According to an anonymous source, Macotakara reported that the new 2011 iPhone (“iPhone 4S”) will use an ARM Cortex-A9 processor (Apple A5) with the same form factor as the iPhone 4. However, we still have no idea whether the new processor will have a single CPU or is dual-core.
The report also said the iPhone 4S will have a SIM-less design along with 3-4 internal antennas that will allow the device compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks.
As for the SIM-less design, we first heard this rumor back in late 2010, when Apple was said to be working with digital security firm Gemalto to create a custom SIM card that would exist as a built-in chip inside the iPhone to allow users to activate their devices with a broad array of carriers. Orange CEO Stephane Richard essentially confirmed that Apple had explored this “sim-less” option but had also indicated that Apple had decided against using it.