It is being believed that Apple’s phablet version of the iPhone 6 which is supposed to bear a 5.5-inch display on it will come equipped with a more powerful processor than the one that will form part of its 4.7-inch model. Although exact details about the differences between the two CPUs haven’t been specified as yet, a few speculations can be considered.
There is a hint that the processor on the 5.5-inch model of the iPhone 6 would be carrying on it a larger die than the one on its 4.7-inch variant. Some may say that this big an architectural difference cannot be adopted by Apple for two products that are likely to be released in the same year, but the model in question does have a huge display that’s already uncharacteristic of the company.
A bigger die translates into more on-die silicon which could mean that more GPU cores might be integrated into this phablet version of the iPhone 6. There is a prospect that the two processors might be manufactured by different companies, which explains their possibly different architectures.
This fresh news about the iPhone 6 was provided to Apple Insider by Cowen & Co. Analyst, Timothy Arcuri who has cited Asian supply chain checks as his source. We had heard earlier that Apple will be going for a faster processor on the 4.7-inch model as well, which will probably have its speed clocked above 2GHz.
Whatever the case, iPhone 6 reports are not always true but more often than not they do give us a good idea of what to expect from Apple’s upcoming smartphones. The company is expected to unveil the 4.7-inch model of this handset in September, while the 5.5-inch variant could be showcased during December.