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More iPhone 5 Parts Leak Ahead of Official Launch



As noted by @chronic, at least one reseller has managed to get their hands on another iPhone 5 part. This time it's a iPhone 5 proximity light sensor flex cable, pictured above.

We asked iFixit's Kyle Wiens about the differences. He noted that the corresponding iPhone 4 part (pictured above/right) contains the power button, noise canceling mic and proximity/ambient light sensors. The new iPhone 5 part doesn't contain the mic, so it must be placed elsewhere on the iPhone 5.

Previously, we also saw the dock connector to the iPhone 5 leaked. So, while we can't build an iPhone 5 yet, the leakage of individual parts is likely a sign that we're getting closer and closer to launch.

The most recent rumors have the iPhone 5 launching in October.

Update: Kyle has also pointed out to us that the noise-canceling microphone is also missing from this part on the CDMA version of the iPhone 4, having instead been integrated into the headphone jack assembly. There are still, however, some differences in the relative orientations of the different components included on the iPhone 5 part compared to either the GSM or CDMA iPhone 4 part.

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43 months ago
Rating: 62 Votes
43 months ago
ZOMG, a part! Apple will indeed be releasing another iPhone at some point in the future!
Rating: 12 Votes
43 months ago

the leakage of individual parts is likely a sign that we're getting closer and closer to launch.


Of course we're getting closer to launch day. That's just the way time works. I would be worried if we were somehow moving through space time in such a way that meant we were getting further from launch day.
Rating: 7 Votes
43 months ago

Hurry up already, I'm about to lose my mind this this piece of junk iPhone 3G... Broke my last phone (3gs) so had to downgrade to my brothers old iPhone 3G for free... And I hate this phone with a passion. The letter "A" doesn't work and the "0" doesn't work... Sweetness! : (


How is that possible on a phone without a hardware keyboard?
Rating: 5 Votes
43 months ago
Another piece of the puzzle, we'll have a complete iPhone 5 soon enough.
Rating: 4 Votes
43 months ago

Image (http://i55.tinypic.com/2qsctts.jpg)


From your image, while it would appear that the iphone 4 has more volume, the iphone 5 can "get down" more.
Rating: 3 Votes
43 months ago
FINALLY!

Can't wait to see a leaked picture of the iPhone 5 :D
Rating: 3 Votes
43 months ago

How is that possible on a phone without a hardware keyboard?


The capacitive sensors in that area of the screen could be dead. You'd know by rotating and trying those letters/numbers again and the new letters/numbers in that area.
Rating: 3 Votes
43 months ago

Now all I want to see is a grainy photo of a dude at Starbucks holding an iPhone 5 proximity light sensor flex cable in his hands, allegedly conducting field testing.




Psst... An anonymous source sent me this grainy spyshot in Starbucks earlier today.

It must be true! ;)
Rating: 2 Votes
43 months ago
From the pictures it looks like the same part but just twisted differently. People treat this like UFO technology from the sky.
Rating: 2 Votes

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