IPhone 5 expected to sport quad-core, LTE
Rick Merritt, EETimes
9/10/2012 6:19 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 5 this week, sporting a custom quad-core processor, LTE, an upgraded image sensor and a new, smaller connector. Pundits debate whether the new handset will pack near-field communications and a larger display.
Apple has scheduled a press conference at San Franciscos Yerba Buena Center Wednesday (Sept. 15). But the questions about just what any new device announced there does or does not have inside may need to wait until systems go on sale and teardown experts examine them.
Meanwhile, experts believe Apple needs to catch up with the likes of its Android rivals who are already shipping handsets with quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processors and support LTE.
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