Will Apple use the A5X chip on the next-gen iPhone? They might. Or at least, they’re looking into it. According to a report posted on 9to5, Apple is already checking out how to best integrate their A5X chip – the one that’s currently powering the new Retina-rocking iPad – on the next-gen iPhone.
Codenamed N96, the prototypes are currently being tested internally, with a variation (or different versions) of the A5X chip and its S5L8945X architecture fit into an iPhone 4/4S frame. A number of rumors – as well as historically-based logic – say that Apple will be using a different design on this year’s iPhone, so this is most likely to avoid design leaks.
The report says that the chip won’t exactly match the one used on the new iPad – which makes sense since the iPhone already features a Retina display since the 4 – it’s also going to pack in 1GB of RAM.