- Image courtesy of Sonny Dickson
The iPhone 5 could feature an Apple A6 chip, according to a recently leaked photo of the device's logic board.
The picture of the component was posted by Sonny Dickson, who has been digging up a number of parts leaking out of the company's supply chain. The chip in the photo features an A6 designation. This hints at the possibility of Apple stepping up its processor big time for the next-generation iPhone.
MacRumors weighed in on the image featuring this processor.
"It is difficult to assess the validity of the photo, as [it] could rather easily have been faked and the image's small size and low quality make it impossible to determine the details of smaller text on the chip, but it does offer the first specific photo claim of the chip to be included in the next iPhone," wrote the site.
Several other photos featuring accessories for the upcoming iPhone 5 have been leaked onto the internet.
iLounge.com shared a picture that displays an accessory for the new device that features the smaller dock connector rumored for the smartphone.
The photo includes a dual-device wall charge from a company called syncABLE Pro. This accessory comes with a cable that converts a standard microUSB cord into a compatible cord with a smaller dock connector.
In other iPhone 5-related news, the device will not come equipped with an NFC (near-field-communications) chip.
AnandTech has ruled out the possibility of Apple bringing this feature to the new iPhone due to some of the photos leaked showing the backing of the device.
"Given the primarily metal backside of the new iPhone, it's highly unlikely that NFC is in the cards for this generation. In fact, given the very little space at top and bottom dedicated to those glass RF windows, you can almost entirely rule it out," wrote AnandTech.