Images Leak of Rumored ‘iPhone 5′ A6 Processor

Posted on August 30, 2012 by

We’ve seen a lot of parts leak that are claimed to be from the 6th-generation iPhone, but this is the first one that includes the processor. The images show an Apple-branded A6 processor.

From 9to5Mac:

The crisp picture shows the logical board without any protective EMI shielding for an internal look at the A6 chip that supposedly sits inside. We are a bit weary of the authenticity of this picture, as its originator, Sonny Dickson, said it needed to be “enhanced with Photoshop.”

It is speculated the A6, or a variant of the A5X chip, would appear in the next iPhone, and many thought Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s 28nm process would manufacturer the quad-core chip, but the latest reports claimed Apple is stuck with Samsung for at least CPU and/or baseband chip building after TSMC rebuffed an exclusive bid.