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Apple's next iPhone is coming in September and will blur the lines with the run-away iPad but beat it in other areas.

Bloomberg has reported Steve Jobs's company will introduce a new iPhone in September, advancing different reports of an update in the smart-phone line of August.

The iPhone will include the dual-core A5 processor, the chip at the heart of the iPad 2 that shipped earlier this year, Bloomberg says.

That will mean more overlap between Apple's touch-phone and touch-tablet. Already, it was known that the new phone will use iOS 5 that will also be available for the iPad and iPod Touch. iOS5 was unveiled at Apple's World Wide Developers' Conference (WWDC) two weeks ago.

The updated device will ensure Apple's phone line continues to beat the iPad in one important area, however: the camera. Bloomberg's sources reckon the iPhone will pack an eight mega pixel camera, up from the five mega pixels in the current phone. That compares to the cheapo, "VGA-quality" still camera on the iPad 2.

Apple will hope the new phone can help arrest some of the growth enjoyed by Google's Android. In just four years, the iPhone has carved out around a quarter of the US smart-phone market but growth has leveled off and now Android is racking up the positive numbers. ®

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