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

40. jacko unregistered

if apple does bring them specs they sue others for having it even if android was first to bring them specs apple why do you always have to copy then say everyone else is copying u coz apple = fail only apple marketing dont fail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jUS1H8cCiA

39. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lets be real here, what more can apple do ? I really cannot see what more they can do with their OS ? from a simplistic point of view its near perfect, it does what it does and it does it well. They already copied android notification system, are they going to copy widgets and homescreens now? Obviously in terms of hardware, it will be bigger and better but the OS will stay the same. the only thing apple can do is create good-ish apps like siri to claim as part of the package. IMO iphone has reached its peak, it can offer no more - unless it has a complete re-vamp, but would that be to risky?

33. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I will most like return the Iphone quickly. I think I will feel restricted with it and the screen is tiny. I got is for it's photo and video taking qualities.

38. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Best decision you have ever made. We welcome you back to reality and make sure you tell Siri goodbye before you leave.

31. Kalevro

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Well you know it's fake / Next iPhone is IPhone 4G/4-G networks after that /iPhone 4F/ with flash !

30. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

gs3 vs iphone5s?

41. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

iphone 5S will be out in 2013 and it will still have 2010 specs.

26. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It will be too late for them even if they do have it even thought i dont believe any of this crap until i actually see it.

24. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Not gonna happen

23. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Bulll crap

21. xray174

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

at that resolution the screen at least should be 4 inches just saying

19. xray174

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

if this is true this is very nice but ios is not for me

18. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

They still need to give the 4S a fair shot at life. They would have got a lot more buyers if they made the screen a little larger and changed the design slightly. iOS 6 hadbetter be something incredible And the new iPhone MUST have a bigger screen if it wants any chance at success. No one could care less about the chip I don't think but thedesign. needs to be changed, there needs to be an LTE radio, same amazing camera, and of course Siri.

17. OriginalSIM

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

Seriously.......... who cares. apple=disappointment city. Give me an Iphone that lives up to all the hype and i might change my mind. The rumor mill that is apples marketing department is hard at work again. Keeping the buzz. And no im not an Android fanboy. I would have an iphone if it didnt have a tiny girl screen and if it had lte. Gorilla glass wouldnt hurt either...

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

45. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

+1. Shelley, ignore bloodline.

9. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Well see.

8. imkyle

Posts: 1117; 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,

7. medalaster01

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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

6. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

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

5. xiobnb

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

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

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Here we go again.

32. cheetah2k

Posts: 2354; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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

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