Apple iPhone 5S prototype with A7 chip surfaces
Apple is expected to release the next iPhone later this year, now a rumored prototype of the device has surfaced online that reveals that the phone might feature the next-gen A7 chip. The Apple iPhone 5 had a A6 chip with and the Apple iPad 4 had a A6X chip that is two times faster than the previous A5X chip. The new chip in the prototype has the model number of APL0698 instead of APL0598 which is the A6 chip in the iPhone 5. The A6X has the model number of APL5598 and the first digit of the model number varies if there is a slight increment and the second digit changes when transitioning to a new family, says Macrumors.
The A7 chip in the iPhone 5S has 1 GB Elpida DRAM as seen on the A6. It has indications that the chip is manufactured late September 2012 and the prototype was assembled in December 2012, adds the website. The phone is expected to come with a 5.92 Whr higher capacity battery.
Last week’s prototype revealed dual LED flash in the iPhone 5S, now a clearer image of the back part of the device shows the new dual-LED flash and a secondary microphone.