screen-shot-2013-07-31-at-9-51-25-am1Earlier today thanks to an observation made in the new iOS 7 beta that was recently seeded to developers, it was found that the upcoming iPad mini could feature an A6 processor, the same processor which is used by the iPhone 5. However with the iPhone 5S rumored to be in the works and could launch later this year, what will the new iPhone be using? Unsurprisingly it seems that the iPhone 5S could use an A7 chipset, thanks to developer Nick Frey who found references to a certain S5L8960X chip which presumably is that of the A7.

Given that Apple tends to provide hardware upgrades in its iPhone “S” devices, as opposed to a completely new phone, it is likely that this could be used in the upcoming iPhone 5S. As you can see in the screenshot above, the code makes references to Samsung which is interesting given that rumors earlier this year suggested that Apple would turn to TSMC for its A7 chips, and that Apple would return to Samsung only in 2015 for its A9 chips.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones >Rumors. Read more about iPhone 5S.

Display
4"
1136x640 IPS LCD
Price (approximative)
~$295 - Amazon
Camera
8 MP
Ff/2.2 Aperture Size
Image Stabilization
Weight
112 g
Battery
1560 mAh
Launched in
2013-09
System
1GB RAM
A7 + None
Storage (GB)
16,32,64
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