iPad 2 - What's the iPhone 5 going to bring?

The iPad 2 has been announced, set to ship to UK customers on the 25th March. It boasts a number of improvements over the first iPad, faster, slimmer, same great battery life, but can we use this new offering to guess what might be inside the next iPhone?

When the iPad was announced just over a year ago. It sported Apple’s very own A4 processor (An ARM based System-On-a-Chip CPU) running at 1GHz, had a 9.7" 1024x768 display, and was around 13.4mm thick.

The iPhone 4 was announced last summer. It also sports the very same A4 processor, it’s display is obviously smaller (3.5" with an impressive 960x640 resolution), and it was a slender 9.3mm thick.

The iPad 2 will sport a dual-core Apple A5 chip (the same clock speed as the A4, but with two cores and improved graphic performance). It’s a skinny 8.8mm thick too!

Hardware in the first generation iPad and the iPhone 4 were pretty similar, so what can we expect from the iPhone 5? I think it’s safe to say that the next iPhone will have the same A5 processor as the iPad 2 does, giving a bump to performance (especially helping multi-tasking for iOS) both in processing power and in graphical abilities, and we will also see a few millimetres shaved off.