Speculation about Apple’s upcoming iPhones is at an all time high. Most people believe that next month Apple will finally lift the wraps off of the iPhone 6 and that it will be the biggest change to the company’s smartphones since 2007. Lets feed the frenzy with another analyst prediction today with Timothy Arcuri of Cowen & Co. predicting that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may have a more powerful processor than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
Arcuri’s note to investors only says that supply checks indicate the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is going to have a more powerful processor, it doesn’t feature exact details which may help us differentiate between the two application processors.
Though it wouldn’t be the first time that Apple plays with clock speeds on different models of a product. For example the iPad mini with Retina display has an A7 processor clocked at 1.29GHz as opposed to the A7 found in the iPad Air which is clocked slightly higher at 1.39GHz.
Though Arcuri believes that the difference might not be this nominal. There’s chatter that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may ship with a larger die which would hint at architectural differences between the two iPhone 6 models. A larger die would mean that the 5.5-inch model might feature additional on-die silicon.
The fact remains though that it is still too soon to be certain about all of the changes that Apple is going to make in its smartphones this year. However it goes without saying that most iPhone fans are simply waiting for the larger displays, and analysts are of the view that this change might end up driving growth for the iPhone.