Leaked iPhone 5S Motherboard Photo Surfaces, Most Likely Fake



Apple is rumored to be releasing the iPhone 5S this year, so far there have been a few alleged leaked parts for the device on the web, none have ever proven to be the real deal.

Today a website named iOS Doc, with no track record for this sort of thing, has posted some pictures claiming they are of the iPhone 5S motherboard. This part of the iPhone 5S look exactly like the iPhone 5 motherboard, except A7 labeled processor chip.

While the site claims the photo comes “from a very reliable source”, we are very skeptical about the legitimacy of this iPhone 5S part. The source goes on to claim that the A7 chip will have a 1.2Ghz quad-core processor along with 2GB RAM built into the motherboard.

The new A7 SoC was to be expected, but we didn’t anything until now about the amount of cores or clock rate. It should be much faster than Apple’s dual-core A6, which is clocked at 1.3Ghz. A7 will also feature the PowerVR  quad-core SGX554MP4 graphics processor, also featured in the 4th generation iPad. This amount of power will definitely be able to widen the possibilities of gaming, but should get us worried about battery life.

The iPhone 5S should also come with a RAM improvement, trading the 1GB of LPDDR2-1066 RAM for a dual-channel 2GB LPDDR-800 memory, which should improve performance and multi-tasking even more.

We believe that this photo is of an iPhone 5 motherboard with some novice Photoshop work done to it. 9to5Mac Tweeted earlier claiming that when zoomed in to the image, something about the pixels around the A7 logo just isn’t right. What do you guys think?

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