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A seemingly fully-assembled logic board -- with most of its attached silicon unseen under metal shielding -- said to be destined for Apple's next-generation iPhone surfaced on Thursday in a new set of photos from the Far East.




A number of smaller chips and connectors can be spotted on the part, including what appears to be a NAND array, though the majority of its components are covered. The photo was sourced by Chinese repair firm GeekBar.

The overall shape of the board, including mounting locations, matches up with previously seen printed circuit boards that were thought to be intended for the rumored 5.5-inch model. Both that part, as well as another said to be bound for the anticipated 4.7-inch variant, appear larger than the logic boards found in the iPhone 5 series.

Many other components apparently being prepared for the next-generation iPhone lineup have been revealed in a series of leaks from Asia in recent weeks. Those include a control cable said to be for the 5.5-inch variant; another flex cable featuring a Lightning connector, microphone and headphone jack; an inlaid Apple logo; and a number of metallic rear casings.

Apple is expected to officially announce the 4.7-inch model at a Sept. 9 media event. Production for the 5.5-inch model has repeatedly been rumored to have been delayed thanks to production issues.
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Why must every bloody story set in China be referred to as "the Far East"? We know where China is located. This isn't the 1700's. If the writers here get any lazier, might as well just go completely to a Reddit-style user submitted content format instead. Jesus.

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Unless it's from Taiwan. Then it's "out of the Far East." Maybe so they don't have to say "Digitimes."
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and for those in China, the far east is probably the USA
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and for those in China, the far east is probably the USA

Yep.

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and for those in China, the far east is probably the USA

 

LMAO.

 

Geekbar has been pretty accurate source in previous leaks as well. ( And there are actually a few more photos shown with size measurement )

 

Assuming the board leaks are correct, then the 5.5 will likely be a secret design. Hence why we haven't seen anything about it. And that the Pegatron isn't actually getting more total % iPhone orders, but likely Foxconn will be the only supplier for the 5.5" iPhone. While Pegatron gets more of the 4.7" orders. 


Edited by ksec - 8/14/14 at 8:31am
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and for those in China, the far east is probably the USA

Well, it's still China—if you keep on going. 😃
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LMAO.

 

Geekbar has been pretty accurate source in previous leaks as well. ( And there are actually a few more photos shown with size measurement )

 

Assuming the broad leaks are correct, then the 5.5 will likely be a secret design. Hence why we haven't seen anything about it. And that the Pegatron isn't actually getting more total % iPhone orders, but likely Foxconn will be the only supplier for the 5.5" iPhone. While Pegatron gets more of the 4.7" orders. 

 

Don't make me laugh. The reason we haven't seen ANYTHING, yet have almost enough parts to assemble a working 4.7, is because there is no 5.5. There never was.

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and for those in China, the far east is probably the USA

LMAO.

Geekbar has been pretty accurate source in previous leaks as well. ( And there are actually a few more photos shown with size measurement )

Assuming the broad leaks are correct, then the 5.5 will likely be a secret design. Hence why we haven't seen anything about it. And that the Pegatron isn't actually getting more total % iPhone orders, but likely Foxconn will be the only supplier for the 5.5" iPhone. While Pegatron gets more of the 4.7" orders. 

I find it hard to believe that Apple would make two separate announcements for the iPhone. Either there will be one new size, or they will announce both together and say the big one ships later, unless they ship at the same time.
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Don't make me laugh. The reason we haven't seen ANYTHING, yet have almost enough parts to assemble a working 4.7, is because there is no 5.5. There never was.

 

Well you should read the bit just before what you highlighted 

 

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 Assuming the board leaks are correct
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I find it hard to believe that Apple would make two separate announcements for the iPhone. Either there will be one new size, or they will announce both together and say the big one ships later, unless they ship at the same time.

 

I think that is what's going to happen assuming the board leaks are correct.

