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Old Jul 26, 2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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Bare iPhone 6 Logic Board Surfaces, Claimed to Support NFC and 802.11ac Wi-Fi




Claimed internal components for the iPhone 6 are beginning to surface with increasing frequency as it is now likely less than two months until launch. In line with those developments, a new set of photos [Google Translate] shared by Nowhereelse.fr reveal what appears to be the bare logic board of the iPhone 6, likely the 4.7-inch model.

According to Nowehereelse.fr, the source who shared the photos of the parts claims the iPhone 6 will include support for both near field communication (NFC) and faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, although neither of those claims can be confirmed from the photos themselves. NFC for the iPhone has been rumored for years, but has yet to come to fruition and rumors are once again split as to whether the iPhone 6 will include the technology. 802.11ac seems to be a natural upgrade for the iPhone now that appropriate chips are available.

The logic board bears a number of similarities to corresponding parts from other iPhones, although this part includes a much longer piece extending across what would be the top of the device. Given the larger body size of the iPhone 6, however, it is unsurprising that internal components could see some changes to their design and layout.

Overlay of logic board and rear shell
Screw holes in the board also appear to line up with ones seen in recent leaks of claimed rear shell parts for the iPhone 6, indicating they are indeed likely from the same device.

Annotation of likely iPhone 6 logic board component locations
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With the photos showing only the bare printed board and no chips or other components installed, it is difficult to tell much new information from the part, although the locations of some components can be identified based on their similarities to other iPhone logic boards.

The iPhone 6 is expected to see a similar launch timeframe as in recent years, with a September media event introduction followed by a launch shortly after. While the 4.7-inch model is expected to follow this timeline, an even larger 5.5-inch model is said to still be in flux and may not debut until several months later.

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Old Jul 26, 2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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Am I the only one who's more excited for 802.11ac instead of NFC?

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Old Jul 26, 2014, 09:48 AM   #3
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You just don't find this kind of craftsmanship in Android phones. Really impressive.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 09:49 AM   #4
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Am I the only one who's more excited for 802.11ac over NFC?
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 09:49 AM   #5
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I could NFC happening. Especially if the "Mobile Wallet" rumors are true.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 09:49 AM   #6
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i have yet to be asked to enable NFC on my secondary Nexus device to do anything with it after a year of owning it
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 09:51 AM   #8
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I could NFC happening. Especially if the "Mobile Wallet" rumors are true.
Yeah especially with Passbook, Touch ID and the fact that iOS 7 can store credit/debit card info ... Apple has been planting the seeds for some time now .

Can't wait .
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Am I the only one who's more excited for 802.11ac over NFC?
What exactly is it?
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 09:52 AM   #10
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What exactly is it?
http://www.apple.com/airport-extreme/
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 09:53 AM   #11
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i have yet to be asked to enable NFC on my secondary Nexus device to do anything with it after a year of owning it
Might be because Google doesn't have iBeacon's installed in a lot of places all over the world.

Which BTW makes me think that unknown piece of iBeacon hardware we saw earlier is more than likely the new Apple TV.
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I hope NFC happens, its used for pairing a lot of accessories now.
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What exactly is it?
It is the newest WiFi standard. Its much faster the 802.11n
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What exactly is it?
Wifi with speeds up to a gigabit per second.
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a logic board!
No you don't understand, this is a slightly bigger logic board
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You just don't find this kind of craftsmanship in Android phones. Really impressive.
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You just don't find this kind of craftsmanship in Android phones. Really impressive.
that's what i thought. have you seen the tear down of the fire phone? i have no clue about what's going on there engineering-wise but it looks like a mess:
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Next up: the screws that hold the thing together.
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Kinda makes me mad if NFC happens on the iPhone, because NFC should have been part of iPhone 5 and 5S already. I thought it was because Apple had something completely different in mind (iBeacons and such).
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That's new...

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Am I the only one who's more excited for 802.11ac over NFC?
Over NFC? How does that work?
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:01 AM   #22
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I hope NFC really does happen! Will help with adoption in USA
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i have yet to be asked to enable NFC on my secondary Nexus device to do anything with it after a year of owning it
At least you can say you had NFC "first." That's more important than how useful it is to some people.

I'm surprised they haven't made their rounds here yet.
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NFC is a technology that does NOT include 802.11ac in its standard. So I am kinda curious how 802.11ac works OVER NFC. I think that's what several people on this board are asking.
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Wifi with speeds up to a gigabit per second.
Up to 1.3Gbps`



` Based on theoretical peak speeds. Actual speeds will be lower.
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