Picture of alleged Apple iPhone 5S motherboard shows A7 processor

Picture of alleged Apple iPhone 5S motherboard shows A7 processor
UPDATE: Well, as it turns out this is NOT the motherboard from the Apple iPhone 5S, but it is the motherboard from the Apple iPhone 5 (photoshopped, of course). At least those with the current model can see what is inside their handset!

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!

source: DroidGator

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1. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 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: Sep 12, 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: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 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: Dec 22, 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: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Design has to be change and OS look. but hardware-wise looks great. let see what apple bring out on their event.

35. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I'm waiting with ya

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me too

50. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 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?

3. Avicktim

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Efff that!!!!

4. masterchina

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Hmm.. Wonder what it's gonna look like? Haahaaahaaa!

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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!

8. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

isn't it sooo tall???

11. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010


9. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 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: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 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 unregistered

CPU wise not a big deal...I'd like that gpu in my phone though

42. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

What facebook. U gotta be kidding

21. Brutus

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 21, 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: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

cpu alone wont make it gaming powerhouse...SGX554MP4 gpu will make it best pixel crunching soc.

10. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 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: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 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?

14. rock_rock

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

No care

15. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 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!).

16. Banana

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Best phone of the year, defenitely

22. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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: 19; Member since: Jul 27, 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..

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