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  • Additional Photos of Rumored iPhone 5S Surface


    As many of you probably already know, Apple will likely release a successor to its iPhone 5 in the fall of this year and new images that have surfaced suggest that the device may pack a next-generation “A7” processor when it debuts. The new images follow closely after a previous leak last week, which showed off a larger-capacity battery and a new dual-LED flash component for the rear camera. The most recently revealed pictures published by MacRumors give a closer view of the processor in the alleged iPhone 5S, with the branding on the device suggesting that the processor will be a new “A7” chip and not a variant of Apple’s existing A6 family.



    The chip in the photo has a model number of APL0698, whereas the model numbers for the A6 and A6X were APL0598 and APL5598. The A5 and its subsequent iterations carried model numbers in the vein of APLx4xx, demonstrating the system with which Apple marks progression in its processor families.



    The recent report notes that the chip for the supposed 5S carried 1 GB of Elpida DRAM, which is the same capacity seen in the A6. There are also indications that the chip may have been made by TSMC, lending weight to recent rumors that Apple is attempting to switch away from Samsung for its chips.



    Taking a closer look at the date codes of assorted components shows that the device appears to have been assembled in December of 2012, which would make this an early prototype put together only weeks after the launch of the iPhone 5. In addition to the new information on the processor the leak also gives a closer view of the back of the device. The new look shows that the device does indeed have a dual-LED flash array and gives a clearer view of that component. A dual-LED flash would likely allow for better photos when taken in low-light conditions.

    Rumors of the so-called iPhone 5S will continue to float, especially as the time of the year gets closer. We won’t know for sure what’s true and what isn’t until Apple releases some concrete evidence though.

    Source: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Additional Photos of Rumored iPhone 5S Surface started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. big poops's Avatar
      big poops -
      if the processor is supposedly an A7 because of APL0698, Then why does the number on the alleged "A8" chip have APL0398? Wouldn't it be APL0798? just noticed that. maybe I'm over analyzing
    1. akonibai's Avatar
      akonibai -
      the number 1243 is a date code, this is used to tell when the chip is built. From the number its built on 2012 workweek 43.
    1. OUT FOX EM's Avatar
      OUT FOX EM -
      Quote Originally Posted by big poops View Post
      if the processor is supposedly an A7 because of APL0698, Then why does the number on the alleged "A8" chip have APL0398? Wouldn't it be APL0798? just noticed that. maybe I'm over analyzing
      The A8 isn't a real thing yet. That picture was just photoshopped for use in the article.