updated 06:39 pm EDT, Thu August 30, 2012
Apple so far stuck with A5-series chips
A new photo from hacker and 9to5Mac researcher Sonny Dickson shows what it is allegedly a next-generation iPhone logic board with an A6 processor. While the legitimacy of the photo is still in question, the board does appear to match up with previous leaks. Apple may also finally be prepared to advance to an A6, since it has used variants of the A5 in the iPhone and iPad since March 2011.
Some rumors have suggested that the A6 could be a quad-core processor based on Samsung's Exynos 4 design. Relatively few reports have mentioned the next iPhone's processor at all, however. Most have emphasized LTE, a new, smaller dock connector format, and a taller display with in-cell touch. Apple is expected to reveal the device at a September 12th press event.