Apple Left References To A Quad-Core A6 Processor In iOS 5.1 Beta

Apple A6

According to 9to5Mac, and the evidence they’ve obtained, Apple is creating a quad-core processor (presumably dubbed the A6) for iOS-based devices. While it hasn’t been confirmed that a quad-core processor will power Apple’s next-generation iPhone and iPad, updated processing-core management software discovered deep inside iOS 5.0.1 beta indicates that Apple is at least testing the applications of quad-core processors.

A “hidden panel” was discovered that describes the processor cores supported by iOS hardware and it contains references to quad-core iPhone and iPad processors. Additionally, the updated core management software offers an option for “/cores/core.3″, which is most likely a processor with four cores (judging by the nomenclature that’s used).

Here’s an image from 9to5Mac that clearly highlights the differences between the dual-core processor (“/cores/core.1″) and the assumed quad-core processor (“/cores/core.3″):

As stated previously, this evidence doesn’t guarantee that Apple’s next-generation iPhone and iPad will feature a quad-core processor – it simply suggests that Apple could be testing the chip for future use.

Stay tuned for more news related to Apple’s rumored A6 quad-core processor and next-generation iDevices.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Ironcoremagma Muhtasim Fuad

    Technology is advancing every day, can’t wait for hex-core processors on mobile phones. :D

    • Wilson

      what to do with hex core? high end game already utilize by A5, with A6 probably already perfect.