A new Samsung processor alleged to be in the iPhone 5, another Apple Maps app screenshot leaks

A new Samsung processor alleged to be in the iPhone 5, another Apple Maps app screenshot leaks
Apple iPhone 5 rumors have been leaking lately as if it's going to be announced at the WWDC in 10 days, rather than September/October, which will mark a year after its predecessor's launch.

The latest comes from a leaked iOS 6 build, allegedly almost in its final stages of development, which reveals both hardware and software secrets about the upcoming new iterations of Apple's mobile iOS and the phone that will carry it.

First off, the Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0 is listing an ARM S5L8950X processor, which is a Samsung-made CPU with numbering higher than what we currently have in the iPhone 4S (40X) and the new iPad (45X). 

A new Samsung processor alleged to be in the iPhone 5, another Apple Maps app screenshot leaks
It is known internally as A5-*** (the source hid the exact numbers that might be too telling), and a new PowerVR SGX543RC* will be providing the graphical prowess of the next iPhone. Furthermore, the source said that the new iPhone is said to sport 1GB of RAM, double what we have now.

Our bets are on a 32nm dual-core chip similar to what we have in the iPad 2, made in Samsung's huge Austin, Texas factory, but with a scaled down GPU - still a PowerVR SGX543 endeavor, but maybe dual- instead of quad-core, and with lower frequencies, as the chip wouldn't need to power north of 3 million pixels, as on the new iPad.

Moreover, some new details about the software part of the equation emerged from this source. Namely this is another screenshot of the alleged new Maps application, which will ditch Google for a homebrew Apple navigational and mapping solution. It resembles what we've already seen, so there is a chance this is indeed the basis of what will become the final Maps app in iOS 6.

source: 9to5Mac

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56 Comments

1. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

i wonder what would apple be without samsung :/ unlike apple, samsung makes its OWN phones not just the design and let other companies do it for them :/

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

...what are you talking about? xD

8. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

These words are definitely from S-Sheep !!!

16. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I can imagine how many S-sheep are wondering here by counting the thumbs down !!

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

or it could just be from everyone since its a troll post. :) I think he meant "where would apple be without samsung parts and processors". They would probably be crapdragon infused like pretty much everything else thats not samsung

30. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

33. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Samsung and Apple are not only competitors to each other but also customers. its just like AT&T and Verizon. Verizon is AT&T's biggest competitor but also its biggest costumer. Verizon uses AT&T's internet service.true story.

39. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

That makes total sense. I am sure that AT&T uses Verizon and or Sprint fiber too. It is called redundancy.

41. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

there are Samsung phones with a Snapdragon chips... remix.

46. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

why yes there are. And without Samsung, iphones would probably use crapdragon chips too.. that was my point.

49. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I do believe you exynos are superior.. I wouldnt mind a iphone with a snapdragon.. I think

9. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yea apple will do ok with ARM/Intel processors, the panel from sony & LG and finally value will go down and their share will be about the same. Samsung's luck started with android and not because they are smart, its because of android. you ever notice they had not much successs with bada and their cheap phone before android was popular. and please man their phones are plastic at least put some metal or special materials

13. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Apple planned to do that with the new Ipad, but why they couldn't do that?

37. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

they just could not get ready enough panels so they had to go with plan B

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh really. Samsung wasnt a huge company before android? wow, coulda fooled me. no luck with bada? They are selling at a much higher rate than WP7 without spending tons on advertising like WP7. Bada sets sell higher than iphones in some countries. their " plastic" is more durable than your "special materials". light weight, thinner, and stronger. know your facts before you troll.

35. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

"Bad a sells higher than iphone in some countries" Care to back this up with facts or are you doing your usual remix of facts. He's right that android has led to Samsung success in the smartphone market. Samsung has been around for a while, but Rim, Nokia and others were beating. Now they are hands down THE android smartphone maker. They lead in android market share and profit. Bad a isn't even on the map.

40. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, its true. go use google and find it. there was a blurb about on on PA towards the end of last year if I remember right. It may or may not still be true, but it was at one time. Dude, the iphone barely sells in many western european and asian countries. It really only sells in America and a few other choice spots. Obviously Bada's low price has a lot to do with it, but in the real world outside of your fanboy head, price matters. I still wouldnt buy it.. lol. BTW, Samsung has been a massive supplier of phones and smart phones for a very very long time. you need to go look up a bit of history before you spout off.

34. deeoh1084

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

dumbest comment i ever saw... Samsung was #2 in the world after Nokia before Android came out i believe and please do some research before you post something like this

55. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

exactly deeoh. samsung makes a ton of products outside of phones. they are simply trying to outsell the iphone/ipad in america. google bought out motorola, and that is a conflict of interests to manufacturers who rely on android. thus bada and other os's. im sure bada will be integrated to tsion? or whatever it was called

15. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

don't worry, Apple would have sales records even with iPhone 5 with single core and old LCD ;)http://flvrd com/static/p/stone-vs-iphone-4-vs-galaxy-sii.jpg "flvrd dot com"

25. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Lets see... Samsung makes their own screens, own chips, own ram... I have to agree with this. Samsung is one of the few phone manufactures where most of their parts are made by the manufacture.

2. dawolf

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

you spelt 'October' wrong in the first paragraph

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1462; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

You spelled 'spelled' wrong.............. ;)

14. RangersK

Posts: 68; Member since: May 15, 2012

Both spelt and spelled are right.

17. sid101

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

haha... Spelling Bee :)

24. dawolf

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

I speak the Queen's english. I don't speak american. google 'spelt' before commenting!

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i always wondered why they change that to "kings/queens english" depending on the monarch. Do they get to change parts of the language they dont like? Switch the meanings of words to their pleasure? Or is it just a form of respect in slang? Actual honest question, not a troll.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i've never even heard of the SGX543RC...hm, an interesting rumor to say the least.

6. Hyde_Yamato

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

samsung should not give help for apple.. and we can see how become iphone5 then. it would be very ugly and slow.

11. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah and samsung would be that stupid and lose their biggest customer and lose their company value

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