Next Generation iPhone’s Hardware Details Leaked

BY Jason

Published 31 May 2012

9to5Mac continue to leak details about the next generation iPhone.

They have just provided more details about the next generation iPhone’s (N41AP/iPhone5,1) hardware and the new iOS 6 Maps app, based on information they’ve managed to dig from the beta version of iOS 6. This is quite a scoop as Apple is expected to release the beta version of iOS 6, only after it gives us a preview at WWDC 2012 Keynote on June 11th.

9to5Mac have provided the following information:

  • The beta version of iOS 6 has revealed that the next generation iPhone will be powered by ARM S5L8950X processor. Apple has used the S5L8945X processor in the A5X SoC that powers iPad 3 (the new iPad).
  • Apple’s SoC that will power the next generation iPhone is internally codenamed “A5-***”, which indicates that the new iPhone will be powered by a variant of the “A5” chip like the new iPad and not the A6 chip.
  • The GPU chip that will be used in the next iPhone is called SGX543RC*. Apple currently uses the dual-core SGX543MP2 in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S and uses the quad-core SGX543MP4 in the new iPad to power its Retina Display.
  • The next generation iPhone will come with 1GB RAM (iPhone 4S has 512MB RAM).
  • The beta version of iOS 6 is running on a Darwin kernel version of 13.0.0. As 9to5Mac points out it is a full release above the 12.0.0 version seen in OS X Mountain Lion and two full releases above the 11.x.x version used in OS X Lion and iOS 5.
  • 9to5Mac has also published a screenshot of the new Maps app that is being built in-house by Apple.

Apple is rumored to replace the Maps app that is powered by data provided by Google with an all-new Maps app developed in-house, which includes an incredible 3D mode.

The next generation iPhone is widely expected to be released in October.