iPhone 5 rumors: next iPhone to feature 1 GB of RAM, a new ARM processor and a new graphics chip

9to5Mac reports that Apple will use a new version of the A5 chip in the next iPhone, that it will have an ARM S5L8950X processor and an SGX543RC graphics chip.

The name of chip is important in that it shows the development of a new processor, different from the S5L8940X software used in the iPhone 4S and the S5L8945X, but that does not mean it’s a quad-core.

As for the graphics chip, nobody knows what the name denotes or what features it could have.

The iPhone 5 is also expected to offer 1 GB RAM and run the iOS 6 that is rumored to be presented at the upcoming WWDC this month.

In addition, this unit uses the same type of Qualcomm 4G baseband chip found in the new iPad, which doesn’t come as a surprise given that most functions of the tablet are eventually integrated in the iPhone.

Finally, the site writes that Apple will drop the Google Maps application and the app’s interface will be slightly modified to improve the user experience.

Here is an early screenshot of what this new app could look like.

iPhone 5 rumors: here is what the front panel of the future iPhone looks like (Video)

Japanese blog Macotakara has made a comparison between the supposed front panel of the future iPhone and that of the current iPhone 4S.

The video below shows the rumored new front panel superimposed over the current one and you can see exactly how much the screen of the next iPhone will be increased.

The comparison shows that there could be an increase in height of only a few millimeters, with the width of the device remaining the same.

The height will increase by about 10 mm to a total of 10.3 cm, confirming latest rumors.

Also, the screen would change to 4 inches from the current 3.5 inches, in accordance to latest speculation claiming that the iPhone 5 will come with a larger display.

Mary-Kate Olsen dating former French president Sarkozy’s brother, Olivier Sarkozy

The actress has been dating former French president Sarkozy’s brother about a month, reports the New York Post.

Olivier Sarkozy, 42, manager director of the Carlyle Group, and Olsen are “head over heels” for each another.

Mary-Kate Olsen had a relationship with Nate Lowman for two years, until 2010, while Olivier Sarkozy split from actress Stella Schnabel in March after a relationship of more than a year.

Sarkozy’s brother has also been married to Charlotte, with whom he has two children.

iPhone 5 rumors: Apple’s new iPhone expected to use 70% of the high-res LTPS screens

According to DigiTimes, who spoke with Taiwanese supply chain sources, the production of the iPhone 5 is expected to begin around the end of Q2 or beginning of Q3 this year.

As Apple plans to maintain its screen resolution of 326 pixels-per-inch, it will reportedly use LTPS technology.

The in-cell touch panels will help build a slightly thinner device than current one.

These displays awill reportedly be produced by LG Display, Japan Display, and Sharp, the same three suppliers that were recently rumored to be targeted by Apple for the purche of 4-inch displays for the next iPhone.

The three companies have a quarterly production of 95 million LTPS panels, with the capacity of producing as many as 72 million panels.

What this means for Apple is that the iPhone 5 could take up as much as 70% of the total output of LTPS panels in 2012 and 2013, according to sources.

In this case, non-Apple vendors will be put in a difficult situation regarding components.

iPhone 5 rumors: leaked parts claimed to be the same with internally tested iPhones

The images showed that the new device will have a modified design, but also a smaller dock connector and a headphone jack on the bottom of the device.

9to5mac, who posted the leaked images, now claims to have information from sources inside Apple that say these cases are in fact prototypes that are internally being tested by the company at present.

The new dock connector and the headphone jack seems to be found in at least one of the prototypes tested by Apple.

The remaining changes, except the 4 inches screen, are yet unconfirmed.

Apple not looking to enter console industry, says Tim Cook

“Gaming has kind of evolved a bit”, he said at yesterday’s D10 conference. “More people play on portable devices. Where we might go in the future, we’ll see. Customers love games. I’m not interested in being in the console business in what is thought of as traditional gaming. But Apple is a big player today and things in the future will only make that bigger.”

“I’m not interested in being in the console business in what is thought of as traditional gaming,” he added.

“I view that we are in gaming now in a fairly big way. One of the reasons people buy an iPod touch is gaming. Some buy it for music. Gaming has kind of evolved a bit. More people play on portable devices. Where we might go in the future, we’ll see. Customers love games.”

However, the Apple boss doesn’t exclude the possibility of gaming via Apple TV.

Apple sold 2.7 million Apple TVs in 2012 so far, a figure that is as high as that recorded in 2011.

When asked if the company was interested in bringing gaming to television, Cook said: “It could be interesting.”

Tim Cook claims Apple invented the modern tablet – VIDEO

One of the major products launched in recent years by Apple is the iPad tablet.

Until its release, the world didn’t feel any need for a tablet but Apple’s product has changed the perspective of its customers who now plan to give up their PCs or laptops in favor of an iPad.

However, Tim Cook believes that people view tablets as PC, and this thinking is wrong. A tablet can’t do what a PC does and users should not compare them with laptops and notebooks.

Users should be aware that in buying a tablet they are forced to give up on certain features of the PC and choose the advantages of portability and a greater autonomy, but also accept the limitations of the tablet’s operating systems.

Listen to Tim Cook in the D10 interview.

Tim Cook on how Apple names its products

In March many were left surprised by Apple’s decision to name its third-generation iPad “the new iPad.”

At AllThingsD‘s D10 Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, Tim Cook explained that Apple only changes the secondary names of their products if they feature certain important functions, or if there is a radical change in design.

That’s why the iPhone 4S and iPod Mini / Nano were launched with those names.

“Lot of people ask me that about iPad. If you look back at iPod, we had an iPod and we changed it a few times and we kept calling it iPod. When we announced a new one and we called it iPod Mini. When we changed it massively we called it Nano. You can stick with the name and people generally love that, or you can put a number at the end which denotes the generation. And if you keep the same industrial design, as in the case of the 4S, some people might say it stands for Siri or speed. We were thinking of Siri when we did it. For the 3GS we were thinking of speed,” Cook explained.

The Apple head also said that when a product becomes extremely popular, the company gives up on the secondary names and that is how the iPad tablet or the Mac got their names.

What Cook says is that if the name of the product itself is very strong, a secondary name is pointless, unless really important features or major design changes are implemented.

His comments could fuel rumors that the next iPhone will bear a different naming than simply the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 rumors: design schematic for next iPhone seems to confirm larger screen

The Japanese site Macotakara posted a design schematic from the repair company iLab Factory, which seems to confirm that the future iPhone will carry a taller screen than the current one.

The schematics show what is claimed to be the back panel of Apple’s next-gen iPhone.

The scheme presents a slightly taller iPhone with a larger screen, seemingly confirming rumors that the display will measure 4 inches diagonally.

The images also show that the FaceTime camera won’t be mounted above the speaker, but instead it will be positioned above the earpiece.

This is the latest in a series of leaked parts claimed to be from Apple’s next iPhone.

The iPhone 5 is rumored to be launched in the fall, in September or October, according to analyst speculation.

WWDC 2012 full schedule released by Apple

The Apple WWDC 2012 is set to take place between 11 and 15 June in San Francisco.

The keynote will be held on Monday, June 11th at 10 am PST.

Apple will officially present the new OS X Lion Mountain and the iOS 6.

Market watchers also expect to see the new Macs equipped with Retina Displays and Ivy Bridge series processors.

The iPhone 5 was initially rumored to be released at the WWDC in June but analyst believe that a fall launch is more probable.