The iPhone 5 looks almost certain to feature an A5 dual core processor, after devs discovered what looks suspiciously like a reference to the chipset in iOS 4.3.
Apple pushed out the latest 4.3 version of its platform today. After subjecting the code to considerable scrutiny, Fillipo Bigarella uncovered a kernel cache for a bit of kit dubbed the ‘N94AP’, which is rumoured to be the codename for the iPhone 5.
Delving a bit deeper, eagle-eyed Fillipo also spotted a ref to 'S5L8940', which is purported to be the codename Apple uses for the A5 dual core processor that we last week learned is featuring in the iPad 2.
Apple’s move to beef up its handset comes after a number of Android phone makers, including Sony Ericsson, Samsung and LG, showcased flagship phones for 2011 rocking dual cores.
Judging by the claims Apple made for the iPad 2, the A5 chipset promises to massively enhance the iPhone’s peformance. And then some. According to Cupertino, the sec-gen slate is twice as fast as its predecessor and that was no slouch in the first place.
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