Pictures of what is alleged to be the motherboard of the 6th generation Apple iPhone
have been making the rounds and without the usual labeling, the part is considered to be a prototype unit. The processor also appears to be missing. The speculation is that we will see a quad-core processor
power the next iteration of the Apple iPhone. The pictures also show a smaller SIM card slot, found right in the center of the unit, than what was on the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4S, and exactly what is expected in the new model.
According to Apple iPhone repair specialists iDeviceGuys
, the battery connector now has 5 pins according to the picture, instead of 4 on the current device. This would seem to confirm the slightly higher capacity battery
for the next Apple iPhone that was recently photographed. The repair experts also noticed that there are more antenna connections
than on the Apple iPhone 4S which points to LTE connectivity for the 6th generation of Apple's smartphone. The digitizer connector also appears to be changed leading the iDeviceGuy
team to expect the new, thinner in-cell screen technology
for the next model. And the connection points on the motherboard seem to match up to leaked shots of the parts for the back of the phone according to NoWhereElse.fr, which managed to produce an image of all of the parts lining up.
While you might usually consider this the work of someone seeking attention, the same person posted legitimate pictures of the Apple iPhone 4S motherboard in August 2011, well before the unit was introduced. The newest model of the device is expected to be introduced on September 12th
and launched on September 21st.
(translated) via 9to5Mac