Images of the motherboard for the iPhone 5 have purportedly leaked online, seeming to confirm much of what we know – or think we know - about the handset.
Picked up on by iDevice Guys, who shared their gen with 9to5Mac, the images show what we’re to believe are the front and rear of the board, which is the bedrock of the next iPhone.
Alas, the processor that the motherboard will hold isn’t visible in the photos, so it’s impossible to tell whether we’re in for the sinewy quad-core chip that rumours suggest.
However, it is possible to say that the SIM card slot appears to be smaller than the micro SIM that has been an iFixture since the iPhone 4. This chimes with a slew of leaks suggesting that Apple’s sixth smartphone will adopt a new standard in a bid to free up extra room for other components.
The keen-eyed among you will also notice that the battery connector has four pins and not five, as was the case with the iPhone 4S. That’s a good sign that, as has been widely speculated, Apple will fit the iPhone 5 with a longer life battery than its predecessor.
Apparently set to debut in September, the iPhone 5’s putative spec sheet takes in 4G support for super fast browsing, a Near Field Communications chip to turn the handset into a digital wallet and a larger four-inch screen.