Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 6 5.5–inch may have a faster processor than its smaller 4.7–inch stablemate. That’s according to analyst Timothy Arcuri, who’s spoken with sources close to the tech giant's supply chain about the plans.
Arcuri’s insiders reckons that the chipset in the larger phone will be more powerful, potentially with more space for graphics processing.
Both processors are thought to be called A8, with previous chatter pointing to the chips being made by separate manufacturers.
Samsung and TSMC are rumoured to be working on the chips, although some gossip hounds reckon Samsung has been edged out after years of bitter legal wrangling.
Apple may also clock the A8 at different speeds, making the more capacious iPhone 6 a speedier proposition. It already does this with its A7 system, found in the current iPad range.
The iPhone 6 is due to launch in September, with some believing the 5.5–inch model won’t be released later in the year, owing to screen manufacturing difficulties.
Apple is said to be holding a special event on Tuesday September 16th.