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While most of the recent focus has been whether or not the next iPhone will have a dramatic external redesign, one feature that seems to be universally agreed on is that the new iPhone will incorporate the much faster dual-core A5 processor, which also houses a much faster graphics processing unit (GPU).

The A5 was first introduced in the iPad 2 in March. At the time, Apple said the iPad 2 had up to nine times the graphics performance as the original A4-powered iPad.

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Here's to hoping that Apple uses the MP2 and not just a single SGX543 in the iPhone 5. These mobile chips are getting pretty powerful, I like the way this is going.
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Sorry but... I do not see this happening, at all.

If it does, how much is battery gonna last? A couple of hours, like the 3DS? This is a mobile phone, not a handheld gaming device which most of the time you use plugged into the wall, laying in your sofa.

Although if it does happen, and battery does last at least a day (which means 2hrs of gaming, 4hrs of browsing and some calling), I'll be very impressed.


Won't buy one, but will most certainly impress me.
   
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Sorry but... I do not see this happening, at all.

If it does, how much is battery gonna last? A couple of hours, like the 3DS? This is a mobile phone, not a handheld gaming device which most of the time you use plugged into the wall, laying in your sofa.

Although if it does happen, and battery does last at least a day (which means 2hrs of gaming, 4hrs of browsing and some calling), I'll be very impressed.


Won't buy one, but will most certainly impress me.
The iPad 2's battery life actually improved with the A5, so I don't see why it isn't possible for the iPhone 5's battery life to stay very similar, if not improve as well.
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This is very exciting news. My family's contract has been over since August. I would love to upgrade to the iPhone 5 from my Samsung dumbphone. I have a first gen iPod Touch to compensate but it really is showing its age as well now.

The iPhone by far is my favorite phone out there. I like the openness of Android but the UI seems to be a lot more clunky than iOS. I just hope they don't do the tapered design with the iPhone 5.
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We'll know in a few days!
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I like how the infuse 4g is nearly twice as fast as the nexus s with a 20% increase in clock speed.

What a useful benchmark.
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we'll know in like 36 hours
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jesus.....

8x improvement can be seen with the new chip ga~
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The iPad 2's battery life actually improved with the A5, so I don't see why it isn't possible for the iPhone 5's battery life to stay very similar, if not improve as well.
The battery life did not improve because of the A5 lol, the battery is just way bigger (and a better battery I think) and they put a far more energy efficient screen in if memory serves. If anything the power draw increased quite a bit. The battery is also in 3 parts for parallel charge/discharge I believe.



one the size of the iphone would die soooo quickly.

Though I wouldn't put it past them to gimp it to hell, underclock to 5% and stick an A5 and "more battery life than A4" sticker on the posters.
Edited by Yuki457 - 10/3/11 at 2:56am
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I like how the infuse 4g is nearly twice as fast as the nexus s with a 20% increase in clock speed.

What a useful benchmark.
You don't know the GPU clock speed though. It might also use faster RAM. (LPDDR2 vs LPDDR)
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The battery life did not improve because of the A5 lol, the battery is just way bigger (and a better battery I think) and they put a far more energy efficient screen in if memory serves. If anything the power draw increased quite a bit. The battery is also in 3 parts for parallel charge/discharge I believe.

<snip>

one the size of the iphone would die soooo quickly.

Though I wouldn't put it past them to gimp it to hell, underclock to 5% and stick an A5 and "more battery life than A4" sticker on the posters.
Heh, I never knew the battery was bigger.

Actually the A5 should improve the drain on power from the CPU due to it being more efficient. I don't think they used better batteries or a better screen. Although I've heard they are considering more expensive and lighter batteries for the iPad 3.

We'll just have to see. It's quite possible that we only see one SGX543 which would be about twice as good as the SGX535 and I don't think it'd draw any more power. Hopefully Apple will have found a way to stick an MP2 in there.
Edited by steelbom - 10/3/11 at 3:29am
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