.
It is predictable that the Apple iPhone 5 will be embedded with a quad-core ARM chip that uses Samsung’s Exynos 4 architecture. The existing Exynos 4 Quad chip (4412) of Samsung is a Cortex-A9 that runs on 1.4GHz and uses a Mali-400 quad-core GPU. Apple will certainly pull in this to meet its needs.
The shift to 4 cores would be a bit first for the electronic giant Apple since the new iPad from the company is wedged to a dual-core design and moving to 4 cores would be a first for Apple, as the new iPad stuck to a dual-core design and beefed up the on-board GPU. A quad-core chip imbibed in the iPhone 5 is expected to share a similar GPU upgrade. This upgrade would make the handset an extremely fast device.
Of course, Apple can make sure iOS takes full benefits of all cores, but app developers will possibly have to update their apps to make use of the additional performance on offer. It is designed well for games though, and it would yet again show how quickly smartphones are catching up to dedicated gambling handhelds like the 3DS & PS Vita.
A mobile phone that is 7.9mm thick, carries a 4-inch 16:9 display, and is powered by a quad-core processor and enhanced GPU sounds like a very attractive handset. Apple iPhone 5 with all these features and applications is sure to attract a large chunk of consumers in the market.