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

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.


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.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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21 months ago
I'm throwing my credit card at the screen.
Rating: 49 Positives
21 months ago
My body is ready
Rating: 40 Positives
21 months ago
Cool... The 6th iPhone, running iOS 6, with an A6 CPU. The "5" name makes perfect sense. :rolleyes:
Rating: 33 Positives
21 months ago
So when Tim Cook goes "Here is the new iPhone 5", someone from the crowd should just shout "We know already"
Rating: 30 Positives
21 months ago

Cool... The 6th iPhone, running iOS 6, with an A6 CPU. The "5" name makes perfect sense. :rolleyes:


Get over it. :mad:
Rating: 21 Positives
21 months ago
I feel like I'm cheating reading about all this today.
Rating: 16 Positives
21 months ago
A6? Yes please.
Rating: 16 Positives
21 months ago
Imagine if they hadn't double downed on secrecy.
Rating: 15 Positives
21 months ago

Cool... The 6th iPhone, running iOS 6, with an A6 CPU. The "5" name makes perfect sense. :rolleyes:

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

Marketing. Hardware. Software. They are all different.
Rating: 15 Positives
21 months ago

Cool... The 6th iPhone, running iOS 6, with an A6 CPU. The "5" name makes perfect sense. :rolleyes:


You want to be fed?
Rating: 15 Positives

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