Next iPhone will be much faster, report says
A Fox News anchor, citing sources, says the device's new processor chip will lead to major improvements in speed.
But this year has seen something a little different: A tweet from a Fox News anchor about a new component for the phone is fueling excitement about its potential speed. Clayton Morris referenced a new 64-bit A7 processor as a possibility for the new device.
"Sources are telling me the new iPhone's A7 chip is running at about 31% faster than A6," he wrote. "I'm hearing it's very fast."
That's led to speculation that the next iPhone, thought to be called the iPhone 5S, could run 31% faster than the previous model, the iPhone 5 (pictured). Apple (AAPL) is expected to unveil its new phones on Sept. 10.
A website focused on Apple, 9to5 Mac, also weighs in, with writer Mark Gurman saying he has heard that Apple is testing 64-bit processors in some of its internal prototypes. But there's a huge leap from testing to implementation, and we don't know for sure if the move to 64-bit processing will come this year.
Here are some other iPhone rumors that tech blogs have been puzzling out recently:
Color. The new device might come in four colors: black, white, grey and a champagne tint.
IPhone 'C'. Apple may be developing a low-end version of its iPhone in addition to the top-of-the-line iPhone 5S. The low-cost, plastic-backed phone, called iPhone "C" by some, may be designed to boost sales in China and other emerging markets.
Fingerprint sensor. Apple acquired a fingerprint sensor company last year called AuthenTec, naturally leading to speculation that the next iPhone will have a scanner for heightened security.
Camera. The new phone may have a larger aperture, which allows for more light and better image quality, and a better flash.
Storage. The phone might have a 128GB flash storage chip, which seems like a lot for a phone. But for some power users, the iPhone has become a de facto computer, so for them that level of storage makes sense.
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Typical Apple hype to be absorbed by the Apple worshipers. The regular phone user sees nothing new, nothing to compete with the innovations going on with other smartphone makers.
Processors that fast have been in phones awhile now, wake up Apple. 2007 is behind us now.
Of course, this article only focuses on one element that's expected in the new iPhone and other than speculation, none of us will know the full feature list until Apple shows it off next month.
With that said, I sincerely hope that they have more in store for its user base besides a faster CPU and a new color. Apple was once an industry leader in technology but the whole world has matured way beyond what Apple is churning out these days. They come out with a new design every 24 months while the competition does that every four months. Personally, when I see people with iPhone's these days, I almost feel sad for them. Like... lemmings all heading for the cliff. You want to tell them to stop, but you know it's already too late.
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