Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014, 16:47
Category: Apple, Hardware, iPhone, News, photos, Rumor
Amid the many MANY iPhone 6 rumors comes this one from a Chinese repair company called GeekBar, who posted these pictures of what is supposedly the new logic boards for a 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone 6. The boards do not have components attached, but some Chinese sources say that the new device will sport a next-generation “A8” CPU, and have faster 802.11ac wireless networking chips as well as NFC hardware. Expectations of NFC (Near Field Communication) hardware in the iPhone have been around for some time, but Apple’s direction has clearly favored BlueTooth LE technology as used by their iBeacon hardware. The likelihood of any NFC hardware making it into Apple hardware is a stretch and questions the reliability of the report.
According to reports on the rumored 5.5 inch iPhone 6, manufacturing delays put the device’s debut closer to the end of 2014 or later.