More alleged shots of the iPhone 4S internals leak, dual-core A5 stamped and ready to hum
After the tip we posted yesterday of alleged next iPhone internals that showed the A5 markings on the chipset, now a few clearer shots have emerged, which seem to clear up a few things.
mainly with Chinese carriers in mind.
A similar white suspect we found way back in July posted on a Vietnamese forum, and the source claimed the shell is made out of plastic instead of glass to save on costs, but externally it kept resemblance to the current fourth generation. The guy also noticed that the handset feels way faster than the iPhone 4, though, from where we deduced that Apple might skimp on building materials, but not on internals, and the affordable iPhone will still sport a dual-core A5 chipset, like the one in the iPad 2.
All of this makes quite a lot of sense for Apple - it will probably aim this version for emerging markets, plus the difference in production costs between the A5 and A4 chipsets is negligible once we are past the chip design phase, but the dual-core chip will allow the cheaper iPhone to run everything that the more sophisticated slimmer and lighter 5th generation will. Throw in the rumored upgraded 8MP camera that does Full HD 1080p recording, and it will probably sell like fresh rice just in China alone, hooking up many more millions to the iOS ecosystem, and halting the unstoppable Android march there at least a bit, which might be the ultimate goal of a more affordable iPhone.
It's all rumors, leaks and speculations for now, but analysts' prediction that Apple is getting ready to announce two new iPhones this year might shape up to be true. We are just wondering where are the leaks with clear shots of the true fifth generation, the so-called iPhone 5 - all we've been treated to so far is a couple of rumors and case designs.