iPhone 5 Circuit Board Leak Shows A6 Chip, LTE Radio
We’d really love to sit back and wait for Apple to give us all the official word on its new iPhone 5 in just a couple hours, but there’s too much great last-minute info continuing to leak out for us to ignore. The latest is a really up-close look at the presumed iPhone 5 main logic board, with that pesky RF shielding removed to reveal the components underneath.
This isn’t the first time a pic purporting to be the iPhone 5’s main board has surfaced, but it’s by far the clearest look at all the chips involved. Sure enough, there’s Apple’s A6 processor, front and (nearly) center. While Apple might stick with an optimized dual-core design, there’s been plenty of speculation that we could finally see the company embrace a quad-core SoC.
You can also see a Qualcomm chip on there, and its model number MDM9615M reveals it to support LTE connectivity. Given what we just learned from the URLs on Apple’s website, that’s hardly surprising, but seeing it here serves as some nice secondary confirmation.
Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement starts at 1PM Eastern, so check back with us after lunch for the full details on Apple’s latest smartphone.