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Alleged iPhone 8 logic board schematics leaks out, here's what it's telling us

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Once the iPhone 8 rumor floodgates get open, there's no stopping the leaks that follow.

The last major leak is a full-blown schematic that shows us the logic board of the anticipated handset. Here it is in its full glory:

Alleged iPhone 8 logic board schematics leak out

Alleged iPhone 8 logic board schematics leak out


Doesn't reveal much, right? Well, with our knowledge of the iPhone 7's logic board in mind, we can easily identify some intriguing hardware tidbits.

Leaked iPhone 8 logic board schematic on top, iPhone 7 logic board beneath it (image courtesy of iFixit)

Leaked iPhone 8 logic board schematic on top, iPhone 7 logic board beneath it (image courtesy of iFixit)


As we've neatly marked-up, some of the modules on the leaked logic board correspond to hardware modules on the iPhone 7 and are definitely convincing us that the leak is correct. There are tons of differences on the motherboard, but here's what we imply from the image:

  1. – SIM card slot + the rear side of the NAND flash memory chip;
  2. – Most likely the LTE  modem. On the iPhone 7, this one was a Qualcomm Skyworks 78100-20 Cat.12 LTE modem;
  3. – Possibly the power amplifier for the cellular signal. While the iPhone 7 had two of these—the Avago AFEM-8065 Power Amplifier Module and the Avago AFEM-8055 Power Amplifier Module—the iPhone 8 seems to have one larger chip instead;
  4. – Cable bracket connectors.

So, what does this all mean? Given the similarities between the logic boards, we can't really draw any definitive conlusions. The space that this exact part of iPhone 7's logic board occupies was previously a domain of the headphone jack, and given that the iPhone 8 is of similar dimensions and overall layout, it's pretty much obvious that Apple isn't about to drop its "courage" and suddenly reintroduce the 3.5mm port back. As usual, take all this information with a reasonable amount of salt as it could very well be misleading on many fronts. We wouldn't know until the iPhone 8 goes official and gets disassembled by avid tweakers. Also feel free to check out our rumor review and preliminary size comparison for the iPhone 8.


source: @leakspinner via SlashLeaks

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posted on 10 Aug 2017, 04:31 4

1. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Im selling one of my balls for this beast!

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 05:25 2

7. yann (Posts: 374; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Usulally, most men that like iPhone are gays.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 06:30

9. joeytaylor (Posts: 927; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


?.......

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 06:40 3

10. kiko007 (Posts: 5383; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


"Usually, most people who buy Android phones are poor."

See, we can generalize too!

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 08:47 1

13. sissy246 (Posts: 4021; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


That is just stupid and you know it, just like his comment.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 09:12

20. kiko007 (Posts: 5383; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


That's kinda the point, sis.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 19:28

28. sissy246 (Posts: 4021; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


; )

Gotcha

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 11:45

24. apple-rulz (Posts: 328; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)


Please just shut up and go away. Don't you have grandkids you can bother?

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 19:29 1

29. sissy246 (Posts: 4021; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


LOL,
Don't you have a room to go to before your Mommy gets you.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 09:01 2

17. yann (Posts: 374; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


To buy expensive items, that didn't have functionality of less expensive items is stupid.
What you have in iPhone, that you can't do with Android flagship like Samsung, Sony, HTC?
What you can't do with iPhone:
- no AMOLED display, like android phones have this from decade;
- no NFC for data transfer;
- no bluetooth for data transfer with other OS phones, exept you jailbrake the phone;
- no wireless charging;
- no sdcard slot;
etc, etc, etc.
Buy your iPhone. I'll buy this for my wife, but i'll not wear such thin, rounded device, that screams: I'm gay!

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 06:44

11. cnour (Posts: 1494; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Why? Are they f**king you?

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 09:03

18. yann (Posts: 374; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


No, cause I'm not gay, but obviously - you want it.
I do not judge you - it is your choice.
I said: I'm not gay and don't like gay toys.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 09:11 1

19. kiko007 (Posts: 5383; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Damn. You seem to have gotten the short end in regards to the gene pool, my condolences.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 09:24 1

21. yann (Posts: 374; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


To be gay is long end of geen pool?
Damn, that was unfair regarding heterosexual people.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 09:25

22. whatev (Posts: 394; Member since: 28 Oct 2015)


Then we can say most people who buy android are retarded, thanks for providing proofs ;-)

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 21:27

30. cmdacos (Posts: 651; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


Proofs? Are you the pot or the kettle?

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 17:26

32. whatev (Posts: 394; Member since: 28 Oct 2015)


This is for you and your boyfriend, it will provide evidence ;)

https://www.mensa.lu/en/mensa/online-iq-test.html

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 17:14

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 24899; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I like em, and I'm strictly ponany.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 23:53

31. yann (Posts: 374; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


I know you darkkjedii. You're complete fan of Harry Potter.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 04:32 2

2. notfair (Posts: 183; Member since: 30 Jan 2017)


I hate leaks tbh. It was way much exciting before. This affirmation goes for all, apple, sammy, lg etc.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 04:39

4. nctx77 (Posts: 2401; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


The only way you could really be surprised is if they announced it 6 months before launch and they only have a few built at the headquarters. Outside of that, forget it!

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 04:34 1

3. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1151; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


So seems like no stacked logic board

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 05:01 1

6. Avieshek (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Jul 2017)


Maybe, it's for iPhone 7s.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 05:32

8. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1151; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


Maybe

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 08:17 2

12. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So much for the stacked PCB. Lol

Same old phone, same old Apple.

Awaiting the first ONE to really bring the heat.

Since Apple and Samsung are that the top, they need to both do better.

Both are resting on their laurels. Apple more so though.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 08:48 1

14. cnour (Posts: 1494; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Clearly you are frustrated Techie....

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 08:49 4

15. sissy246 (Posts: 4021; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


You are because he is right.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 11:33 2

23. cnour (Posts: 1494; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Techie's sheeple....

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 17:32 2

27. trojan_horse (Posts: 4928; Member since: 06 May 2016)


How ironic with that coming from you.

posted on 10 Aug 2017, 08:54

16. jeroome86 (Posts: 2100; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Better off to wait till next year. The one shipping this year could have issues or missing tech. Kinda like buying a first gen design on a car. Iron out the bugs for a better model.

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