Picture of alleged Apple iPhone 5S motherboard shows A7 processor
A person who claims to work for Apple has sent a picture to DroidGator of what is supposedly the motherboard for the Apple iPhone 5S. We know that Apple fans are going to hope that this picture is legitimate. While the design looks like any other picture of an Apple iPhone motherboard that we've seen in the past, the specs are said to include a quad-core A7 processor and 2GB of RAM. The fact that it resembles the motherboard on the Apple iPhone 5 could be a sign that the next device will also contain a 4 inch screen.
According to the source, the quad-core 1.2GHz A7 CPU has a companion Power SGX554MP4 GPU and 2 GB LPDDR-800 of RAM. While this could be quite promising news, remember that we are not dealing with absolutes yet, which means that this gets the Morton's salt treatment for now. If true, the 2GB of RAM should help multitasking greatly. Other improvements, according to the tipster, will be spotted with Siri as the ol' girl is said to be improved with her quick Berlitz immersion allowing her to understand and support more languages. Other improvements might be seen in her speed and with better language recognition.
There remains a lot of mystery surrounding the next iteration of the Apple iPhone from its name, to the potential for different screen sizes, colors and pricing. For now though, there is one promising sign about the picture. The source's IP points back to a little place called Cupertino, California.
Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!
1. Topcat488 (Posts: 1318; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
It's hard too say goodbye to a good thing...
2. wendygarett (unregistered)
I wonder, how many people here still care about Apple products? It just a bump up specs with same old designs again :(
5. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
oh wendy, is that really you? Are you the same guy who said "i would sell my pets to get this iDevice"
6. Captain_Doug (Posts: 954; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
If I thought a companies design was perfect and they kept releasing that phone with better internals, I might just buy it every time. I also might get bored of it after awhile. Of course, the iPhones design is not so good IMO and the OS is a bit too simple but if they re-released the G-nex with better internals I'd buy it.
17. amats69 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
LOL! have you ever tried to look at the phone on your profile pic before posting this comment?hahahaha.
18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
At least one person does - the one who Photo-chopped the pic of an iP5 motherboard to show an A7 CPU.... Plus all of us who read this article. :-)
29. akki20892 (Posts: 3814; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Design has to be change and OS look. but hardware-wise looks great. let see what apple bring out on their event.
50. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)
Wendy you are a pure troll.
I have seen you comment on many post about apple and you are always commenting
"APPLE YOU HAVE MY MONEY!!" and know you are saying you dont care about their products! WTF?
4. masterchina (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
Hmm.. Wonder what it's gonna look like?
7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
It will look like it's sibling, the iPhone 5.
And here we go again......
The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.......
Apple will never change their old boring design!
9. shamataa (Posts: 210; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Apple is way slow to catch up to Android specs. Quad core this year from Apple really?. If i recall it took them forever to bump it the screen size to 4.0 inches alone so there's no way they would jump into the quad core game this early or not for a very long time.Maybe the 2GB of ram but still Apple is so slow to care about the competition these days.
12. datsyuk (Posts: 178; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
Apple is actually ahead of the game when it comes to specs and internals usually. The CPUs are usually more than enough to handle tasks on the phone and the GPUs are generally 1 year ahead of most android devices out there. PowerVR are probably some of the best GPUs on the market and the S4 is now using what their last phone had (although higher clock speed). The GPU mentioned in this rumor is absolute monster and can kill anything thrown at it. It's in the new iPad now which pushes way more pixels than a phone will.
(I'm an android fan for what it's worth)
36. Furbal (Posts: 661; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
CPU wise not a big deal...I'd like that gpu in my phone though
21. Brutus (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
^^ +1.... With a dual core 1.2 and 1 gig of ram, the iphone 5 still gives the android powerhouses a run for their money. If they are upgrading to a quad core and 2 gigs of ram, I think it will be one of the fastest and the best gaming smartphone....
26. jove39 (Posts: 1559; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
cpu alone wont make it gaming powerhouse...SGX554MP4 gpu will make it best pixel crunching soc.
10. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
Too bad the rumors are pointing to the same lame design. The current processing power is more then enough. Apple as become that company that just throws better specs at a product and calls it new. Its too bad =(
I'll say it again... 2013 is going to be a bad year for Apple if they dont do something new with ts iOS and physical apperance of the iPhone. I think Apple iPhone customers are getting bored of the same old and they are starting to relize that an upgrade to the latest is just not worth the $.
Come on Apple... I'm waiting for something awesome! I have faith you can pull t off. Dont let me down..lol
25. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
The design is still so far beyond what the competitors are doing. It's borderline fashion/art the iphone. I love how it is metal/two tone/ slim. Only HTC is close. They would be alot closer if they could tidy up the lines and get rid of the hideous speakers. Samsung is delivering awesomeness but they can't compete on the looks front.
ios is most likely in line for an update and i'm excited for that.
BTW apple clearly isn't going a7 cortex. I know its been updated but it's hilarious how obviously wrong this article is. Then again of course its going to be called A7.
13. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 558; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
That GPU is promising for that device. The same GPU as the iPad4 but wait, was it the Adreno 330 who beats the iPad4 at GPU benchmarks?
15. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Nice, the Power VR SGX544MP4 is easily the fastest GPU currently on the market (Don't know about the Tegra 4 or the Adreno 330), but a Quad core processor and 2GB of ram? The iPhone always was rocket fast with just a Dual core processor (or even single core), hopefully that means that iOS 7 is going to be more than just an app drawer! Even if the 5S retains the same design as the 5, at least they kept a really gorgeous design (unlike the S3 and the S4) or switched for something uglier (Like going from the S2 to the S3). 2GB of RAM is going to be great for jailbreak users! But i really hope for something big for iOS7 oltherwise, i'll get the HTC One (i'll probably get the One anyway!).
22. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Your fanboyism and stupidity astounds me...android hardware beats iPhone any Fay and also the software...what is there more to say..
52. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
said no one ever.
19. stevetruman (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)
better wait for iphone 6 because ios7 wont work in iphone5s.. and ios7 is having major update which wont support the rest of older iphones series..
20. skymitch89 (Posts: 1226; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Who's to say that Apple won't use the same motherboard in the iPhone 5S that's in the iPhone 5? They could change it slightly to incorporate the new chips.
23. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Yawn next story please
24. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Wait a minute....I was almost excited there for a minute...until I realised its apple and all the other internal hardware specs will be the same and outdated and will have the same bland iOS
27. jove39 (Posts: 1559; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
4 cpu cores and 4 gpu...it'll be a fat die...unless tsmc makes it with said 20nm process...I may give another try to iPhone once apple make it with 5" screen...may be in 2020 :)
28. darkkjedii (Posts: 17077; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I wonder just how capable the a7 will be. iOS isn't too CPU intensive, maybe ios7 will need the extra horses
30. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
If apple implements widgets the extra cpu power would be nice. Beyond that though I don't much of a need for the extra power. They also have to watch the battery life though.
32. darkkjedii (Posts: 17077; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
True. They've been pretty secretive so far. Last year we knew what the ip5 looked like by now. I think we're in for a shock.
34. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
It's been pretty similar to they lead up of the 4s. Usually when a new design hits we know it before hand. That is just another "clue" that the iphone 5s is going to hit. However that doesn't mean we aren't in for a shock.
43. darkkjedii (Posts: 17077; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Bio don't u just love the red thumb attention we get? Lol...cracks me up man.
44. Droiddoes (unregistered)
I guess you need something in your sad cartoon life to laugh about. Enjoy it. We, and the rest of the world, will remain content to simply laugh at you.
47. darkkjedii (Posts: 17077; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Yeah they do. Just look at comment #44. All over a cell phone bro.
51. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)
Pretty sure it has more to do with you being an awful person than apple making an awful phone. Just a hunch.
38. Droiddoes (unregistered)
So since this article is fallse and contains innacurate information and has been invalidated.....why exactly is it still up?
Oh right, iphonearena.com
39. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)
All it is again "Twice as Fast" compare to iPhone 5 no thanks Apple.
45. Droiddoes (unregistered)
"You can now do 1/5 of what an Android (real) phone does, at twice the speed! Granted there...really isn't much to do....BUT the speed at which you can do it! Apple!"