New photos allegedly showing the logic board destined for the iPhone 5 have been leaked online, as the tech world anxiously awaits the handset’s official unveiling.
Unearthed by the good folk at HDblog.it, the snaps drop mere hours before Apple movers and shakers take the stage in San Francisco (starting 6PM UK time) to finally draw back the curtain on its latest smartphone.
The photos give us another (and clearer) glimpse of the A6 processor (the quad-core kind, we presume), which has been spotted at least once previously. Better still, it also reveals what appears to be a Qualcomm MDM9615M 4G LTE modem located across the nano-SIM card tray, all but officially confirming that support for the high-speed network standard will be on board as has long been mooted.
To cement matters further, a placeholder page ostensibly intended for an LTE iPhone has been sighted in the search results page of the Apple website.
What’s exciting for us in Blighty is that yesterday Everything Everywhere announced the UK’s first 4G network, EE, set to launch in a few weeks’ time. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans claim that the 1,800MHz spectrum network will operate on will be supported by the iPhone 5, alleviating compatibility concerns.
Aside from 4G and a faster processor, the iPhone 5 is also rumoured to feature a four-inch display, a taller, slimmer design, an improved eight-megapixel camera and a redesigned ‘mini’ dock connector.
Keep ‘em peeled for full details of Apple’s announcement shortly.