iPhone 5 Latest Rumors: October Launch, Modified A5X Processor, 1GB RAM and 4” Display
Latest rumors on Apple’s 6th generation iPhone pointed out a likely launch in October. Additionally, a prototype equipped with the A5X dual-core chip and 1GB of RAM is believed to be undergoing a series of tests. During an interview with Maeil Business Newspaper, the Human Resources chief of Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant hinted details about the upcoming launch. The Foxconn official revealed that his company is working on an order for the next iPhone and it will be released somewhere in October this year. Some observers also learnt that in order throw off leaks, Apple has seeded its internal facilities with false prototypes that use the older iPhone 4 design.
The A5X is developed specifically to offer users fluid graphics on the resource-demanding 9.7” Retina display of the new iPad. It appears, Apple is testing a modified version of the processor for use in the iPhone 5. Apple’s next iPhone will have 1GB of RAM and so far there have been conflicting rumors on the release date and the design as well as the display used. Last year, sources indicated that the next iPhone will use 4” display. Later, last month, South Korea’s Maeil Business Newspaper reported that an insider within Foxconn factory leaked that Apple will use a 4.6” display for its next generation iPhone. To complicate things, iMore cited leaked information from its own source that the iPhone 5 will retain the old 3.5” display and that it’s on track for the October release.