Will the new iPhone house new antennas and a new battery?

September 12th can’t come quick enough for Apple fans around the world. That is the day Apple’s latest iPhone event is held and the new iPhone is expected to be unveiled.

A user from the WeiPhone forums has posted a couple of photos of what claim to be the motherboard (or logicboard) for the next iteration of the iPhone. If real, the part appears to be a prototype as there is no labelling or branding present.

With more antenna connections present, it adds fuel to the fire that the new iPhone will be Apples first LTE device. The photos do suggest that the new Nano-SIM format will be used in the handset. The new processor is not shown. Reports that Apple is testing an A5-2 processor, a tweaked version of what’s in the iPhone 4S, remain unconfirmed.

We have already reported on the higher capacity battery for the iPhone, the possibility of a new screen resolution and supposed images of the handsets casing.

As there is no confirmation on whether this is a genuine component, prototype, or a scrapped design, all we can really confirm is that the iPhone will have a slightly different design and specification. And that’s something we knew already.

Via: 9to5mac
Source and Images: WeiPhone (Chinese)

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What Iwant to know is, why Neowin doesn't show the logic board for other phones. What's the big deal on the iPhone logic board? Based on its size and the phone design, the board will be on one side of the phone. Its been this size roughly since iPhone 4. Same idea, same concept, Idon't understand the hype.

In fact, from what we've seen so far, the phone is a lackluster upgrade from the 4S. For a device that is waited on for a full year, it simply has to get better.

Does a new model of these really matter? Think about it, its pretty much the same exact phone with the same problems. You are better off getting a Droid Razr Maxx which is way more powerful than this junk.

CJEric said,

Problems? Junk? What are you talking about?

He's talking about the phone he decided to get, and therefore anyone who does not get that phone is buying junk, apparently.

sava700 said,
Does a new model of these really matter? Think about it, its pretty much the same exact phone with the same problems. You are better off getting a Droid Razr Maxx which is way more powerful than this junk.

Anti-Apple/iPhone guy? If you like the Droir Razr Maxx is ok, it's better for you, but for many people the iPhone is the best choice, just leave them alone and enjoy your phone...

Shadrack said,

He's talking about the phone he decided to get, and therefore anyone who does not get that phone is buying junk, apparently.

No. He is trying to say, that this phone dispite some new componets is the same phone as the last model and the model before it. Same style same problems. The problem part is totally wrong, the same everythign else is basically right.

Here is my single issue with an iPhone. For a device that si refreshed once every 365+ days, the next model should be a significat upgrade. This is why other devicesare better, because they make one, then weeks later a slightlybetetr one with a different same and by the time a year comes, the original model gets a significant update.

Example? Look at the Galaxy S. 3 main models. Several variants over the year. Each main mode is a significant improvement over the original. Look ow much better the GS3 is over the 2 and its variant siblings.

The most interesting thing to me is that it appears that they're using CNC milled stainless steel for the 'unibody' part of the case. That seems pretty remarkable for a device that's going to be produced in such quantity.

Shadrack said,

Really? That surprises me given its size.

It's network dependant but the biggest network has a 99% population coverage these days. The 1% remaining being right out in the sticks.

chrispinto said,

It's network dependant but the biggest network has a 99% population coverage these days. The 1% remaining being right out in the sticks.

For 2G maybe... its more like 70% for 3G and I live in London so I can't imagine what its like in the rest of the country.

M4x1mus said,

For 2G maybe... its more like 70% for 3G and I live in London so I can't imagine what its like in the rest of the country.

As I said, it's network dependant. I lived in London for a shade under 3 years, never had a 3g issue except congestion.

Pretty excited. I wonder if there will be anything left for them to truly announce during the event though? It seems like there are leaks left right and centre at the moment. So much for Cook saying that they're "doubling down on secrecy"- I wonder if that is simply logistically impossible now that Apple has reached the size that it has. Kind of takes the fun out of the announcements when there's not much left for them to surprise us with.

Brendando said,
Pretty excited. I wonder if there will be anything left for them to truly announce during the event though? It seems like there are leaks left right and centre at the moment. So much for Cook saying that they're "doubling down on secrecy"- I wonder if that is simply logistically impossible now that Apple has reached the size that it has. Kind of takes the fun out of the announcements when there's not much left for them to surprise us with.

The amount of leaks has shocked me to be honest. Unless Apple have decided to do a U-turn and just allow them to generate publicity and anticipation. Or all of these leaked parts are red herrings to throw people off.....

Brendando said,
Pretty excited.
I really like Apple's constant push on better battery technology. I really hope that the rest of the industry competes on this front as well.

Beyond that, I'm not really excited for the next iPhone.

pickypg said,
I really like Apple's constant push on better battery technology. I really hope that the rest of the industry competes on this front as well.

Beyond that, I'm not really excited for the next iPhone.


Making a battery bigger because your device is a battery sapping device is not new.

If a device has more to run, the battery has to be made bigger to dal with power consumption. They buy the same nicad batts everyone else buys.