Just over two weeks to go before the Apple iPhone 5S launch – that's unconfirmed, of course – and some specifics have just leaked about the A7 processor that'll be running the show on the inside.
Fox News tech head Clayton Morris has claimed on Twitter that the A7 chip will come in “at about 31% faster” than the A6 unit present on the current iPhone 5.
That's a respectable increase but far from a game-changing one, and Apple's quest for a “wow factor” stat about the likely dual-core A7 for Tim Cook to talk about on stage won't be based on raw speed.
What is a possibility, though, is a jump to 64-bit processing, which will deliver a pretty big jump in graphical performance. It's not certain that 64-bit will make the cut, however – if it doesn't make the A7, it'll be a dead cert for next year's A8.
Morris has also revealed that the iPhone 5S will come with a dedicated motion-tracking chip, which will reportedly have something to do with the upgraded camera functionality Apple's seventh generation handset is likely to deliver. That includes the rumoured jump to slow-mo video capture at an impressive 120fps.
A built-in fingerprint sensor is among the other innovations expected on the iPhone 5S, while the widely expected (though technically still unconfirmed) “budget” iPhone 5C is expected to retain the internals of the current iPhone 5, but held inside a new plastic chassis that'll be available in a range of colours.