There’s been much controversy and speculation in recent months as to whether Apple will introduce next generation iPhone with A5X or A6 processor. A component photo showing an A6 marking on the chipset discovered earlier today by iOS developer Sonny Dickson seemed to “confirm” that the next-generation iPhone would indeed run a the A6 CPU.
Photos of iPhone 5 motherboard have already leaked multiple times in past but none of them revealed its processor chip. Opinions differ, however, as to the component’s authenticity, particularly because of the somewhat smudgy nature of the A6 processor labeling itself.
As usual with photo leaks, the image is blurry and the A6 logo on the integrated chip on the logicboard could have been easily faked with Photoshop. We also can’t vouch if this is real at all, but since the spy shot was shared by iOS developer Sonny Dickson, who has been digging up photos of a number of components leaking out of Apple’s supply chain, it seems that Apple may introduce a brand-new chip family with the next-generation iPhone.
The next-generation iPhone is believed to be in production and some time away from shipping, however. Most reports have positioned its announcement on Sept. 12, and possible release on Sept. 21, alongside Apple’s new operating system, iOS 6.
The cracks in Apple armor will continue to leak with pictures of new iPhone 5 parts surfacing everyday. We can’t wait to get our hands on the next generation iPhone on iOS 6.0 powered by the A6 chip. What about you?