A new image of the next-generation iPhone's motherboard leaked this week and revealed that it will feature the company's new A7 chip.
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The photo was leaked by iOSDoc, who also reported that this A7 chip will be a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, outdoing the tri-core chip found on the iPhone 5. It will also have 2GB RAM and a new version of iOS.
Other rumored improvements for this device include new Siri capabilities and possibly a larger screen. However, nothing has been confirmed about the device by Apple.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S will both launch sometime in 2013, according to an older report.
The information came from a Chinese mobile information site called Laoyaoba.com which reported that an inside source told it that he has seen both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S at Apple suppliers. He also claims that this means that Apple will launch both models before the end of 2013.
He also described the design of the iPhone 5S stating that it closely resembles the iPhone 5 and said that the iPhone 6 features a five-inch screen and a thinner and lighter design. This rumor agrees with some that have surfaced in the past pointing to a larger iPhone 6 launching this year.
Mac Rumors believes that this information could be credible.
"Due to Apple's use of Chinese manufacturers and the need to prototype their designs, it's possible that all of these sightings could be true, yet Apple may still not launch such a device in 2013," wrote the site. "If Apple does begin ramping up production for 2013, we expect we'll see parts of this larger device to also begin to leak out of China."