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New High-Resolution Photos of iPhone 5S Parts Reveal Little

BGR shares several new relatively high-resolution photos of parts claimed to be from the iPhone 5S. These parts have been leaking to repair firms over the past several months, and a number of photos have already been seen, but the new photos do represent the highest-quality look at these parts so far.

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Vibrator/audio control flex cable for iPhone 5S

Unfortunately, the photos reveal little about Apple's plans for the iPhone 5S, as they are minor parts generally seeing relatively small changes compared to their corresponding iPhone 5 parts.
The parts include the loud-speaker bracket, ear speaker bracket, vibrating motor assembly, Wi-Fi flex cable ribbon and SIM card tray from Apple’s upcoming seventh-generation iPhone.
Part leaks claimed to be from the iPhone 5S began in January with photos of a speaker enclosure, and have continued with additional photos of the home button and volume/mute button flex cables, front camera flex cable, and nano-SIM card trays. The source of the previous SIM tray leak claimed that the trays were identical to those seen in the iPhone 5, while BGR's report today claims that they are thinner.

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iPhone 5S nano-SIM trays

Most recently, just last week an antenna-related add-on piece for the iPhone 5S logic board surfaced, although the implications of minor changes observed in the part compared to the iPhone 5 remain unknown.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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12 months ago
What! The SIM tray is staying the same. That's it I'm moving to Android.
Rating: 32 Positives
12 months ago
first pic looks like a break dancer about to spin on his head.
Rating: 17 Positives
12 months ago
In other news, studies reveal that water is indeed wet.
Rating: 11 Positives
12 months ago
Rating: 7 Positives
12 months ago
'The iPhone 5S(IM) - with a 12% thinner SIM tray!'

:p
Rating: 7 Positives
12 months ago

This is extremely interesting.


More than your comment.
Rating: 6 Positives
12 months ago
New iPhone parts reveal little... yet this goes on the front page? Can you say desperate?
Rating: 5 Positives
12 months ago
This is extremely interesting.
Rating: 5 Positives
12 months ago
Rating: 4 Positives
12 months ago

Wouldn't the "S"point to the obvious lack of a design change?


The "S" has never been confirmed by Apple. It's important to remember that everything, including the name is a rumor. No one's expecting a major design change, but nothing's confirmed at this point.
Rating: 4 Positives

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