Apple’s partner Broadcom announced BCM4335, a portable device wireless chip that could power the iPad 4 and iPhone 6 in 2013.
These new chips will enable users to transfer files and browse the Internet at high speeds, but they also contain an FM transceiver, a component that enables Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct.
Apple will of course disable functionality on the FM and Wi-Fi Direct, but the most important features remain and will be extremely useful.
According to 9to5mac, the chip also features the “industry’s most advanced idle power consumption performance, which significantly extends a mobile device’s battery life.”
The chips will be commercially available towards the end of this year or the beginning of next year, so it is impossible that they will be implemented in the iPhone 5.