Apple could stick a six core chip in the iPhone 7

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Apple's next phone could be seriously powerful

Apple has all but opted out of the mobile specs race in the past, releasing handsets which are impressively speedy despite packing just dual-core processors and 1 or 2GB of RAM, while rivals move to octa-core chips and up to 4GB of RAM.

But that could all be about to change, as according to Weibo tipster I Ice universe Apple is developing an A10 processor with up to six cores.

Apparently the chip will be made using either a 10nm or 14nm manufacturing process, with Samsung, TSMC and Intel competing for orders.

Too much too soon?

While a jump to a hexa-core chip is possible we have our doubts, as it would be a very big jump and Apple's never been one to massively up the specs just for the sake of it.

That said it's probably about time the company moved beyond dual-core processors, so maybe it is just going to skip quad-core ones and move straight to six.

We probably won't know for a long time yet though, as with the iPhone 6S only just hitting stores we likely won't see the iPhone 7 for almost a year.

Via Apple Insider