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Home Button and Sensor Flex Cables From 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Shown in New Photos

Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] has published several high-resolution images purportedly showing flex cables from both the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. These latest images add to the growing number of flex cables and other internal components for the iPhone 6 that have surfaced in the past few months.

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These images include a possible look at the home button cables from both iPhone 6 models. The photos show two different designs for the part, each with a square section for the Touch ID sensor but distinct from the iPhone 5s part. While Apple's iPads are also rumored to be gaining Touch ID functionality this year, the parts shown in the photos are compact enough that they are much more likely to be for the iPhone.

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Another set of photos shows a flex cable with the ambient light/proximity sensors and a microphone. The corresponding part from the iPhone 5s includes the device's FaceTime camera, but the camera is not included on the purported iPhone 6 cable.

As the rumored September launch of the iPhone 6 approaches, we expect to see additional part leaks, especially for the 5.5-inch model which may enter mass production in the coming month. Supply chain reports claim the 4.7-inch model entered mass production in July.

Rumors suggest Apple may stagger the launch of the iPhone 6, introducing the 4.7-inch model in September and following that launch with the 5.5-inch version later in the year.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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20 weeks ago
Iphone air?
Rating: 17 Votes
20 weeks ago
I went to sleep last night hoping that I'd wake up to pictures of new (alleged) flex cables. Thank you, MacRumors!!! Thank you!!!
Rating: 16 Votes
20 weeks ago
iPhone Air?
Rating: 8 Votes
20 weeks ago
MacRumors really needs some sort of "New iPhone Parts!" thread.. Then they can just keep adding to it with each new morsel they get.
Rating: 8 Votes
20 weeks ago
iPhone Air?
Rating: 7 Votes
20 weeks ago
I just want the 5.5" to come out with the 4.7". I hate the idea of waiting longer. :eek:
Rating: 7 Votes
20 weeks ago

I doubt the existence of the 5.5" iPhone. All the parts shown so far have been elaborate hoaxes made by Samsung so their competitors don't know exactly what to expect. When the 4.7" phone is the only one released, only Sammy will know the truth and will be waiting with the perfect counter release product.

You can quote me on this.:D


Perfect? Samsung?

Rating: 5 Votes
20 weeks ago

I doubt the existence of the 5.5" iPhone. All the parts shown so far have been elaborate hoaxes made by Samsung so their competitors don't know exactly what to expect. When the 4.7" phone is the only one released, only Sammy will know the truth and will be waiting with the perfect counter release product.

You can quote me on this.:D

Quoted
Rating: 5 Votes
20 weeks ago
I'm with those who think that a new post for each part leak is overkill and uninteresting to the majority of the people here. How many people really care what their sensor flex cable looks like?

I understand the desire to publish every possible story imaginable, but they really should just combine all these part leaks (aside from the most major ones) into one post and just update it. Have it just be part of the round up or something. I don't know.
Rating: 3 Votes
20 weeks ago

I think they should call the 4.7-in the iPhone 6 and the 5.5-in the iPhone 6s.

Then not do a major update in 2015, but wait until 2016 to release a new iPhone 7.


Apple,

Hire this guy.

P.S. - Not...
Rating: 3 Votes

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