M7 Motion Co-processor to get upgrade for iPhone 6?

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Chinese-language site Geekbar has leaked some schematics that purport to show the successor to Apple's M7 co-processor chip currently used in the iPhone 5s. The M7's successor's codename is "Phosphorus."

But why "phosphorus?" This could be a reference to the phone's very light weight, perhaps lighter than any other iPhone before it. I arrive at this conclusion because the word phosphorus comes from the Ancient Greek φωσφόρος (phōsphóros, “the bearer of light”), from φῶς (phôs, “light”) + φέρω (phérō, “to bear, to carry”). Apple's goal is to make its gadgets as light as possible, so the iPhone 6 weighs "about as much as light."

UPDATE: Macrumors member and apparent chip connoisseur leecbaker claims that this is not a motion chip, but instead, a barometric pressure sensor.
 
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