Images of an alleged iPhone 6 logic board have surfaced online

Until Apple officially announces the next generation iPhone there’s no stopping the rumors and the leaks. Often they give us an idea of what to expect from the company but one must take all this information with a grain of salt since it comes from unofficial sources. The latest leak comes from China and we get to see what is claimed to be the iPhone 6 logic board. Accompanying information states there will be an ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well as a Near Field Communication chip onboard. Both of these wireless connectivity features will be a first on the iPhone. For long it has been rumored that the iPhone will come with NFC and we are hearing those rumors again for the iPhone 6. NFC would enable e-payment functionality that is already available on rival platforms.

A series of new photos out of China claims to show the logic board for Apple’s anticipated “iPhone 6,” with information accompanying the pictures alleging that the board includes support for ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi, as well as near-field communications for potential e-wallet functions. The alleged “iPhone 6” logic board was shown on Saturday by French site, which said the source from China who sent the pictures is “particularly reliable.” That person claimed that the “iPhone 6” motherboard will feature an NFC chip, as well as a wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi module, both of which would be firsts for wireless connectivity in Apple’s iPhone lineup. The person also claimed that the reference number for the next iPhone is “N61.” The mounting brackets on the pictured board also seem to match up with leaked parts claiming to be from a 4.7-inch “iPhone 6.” The part shown in the picture lacks any included chips, and is just the logic board itself. That means key components, like an anticipated “A8” processor, flash storage, and even the rumored Wi-Fi chip are not actually pictured. The inclusion of 802.11ac Wi-Fi would bring the next iPhone up to speed with Apple’s current Mac lineup, most of which support the next-generation wireless connectivity. Apple began offering support for 802.11ac in June of 2013 when it launched compatible MacBook Air models and a redesigned AirPort Extreme.

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