View Full Version : New iPhone with A5X processor and 1GB RAM seeded internally along with a new iPod Touch

04-11-2012, 09:48 AM
Doesn't mean that this will be released to public


Apple is reportedly testing internally a new iPod Touch (5,1) and a prototype of iPhone with 1GB RAM and a variation of the new iPad's A5X processor.

Several reports suggests that Apple is testing internally a new iPhone prototype sporting a variation of the A5X processor the new iPad has and the same amount of RAM as well as a new iPod touch with unknown specs.

According to 9to5Mac on the new iPhone thing:

Apple has internally seeded a prototype next-generation iPhone with the iPhone 4 design. The actual next-generation iPhone is specifically said to not include the iPhone 4/4S design, but Apple is testing these new devices in older casings to throw off leaks. The purpose of the prototype iPhone that we heard about is to test a variation of the “A5X” chip in an iPhone. The A5X processor in the new iPad was specifically built to drive the new Retina Display, so that chip wouldn’t make much sense in an iPhone.

Instead, the iPhone prototypes that we’re talking about have a variation of the A5X’s S5L8945X architecture. Like the A5X-powered iPad, these new iPhone prototypes are packing 1GB of RAM. This prototype is labeled N96 internally, but we’re not sure if this internal codename will carry over to the actual next-generation iPhone. Again, this iPhone that we are describing is an internal-only unit built for testing the performance of a new chip in an iPhone, not an actual phone that Apple will produce.

And on the iPod touch:

According to a file inside of an internal iOS 5.1 build, Apple is working on a fifth-generation iPod touch that is labeled iPod 5,1 internally. We haven’t heard any specifics regarding the new iPod touch hardware, but the jump from 4,1 (the current internal iPod touch label) to 5,1 indicates major internal changes, at the very least. Perhaps Apple is finally moving to an A5 or A5X-like chip in the iPod touch. After all, the iPod touch is one of the most popular gaming devices on the market, and Apple’s dual-core iOS device processors offer top-of-the-line graphics performance.

Expect more info soon.

NEWS SOURCE: http://9to5mac.com/2012/04/09/faster-iphone-with-1gb-of-ram-seeded-internally-ipod-touch-51-in-the-works/#/vanilla/discussion/embed

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