The iPhone 5 sure as heck is due for an update, and so far initial rumors have pointed to a handset that is aptly known as the iPhone 5S. Of course, we are not ruling out the possibility that we could be looking at an iPhone 6, but history has dictated so far that the iPhone 5S would be a far better bet. Well, the closer to the new generation iPhone’s launch, the higher the chances of one of the parts suppliers cracking under pressure, including an image of the alleged new motherboard in the handset that depicts an Apple A7 chipset. This A7 chipset will definitely continue from where the iPhone 5’s A6 left off.

Word has it that the Apple A7 chipset will double the number of CPU cores and RAM, which means we could very well be looking at a quad-core 1.2GHz A7 processor and 2GB RAM, where the latter’s clock speed would have slowed down a wee bit. There are also whispers of the GPU being the quad-core PowerVR SGX554MP4.

We would like to ask this though, will Apple continue to use the Cortex A9 CPU cores, or will they make the jump to something more fancy like the A15 like Tegra 4 and the Exynos 5 Octa?

Update: The above has been confirmed to be a fake, and it will be relegated to the realms of Photoshop jobs.

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