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  • iPhone 5 To Sport Dual-Core Processors?



    Digitimes is reporting on the possibility of the iPhone 5 touting a dual-core processor. Not much of a surprise, considering that the new Android devices will be sporting such chips, and I don't see Apple falling short for competition. This means better gaming and video experiences, as well as a nice speed increase. We should see this migrate over well to the iPad 2, so we can expect to see upgrades on both devices.

    With strong competition coming from Google devices, and other smartphones, Apple sounds like they are ready to up the competition once again. The iPhone 5 is expected to be released in the USA about June or July, (same months that iPhone 4 debuted last year), however it seems as though most of this ETA is mostly based on rumors, but then again, the iPhone 5 is a rumor all together.

    Can we expect dual-core processors? Probably. Can we expect the iPhone 5 this year? Honestly, I'm doubtful. Too much controversy/pissed off Verizon users. Either way, who would be opposed to processor upgrades? I sure wont. Too bad I already have an iPhone 4 though.

    The chance is also high for Apple, RIM and Sony Ericsson to roll out dual-core smartphones soon, added the sources.

    The requirement for stronger capability to manage multimedia functionality including 3D games and HD video has pushed handset vendors to develop dual-core processors, the sources asserted.
    Source: DigiTimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 5 To Sport Dual-Core Processors? started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 93 Comments
    1. duromega's Avatar
      duromega -
      Dualcore ??? Intel CPU will be great
      Don't care about it I'm waiting for the iPhone 4GS
    1. Phoenix303's Avatar
      Phoenix303 -
      Quote Originally Posted by avenger View Post
      Dual core means more power consumption so will apple use better battery life!!.
      Then again this is all just rumors
      Actually no. Tegra 2 processors have better battery life from the way the two cores split essential and non essential tasks and OS functions.
    1. viriiguy's Avatar
      viriiguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by krosis View Post
      Just curious, have your two iPads always only got 6 hours of use, or is that a result of putting them through a full charge every day for the last x months? Also what kind of app do you use on them / do they run at full brightness? I'm just trying to think of something other than games that would pull the battery down so fast.
      They have always gotten about the same amount of battery life. I have them going non stop most of the time. They are setup to receive email from 1 exchange account and 4 Gmail accounts that have exchange accounts forwarded to them. I run LockInfo so I get my calendar and email notifications on my lock screen. Full brightness, sleep is turned off. I need too ALWAYS see my email at a glance. I am usually running Pages, Numbers, Ping!, Evernote, Wyse RDP client, TeamViewer and Music. The iPad IS my workstation. It sees very heavy Network traffic, almost constant transmission and receiving. It is this that kills my battery so fast.

      I also watch Netflix on them when I am waiting on servers to finish drive scans and reboots.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      I dunno viriiguy, based on that it sounds like 6 hours is pretty generous battery life... I'd expect 4 or so considering all the stuff you're running.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      4GS sounds more like it
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      You really think they would name it that?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I hope not
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Me either. I don't think they would. Played that card already.
    1. viriiguy's Avatar
      viriiguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      I dunno viriiguy, based on that it sounds like 6 hours is pretty generous battery life... I'd expect 4 or so considering all the stuff you're running.
      Yea... But dammit I need MOAR POWER!!!!!
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      iPhone 5 will have a dual core, it'll need to compete with Android 3.0 Honeycomb and all it;s dual core goodness.

      If the iPad 2 has no dual cores then iPhone 5 won't.

      My wish for iPhone 5:-

      Xenon Camera flash, one led is crap
      SAMOLED screen, why have a high pixel density screen with a phone that can't show pure blacks or vibrant colours like red is pure vibrant red on a Galaxy S. Get rid of old tech LCD is what they need to do.
      Dual core CPU
      More RAM
      Dedicated Camera and zoom buttons on the right hand side
      I don't think there's a way to incorporate xenon flash without making it more bulky; for it to be effective, it needs to be big. Would you want to lose the thin design of the iPhone for a better flash? Remember LED uses far less power than xenon, so it wouldn't make sense for Apple to include a xenon flash.

      Don't Assume that if the iPad 2 won't have dual core then the iPhone 5 won't. The iPhone is the flagship product of Apple thus it will always stay ahead of the iPad. It is safe to say that a majority of people buy iPhone rather then iPad. The retina display is a prime example.
    1. krosis's Avatar
      krosis -
      Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
      Don't Assume that if the iPad 2 won't have dual core then the iPhone 5 won't. The iPhone is the flagship product of Apple thus it will always stay ahead of the iPad. It is safe to say that a majority of people buy iPhone rather then iPad. The retina display is a prime example.
      I'm not sure why you think the iPhone will always stay ahead of the iPad. Is it because the current model has more RAM? What about the iPad's faster processor, or more storage, or higher resolution screen? I'd say they're both flagship products.

      I also strongly disagree that a majority of people buy an iPhone rather than an iPad. In fact, I don't know anybody that has. They're not really competing products. It's not like if you need a phone, you can buy an iPad. The iPhone makes a pretty lame tablet too.
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by krosis View Post
      I'm not sure why you think the iPhone will always stay ahead of the iPad. Is it because the current model has more RAM? What about the iPad's faster processor, or more storage, or higher resolution screen? I'd say they're both flagship products.

      I also strongly disagree that a majority of people buy an iPhone rather than an iPad. In fact, I don't know anybody that has. They're not really competing products. It's not like if you need a phone, you can buy an iPad. The iPhone makes a pretty lame tablet too.
      Yes that was poor usage of words but my point is the numbers of iPhones sold greatly outweigh the numbers of iPad sold.
      What makes the iPad processor faster than the iPhone? They both have the same processor. Do a side by side comparison and see for yourself. The fact that you even mentioned higher resolution makes a poor argument. It's bigger in size, of course it will have a higher resolution. What's higher resolution without retina display technology? Just a big pixelated screen.
    1. krosis's Avatar
      krosis -
      They do sell more phones, but I see that more as a product of relative market size and age than of consumer preference. They have the same processor, but the iPad version is clocked faster than the one in the iPhone. This also helps with driving a display that has more pixels