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Leaked Photos of Alleged 2019 iPhone Logic Board Surface

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Apple is widely expected to introduce three new iPhones in September, and ahead of time, photos of an alleged logic board for at least one of the upcoming devices have surfaced on Slashleaks.


The logic board has a rectangular design, so we assume it belongs to the 2019 successor to the iPhone XR, as the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have L-shaped logic boards. The board appears to have been manufactured in early March based on its "1019" date code, which corresponds to the 10th week of 2019.

Only one side of the logic board is printed. While the layout of the chips and circuitry looks quite different from the current iPhone XR logic board, we cannot gather any specific changes from the photos.


The next iPhone XR is expected to feature a dual-lens rear camera system, new green and lavender colors, and 4GB of RAM. The device is also expected to feature up to a six percent larger battery to accomodate a two-way wireless charging feature rumored to be coming to all three 2019 iPhones.

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keithdsfx

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I thought the the board in the leaked picture is reminiscent of the previous iPhone X sandwiched board design. Can’t wait to see more details show up
 
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MrGunnyPT

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I'm hoping for some new cool stuff to the display/reduced notch/bigger battery/Max not being as heavy as it is right now
 
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Apple is widely expected to introduce three new iPhones in September, and ahead of time, photos of an alleged logic board for at least one of the upcoming devices have surfaced on Slashleaks.


The logic board has a rectangular design, so we assume it belongs to the 2019 successor to the iPhone XR, as the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have L-shaped logic boards. The board appears to have been manufactured in early March based on its "1019" date code, which corresponds to the 10th week of 2019.

Only one side of the logic board is printed. While the layout of the chips and circuitry looks quite different from the current iPhone XR logic board, we cannot gather any specific changes from the photos.


The next iPhone XR is expected to feature a dual-lens rear camera system, new green and lavender colors, and 4GB of RAM. The device is also expected to feature up to a six percent larger battery to accomodate a two-way wireless charging feature rumored to be coming to all three 2019 iPhones.

Article Link: Leaked Photos of Alleged 2019 iPhone Logic Board Surface

Stacked logic board design?
 
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Relentless Power

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I'm hoping for some new cool stuff to the display/reduced notch/bigger battery/Max not being as heavy as it is right now

I doubt there will be a ‘reduced notch’, battery life always seems to be improved every year, especially with efficiency of the processor upgrades. But the main highlighted feature that will be the ‘triple lens camera’.
 
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iPhone XS Max: 3.735 GB of DRAM

iPhone XS: 3.754 GB of DRAM

iPhone XR: 2.813 GB of DRAM

iPhone X: 2.823 GB of DRAM

iPhone 8+: 2.989 GB of DRAM

iPhone 7+: 3.000 GB of DRAM

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The 2nd-Gen XR will likely be a "pseudo" 4 GB DRAM device, just like the XS & XS Max.

Apple corrected the RAM issue in the X when they Released the XS.

Apple will very-likely correct the RAM issue in the XR when they Release the 2nd-Gen XR.

The iPhone X & XR act like ~1.8 GB DRAM devices, when compared to the 7+, which acts like a "true" 3 GB device !

If Cook & Schiller had ANY Software Dev experience, they would NOT have made those mistakes.

Also, if there was even a single EE or Software Dev on the Apple Board, Apple as a company would NOT have made those mistakes !

Lack of RAM in the X & XR are HUGE Blunders, IMO !

"The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly" (Rating System) is way overdue ! ... but, better Late than Never !
 
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iPhone XS Max: 3.735 GB of DRAM

iPhone XS: 3.754 GB of DRAM

iPhone XR: 2.813 GB of DRAM

iPhone X: 2.823 GB of DRAM

iPhone 8+: 2.989 GB of DRAM

iPhone 7+: 3.000 GB of DRAM

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The 2nd-Gen XR will likely be a "pseudo" 4 GB DRAM device, just like the XS & XS Max.

Apple corrected the RAM issue in the X when they Released the XS.

Apple will very-likely correct the RAM issue in the XR when they Release the 2nd-Gen XR.

The iPhone X & XR act like ~1.8 GB DRAM devices, when compared to the 7+, which acts like a "true" 3 GB device !

If Cook & Schiller had ANY Software Dev experience, they would NOT have made those mistakes.

Also, if there was even a single EE or Software Dev on the Apple Board, Apple as a company would NOT have made those mistakes !

Lack of RAM in the X & XR are HUGE Blunders, IMO !

"The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly" (Rating System) is way overdue ! ... but, better Late than Never !

What ?
 
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EldonChew

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I doubt there will be a ‘reduced notch’, battery life always seems to be improved every year, especially with efficiency of the processor upgrades. But the main highlighted feature that will be the ‘triple lens camera’.

With such a hideous bump, they sure want that mobile photography crown back..

