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Will the iPhone 5 Sport a Dual-core Processor? Bank on It

Will the iPhone 5 Sport a Dual-core Processor? Bank on It

Apple all but confirmed the iPhone 5 will run the same dual-core A5 processor as found in the iPad. Not intentionally, mind you, but the so-called proof lies in the iOS 4.3 code. It gets just a tad confusing, but follow along and we'll help you make heads or tails of what has everyone convinced of the iPhone 5's hardware.

In sifting through the iOS 4.3 code, iOS developer Filippo Bigarella noticed an entry for "N94AP." Based on some of the past code names Apple has used, it's pretty clear this one refers to the iPhone 5. The reason this is important is because the N94AP device is listed as having the same S5L8940 processor as the iPad 2, which is a dual-core A5 chip.


Image Credit: Twitter user @FilippoBiga (Filippo Bigarella)

"Here's the proof, iPhone 5 will run on the S5L8940 (A5 dual core processor) too! http://twitpic.com/47wjfs," @FilippoBiga tweeted.

Short of an official announcement from Apple, this is about as much proof as we're ever going to get, though it seems like a no-brainer to us. There's already at least one dual-core equipped smartphone on the market, and you can bet several more are in the pipeline, including those utilizing processors from Samsung and Qualcomm. The only real concern is battery life, but with the iPad 2, Apple claims the same 10-hour run time as the iPad 1, so apparently Steve Jobs and Co. figured out how to best make use of a dual-core chip without straining the battery.
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Well... stevejobs will prob say its the first phone on the market with a dual core cpu.... he sill wont specify the ram... then he'll say its the cheapest, 199 vs 699 so on and so forth

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Only problem is, the LG Optimus 2X is the first dual-core phone released! So Steve's plan is foiled!

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that didnt stop him from claiming the ipad 2 was the first haha.

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coolice: "phone". not "tablet".

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Taylor.... can you tell me what it is i said that is incorrect??

apple claimed the ipad2 was the first tablet with a dual core processor, it was clearly not.....

I just made a joke saying that jobs might say the same thing during the iphone5 keynote....

http://hothardware.com/News/Was-the-Reality-Distortion-Field-in-Force-at-the-iPad-2-Event/

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coolice:

Taylor.... can you tell me what it is i said that is incorrect??

apple claimed the ipad2 was the first tablet with a dual core processor, it was clearly not.....

I just made a joke saying that jobs might say the same thing during the iphone5 keynote....

http://hothardware.com/News/Was-the-Reality-Distortion-Field-in-Force-at-the-iPad-2-Event/

Ah, the Dell Streak 7, I have never heard of it until now.

Guess everything that you said was correct.

Apologies.

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Don't forget about the Motorola Droid Bionic for Verizon, it will be a dual-core on a 4G network!

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the iphone 5 is going to have a dual core procosser, i knew that when they put it in the ipad 2. What apple actually does is smart, they recycle what they have across all there devices (iphone, ipod touch, ipad) that way they dont have to rework anything and make a crap ton of money. The iphone 5 will be fast, but what good is a dual core processor when you cant even multi task right?

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technically, you can multitask... they added that ability a year ago

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It would not surprise me as Dual core processors have been in the works for awhile now. As programs become more demanding and we as users want to multi task more and more this was bound to happen.

My concern is "Battery Life" first and foremost. If they can manage to fit a duel core into this power envelope it would be very much welcomed.

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I am still waiting to see what the new Galaxy S line will offer.

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Lol; The Galaxy S 2 was released at MWC Thunderbird. We of course don't know who will have it yet, but there are some strong indications. The first Galaxy S was on Sprint, lo and behold Sprint has a special conference schedule this month. I think it is on the 22 or 26th, and it would make sense for an announcement as the EVO launched two day's prior I think to the iPhone 4. There also are rumors of a new slate coming to Sprint, and I have also heard that it may be for the EVO 2. So it could be any of them or all 3 for that matter as they did schedule a whole conference for it. The Galaxy S 2 phone announced is a GSM phone though I think.

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I know this is almost a heretical comment here, but when are we going to reach the "fast enough" level?

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