 

Edit. The measurement shown in Geekbar

 

Board A : 61.52 x 98.66mm

Broad B : 51.14 x 95.52mm


Edited by ksec - 8/14/14 at 1:46pm
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Why must every bloody story set in China be referred to as "the Far East"? We know where China is located.

 

Opium Valley.

 
If the writers here get any lazier, might as well just go completely to a Reddit-style user submitted content format instead.

 

Ooh, with one addendum: the userbase collectively can downvote posts enough to get them REMOVED entirely.

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post #13 of 27
Ho hum

I probably could use a new iPhone but to be honest I'd rather see leaks about the next iPad. I use my iPad every day, can't say that for the iPhone.
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Why must every bloody story set in China be referred to as "the Far East"? We know where China is located. This isn't the 1700's. If the writers here get any lazier, might as well just go completely to a Reddit-style user submitted content format instead. Jesus.

 

I moved from the Boston area (where there is a large population of asians) to Boca Raton, FL (where there are few) about five years ago.  I still can't get over all the signs I see down here.  Oriental markets, Oriental massage, etc.  Back in Boston, you would be properly slapped in the face for applying that word to one of your asian friends or associates.  It's like I've gone back in time 40 years down here.

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A bit misleading teaser picture for this article.
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I moved from the Boston area (where there is a large population of asians) to Boca Raton, FL (where there are few) about five years ago.  I still can't get over all the signs I see down here.  Oriental markets, Oriental massage, etc.  Back in Boston, you would be properly slapped in the face for applying that word to one of your asian friends or associates.  It's like I've gone back in time 40 years down here.

Let's have a long discussion and history lesson on why the word Oriental is politically incorrect.

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Let's have a long discussion and history lesson on why the word Oriental is politically incorrect.

I always thought that only people aren't supposed to be referred to as 'Oriental'.
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Let's have a long discussion and history lesson on why the word Oriental is politically incorrect.

 

Can we have a longer discussion on why it doesn’t matter to be politically correct instead?

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That logic board is MUCH bigger than the 5S.

 

So obvious the 5.5 is coming

Only a deaf man can't see it.

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Don't make me laugh. The reason we haven't seen ANYTHING, yet have almost enough parts to assemble a working 4.7, is because there is no 5.5. There never was.

When was the last time that Apple announced the iPhone without leaving a big disappointment for people who believed in rumors? No difference this time and a lot of people WILL be disappointed because there's no 5.5" iPhone...WHATSOEVER. But then Apple still sell the heck out of 4.7" iPhone. It's been proven from time to time with 4S and 5S which were just a minimal update vs 4 and 5. 4.7" from 4" is a big jump too, there is no reason that Apple should do 5.5" at this time, really.

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I find it hard to believe that Apple would make two separate announcements for the iPhone. Either there will be one new size, or they will announce both together and say the big one ships later, unless they ship at the same time.
Not really, smaller IPad was annocened at a seperate event(even if full IPad was upgraded as well) so they can easily.
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That logic board is MUCH bigger than the 5S.

 

So obvious the 5.5 is coming

Only a deaf man can't see it.

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Let's have a long discussion and history lesson on why the word Oriental is politically incorrect.

Huh…doesn't the sun "rise" from that direction anymore then?

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The only reason the processor is covered up is out of respect for Qualcomm. If they knew anything about what it was, their heads would explode. They still haven't fully recovered from the "kick to the balls" 64bit A7 from last year.

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In other news, TMZ release photos of the complete iphone 6, with package and everything. For some reason apple rumor sites are not allowed to relay the news.  Note that it can still be a fake phone.

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In other news, TMZ release photos of the complete iphone 6, with package and everything. For some reason apple rumor sites are not allowed to relay the news.


Because it’s a fake of theirs and we couldn’t be bothered to deal with idiotic scumbags?

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Because it’s a fake of theirs and we couldn’t be bothered to deal with idiotic scumbags?

 

indeed it looks like its a fake. 9 to5 mac has a great article about it.

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