Hardware details for iPhone 5, and picture of new maps application released
Dissecting the beta version of iOS 6, 9to5mac has provided a lot of information on the upcoming iPhone device (N41AP/iPhone5,1). They also included a photo and details of the upcoming 3D map application.
9to5mac included the following details in their report:
-The iPhone running iOS 6 uses Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0, which is one version above the latest developer version of Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion.
- The processor to be used in the upcoming iPhone will use a processor, codenamed "A5-***" at Apple. The last three digits have been omitted by 9to5mac to protect their source. The codename indicates that the new chip could be a variant of Apple's A5 processor line, and may not (but might) be upgraded to "A6".
-The next iPhone will use an entirely new GPU chip, which doesn't seem to exist yet, called "SGX543RC". As it doesn't actually exist, 9to5mac was unable to provide any details regarding the GPU's specs.
-The next iPhone will have 1 GB of RAM, an upgrade from the iPhone 4S' mere 512 MB.
9to5mac also released a shot of the new maps application.
This picture differs from a rendering that 9to5mac released earlier, which featured the GPS/Compass icon connected directly to the 3D icon. But, on the iPhone version of the maps application, the buttons will be separated to avoid accidently hitting either of them.
9to5mac ends the article, hinting that there is a new iOS application from Apple that has yet to be enumerated.