Photo Reveals Apple iPhone 5 Likely to Receive A6 Processor Upgrade

With the all the iPhone 5 leaks in recent weeks and months, Apple's going to have to reach far up its sleeve to pull something out if it hopes to surprise anyone. We know the iPhone 5 is going to have a larger touchscreen, smaller dock connector, and 4G LTE connectivity. It also seems likely Apple's next smartphone will sport an A6 processor.

Sonny Dickson, a 9to5Mac researcher and hacker, posted a photo to Twitter showing the iPhone 5's logic board containing an A6 chip.

Apple A6 - iPhone 5
Image Source: Sonny Dickson

"Yes, new iPhone will be an A6," Dickson succinctly stated.

Details of the A6 are still unknown at this time, but the smart money is on it being a quad-core processor, perhaps a derivative of Samsung's Exynos 4. The current iPhone 4S features a dual-core A5 chip, while the third generation iPad features an A5X processor with faster graphics.