Since past few weeks we have seen rumors that iPhone 5 will be launched somewhere around June, 2012. As we move closer to the 2nd- half of the year, additional details are beginning to fall into place. 9to5Mac now reports that Apple has internally seeded a prototype iPhone 5 and is being tested enclosed in older iPhone 4 casing to combat leaks.
According to the report, engineers at Apple lab are testing the variant of “A5X” chip S5L8945X architecture within the sixth generation iPhone device. Like the A5X-powered third generation iPad, these iPhone 5 prototypes are galloping on 1GB of RAM and are internally codenamed as N96. But Apple is far better than most companies at keeping a lid on its upcoming products before they are officially introduced. Apple manufacturers often develop multiple versions of parts (on request) to test out different functionalities and many of them don’t make it past the Apple’s R&D lab. Therefore, it is plausible that iPhone with codename N96 may not make its way to the final retailing model.
In addition, Mark Gurman over 9to5Mac has been digging through the entirety of the list of changes in iOS 5.1 since it was publicly released. He has now discovered a file labeled as iPod 5,1 inside of an internal iOS 5.1 build which insinuates that the Cupertino fruit company is working on a iPod touch 5G. The current internal iPod touch 4G is labeled as iPod 4,1. It is also presumed that the iPod touch 5G will get dual core A5X processor for a meaningful speed upgrade and graphics performance and an upgraded camera.
Details are slim about iPod touch 5G release date, but the report indicates that it will be announced somewhere in October. We think that iPhone 5 will be unleashed too in same time-frame.