A5X in iPhone 5?

Yes or No?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 49 65.3%
  • No.

    Votes: 26 34.7%

  • Total voters
    75

w00t951

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Will it have the SGX543MP4 is what I'm asking. If it does, at 960x680, it'll be the fastest motherf****er on the market!
 

Hosei

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Mar 1, 2012
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It is a possibility that it will have that, or something better that comes down along the line. I doubt they will keep the current processor for a future generation device,
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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As above it'll be an a6!
 

Spectrum Abuser

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Aug 27, 2011
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I honestly think a dual-core processor is perfect for modern day smartphones. I'm not talking about tablets, just phones. Although this time next year I'll probably be saying the same thing for quad-core processors.. :rolleyes:

2010 - Single core.
2011 - Dual core.
2012 - Quad core.
2013 - Octocore? (A battery breakthrough better be in the works!)
 

quietstormSD

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Mar 2, 2010
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I honestly think a dual-core processor is perfect for modern day smartphones. I'm not talking about tablets, just phones. Although this time next year I'll probably be saying the same thing for quad-core processors.. :rolleyes:

2010 - Single core.
2011 - Dual core.
2012 - Quad core.
2013 - Octocore? (A battery breakthrough better be in the works!)
I agree, although I do think Quad core will be the limit for some time to come, if it comes to that this year for the next gen iPhone.

I'd rather they have better battery life/performance than faster processor. Dual-core seems like it's enough for a smartphone right now.
 

Perihelion

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Jun 4, 2010
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While I certainly wouldn't say no to a quad core iPhone 5, I have to ask. What do we need a quad core phone for? What in the app store calls for this?
 

Rennir

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Jan 13, 2012
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Do we really need a quad core CPU? Moreover, can any existing app actually take advantage of all 4 cores? And what about battery life? IMO, more RAM is a lot more important than quad core.
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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While I certainly wouldn't say no to a quad core iPhone 5, I have to ask. What do we need a quad core phone for? What in the app store calls for this?
They can't exactly make apps for something that doesn't exist. Software always follows the latest hardware.

I agree we are a ways out but I wouldn't want apple to stop upgrading the hardware cause nothing CURRENTLY needs it.
 

Broph

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Jun 23, 2010
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Even though the A5 is used in the iPad 2 and has a great GPU, I don't believe it would have been able to handle all those pixels on an iPad - on an iPhone it's fine, as there's less pixels.

Because the A5X is quad core GPU, the only benefit you'd get out of it on an iPhone is for gaming - which I don't see Apple solely focusing on.

I said in an earlier post in a different thread that I think Apple want to unveil their new processor at the iPhone announcement, so I'm predicting an A6 processor at the iPhone 5 announcement. Quad core CPU, and Quad core GPU.
 

Calidude

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Jun 22, 2010
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When in doubt: do no assume Apple will exceed expectations with features.
 

Cod3rror

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Apr 18, 2010
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If it's coming out at the end of the year like that last one maybe there is a chance it'll have an ARM A-15 dual core CPU? That is much faster than the A9, even in quad core configuration.
 

Steven627

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Dec 12, 2011
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I think ip5 gonna use a6 chip
 

AlexIamandi

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Feb 4, 2011
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Yes, for sure!
Apple isn't that stupid. They will make something to keep up with the latest quad-core LGs or HTCs.
 

iSayuSay

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Feb 6, 2011
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Now iPad 3 has been released, so I think I know what would be there on next iPhone.

  • No more numbered iPhone series, which sucks anyway. It would be nice and clean like today's iPad. Maybe it would be identified by time of release, just like Mac have been for a long time now: something like early 2012 iPad, late 2011 iPhone... People just need to get over it, Mac has been like that for years now and it works. Apple product with numbering system is just awful from Apple philosophy standpoint. You dont want to have iPhone 5950i, or iPad 32X5J .. so thank God they realized it already.
    I dont really understand why people rant that today's iPad turned out to be just "the new iPad". That's just the nature of Apple, and it should've been like that from the beginning.
  • It would use A5X chip. Less likely to use A6 since iPhone would have smaller batteries, unless they can suddenly find a way to use lower energy quad CPU + GPU chip (which I said, less likely)
  • LTE support .. Yes! you're happy now?! :D
  • A lil bit bigger screen, I'd say 4 inch and higher resolution so it could still be Retina Display.
  • Redesign? I dont know, iPhone 4 and upward are already very good looking phones as they are today, maybe it would be resized to compensate a larger screen, but I wouldnt surprised if they decide to keep the same design.
 

d0vr

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Feb 24, 2011
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I honestly think a dual-core processor is perfect for modern day smartphones. I'm not talking about tablets, just phones. Although this time next year I'll probably be saying the same thing for quad-core processors.. :rolleyes:

2010 - Single core.
2011 - Dual core.
2012 - Quad core.
2013 - Octocore? (A battery breakthrough better be in the works!)
Fuel cells. xD