Wall Street analyst believes that the component makeup of the rumored 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" variants will diverge when it comes to their application processors and touch modules
In his Monday morning note to investors, Cowen & Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri referred to some Asian supply chain checks which aided in making the prediction. Appleinsider managed to get the copy of this particular report which circles around the 5.5 inch phablet version of the upcoming iPhone 6.
According to the sources of Arcuri, the 5.5 inch version, which most of us believe to have been delayed, is going to be equipped with a more powerful application processor as compared to the other 4.7 inch version. But if you want to question the disparity here, then unfortunately we haven’t gotten our hands on any other details so far. This isn’t something unusual for Apple because we have seen the fruit company make such decisions in the past as well. If we can recall, the A7 processor in the iPad Air is clocked at 1.39 gigahertz while the iPad mini’s is clocked at 1.29 gigahertz.
Moreover, there is some evidence in place which suggests that this difference is going to be more than just semantic. According to the predictions of Arcuri, this processor in the 5.5-inch model could possibly ship with a larger die, thus hinting at a more wide-ranging architectural split. This also indicates that this phablet version of Apple might also feature additional on-die silicon, such as a larger array of graphics processing cores.