The next-gen iPhone will feature twice as much processing brawn, reports suggest, as Apple responds to the rash of lavishly specc’d Android superphones with a beefed-up kit of its own.
According to insider sources cited by DigiTimes, the handset will feature a quad-core Exynos 4 processor manufactured by sometime-partner, sometime-deadly foe Samsung.
This is the same chipset that features in the Samsung Galaxy S3, bringing the iPhone 5 directly in line with its main rival at the top of the smartphone tree and is twice as sinewy as the A5 processor that powers in the iPhone 4S.
Expected to land in September or October, the sixth-generation iPhone is also rumoured to feature a four-inch screen and adopt a taller form factor to accommodate the extra screen real estate.
Billed by some analysts as the most substantial smartphone upgrade ever, tech watchers also expected the phone to offer 4G connectivity, a higher-grade camera and – somewhat controversially - adopt a smaller dock connector.
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