Would-be iPhone 5 buyers can look forward to a massively beefed-up processor and a smaller form factor when it lands during Q3 of 2012, according to Morgan Stanley.
Katy Hubert, an analyst with the investment banking giant, forecasts that the next-gen iPhone will pack a quad-core chip courtesy of Qualcomm – corroborating previous speculation that Apple is looking to double the core-count this time around and drop Samsung as the chip producer for its iDevices.
Writing in a note to investors, Hubert also posited that Apple will manage to pack all that extra pixel-pushing brawn into a device that’s slimmer than the iPhone 4S. This will be facilitated by new touch panel technology, she claims.
And there was iPad 3 news too, with Hubert adding weight to long-standing rumours that the third Apple tablet will rock the same super high-density retina display as the iPhone 4S and will drop at some stage during the first half of 2012.
Other mooted specs doing the rounds in the tech press for the next-gen iPhone not touched on by the Morgan Stanley report include 128GB of memory and a massive design overhaul.
The iPad 3, meanwhile, is expected to come in small and large size options and could offer support for a wireless stylus.
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