 
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EldonChew

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iPhone XS Max: 3.735 GB of DRAM

iPhone XS: 3.754 GB of DRAM

iPhone XR: 2.813 GB of DRAM

iPhone X: 2.823 GB of DRAM

iPhone 8+: 2.989 GB of DRAM

iPhone 7+: 3.000 GB of DRAM

---

The 2nd-Gen XR will likely be a "pseudo" 4 GB DRAM device, just like the XS & XS Max.

Apple corrected the RAM issue in the X when they Released the XS.

Apple will very-likely correct the RAM issue in the XR when they Release the 2nd-Gen XR.

The iPhone X & XR act like ~1.8 GB DRAM devices, when compared to the 7+, which acts like a "true" 3 GB device !

If Cook & Schiller had ANY Software Dev experience, they would NOT have made those mistakes.

Also, if there was even a single EE or Software Dev on the Apple Board, Apple as a company would NOT have made those mistakes !

Lack of RAM in the X & XR are HUGE Blunders, IMO !

"The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly" (Rating System) is way overdue ! ... but, better Late than Never !

Okay this sounds/looks interesting.. can anyone provide more depth?
 
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iPhone XS Max: 3.735 GB of DRAM

iPhone XS: 3.754 GB of DRAM

iPhone XR: 2.813 GB of DRAM

iPhone X: 2.823 GB of DRAM

iPhone 8+: 2.989 GB of DRAM

iPhone 7+: 3.000 GB of DRAM

---

The 2nd-Gen XR will likely be a "pseudo" 4 GB DRAM device, just like the XS & XS Max.

Apple corrected the RAM issue in the X when they Released the XS.

Apple will very-likely correct the RAM issue in the XR when they Release the 2nd-Gen XR.

The iPhone X & XR act like ~1.8 GB DRAM devices, when compared to the 7+, which acts like a "true" 3 GB device !

If Cook & Schiller had ANY Software Dev experience, they would NOT have made those mistakes.

Also, if there was even a single EE or Software Dev on the Apple Board, Apple as a company would NOT have made those mistakes !

Lack of RAM in the X & XR are HUGE Blunders, IMO !

"The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly" (Rating System) is way overdue ! ... but, better Late than Never !

What in the blazing wrench are you blathering about?
 
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forbegos34

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I doubt there will be a ‘reduced notch’, battery life always seems to be improved every year, especially with efficiency of the processor upgrades. But the main highlighted feature that will be the ‘triple lens camera’.
Again with the camera. Do people buy iPhones just for the camera?
 
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Man, that's a high density board. I tip my hat big time to whoever managed to escape-route BGA parts that compact. Anybody know how many layers are in that board?
 
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I guess mostly enthusiast will be upgrading. From what I see in the real world, most are hanging on to their older iPhone. Apples biggest competition is itself.

I’m pretty much skipping upgrades until iOS no longer supports my X.
I have a 7 plus.
Works great still and I will for sure replace it when the battery dies.
I suppose I can pull one more year out of it which will lead me to around 3.5-4 years / phone.

Spending money on the latest and greatest ESPECIALLY on the iphone is money down the drain for most people.
Just to have 3 cameras... useless....for many.

I do believe there might be the ones who have serious need for the cameras but honestly... FB, Mail, Messages, Web Browsing, Music and picture taking is still great on older models.

Unless you game a lot... but for that I would recommend and PC or a console.

My rules is always buy the latest and greatest when your device is dead. (talking about iPhones here)
 
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Okay this sounds/looks interesting.. can anyone provide more depth?

I don't know what he's blathering on about either, but the GPU on all cell phones is basically the same as integrated video on your PC that takes part of available RAM as the frame buffer etc. Other functions like the camera image processing do too (and the cellular baseband on integrated baseband chips like Qualcomm's).

This is by design, there's nothing to "correct".

Man, that's a high density board. I tip my hat big time to whoever managed to escape-route BGA parts that compact. Anybody know how many layers are in that board?

Easily 20 layers. Motherboards are another impressive one, they hit 12-16.
 
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I guess mostly enthusiast will be upgrading. From what I see in the real world, most are hanging on to their older iPhone. Apples biggest competition is itself.

I’m pretty much skipping upgrades until iOS no longer supports my X.

And hopefully the phone will last you long and be usable and not lacking the whole time. With such a price tag, using a phone for multiple years sounds a good thing. The fact that there is no need to upgrade should be praised.
To be honest, the focus should be toward more sustainable devices. I know that the market works on an everlasting growth, but the environment begs to differ. A balance and solution has to be struck between progress and sustainability.
 
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Khedron

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Again with the camera. Do people buy iPhones just for the camera?

Not if they like shooting in low light conditions they don't.

At this point, camera improvements are the most easily communicated upgrades.
 
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JPack

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This looks nothing like an iPhone logic board. It's way too wide. iPhone logic boards are no wider than the width of the application processor. This is to maximize space for the battery.

In all likelihood, it's an iPad logic board. Or even MacBook.
 
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forbegos34

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Not if they like shooting in low light conditions they don't.

At this point, camera improvements are the most easily communicated upgrades.

This is supposed to be a smartphone, not a camera with a phone.
 
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