There has been no shortage of part leaks for Apple’s next gen iPhone – but a new leaked photo obtained by Sonny Dickson (via 9to5Mac) might be the most exciting so far, showing a next-gen iPhone logic board with an A6 chip on board.
While the photo (click for a larger uncropped version) is dimly lit and slightly fuzzy, it’s easy to make out the A6 label on the chip – a faster, more powerful follow-up to the A5X processor used in the new iPad. If the image is accurate, this means we can expect a significant performance boost from the new iPhone.
It’s unclear whether or not the leak is legitimate, as nobody has yet been able to verify its authenticity – but whether the image is authentic or not, the new iPhone is widely expected to feature a faster processor of some sort, even if it’s just a modified version of the new iPad’s A5x.
The new iPhone is rumored to include 1GB of RAM, and coupling a faster processor and graphic chipset with that is a seemingly natural move. At any rate, we’ll know for sure when Apple holds their media event on September 12th (just two weeks away!)
Apple’s next iPhone is rumored to feature a taller 4-inch screen, thinner design, and a two-tone metal rear casing, as well as a smaller dock connector, relocated FaceTime camera, and LTE support, among other things. For all the latest details, check out our iPhone 5 rumor roundup!