If Apple sticks to its annual trends then we can expect the arrival of the iPhone 5 in just a couple of months, let’s face it we have come to expect it of Apple just as much as we expect rumours and leaks around their upcoming devices. At the moment snippets are coming everyday with the latest rumour relating to the processor of the iPhone 5.
The current iPhone 4 uses an A4 processor, a notable upgrade on previous iPhones but no match for the A8 processor touted as being the powerhouse behind the iPhone 5. Digital Trends has revealed that a Taiwanese firm who manufacture components for Apple (including the processor) ‘leaked’ the information to them that the A8 will be used in the iPhone 5.
Apple has recently sourced extra two manufacturers, Intrinsity and P.A. Semi were taken on to cope with demand for the current A4 processor that is used in the current iPad, iPhone 4, Apple TV and iPod touch. Assuming the above rumour is true it is likely that these companies will switch to producing the new chips in the very near future (they might have already started).
The A8 may include a Qualcomm Baseband, possibly introducing CDMA to the iPhone much earlier than many had previously predicted.
Do you think Apple should include a more powerful Qualcomm processor and CDMA in the iPhone 5?