A few days ago, the external specs of the iPhone 5 were leaked, causing the media to begin its frenzy. Today, 9to5Mac went to investigate the beta version of iOS 6 to discover many things about the internal parts of the upcoming Apple smartphone.
According to its findings, the next-generation iPhone will have an ARM S5L8950X processor and will boast Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0, which is actually a more recent version than the one in the current developer release of Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
The ARM S5L8950X processor that will apparently be in Apple’s next smartphone has been developed by Samsung and is most likely produced at the same lab in Austin. The S5L8950X is a sure upgrade from its predecessor as well as the new iPad, but it’s unclear how many cores the iPhone 5 processor will have or what the processor speed will be.
The iPhone 4S featured an A5 processor, and while many expect the iPhone 5 to see an A6 processor, it appears that the next-gen iPhone will have an A5 processor (last three digits were kept confidential).
Additionally, the upcoming iPhone will allegedly have 1GB of RAM, an upgrade from 512MB as found on the iPhone 4S. It is also reportedly going to feature a new GPU chip called SoC SGX543RC. No news about the specs of the GPU has been released at the moment.
The iOS 6 version of Maps will have a variety of changes from its previous Google-based Maps App. While the usual cosmetic parts will change, Apple has apparently decided to also move around the 3D button, which will now be placed under the bottom right scroll/menu to avoid accidental presses.
Apple’s developer conference later this month will likely be the debut of iOS 6.