More alleged shots of the iPhone 4S internals leak, dual-core A5 stamped and ready to hum

More alleged shots of the iPhone 4S internals leak, dual-core A5 stamped and ready to hum
After the tip we posted yesterday of alleged next iPhone internals that showed the A5 markings on the chipset, now a few clearer shots have emerged, which seem to clear up a few things.

First, the guts shown now are from a white version of the alleged iPhone 4S, iPhone 4+, or whatever Apple chooses to name its affordable handset that is being developed mainly with Chinese carriers in mind

A similar white suspect we found way back in July posted on a Vietnamese forum, and the source claimed the shell is made out of plastic instead of glass to save on costs, but externally it kept resemblance to the current fourth generation. The guy also noticed that the handset feels way faster than the iPhone 4, though, from where we deduced that Apple might skimp on building materials, but not on internals, and the affordable iPhone will still sport a dual-core A5 chipset, like the one in the iPad 2. 

Indeed, from the newly leaked pics we see the A5 stamp loud and clear, with what looks to be an AT&T card inside the SIM slot. Funny enough, the SIM card tray reads Mr. Panda at the top, which is the source of the leaks, and seems to be a SIM unlock service. 

All of this makes quite a lot of sense for Apple - it will probably aim this version for emerging markets, plus the difference in production costs between the A5 and A4 chipsets is negligible once we are past the chip design phase, but the dual-core chip will allow the cheaper iPhone to run everything that the more sophisticated slimmer and lighter 5th generation will. Throw in the rumored upgraded 8MP camera that does Full HD 1080p recording, and it will probably sell like fresh rice just in China alone, hooking up many more millions to the iOS ecosystem, and halting the unstoppable Android march there at least a bit, which might be the ultimate goal of a more affordable iPhone.

It's all rumors, leaks and speculations for now, but analysts' prediction that Apple is getting ready to announce two new iPhones this year might shape up to be true. We are just wondering where are the leaks with clear shots of the true fifth generation, the so-called iPhone 5 - all we've been treated to so far is a couple of rumors and case designs.

source: Mr.Panda via Macpost



1. SpanishDeveloper

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Wait, wait, wait. There's one thing that I don't understand: If the iPhone 4S / 4+ will sport the A5 chip, what kind of processor will carry the brand new iPhone 5? The same?? This doesn't make sense!! Perhaps Apple will surprise us with another Chip or maybe the same A5 chip but with improved speed (1.5Ghz or faster).

8. phantomash

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

wait, I thought specs are not important for iPhone users, experience is what counts isn't it? just make the iPhone 4S run 1Ghz, while the iPhone 5 run 1.2Ghz plus all the glass/aluminum metal body, that ought to be enough to differentiate them ;) I'm sure iFans will be all over it.

15. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Why do you answer for iPhone users. If they like iPhone why not buy the newest version. The processors and RAM and all those things doesn't matter to them because the iPhone has never disappointed. It only matters to those guys who want buy phones and make sure it has good hardware.

16. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I would say a much better battery. Probably,but unlikely, 4G.bigger screen. A modified version of the A5 with more RAM or higher frequency,probably. Or who knows the A6 processor, but that is very, very unlikely.

2. isheep unregistered

@Spanishdev, You are such an idog.

3. SpanishDeveloper

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

What does "idog" stand for?

4. Mannequins unregistered

The iphone 5 will most likely have the same specs and chipset as the 4S / 4+, but the 5 will be slimmer with a bigger screen.

5. SpanishDeveloper

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

It won't be enough to differenciate very much from one model to the other. Apple must have some new features / specs for the iPhone 5 that will make the difference.

6. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

There is no difference between iPhones. Only dummies things that there is something different, like "retina" display that is so unusual and stupid. Because of lack of functionality, Apple make such s**ts, like FaceTime, what a name!!! Just reinvented video calls :). And ofcourse - design. That's the only original thing. Somehow...

7. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I agree with SpanishDeveloper. There's gotta be some kinda significant difference between the 2 models. maybe the 4+/4S will only sport a 5mp camera and the current iPhone 4 form? Like it said with this article, its mainly for the Chinese. Most of the Chinese haven't get a taste of the iPhone yet

9. bigeyes0x0 unregistered

There're more iphone users in China and SEA than you thought. ppl who want other to look at them enviously and not knowing how to actually use a smartphone mostly. PPl who like to tinker with their phones and play around with it prefer Android.

10. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I know I was in China just three months ago. My uncle that lives in China told me a bit about that. annnnndddd let's just focus on the iPhone =)

11. firestater2 unregistered

I think this was the original iPhone 5 internals I think the iPhone 4 plus or what ever was a last minute addition when apple realized their specs would be middle of the pack. I don't. Think well see a iPhone 5 till late in the year or next.

12. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

yawn Zzz

13. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Iphone 4SH*T

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

happy trolling

17. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

yawn looks like this years islave products are almost exact same as last years models,islaves must be off their bowing knees in celibration! Apple must be really worried about these 'new' phones being banned in europe,so much so that they vommited,the vommit landed on islaves at their feet and they just bathe in the mess

18. elite monkey

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

typical... apple handsets are put on sale months after rival devices and yet they will say that cutting edge technology is inside...even though most other manufacturers gave had dual core hi-res screens etc. implemented in their devices for months prior to apples release of the "new" iphone

19. Phullofphil

Posts: 1843; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

well for on thing if the five dont have LTE i am not even going to bother to up grade it seams even with the bigger screen and the a5 chip and what ever els is just nit enough for me. The other thing is i wonder if all the screw locations are going to be in the same location for the iphone 4s as they are with the 4(i doubt it but it would be cool) because all you would have to do is get an iphone 4s and than buy a replacement screen fromm a buyer and presto you have gorilla glass.

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