According to the Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, Apple will be launching the next-generation iPhone in Q2 this year. Citing from unnamed industry sources, the publication added that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will be using Samsung’s Exynos 4 quad-core processor. Unfortunately, DigiTimes did not explain further as to why Samsung’s Exynos 4 quad-core processor will be used on the new iPhone. So, let’s take that with a grain of salt for now.

Last month, 9to5Mac did a report that was based on the beta version of iOS 6. The report said that Apple’s next iPhone will be equipped with a Samsung-manufactured 5L8950X ARM processor. While it isn’t clear that the chip will be dual-core or quad-core, 9to5Mac was confident enough to bet on a low-power dual core processor. Again, the report still raises more questions than answer, so let’s keep our fingers crossed. Meanwhile, DigiTimes added that the competition for quad-core smartphones will heat up in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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