Faster Processor on New iPhone?

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  1. bmh16 macrumors regular

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    I remember last year a month or 2 after the iPhone 3GS came out that there were reports of faster chips being pulled out by whoever it was who supplies them on here, and quite substantially quicker again from the much faster 3GS. Months on is this expected or not at all?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Most likelly it will have a faster processor than the current 3GS model.
     
  3. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    If the rumours about higher quality, even HD, video are true I'd guess it will have a faster processor by necessity.

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    Why is that obvious? The original iPhone and the 3G shared the same processor. Why can't the 3GS and the next iPhone share the same processor?

    For the record, I do think Apple will upgrade the processor to something like 1 GHz underclocked to 800 MHz. This is just a gut feeling.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    412MHz is the 1st Gen + 3G
    600MHz is the current 3GS


    by following this trend I estimate either:

    788 MHz or 800MHz in next model based on Apple A4 silicone. Maybe an even faster system bus... if I am not mistaken, the current bus is clocked at 66 MHz, quite slow... it should be at this point at 100-120MHz to avoid the bottleneck effect.
     
  8. Dead Panda macrumors member

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    The iPhone and iPhone 3G had the same processor speed, so why wouldn't the 3GS and iPhone HD not have the same processor speed?

    Edit: Wow, I can't read. :p
     
  9. iphonetester macrumors member

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    The trick is to find balance between speed and over/heating. All the components that are sandwiched in such small space can easily overheat creating crashing and malfunctioning.
     
  10. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't be surprised if it uses an underclocked version of the A4.

    Such things are usually done with hardware encoding by the GPU, not by the CPU.
     
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  12. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    many other current phones have a 1ghz processor... but Apple has never been in the numbers game... (hardware wise)

    So 800mhz sounds about right.
     

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