Date: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015, 12:09
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor
The part leaks continue and new photos and videos have surfaced showing the components of Apple’s upcoming “iPhone 6s” handset. Specifically, the new photos and videos reveal an iPhone 6s logic board and display assembly paired with a number of iPhone 6 components such as the rear shell and battery to create a device that starts up enough to be able to display a screen showing a booting gear icon.
The leaked video shows the handset booted to its gear screen and then opened, displaying the device’s component parts. Several components such as the rear camera are missing, but there are enough parts present to deliver data to the iPhone 6s display.
According to previous leaks, the handset will feature a Force Touch input, Qualcomm’s MDM9635M LTE baseband modem to support faster LTE with increased power efficiency and Qualcomm’s WTR3925 radio frequency transceiver chip to pair with the new modem for enhanced cellular network performance.
The new Qualcomm circuitry is rumored to combine separate spectrums into a single faster connection to increase data speeds and network capacity. By combining the functions of two Qualcomm radio chips into one on the iPhone 6s, power efficiency and performance are improved while taking up less space on the logic board.
The long-awaited A9 processor seems to be missing from the leaked media, but the A9 package is roughly 10 percent larger in area than the A8 package found in the iPhone 6. The reason for the increased size isn’t confirmed, but it’s possible Apple has moved some additional functionality into the main chip to increase efficiency and save overall space.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6s handset at a media event on September 9th.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.
Via MacRumors and