iPhone 5S motherboard smiles for the camera, exposes Apple A7 quad-core processor? Specs rumored
Apple is obviously already working on the successor to the iPhone 5. And if the company will follow its release logic from previous years, then we expect the next smartphone coming out of it to be the iPhone 5S – identical in looks to the current iPhone 5, but coming with updated hardware specs and a new version of iOS.
This might just be exactly what will happen. Pictures supposedly showing the motherboard of the iPhone 5S have been leaked, and this board can be seen housing an Apple A7 processor. Interestingly, the board looks almost identical to the one in the iPhone 5 – and if the phone is to have identical dimensions, it should.
Alongside the images comes some information about the specs of the upcoming iPhone. At this point this is nothing more than a rumor though, so don’t take everything too seriously – even if it all reportedly comes from a very reliable source.
Apparently the A7 will be a quad-core CPU, and it will be clocked at 1.2 GHz. It will come with a PowerVR SGX554MP4 GPU just like the iPad 4. That’s quad-core graphics, compared to tri-core in the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5S should have 2 GB of RAM, which is double the amount in the currently selling model, but that will come at a cost: it is said that the RAM in the 5S will be slower, with ‘just’ 800 MHz clock, compared to 1066 for the 1 GB of memory in the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5S will keep the 4-inch 640×1,136 touchscreen from its predecessor. On the software side, Siri is going to get some new abilities. And that’s everything that got out. For other details about the iPhone 5S, stay tuned. You’ll know when we know.