According a report from 9to5Mac, the next iPhone from Apple will feature 1GB of RAM, doubling what the current iPhone 4S uses and matching that of the new iPad. Apple is also testing out next generation internal hardware from within the current iPhone 4/4S body to avoid any potential leaks of the new hardware re-design. One of the new items that Apple is testing is apparently a variation of the A5X (S5L8945X) processor. As 9to5Mac points out, this is a variation, as the A5X was designed to handle the iPad’s new Retina display. Whether this variation will become the A6 or will be a quad-core processor, we don’t yet know, but it is possible.
Apple is also looking to refresh the extremely popular iPod Touch line, as you can see in the picture above, taken from an iOS development screen, a reference to an iPod Touch model number 5,1 is shown, leading us to believe it is the replacement for the current iPod Touch (which is labeled as 4,1). It’s entirely possibly that Apple may stick the A5X or a variant of it, in the iPod Touch and give the iPhone the A6 and that both the iPhone and iPod will share a very similar design, as they are both due for a design re-fresh at the same time.
Either way, we know Apple is planning some pretty big changes for their most popular products, sometime after June 1st. With exterior re-design, more RAM and a more powerful processor…are you willing to upgrade?