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Photos of Alleged iPhone 5C Logic Board Surface, Appears Very Similar to iPhone 5S Board

With Apple set to introduce its iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at next Tuesday's media event, part leaks are continuing to appear revealing information about the devices. The latest part to appear is alleged to be the logic board for the iPhone 5C, completely assembled but unfortunately with shielding in place that keeps most of the chips and other components hidden.

One set of photos was shared by C Technology, showing front and rear views of the part as well as a shot of nearly a dozen of the parts laid out on a table.

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A second set was posted (registration required) to Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo (via Nowhereelse.fr), again showing the front and rear of the board.

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Perhaps most interestingly, the features that can be seen on this iPhone 5C logic board reveal it to be extremely similar to the iPhone 5S logic board seen months ago in bare form and in a prototype device.

Leaked shells for the iPhone 5S and 5C have shown identical layouts for screw holes used to mount the respective logic boards, but today's photos show that even the physical connectors and components on the board itself are laid out in the same positions and orientations, at least as far as can be discerned with the shielding in place.

The iPhone 5S is expected to carry more advanced hardware than the iPhone 5C, with the iPhone 5C having been said to essentially be an iPhone 5 wrapped in a new plastic shell. But if these images are indeed accurate, it appears that Apple has reworked those iPhone 5 components to fit onto a new basic logic board design that is shared between the two new iPhone models.

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14 months ago

How do you always have the 1st comment of every front page story? :confused:


No life
Rating: 27 Votes
14 months ago
"Stop me if you've seen this" Steve Jobs.
Rating: 16 Votes
14 months ago

Every day, with more and more parts being leaked, iFixit's job of disassembling an iPhone 5S/5C becomes less mandatory. With all the leaks we have seen so far fro these upcoming phones, one could literally remake the iPhone 5S/5C from the pictures shown.

This has to be the most leaked iPhone in the history of the iPhone's existence.

Sorry if i sound condescending, but this is getting ridiculous....

Tuesday will tell us if these rumors are rumors or if they are indeed legit news for the new phones...


The most leaked iPhone was the iPhone 4. A completely working phone was leaked.
Rating: 11 Votes
14 months ago
MacRumors burning the midnight oil...on a weekend.
Rating: 9 Votes
14 months ago
Couldn't this just mean that the logic board we saw months ago was for the 5c and not the 5s?
Rating: 7 Votes
14 months ago
iPhone 5€ and iPhone 5$
Rating: 4 Votes
14 months ago

I'm not sure what this means, but we're getting into the final hours before the main event.

I'm looking forward to the 10th

Couldn't this just mean that the logic board we saw months ago was for the 5c and not the 5s?


No, I think it means that Apple reworked the manufacturing process to be more efficient. Why manufacture different board shapes and layouts when you can just do the same. The back cases might also share manufacturing steps up to a certain point. Of course the chips that go on them would most likely be different. Guess we'll wait until the iFixit tear down to see if this is indeed the case.

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iPhone 5€ and iPhone 5$


iPhone 5¢ and iPhone 5$
Rating: 4 Votes
14 months ago

They got to keep up with 9to5Mac. They're posting the same articles...


I thought that's where MacRumors got most of their front page news...
Rating: 4 Votes
14 months ago

Each new leak the past few days...this makes the most sense...why would apple cheap the iPhone down to plastic in the US? It is surely to meet demands for a large smart phone market in china.

...Apple did this once before...the original iPhone (Edge, no 3G) had a mostly aluminum back, but they couldn't get a 3G signal to work with it, so they made the back plastic...until they found a way to put the antenna on the outside. Perhaps china has different type of signal where the antenna works best inside plastic (for now).

I'm betting this:

Tuesday 10th in US Apple announces new iPhone 5S w/iOS 7...but nothing about 5C
Wednesday 11th in China Apple announces new iPhone 5C w/iOS 7...but nothing about 5S


I dont think so..
Because of the invitation. They wouldn't do this colorful bubble thing if they don't intent to release the iPhone 5C in the US. They had made different invitation designs if the 5C is only for China.
Rating: 4 Votes
14 months ago

"Stop me if you've seen this" Steve Jobs.


Are you in a race with yourself to post some inane comment in as many threads as possible?
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