Leaked Photos: Apple iPhone 5S will come with A7 quad-core CPU and GPU, 2 GB of RAM
Update: Please read our follow-up here. We hope to clarify things a bit more.
We have featured many next-gen iPhone rumors, but now we want to clarify things a bit and we’ll show you an exclusive photo of the iPhone 5S motherboard with Apple’s A7 processor.
It’s been a tough and long road but we finally made it here. Today you can get a glimpse at Apple’s iPhone 5S motherboard. The photos are from a very reliable source who confirmed us many of the old rumors, though now we have proofs too.
As you can see, the motherboard is pretty much similar to the one iPhone 5 uses, which proves that the iPhone 5S will keep the size and 4-inch display. So do not expect a bigger display, at least not for now.
The iPhone 5S will come with a new quad-core Apple A7 processor, clocked at 1.2Ghz and iOS 7. The phone’s design will probably be very much similar to the iPhone 5, getting only hardware and software improvements. iOS 7 will also come with a highly improved Siri, able to “do a lot of new cool stuff.” Unfortunately our source didn’t want to speak very much about this aspect.
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.
iOS 7 may come with some features nearly every iPhone user was dreaming of, including widgets and an improved notifications center. Hopefully Apple will be able to work on battery management, considering that all the new features, along with the more powerful CPU and GPU are battery hogs. Otherwise the iPhone 5S battery life might be less than decent.