iPhone 5 going dual-core, 1GB of RAM, with advanced Assistant feature?

Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac has posted a great write-up on what his usually very good sources have told him we can expect in the upcoming iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 hardware and software. In short:

  • Apple A5 dual-core SoC (like iPad 2)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8MP rear camera, backlit sensor
  • Qualcomm Gobi Baseband
  • Siri-based Assistant that replaces the old, limited Voice Control, and tied into Wolfram Alpha and Find my Friend
  • Nuance-based Dictation for voice-to-text

One of the big questions remains whether it will be in the same/similar iPhone 4 casing or in a redesigned, bigger screen, all new casing. TiPb has independently heard that we shouldn't get our hopes up for a redesign this year, but with Apple we won't know for sure until we see it.

Assistant sounds like the killer feature for iPhone 4S/iPhone 5, with the ability to handle natural voice input and hold a conversation to parse complex tasks like setting up appointments, informing invitees, finding friends, etc. (Unfortunately, it still can't actualize "Tea. Early Grey. Hot." but it's getting close...)

Check out Mark's complete write up for a lot more details, linked below.

Source: 9to5Mac