Looks like another iPhone 5 part has made its way onto the internet. This time it’s a motherboard. However, as is pointed out by reports, it doesn’t have the standard labeling expected of an iPhone part. This means it’s likely a prototype part, if from an iPhone at all.
Not pictured, however, is a processor. It’s unclear what sort of processor the next iPhone will be using, but it seems that it may be an A5-2, if rumors are accurate. This would mean that it’s similar to that of the iPhone 4S, (the A5) but tweaked.
From it, these are some of the things reports have gathered:
– The SIM card slot is likely Nano SIM as it appears smaller than the current iPhone, and rumors have long pointed to a smaller SIM.
– The battery connector is said to have five pins. The iPhone 4S had 4. This may indicate the larger, higher-capacity battery.
– There are also more antenna connections, which indicates the possibility of the next iPhone being an LTE 4G handset.
– The digitizer connector for the display is also changed a bit. Which may indicate a slight update to the display (aside from being larger, it may be slightly thinner).
According to 9to5Mac, this image comes from an “unverified forum post” however they point out that the same person posted the photos of an iPhone 4S mobo in August 2011.