New research from a technology company that sells chips for the iPhone 7 has revealed that the new device, which will be sold under the name iPhone X, is a “supercharged” version of the iPhone 6S.
According to iFixit, which tests and analyzes chip components, the iPhone X is built with a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 835 chip with 1GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, with a 10-megapixel rear camera, a 6-megapixels front-facing camera, an 8-megabit LTE modem, and an “Advanced Ergonomics” screen.
The iFixity report says the iPhone 8, which was announced this week, is built on a new 8-core chip that uses the same 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 820 chip.
The iFixIT report says that the iPhone 9 will be the first iPhone to be powered by an 8×1.4GHz, 8-series CPU.
Apple also plans to introduce a new 6-inch model called the iPhone SE that will be built on the same 8-processor chip.
iFixi says that it will be released in early 2018, with pricing expected to be “a fraction” lower than the iPhone 10.
The report says iFixTech, which sells chips and other devices to Apple, is “the best-in-class” company for building chips for iPhone and iPad, and that the chipmakers’ products are “the future of consumer electronics.”
Apple also reportedly plans to offer its own processors for its iPhone X. iWatch, a wearable device that uses an Apple Watch band to track health, was announced last week, and Apple said it plans to launch a version of its wearable devices, the iWatch 2, in the third quarter of 2019.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.