The rumored successor to Apple’s latest flagship model, which is currently the iPhone 5, is going to be the iPhone 5S. The name is only natural as the company’s previous models were the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4S. While there’s a slim chance that the company may go with the iPhone 6 as the successor to the current flagship model it’s still the 5S that’s the top pick so far.
While the specifications of the upcoming Apple smartphone are still kept under wraps a new photo has leaked online that shows some of its internals. The motherboard of what appears to be the next generation iPhone has been spotted over at the iosdoc website and looks to be pretty impressive indeed.
The upcoming model will sport the Apple A7 chip which is a quad core processor and is clocked at 1.2 GHz. It comes integrated with a PowerVR quad-core SGX554MP4 graphics processor which is the same one used in the 4th generation iPad. The device will also come with a dual-channel 2GB LPDDR-800 memory which should improve the multi-tasking performance of the smartphone. On the software side it’s going to run on iOS 7 which is expected to bring improvements on widgets and the notification system.
The iPhone 5S will be similar in size and dimension as the iPhone 5. This shows that the company has only made a hardware upgrade for their next model. What we are concerned about though is the battery life of the next iPhone. While it may sport a much more powerful processor this also means that it will eat up more battery life. We are hoping that the company will increase the battery capacity or find ways to make the device more power efficient.
Rumor has it that Apple is expected to release this new model as early as July of this year. This makes it compete directly with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S4 which could come in as early as April in Europe and June in the United States.