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Apple iPhone 3G S to feature 600 MHz ARM processor

San Francisco (CA) – T-Mobile  of the Netherlands has reportedly published specs detailing the iPhone 3G S’s processor. According to Apple Insider, the new phone is powered by an embedded 600 MHz ARM chip that offers a performance increase of up to 50 percent. The device also includes 256 MB of on-board RAM.

Previous rumors indicated that the 600MHz chip was based on ARM’s v7 Cortex reference designs, the successor to the ARMv6 chip which is currently found in the second-generation iPod touch and iPhone 3G. However, AnandTech now claims the iPhone 3G S’s ARM processor is none other than the Cortex A8 of Palm Pre fame.

As TG Daily previously reported, Apple unveiled the iPhone 3G S at the recent WWDC in San Francisco. The upgraded device offers support for OpenGL ES 2.0 and features a 3 megapixel autofocus camera, digital compass and advanced voice control.

The 3G S, which utilizes 7.2 Mbps HSDPA for faster networking speeds, also includes the new iPhone OS 3.0.

The iPhone 3G S will retail for:

  • 16GB (3GS) – $200
  • 32GB (3GS) – $300
  • 8GB (*3G*) – $100