Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

iPhone 5S Said to Be a Third Faster Than Its Predecessor

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

iPhone 5S Said to Be a Third Faster Than Its Predecessor

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The next iPhone could be a speed demon.

According to Clayton Morris of Fox News, the Apple iPhone 5S will pack an A7 processor approximately "31 percent" faster than the A6 in the current-model iPhone 5. "I'm hearing it's very fast," Mr. Morris tweeted yesterday.

Does this seem like putting the cart before the horse? Well, in a way it is. Apple has not yet confirmed the existence of a new iPhone, let alone an iPhone called the iPhone 5S. And certainly no specs have been released. But in recent weeks, an array of tech news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, have reported that a pair of new iPhones - the flagship iPhone 5S and a cheaper model iPhone 5C - will be unveiled on Sept. 10.

As for the speed, it certainly makes sense that Apple would ratchet up the specs on its next flagship handset, especially considering that the Cupertino company is extremely unlikely to fully overhaul the look and size of the device. …

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