New Photos Compare Bare Logic Boards for 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6
This past weekend saw the release of several images showing what was purportedly the bare logic board for the soon-to-be-released 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Now, new photos are circulating allegedly showing the same part coming from a larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model.
The images show the parts of both models of the iPhone 6 and of the iPhone 5s side by side. While it has not been established which iPhone 6 logic board belongs to which device, there now appear to be two parts larger in size than the current logic board of the iPhone 5s.
The two iPhone 6 models have logic boards that have a very similar layout. The differences are in the board design, as well as in the layout of the screw hole. This is most noticeable in the upper segment of the board, which consists of an arm stretching outwards above the battery, and across the top of the device. Allegedly, near field communication is supported by this part.
It has yet to be confirmed that the parts displayed in the photos are legit. They do, however, closely resemble existing parts, and they are also quite expensive to fake. Visible part numbers, as those followed by Apple, also lend credibility to the pictures.
The expected launched of the iPhone 6 is some time in September. As of now, it is unclear if both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models will be launched simultaneously, or if only the former will make the initial release.