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Photo of iPhone 5S Display Assemblies on Production Line Surfaces

G4Games points to a photo posted to Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo that allegedly shows display assemblies from the iPhone 5S. While better photos of the part surfaced last week and we've received a number of other photos of the assemblies, the new photo is notable because the parts appear to have been photographed on a production line.

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The photo is relatively small, but the resolution is good enough that the redesigned flex cable connectors on the iPhone 5S part can be seen. On the iPhone 5, the two connectors supporting the display itself and the touch digitizer are both oriented horizontally, while on the iPhone 5S one is oriented vertically and the other horizontally.

The report suggests that the photo points to mass production of the display assemblies already being underway with the possibility of the device being ready for launch earlier than expected. Mass production of the display was, however, previously rumored to be ramping up this month, and a public launch is expected around the September timeframe alongside the release of iOS 7.

Parts for the iPhone 5S are beginning to leak with increasing frequency, and over the past several days we have shared several photos of the rear shell and internals from an early iPhone 5S prototype, revealing a new A-series chip, a larger capacity battery, and an updated rear camera system with dual-LED flash.

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Posted: 11 months ago

wonder if they are getting a bigger stockpile to start with, the main reason i cancelled my iphone 5 for note 2 was because it was taking so long to get (was in europe, not the states) as I waited up at night to pre order and the had none in stock from day 1

Wow, talk about first world problems. You cancelled your order because you could not get it right away? I am playing the smallest violin for you right now.

Get some perspective man.
Rating: 18 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago

Wake me up when the screen size comes in at 5-6 inches. 4 inch screens are lame.


Why not get a Samsung, then?

:rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago
Looks almost bigger. Must be the angle i guess
Rating: 6 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago
Wake me up when the screen size comes in at 5-6 inches. 4 inch screens are lame.
Rating: 5 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago
Looks like a hole to me....
Rating: 5 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago
Same size.
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago

Wow, talk about first world problems. You cancelled your order because you could not get it right away? I am playing the smallest violin for you right now.

Get some perspective man.


I'm pretty sure that getting mad at someone for not getting an iPhone is more of a first world problem than deciding not to get an iPhone.
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago
If you look closely at the two phones, you'll notice their form factors are different. It is true that the angle of the photo is definitely causing some distortion, but the phone that is closer on the left side does not have the same form factor as the iPhone 5. It looks more like an iPhone 4s.

Also the phone on the left does not show the space for the Home button as the phone on the right shows it very clear.

Unless these are two different models of the 5s (in the same assembly line???), I would say this photo is a fake.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago

If you look closely at the two phones, you'll notice their form factors are different. It is true that the angle of the photo is definitely causing some distortion, but the phone that is closer on the left side does not have the same form factor as the iPhone 5. It looks more like an iPhone 4s.

Also the phone on the left does not show the space for the Home button as the phone on the right shows it very clear.

Unless these are two different models of the 5s (in the same assembly line???), I would say this photo is a fake.


Yea it almost looks wider. The one on the left that is
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 11 months ago
This is a little weird
Rating: 3 Positives

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