Video Comparison of 'iPhone 5' Front Panel and Flex Cables to iPhone 4S Parts

Wednesday August 22, 2012 8:41 PM PDT by Eric Slivka
Repair firm SmartPhone Medic has just posted a new video comparing several parts from the next-generation iPhone to their counterparts from the iPhone 4S.


The parts shown include the front panel and flex cables for the external controls and dock connector/headphone jack, and while all of these parts have been seen previously, the video offers another good look at what changes can be expected for the next-generation iPhone.


A number of parts for the next-generation iPhone have leaked in recent weeks and months, although observers are still waiting for a good look at the most crucial part of the device: the logic board. After photos showing the part with shielding in place surfaced last week, fresh photos showing the shielding removed appeared earlier today. Unfortunately, the blurry nature of the photos and the incomplete state of assembly on the part still leave questions about the core components powering the device.

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Posted: 29 months ago
Does anyone have iPhone 5 rumor fatigue yet? There is no suspense left for Sep 12th.
Rating: 13 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
iPhone parts for everybody!!

Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago

iPhone 5?

*facepalm*


Agreed. It’s the iPhone 9!

It is the 9th distinct hardware design; not just colors and GB but unique construction/parts for 8 prior models:

iPhone

iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4

iPhone 4 CDMA with new antenna design and mute switch position

iPhone 4 white with redesigned camera ring

iPhone 4 white CDMA with redesigned camera ring AND new antenna design/mute switch

iPhone 4s

iPhone (again)
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
Someone get a Plumber!!! These leaks are getting worse!
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
Those old iPhones look freakishly short and squat.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
You know its ugly when even samsung doesnt want to copy it.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
With all of the leaked parts, why hasn't someone just assembled all the pieces and had a working iPhone by now? A rumor-zombie iPhone.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago


iPhone (again)


Nagromme, I think you just nailed it!

Henceforth the new iPhone shall be referred to as the "iPhone (again)"
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago

You have a right to your opinion but you have no idea what Steve jobs would have or wouldn't har let happen. From what everyone is saying before he passed he signed off on the design of the new iPhone. So if in fact this is the new iPhone then Steve did allow this.

And people should stop saying Steve wouldn't have and would have BLAH BLAH BLAH. He's not god.


James




Sheldon Cooper
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago

Those old iPhones look freakishly short and squat.


Just wait.

Within days of the new iPhone launch, "taller" will be the new normal and people will wonder how they ever manged on a "short and squat" screen.

Hopefully the trolls will go away then after their audience is shrunk quite a bit and no one wants to hear it anymore.
Rating: 2 Votes

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