Today marks the start of another week, which inevitably means another Apple
rumor. The latest is that the upcoming iPhone 5S -- a device that hasn't yet been confirmed but is likely in the works -- will sport a custom Apple A7 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. There's even some leaked photos that claim to show the new hardware.
According to iOSDoc
, the photos it received come from a "very reliable source," one that has confirmed previous rumors to the site in the past. Take from that what you will, but here's the supposed money shot:
Image Source: iOSDoc
We cleaned it up a bit, but even so, it's difficult to tell if it's a legit photo or a fake. Assuming it's real, you can expect the iPhone 5S to retain the same shape and size as the iPhone 5
, as the motherboard is largely unchanged, save for the upgraded processor. This falls in line with previous rumors we've heard
The quad-core A7 part is said to come clocked at 1.2GHz. For the sake of comparison, the iPhone 5 sports a dual-core A6 chip clocked at 1.3GHz. The 5S model will also come with PowerVR's quad-core SGX554MP4 graphics processor, same as found in the 4th generation iPad.
Along with the hardware, Apple is expected to debut iOS 7
with an improved Siri that's able to "do a lot of new cool stuff."