by Joe White
March 10, 2011
After digging around in the recently released iOS 4.3, developers have discovered that Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 may feature an A5 processor. We already know that the second generation iPad - the iPad 2 - will feature a duel core A5 processor. Thanks to this powerful chip, the iPad 2 will be much faster than the first generation iPad. Unsurprisingly, iOS 4.3 suggests that there are three different versions of the iPad 2:
iPad2,1 (K93AP) = WiFi. iPad2,2 (K94AP) = GSM. iPad2,3 (K95AP) = CDMA. The A5 Processor, is called a ‘S5L8940′However, as 9to5Mac notes, "the iPhone 5 (N94AP), has the same S5L8940 processor." Obviously, this suggests that Apple's fifth generation iPhone will feature an A5 processor (as opposed to the A4 processor - S5L8930 - which is currently used in the iPhone 4). This would make the iPhone 5 even faster than the iPhone 4, which is already very fast indeed. We'll keep you posted.