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

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.

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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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

kick blackberry ass apple!!!

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I rather choose BB10 over iOS _ any day sorry.

6. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

you just ruined my day :(

15. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

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

9. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Same with me BB10 over iOS anyday!!

18. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

ios is far better than bb 10, bb 10 sux

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

26. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

So you actually tried BB 10 ?

21. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Well said papasmurf Posted with my bold 9900

24. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

even android cupcake is still better than BB ! LOL

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

27. FiddyPence

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Apparently is dual core ARM A15 so pretty impressive imo.

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

22. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

29. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 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

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

5. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

I am waiting eagerly for Samsung atTaCK!!!

10. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

14. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

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

4. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

So, is it quad or dual?

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Rumor is dual 28nm architecture

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

dual more than likely

7. redsox420

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

8. Adithya7184 unregistered

lawsuit....lol

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

16. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

17. y2kardell

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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

23. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

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