Repair shop leaks the 2019 iPhone logic board, hinting at big changes under the hood

Repair shop leaks the 2019 iPhone logic board, hinting at big changes under the hood
With the iPhone X, Apple moved to stacked logic boards inside its handsets, and Samsung did the same with the Exynos version of the S9, for instance. These advanced SLP (Substrate-Like PCB) circuit boards would stack or package the chips tighter together, making their footprint much smaller, and leaving space for other things inside a phone, like, ahem, larger batteries.

The Chinese repairmen from G-Lon managed to get their hands on replacement logic boards for the new 2019 iPhone XI, or whatever it gets named, and posted first the schematics, then the actual picture of the merchandise.

In it, we can see that Apple will still follow the stacked dual-layer structure, but the component places have been rearranged, and the Apple A13 processor area on the board is more elongated than square, shrinking the board's width, and paving the way for a new battery form and possible for the new, richer camera area on the back.

All leaked renders and analyst tips point towards a square camera area on all new iPhones, from the XR 2, to the XI Max, adding an extra camera in each step. The iPhone XR's successor is supposed to get one new camera, likely with telephoto lens, whereas the pricier models will eventually be getting trendy wide-angle lenses. 

On the other hand, both the XS and XS Max come with L-shaped batteries, and Apple may have developed new, larger rectangular units for their successors. 

There was a rumor for bigger battery capacities floating around not long ago, and this revamped system board design pours some more water in its mill.

Related phones

iPhone 11
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2650 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3110 mAh



1. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Innovative, no sarcasm lol

2. shield

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Ok now iPhone with 4000mAh battery all iPhone!! :D dream

3. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Android fans would cry when apple makes that mah. The fact that iphone’s battery almost lasts as 4000mah when compared to android tells Apple doesn’t need to.

4. S4NDY

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

"almost" maybe when its turned of, Almost Half day battery life is more closer to the truth, same time Android phones can run easily 2 days with performance use.

8. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Dude I get full day battery life on a 6S Plus. Lots of people have had iPhones by now and know comments like this are total BS.

6. Tipus

Posts: 899; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Off your meds again? :))

7. Vancetastic

Posts: 1699; Member since: May 17, 2017

You need to turn off autocorrect on your iPhone.

5. darkwintercloud

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 04, 2017

They look more like iPads Motherboards (single sided curcuitry) than stacked iPhones boards...

9. Ichimoku

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

that's interesting.

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