As we get closer to the anticipated launch of Apple’s next iPhone(s), we’re finally starting to move past the point of just looking at renders of what the smartphone might look like and onto some actual pictures of real hardware. While we still haven’t gotten a complete, overall view of the phone, images of structural pieces and individual components are beginning to paint the picture of what we can expect from Apple.
Back in the spring we learned of some in-development Apple hardware referred to as the N94. Current iPhone 4 models are either N90s or N92s, so it only reasoned that the N94 would be Apple’s follow-up iPhone. Now we have some pictures of the N94 to pour over, but is it an iPhone 5 or maybe the 4S? There’s definitely a strong iPhone 4 feel to it, without the sloped lines we were expecting for the iPhone 5. Seeing a part this early along in white makes us hopeful that we won’t have another lengthy weight before Apple releases that version of the phone.
Besides just the facade, there are some new pics of internal parts to check out, including the main logic board. Again, this looks similar to existing Apple hardware, but reveals some design changes, especially with how connections are routed to sensors. Sadly, we can’t get a good look at the chips here to confirm Apple’s processor choice.
Source: Apple Insider, MacPost