A few days ago, we got a first look at the purported next-generation iPhone with a smaller dock connector, unibody construction, taller display, and several other features. Now, the folks at 9to5Mac have gone deep into a beta version of iOS 6 to uncover some clues about what hardware is found inside the upcoming iPhone. What they have learned is that the next-gen iPhone’s processor is an ARM S5L8950X, likely a low power dual-core processor by Samsung that is similar to the chip found inside the iPad 2.
The new processor will likely still be named an “A5″ chip instead of the “A6″ nomenclature. Moreover, the report claims that the new iPhone will pack 1GB of RAM and a brand new GPU known as SGX543RC* — with the asterisk used to protect the identity of the source — but it is unknown what the specifications are for that graphics chip.
Apple is said to be far along in the development of iOS 6, so an October release of this new iPhone, codenamed N41AP or iPhone 5,1, should be plausible. The report does not rule out an earlier release, stating that it is certainly possible barring any unforeseen problems. The company is also making progress on the new Maps application, set to debut in iOS 6.