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.