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Bare Logic Boards for 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Compared in New Photos

Following the publication of several photos over the weekend showing what was claimed to be the bare logic board for the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6, Nowherelse.fr now shares [Google Translate] a new set of photos showing the same part reportedly from the even larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model.

The photos include side-by-side comparisons of the part from both iPhone 6 models and the iPhone 5s, and while it does not appear to be confirmed which iPhone 6 logic board is for which device size, there are now clearly two distinct parts larger than the current iPhone 5s logic board.

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Logic board fronts left to right: newly shown iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, previous iPhone 6
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The component layout of the logic boards from the two iPhone 6 models appear very similar, but the board design and screw hole layout are somewhat different, particularly on the upper portion of the board including the arm extending across the top of the device above the battery. As with the first logic board, this part allegedly includes support for near field communications (NFC).

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Logic board backs left to right: newly shown iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, previous iPhone 6
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While the legitimacy of the parts can not be confirmed, they do appear very similar to existing parts and exhibit complexity that would be expensive to fake. They also contain part numbers (820-3675-04 and 820-2486-09) in the pattern followed by Apple. Finally, the two logic boards measure 57.1 mm and 61.5 mm wide, meaning that certainly the larger one and probably the smaller one must be for larger devices considering the iPhone 5s has an overall width of 58.6 mm.

The iPhone 6 is expected to debut around the September timeframe, although it is unclear whether that launch will include both versions or only the 4.7-inch model. Rumors have been split on whether the 5.5-inch model will launch simultaneously or up to several months later due to production challenges.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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12 weeks ago


Every time I see complaints about battery.. it's almost always because they left apps like Facebook running in the background after using it.. I always close all my apps down.. The FB and other notifications still get through just fine.. don't need to leave the app open.. that just kills battery. :rolleyes:


iOS doesnt work that way ....

however i do close them but its more like an OCD issue than battery concerns :D
Rating: 18 Votes
12 weeks ago
Gigantic battery for the 5.5-inch model. :eek:
Rating: 10 Votes
12 weeks ago
" they do appear very similar to existing parts and exhibit complexity that would be expensive to fake"

Not expensive to fake in Photoshop!
Rating: 9 Votes
12 weeks ago
Come on 5.5 inch 😁
Rating: 9 Votes
12 weeks ago

And the smart ones here all are crying a little on the inside that Apple is making phablets. But I guess they'll sell so it's not all bad.

So what you're saying is, only dumb people want 5.5" phones?
I really have a hard time understanding all the hate towards a bigger device. I can understand if you don't prefer it and leave it at that, but it's like some people are losing their minds about it.
Makes no sense.
Rating: 9 Votes
12 weeks ago

More wasted space. Of what value is a photo of circuitry to readers? Of what benefit is it? So, they moved a screw hole and it's complex. It doesn't provide any information on features, benefits, or final visible design, so why waste the bandwidth?


It's for one, a click generator, and two, it gives the opportunity for 5.5" lovers to re-iterate their desire for a larger phone for the 47th time :D
Rating: 8 Votes
12 weeks ago
I just hope they announce and release the 5.5" iPhone 6 at the same time as the 4.7" model. If Apple plays their cards right, I'll be making the switch back from Android. :D
Rating: 7 Votes
12 weeks ago

I just hope they announce and release the 5.5" iPhone 6 at the same time as the 4.7" model. If Apple plays their cards right, I'll be making the switch back from Android. :D


I don't understand how anyone could switch from iOS just to get a bigger screen..

Is putting up with the crappy software and lack of integration into the rest of the Apple ecosystem worth it just to get a bigger screen? Is a slightly bigger screen that important to you?
Rating: 7 Votes
12 weeks ago

Gigantic battery for the 5.5-inch model. :eek:


And yet, Apple will still find a way to make it last only thirty minutes...
Rating: 6 Votes
12 weeks ago

maybe you should? iphone hasnt had the best screen for some time now. even my nexus 5 has a better sceen


http://www.lg.com/global/g3/index.html#specifications


Yep, all my iPhone friends even comment how clear and sharp my Nexus 5 screen is. It is an incredible screen. I bought it as a stop gap until the iphone 6 came out, as I just couldn't live with the 3.5" screen on my iPhone 4 any longer, and the iPhone 5s just wasn't enough of an upgrade (and not for double the price of an N5). I hope the battery is good on the i6, as the one on the N5 is pretty poor. Literally the only thing I dont like about it though, i'm suprised how good Android 4.4 and the Google ecosystem is. That wasnt really supposed to happen :-)

My train to work 2 years, pretty much every commuter had an iPhone. Now its less than half, nearer a third. Apple need to wow a lot of people who have shifted away (including myself) with the new iphone, I hope they dont disappoint.
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