The iPhone 6 must go down as one of the most-leaked products in tech history, and since the manufacturing process commenced a short while ago, we’ve been able to get right into the guts of Apple’s next big thing. Today, we get a look at what is claimed to be the device’s logic board, and although the much-hyped A8 processor is obscured from view, the fact that it’s almost fully assembled presents us with our first proper look at what will be one of smartphone’s most crucial components.

As you can see in the photo below, shared by the folks of Apple.club.tw, you’ve got the slot for the nano SIM card as well as the flash storage chip, but unfortunately, the really interesting stuff is still obscured by the shielding that Apple places over these vital pieces of hardware.

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The A8 processor, for example, will be the workhorse of the entire device, and although details on this particular feature have been scarce, we recently caught wind of a few interesting tidbits. Notably, the Apple A8 will remain dual-core, but will be capable of churning out 2 GHz + per core, and with the A7 of the iPhone 5s and two current-gen iPads being the first to feature 64-bit architecture, the next-gen edition will certainly do likewise.

Elsewhere, the iPhone 6 will pack a stronger rear-facing camera, with leaks this week offering a glimpse of the revised ‘True Tone’ flash component, and with TSMC having been tasked with mass-producing the improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor, the iPhone 6 should feel a lot smoother and more responsive in terms of real-world use.

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iOS 8, which has barely gotten a mention over these past few weeks thanks to the daily dose of leaks and new iPhone 6-related info, is almost ready for prime time according to sources in the know, and with September 9th having been outlined as the announcement date, we won’t have too long a wait for the official, irrefutable final product to emerge.

With 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models on the horizon, analysts are predicting that record numbers of iPhone users will upgrade this time around as Apple finally brings some of those ‘big’ changes that many folks have been waiting for. With that, a large number of Android users may also jump ship as the Cupertino giant adds that all-important display real estate, but with Samsung also poised to drop the 5.7-inch QHD Galaxy Note 4, it’s going to be a very intense scrap for dominance this fall.

(Source: AppleClub [Google Translate])

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