Photo of the upcoming iPhone 6s logic board has leaked online, and in a new set of images shows up the next-generation iPhone’s minor design tweaks and lot more. Compared to current iPhone 6, the logic board of what so alleged iPhone 6s shows some miniature differences. There appears to be updated chips, including NFC and LTE as well as is the inclusion of Force Touch technology, which is one of the biggest touted changes in the new iPhone. Despite the skepticism, it looks like the tech will finally be packed into a all-new smartphone from Apple owing ro certain.
According to 9to5Mac who got their hands on leaked image of the iPhone 6s and a few days after the site shared photos from unnamed sources which showed that a new, faster Qualcomm LTE chip could be in store for the iPhone this year, and today claims that on top of the faster LTE speeds and increased energy efficiency, the iPhone 6s will include fewer chips that are collectively more efficient. But very non-palpable changes in the iPhone 6s dimensions, that was suggested the it will see a 0.16mm taller and 0,13mm wider than the current model. These dimensions seem to back up earlier reports of the iPhone 6s being slightly thicker than the iPhone 6 for purpose of accommodating the new Force Touch panel.
Now up on the cards is a brand new and faster NFC chip from Qualcomm – NXP 66VP2 – which will be twice as fast as the current NXP 65V10 in the iPhone 6. Likely the same 16GB entry-level capacity seen on current iPhones.
“It’s unclear what the new 66VP2 may change in the iPhone, but it is likely to add a secure element processor, reducing the need for a separate chip.”
Not only has Apple shrunk the logic board by some measure for the iPhone 6s, but the number of chipse seem to have been curtailed on this new board as though. “One section of the board that previously had in excess of 10 components has been pared down to 3 main chips, simultaneously cutting the number of parts and increasing the power efficiency of the ones that remain.” Remains is to see, like the CPU or flash memory, carry a smaller number of manufacturing processes as well, reducing energy draw and increasing efficeincy.
The Thoshiba flash memory chip shown in the photos has a 16GB capacity based on the “G7” in the part number, was built suing a 19nm production process. Suggesting that the new line of iPhones this year will once again offer a starting storage options of 16GB, likely supplimented with the same 64GB and 128GB at higher price points, which already seen currently.
Interestingly, there’s also a CPU chip that can be seen on the logic board, but there are no markings on what should be the Apple A9 processor. With 16GB of storage, which is compalined is not enough entry-level space as HD video and space-hungry apps have proliferated, recently Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller claimed the company’s cloud-focused service like the just-launched Apple Music, help reduce the storage and stresses on low-end storage configurations. With iOS 9 such as a smaller iOS update sizes and app thinning to load only the app assets needed for a particular device, will also help trim down storage needs.
As oft-mentioned, the NFC chip of the iPhone 6s is again from NXP but with a new 66VP2 part number compared to the part number of iPhone 6. Chip teardown experts at Chipworks were unclear, although they posit it could be eliminating the need for a seperate secure element processor altogether and folding the two into the chip. There’s no iSight camera module to inspect here.
Nevertheless, a recently published report suggests that Apple’s next-gen iPhone will have a 12MP rear camera with 4K video recording. Speaking of Apple’s next plans on storage, may be looking to increase storage on the entry level iPhone 6s to 32GB, eliminating the 16GB option altogether. Photo leaked today however shows a 16GB memory chip, which could well be due to the board’s prototype nature, and no surprise if Apple made the jump to 32GB before launch.
Any changes in dimensions would be negligible, leaving the device compatible with nearly all existing iPhone 6 cases and accessories. The iPhone 6s will have a faster and more efficient LTE chip which will help the smartphone gain some extra battery life.