Apple iPhone 5, the much anticipated smartphone, which is slotted to release in September has been in the talks for a long time now. Recently, there have been many image leaks and rumors revealing the internal parts and components used in the smartphone.
Following the same lines, last week, alleged photos of the motherboard of the next iPhone got leaked and swirled around the tech online online world, without labeling. It is considered to be a prototype unit and appears to miss the processor.
These photos were leaked by a WeiPhone user forum and are alleged to be parts of the iPhone 5 that will be launched next month. It is to be noted that the same forum has posted the legitimate photos of the iPhone 4S motherboard in August 2011, a couple of months before its launch.
The photos show the front and rear shots of the motherboard, which houses the processor and chips of the upcoming smartphone. However, the processor is not shown in the images. The speculations and reports claim that Apple is testing a next generation processor for the iPhone 5.
Further, the leaked photos have revealed a SIM card slot on the motherboard. iPhone parts specialists of iDeviceGuys told 9to5Mac that the SIM card slot appears to be smaller than the one on the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Further, the repair firm claimed that the battery connected loaded in the next iPhone will have four pins rather than five that is present on the current iPhone 4S. Last week, Gizbot reported that the iPhone 5 is expected to have a larger capacity battery.
Moreover, the leaked photos indicate the presence of more Antenna connections, when compared to the current version, pointing that the new smartphone is the first iPhone to come with LTE support.
Also, the digitizer connector appears to be modified, leading the team at iDeviceGuys to assume that the next model will have a thin screen technology.
Although, these pictures indicate the presence of a new battery and antenna in the motherboard, they come from an unverified forum post, which cannot be reliable.
According to a french tech website, NoWhereEse.fr, the connection points on the motherboard seem to match up with the connectors on the leaked back parts of the upcoming iPhone.
The iPhone 5 is believed to sport a larger 4 inch display, a smaller dock connector, LTE support, NFC, completely revamped design and a metallic back plate. The handset is slotted to be unveiled on September 12, 2012 and launched on September 21, 2012.