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iPhone 5 circuit board pictured, A6 processor, LTE radio exposed

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iPhone 5 circuit board pictured, A6 processor, LTE radio exposed
We are only hours away from the official iPhone 5 announcement, and the excitement floating in the air can be cut with a butter knife. As usual, the rumor mill is spinning at full speed delivering an ongoing flurry of iPhone 5 leaks and speculations. Here is the latest one on the list: a photo of what is said to be the main circuit board of the iPhone 5.

Upon close examination, one can easily see the A6 chip right next to a slot that supposedly takes Nano-SIM cards. This evidence seems to confirm our guess that Apple won't be outfitting the iPhone 5 with an underclocked A5X processor and would rather go with an entirely new chip,which would provide adequate performance and power efficiency for the new iPhone.

iPhone 5 circuit board pictured, A6 processor, LTE radio exposed
How many CPU cores the chip has and what frequency they will run at remains unknown, but we will know those details sooner than later. Another interesting piece of silicon that can be spotted is a Qualcomm LTE radio, which confirms that the iPhone 5 is getting LTE connectivity.

That is about all that the alleged iPhone 5 logic board reveals, but in case you want to examine it yourself, feel free to do so. As usual, if you happen to spot a detail we've missed, let us know by dropping a comment!

source: HDblog (translated) via Apple Insider

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:47 1

1. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


kick blackberry ass apple!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:48 18

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7361; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I rather choose BB10 over iOS _ any day sorry.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:57 2

6. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


you just ruined my day :(

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:18 2

15. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


That line just made my day. I lol'd just a little.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:03 6

9. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Same with me BB10 over iOS anyday!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:28 1

18. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


ios is far better than bb 10, bb 10 sux

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:32 2

19. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


surely it does. a green from me. Android 2.3.3 is
way better.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:46

26. medicci37 (Posts: 593; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


So you actually tried BB 10 ?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:36

21. slaggyb (Posts: 185; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Well said papasmurf
Posted with my bold 9900

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:41 2

24. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


even android cupcake is still better than BB ! LOL

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:33

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


IDK. This is shaping up as a big yawn. Unless the A6 is a quad core beast that runs away and hides from the S4 Pro, the A6 is more like an incremental improvement over the A5 and A5X.

All that seems to be left for potential wow factor is the camera.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:47

27. FiddyPence (Posts: 21; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Apparently is dual core ARM A15 so pretty impressive imo.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:18

28. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


who in the world said it was a dual core ARM A15?? lol. Its a rebranded Exynos 4412 just like the A5X chip. I'd bet money on it. A15's are not out yet. The only way they would have some is if samsung gave them first production of the Exynos5 dual chips and they rebranded and threw on their PowerVR GPUs (that's exactly what happened with the A4/Hummingbird chips). Thats not impossible, however it is improbable.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:37

22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Why does Apple need dual-core or Quad-core and A6 chips, its just an app launcher phone, ...?

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 07:58

29. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


TROLL , when you play games or do heavy stuff you will see the difference .
Besides more apps will be button in the baackgrond because the app killer will be less aggressive because more ram available

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:47 16

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7361; Member since: 14 May 2012)


So now that LTE is official, is anyone waiting for the iPhone 5 to be banned?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:55 12

5. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


I am waiting eagerly for Samsung atTaCK!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:03 10

10. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


yeah :D right here cant wait for that to happen :)

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:18 6

14. MartyK (Posts: 688; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Whoo hooo..Sue baby Sue!!...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:54

4. The_Innovation (Posts: 538; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


So, is it quad or dual?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:10

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3878; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Rumor is dual 28nm architecture

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:12

12. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


dual more than likely

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:58 2

7. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Enjoy your half Samsung half big fruity phones fantwinks!

Sammy is waiting to pounce. Big fruity just has American sheeple left for its fans. The world is going to laugh the iphoney out of existence.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:02 3

8. Adithya7184 (Posts: 304; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


lawsuit....lol

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:13

13. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but wasnt the A6 chip supposed to be based off the A15 Exynos5 dual chip??

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:20

16. hung2900 (Posts: 769; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Or maybe power-saving Cortex A7 as the trade-off og bigger screen and LTE onboard?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:44

25. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that would be a step in the wrong direction. They could have also just rebranded the A5X as the "A6" for the iphone so it looks like a new chip. We'll find out as soon as someone tears one apart.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:25

17. y2kardell (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


LTE you say!!!! Here comes another lawsuit courtesy of Samsung.......go get em Sammy!!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:39

23. jove39 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


will be surprised if A6 is first commercial chip built on A15 arch

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