iPhone 6 leaked schematics show new ‘M8’ coprocessor

With the iPhone 5S Apple first introduced a power-saving coprocessor named M7 that gathers data from the accelerometer, the compass and the gyroscope.

A new set of leak schematics posted by GeekBar on Weibo and spotted by GforGames evokes the existence of a component that could be presented as the M8 coprocessor integrated into the A8 chip.

Codenamed Phosphorus, the new coprocessor would be able to analyze a large range of health-related data: the heart rate, calories burned, cholesterol levels or blood sugar.

It is very likely that in order to manage information on users’ health from sensors mounted on the iPhone, the alleged Phosphorus could be matched to the rumored iWatch or third-party accessories.

GeekBar has also leaked information about a possible 128GB iPhone 6 version and the Qualcomm chip that would support 4G LTE networks of up to 150Mbps.