Apple’s iPhone 7 could make the jump to a six-core processor

The iPhone 6S arrives in stores tomorrow (September 25), but rumours surrounding next year’s iPhone 7 continue to trickle in.

Reports circulating on Chinese social network Weibo suggest that the handset will be powered by a processor with six cores, according to AppleInsider.

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This would be quite a jump for Apple, considering the current-generation A9 chipset powering the iPhone 6S packs only two cores.

Samsung, TSMC and Intel are among the component makers said to be jostling for the rights to produce the A10 processor for Apple.

Previous reports suggest that the iPhone 7 could be the thinnest version of the handset so far thanks to a new type of headphone port Apple is believed to be working on called a ‘D jack’, which has a diameter of 2.0mm.

Meanwhile, Apple Stores will open their doors at 8am tomorrow so eager fans can get their hands on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.