“Last week, we shared a pair of photos of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S, revealing a few details such as a larger-capacity battery and a new dual-LED flash system for the rear camera,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.

“At the time, we had some questions about the main chip from the device, which lacked an A-series identification printed on it and which carried date codes indicating that it had been manufactured in October 2012,” Slivka reports. “We have now received several additional photos showing the device in greater detail, with a particular emphasis on the main chip.”

Slivka reports, “As seen in one photo, the chip carries an Apple model number of APL0698, suggesting that this is indeed intended to be branded as an A7 chip rather than a modification on the A6 chip found in the iPhone 5.”

Read more, and see the photos, in the full article here.