Leaked iPhone 6s Logic Board Reveals New NFC Chip, 16GB Storage, Fewer Components?

Leaked iPhone 6s Logic Board Reveals New NFC Chip, 16GB Storage, Fewer Components?

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Images of an alleged iPhone 6s logic board reveal a new NFC chip, 16Gb of storage, and a reduction in the number of components used, reports 9to5Mac.

Chipworks was able to identify an NFC chip labelled 66VP2 on the logic board, an upgrade from the NXP 65V10 chip used in the iPhone 6. The exact changes to the chip are unclear but it may add a secure element processor, removing the need for a separate chip.

Leaked iPhone 6s Logic Board Reveals New NFC Chip, 16GB Storage, Fewer Components?

Analysis of the logic board also reveals a significant reduction in the number of components being used.

One section of the board that previously had in excess of 10 components has been pared down to 3 main chips, simultaneously cutting the number of parts and increasing the power efficiency of the ones that remain. Other necessary and remaining chips, such as the flash memory and CPU, notably benefit from smaller manufacturing processes that enable the iPhone 6S to offer the same or faster functionality with smaller, less power-hungry parts.

Chipworks notes that while the logic still has Bosch and InvenSense accelerometer and gyroscope parts, it's possible that a new smaller alternative from STMicroelectronics could be used on the final product, having already debuted in the Apple Watch.

While customers are hoping that Apple will increase its minimum storage capacity to 32GB, Chipworks found that the Toshiba Flash Memory on the leaked board is 16GB and is built with a 19nm production process. Of course, Apple could just be using the 16GB of storage for testing and easily change it before launch.

Previous predictions for the iPhone 6s include Force Touch, a faster LTE chip, a Rose Gold color option, 7000 series aluminum, 12MP Camera, 4K Video Recording, 240fps Slow-Mo, and more.

Early production of the next generation device has reportedly begun. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Leaked iPhone 6s Logic Board Reveals New NFC Chip, 16GB Storage, Fewer Components?

Leaked iPhone 6s Logic Board Reveals New NFC Chip, 16GB Storage, Fewer Components?
Blakealicious - July 5, 2015 at 4:53pm
Still content with my 4s but I would enjoy the 6 technology in a smaller size like the 4s size.
4s will forever be the last 3.5" screen size - July 5, 2015 at 9:47pm
4-inch is still involved with Apple, but I hate to say it that any phone after that will keep the 4-inch versions going.
Johnson's Peter - July 3, 2015 at 7:50pm
Hold on to your dreams, maybe one day they'll come true.
New NFC means? - July 3, 2015 at 5:00pm
Forget what other new stuff the 6s will come in, I wanna know what changes here in NFC.
Matt - July 3, 2015 at 5:48pm
Probably going to allow 3rd party companies to use it. Or maybe putting it in there now and then doing something when iPhone 7 comes out.
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