Rumor: Surprise, iPhone 5 (4S) to have faster chip, more megapixels

September can’t come soon enough if you’re waiting for a new iPhone, but some new nuggets uncovered by Bloomberg may just have enough to keep you strongly committed to your hold out.

Bloomberg, speaking with two people in the know (because two is always better than one, always), has uncovered that the new iPhone will not only boast a new A5 processor, an upgrade over the current A4, but also an 8-megapixel camera. The new phone is slated to both be a little snappier under the hood, and a little snappier in the camera department.

Also mentioned in the Bloomberg article, and something we’ve been lamenting about in recent podcasts, is that Apple has designed iOS 5 to run on all of Apple’s iDevices. Up until iOS 4, Apple has had to release multiple versions of the OS for the iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV, as well as the iPhone GSM edition, and the iPhone CDMA version.

It’s also designed to run on all of Apple’s mobile devices, this person said … Until late last year, iPads, iPhones and iPod touches used slightly different versions of iOS.

The developer previews are currently broken up into multiple versions for each device, so we’re not sure how likely that last tidbit of information may be. The commenter in the know could very well be referring to a world-phone edition of the OS, but we’re just speculating at this point.

Article Via Bloomberg

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