iPhone 5 Logic Board Shows A6 Chip, Qualcomm MDM9615M LTE Modem, Hynix Flash

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    Late last month, a photo surfaced showing what was claimed to be the iPhone 5 logic board with an A6 chip prominently displayed. There were some questions about the validity of the photo, but now a new pair of photos posted by HDblog.it [Google translation] show in greater detail not only the A6 chip but also other chips included on the logic board.

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    Beyond the A6, the new photos also show that the Qualcomm chip located opposite the nano-SIM tray from the A6 is indeed the MDM9615M modem, which has long been rumored as the chip to supply LTE compatibility for the iPhone 5. As noted in our forums, Apple's leaky search engine has also just revealed that the company will be posting a page addressing the new iPhone's LTE capabilities.

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    The other side of the logic board reveals flash memory from Hynix, as well as several other chips from the likes of Murata, Skyworks, and Avago supporting such functions as Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, power amplification, gyroscope/accelerometer, and more. Apple has been rumored to be cutting back on Samsung memory orders, but the presence of Hynix memory is not explicit proof of such a move given that Apple has long sourced memory from multiple suppliers as seen in teardowns showing memory from Samsung, Toshiba and others at various times.

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    Cool... The 6th iPhone, running iOS 6, with an A6 CPU. The "5" name makes perfect sense. :rolleyes:
     
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    I feel like I'm cheating reading about all this today.
     
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    HAHAHA! lol :D
     
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    Any success?
     
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    You want to be fed?
     
  12. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    A6 seals the deal on it not just being a 'stretched, dressed up' 4S.

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    MacRumors is going into hyperdrive today! Cmon Quad core...
     
  14. Northgrove macrumors 65816

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    Going from iPhone 4S to iPhone 6 wouldn't look weird at all.

    Marketing. Hardware. Software. They are all different.
     
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    So when Tim Cook goes "Here is the new iPhone 5", someone from the crowd should just shout "We know already"
     
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    Get over it. :mad:
     
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    A6!!! Yes!!!!




    What's in an A6?


    Yep, makes perfect sense. I'm so glad you see that.
     
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    Last minute rushes.

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    So wait, for the first time, the iPhone will wind up being more powerful than the iPad the same year they're released?

    Renewing the iPad line in March makes absolutely no sense at all.

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  21. profets macrumors 601

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    Exactly. It follows from last year with the iPhone running iOS 5, the A5 cpu and being called the iPhone 4S.
     
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    No...! It's not working!
     

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    I think it will be A6 just so they can claim it is new. I don't think it will be quad core, it will just be a higher clocked dual core A5 on the 32nm process with an improved GPU.

    My theory is they cant say it uses the A5 because then everyone will claim it's the same as 4S. But they cant use 5X because that would be overpowered on the GPU front, hence it will be named A6.
     
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    You're stretching. The first Apple-branded chip was the A4 (single), then the A5 (dual), then the A5X (dual + quad graphics), now the A6 (quad?), so the "6" isn't indicative of a 6th generation.

    /writtenbyaformeriPhone6supporter.
     
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    Leaky

    Tim Cook - get control over your supply chain. The amount and quality of the leaks is just unfuc**** real
     

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