New 'leak' might show critical iPhone 7s component

New ‘leak’ might show critical iPhone 7s component


iPhone 7s logic board
This could be the guts of iPhone 7s.
Photo: Benjamin Geskin

The guts of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7s have apparently been revealed in yet another leak.

A reliable tipster posted photos today of what is believed to be the iPhone 7s logic board, which ties together all the handset’s components. It’s one of just a few iPhone 7s leaks we’ve seen ahead of the handset’s unveiling this fall.

There’s not much we don’t already know about iPhone 8, thanks to an ever-growing list of leaks and the secrets revealed by Apple’s own HomePod firmware. But there hasn’t been anywhere near as much buzz for the iPhone 7s.

That’s understandable, given that the iPhone 7s reportedly will be an incremental upgrade over the iPhone 7. The iPhone 8 is expected to deliver a radical new design and exciting new features to celebrate the smartphone’s 10th anniversary.

iPhone 7s logic board is among first leaks

However, thanks to reliable tipster Benjamin Geskin, we now have what is claimed to be another piece of the iPhone 7s puzzle. The photo above supposedly reveals the handset’s logic board, onto which Apple will mount the iPhone 7s processor, flash storage and other important chips.

The logic board will also marry other internal components, like the iPhone’s cameras, speakers and display. It’s not yet clear what kind of specifications we can expect from the more-affordable device. However, recent rumors promise Apple’s next-generation A11 chip and wireless charging will be part of the iPhone 7s package.

You won’t necessarily need to fork out $1,000 for iPhone 8 to get your hands on some of its most exciting features, then. But iPhone 8 will boast some spectacular selling points, like advanced facial recognition, and a stunning edge-to-edge display.


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