Apple rumored to be testing a quad-core iPhone with a 720 display

Apple rumored to be testing a quad-core iPhone with a 720 display
German Mac rumor site, Macerkopf, claims to have gotten a little insider dirt on iPhone 5 testing.  The site says it has two sources that commented on a few of the configurations that Apple is currently testing for its next iPhone release.

The first is, in addition to dual-core processors, Apple is testing a quad-core iPhone. It is not clear if that technology would be even be ready in time for a release, but it is reasonable to think that Apple would at least be open to testing a quad-core option to see if a balance could be struck between speed, price, and battery life.

Macerkopf also states that Apple is testing several different screen resolutions that are higher than the current resolution of 960x640. Specifically, it says that Apple is testing a 1280x720 display and a 1440x800 display. The first is seen in some Android phones, so it is entirely plausible. The second is somewhat of an odd ratio, but with Apple, you never know.

Obviously, coming off the release of the iPhone 4S, these are very early rumors. It will be interesting to see if any of these speculations end up holding any water in the future.

source: Macerkopf via Redmond Pie

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45 Comments

1. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

damn that sick

11. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Ewww. If the iPhone looked like that, I wouldn't buy it. Wait I'm a "droid boy"! I wouldn't buy one anyway. lol jk. But cool features though. This next iPhone will be some type of "MUNSTA" on the scene. It probably will be here in May 2012.

20. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

everybody knows the photo up there is not the iphone 5 it just an artist rendering based on rumors. For android guess they are working on it since they have tegra 3 on their tablets.

22. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

idk if it will in may.. i know its an unlikelihood but i wud be kind of mad if apple realeased an iphone in january... and im jst saying that cause it lines up with the verizon iphone and the rumeros for the next seem to be starting a bit early... but apple would have some very unhappy people if they did that

43. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Who cares? It'll probably be another 14 months before you see another iPhone launched. LOL Besides haven't you seen the Samsung commercial? The next big thing has already launched. "I could never get a Samsung, I'm creative." "Dude, you're a barista."

2. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Now that they've leap-frogged (apparently) in hardware, if only we could work on the OS...

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

For Apple's sake I hope this rumor is true.

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If the rumor is false, Apple is going to see a leveling out of their sales. Especially if there is no LTE radio included in the handset specs. 2012 required specification for high-end handsets is going to be 4 cores, 4+ inch 720p retina-spec screen, 8+ mp high-end camera and LTE radio.

14. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I agree with you on 2012 minimum and expected specs for success !

28. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

yea i think those specs make sense. I am hoping when i upgrade from my rather troublesome Thunderbolt at the end of next year, I will have a chance to grab a phone with some substantial specs similar or higher than that.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Are you serious? The 4s was barely different from the 4, hardly an upgrade, and people flocked to it. I know people who paid full price to upgrade early from essentially the same phone. Apple's cult of personality can survive several false starts in a row. They'll have to fall behind the competition a lot further than they are now before the faithful defect.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yea, but what exactly would be the benefit of a quadcore on the iphone? I could see a reduced 22mm dual core for the battery benefit + extra power, but the OS itself has no use for dual core as it is. It still doesnt have true multitasking, and the reason why it probably never will, was hinted at in Victors article about android's lagginess. this is just another crap rumor.

36. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

personally my sgs2 didnt lag at all

29. ph00ny

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 26, 2011

I don't think it will matter much. If they slapped an apple logo on a box of matches and call it an iphone, it will sell

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Here we go again.

32. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Yeah, let the iPhoneArena hype machine begin.....

42. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Agreed,the phone is still almost a year away and the usual next apple iphone is going to have this and that rumours are being circulated by either apple or deluded fanboys to create the pr craze. This article also failed to say that apple is testing 1080p 3d projector technology for the next iphone as we speak,as well as a leg massaging vibration function for in your jeans pocket,a finger warming heated screen for cold winter days ,holographic photo projections from the screen as well as a halogen bulb to the rear for making toast and helping to make camp fires

5. xiobnb

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

the fake pic sure look ugly as s**t...

6. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Not really surprising since android already has 720p display and soon quad-core

7. medalaster01

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Apple means rumors................

8. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Apple with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus's HD screen and the Samsung Exynos processor getting beefed up for the Galaxy S III, you need to make this true,

9. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Well see.

12. seanjohnusa91

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

It's not going to have a quad-core depending on when it gets released.. Apple is not going to go with something that it's not completely comfortable with and if this phone comes out anytime before the 4S did last year, it's doubtful that it's going to have a quad core because the technology is going too fast and is probably going to lead to some problems...especially with LTE. Apple also doesn't need a quad core CPU with it's current OS. Guaranteed the most of the people who buy the iPhone 4S know that it has a dual core, or even care that it has a dual core CPU...and GPU.

13. seanjohnusa91

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

and by last year I mean this year (I wish it was 2012 so this semester would be over)

15. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

You are so right on this one. I just bought the Iphone 4s. But I really like Android. Just saw read a review on the ICS os. I am going to have buyers remorse. My thinking was to buy the Apple and sell it on EBay when I fancy a 2012 release of an ICS flavored green robutic phone.

16. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I haven't received the phone yet. Just read up on Verizon's pricing on their data tiers. Glad to know using 4g won't cost me anymore. (if I don't go over 5g)

25. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If you have an LTE phone, you get your data plan doubled for no additional charge (2Gb becomes 4Gb for the same $30/month). There is also supposed to be an 'unlimited' handset LTE data (no tethering) plan for $50/month.

27. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

No, there is no unlimited with LTE phone, unless you were grandfathered in - 50.00 buys you 10GB, though, and if you unlock the tethering option use a SQLITE editor, then you can tether with it, too.

37. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

hello sweet heavenly blessed beauty. you dun goofed and should of brought galaxy nexus

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and we wonder why there is a lack of women on boards like these. geesh. lol

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