iPhone 5 To Have New A8 Chip and Qualcomm Baseband

Rumors have come from “Apple Daily”  a newspaper based in Hong Kong for the next generation iPhone. They are saying that parts for Apple’s iPhone 5 which is expected to land this year will come from Taiwanese supplier Kinsus. Among the new parts, they say that the next generation iPhone will sport a powerful custom A8 processor making it much faster and more powerful.

Apple first showed off their powerful A4 processor last year in the iPad, it then found its way into the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch as well. These custom chips include the CPU, GPU and RAM all in one.

This speed bump wouldn’t be unusual as Apple does this everytime it updates any of its products and is to be expected.

The report also claims that the iPhone 5 will include a baseband from Qualcomm, the company that built the first CDMA-based receivers. They also reckon that these chips are already found in the CDMA Verizon iPhone which would suggest that there will definitely be a CDMA version of the iPhone 5 as well.

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