Apple’s next-generation iPhone handset will be powered by a brand new quad-core processor, a new report claims. Citing anonymous industry sources, Digitimes on Thursday reported that Apple’s sixth iPhone will feature a new quad-core processor based on Samsung’s Exynos 4 ARM architecture when it launches this year. Earlier rumors suggested Apple’s upcoming iPhone might include a quad-core chipset, and an analysis of Apple’s iOS 6 software in early June reinforced the rumors. The new iPhone model is also expected to feature a larger 4-inch display, a smaller dock connector and a new unibody aluminum case. BGR reported last year that Apple’s next iPhone will feature a significant redesign and will launch this coming fall.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.