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Alleged iPhone 5S Home Button, Vibrator and Volume/Mute Flex Cable Parts Surface

Nowhereelse.fr reports [Google translation] that it has spotted a pair of alleged parts for the iPhone 5S. The parts appear to have been posted by Japanese vendor Moumantai.

The first part is the device's home button, which looks very similar to the home button on the iPhone 5 with the exception of the flex cable used to connect to the main logic board. The cable on the iPhone 5S is much longer than seen in the iPhone 5 and is routed differently through the device's body.

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Apple has been rumored to be adding a fingerprint sensor to the iPhone 5S in the area of the home button, but if such a feature is to be integrated into the home button itself somehow, it does not seem to be apparent from this part.

The second part is claimed to be the vibrator for the iPhone 5S, although the image shows the vibrator attached to a flex cable that also appears to support the volume buttons and mute switch along the side of the device. The cable appears to be of a more compact layout than the corresponding iPhone 5 part.

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Part leaks from the iPhone 5S have so far been difficult to find, although speaker enclosures for both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 allegedly surfaced several months ago. The legitimacy of those claims has, however, remained unconfirmed.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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21 months ago
First comment: OMG NO FINGERPRINT SENSORZ?! NO BUY

Second comment: Teh Applez haz lost innovations!

Third comment: BETTER HAVEZ BIGGER SCREENZ PLZ

Fourth comment: Shamsung here i cum these flex cables r not innovative enuff!

Fifth comment (probably from AppleJuiced or someone): You're all idiots.

Sixth comment: APPLEZ IS DOOMED; DRIOD SO MANY NEW FEATUREZ AND INNOVATIVESION
Rating: 68 Votes
21 months ago

Now I have to say it, "Slow news day". Maybe MR should've mentioned the Blackberry Z10 rollout today.


This was the line for the Z10 launch, it would have made a great story. :D
Rating: 23 Votes
21 months ago

yawn, android here I come...


Sure, because the flex cables in android phones are more innovative... ;)
Rating: 22 Votes
21 months ago
Yawn. Where is the innovation?
Rating: 19 Votes
21 months ago
Vibrator... hmmmmmmm.....
Rating: 16 Votes
21 months ago

Surely you're not serious?


His name isn't Shirley.
Rating: 16 Votes
21 months ago
yawn, android here I come...
Rating: 16 Votes
21 months ago
where are the purple unicorns we were promised?
Rating: 13 Votes
21 months ago

First comment: OMG NO FINGERPRINT SENSORZ?! NO BUY

Second comment: Teh Applez haz lost innovations!

Third comment: BETTER HAVEZ BIGGER SCREENZ PLZ

Fourth comment: Shamsung here i cum these flex cables r not innovative enuff!

Fifth comment (probably from AppleJuiced or someone): You're all idiots.

Sixth comment: APPLEZ IS DOOMED; DRIOD SO MANY NEW FEATUREZ AND INNOVATIVESION


You try too hard. Better luck next time.
Rating: 13 Votes
21 months ago

Who cares really about NFC. It's going to continue to flop


Who cares about your opinion. There are people using NFC tech already all over the world. If you're not interested, I don't care.
Rating: 12 Votes

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