Japanese site Moumantai recently published a snapshot of what is claimed to be the logic board of the next iPhone.
The component seems very much identical to that of the previous version, which may indicate that there will be no design changes.
However, on closer inspection, a new placement of the screws atop the board can be noticed.
In addition, the absence of the processor may hint that Apple won’t introduce the next-generation A7 chip until next year.
The fact that the size of the space for the processor is unchanged could mean that the iPhone 5S will keep the 32-nanometer process used for the current A6 and A6X chips from the iPhone 5 and iPad 4.
The A7 is believed to be built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in a 28-nanometer process.