iPhone 5's Battery, Back Camera, and Audio Flex Cable Parts Leaked [Updated]

As we approach the anticipated launch of the iPhone 5, we are seeing an increasing number of small leaks related to the production of the device in China. As the design is finalized, and production begins to ramp up, it's common to see early parts leak into the supply chain.

We were tipped that iPhone parts supplier TVC Mall has posted a few new claimed iPhone 5 parts this evening, including the Battery, Back Camera Lens, and Headphone/Earphone Audio Jack Flex Cable. The new parts are definitely different from the existing iPhone 4 parts, though the superficial changes seem unrevealing. We've shown them side-by-side in comparison, using images of iPhone 4 parts courtesy of iFixit.

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The claimed iPhone 5 battery is of roughly the same shape of the existing iPhone 4 battery. The labeled specifications on the iPhone 5 part shows 3.7V and 5.3Whr while the iPhone 4 part shows 3.7V and 5.25Whr, showing roughly the same power.

The new part also has a plausible part number of 616-0580 as compared to the iPhone 4's 616-0513 and 616-0521 part numbers. The connector on the new battery is rotated in comparison to the iPhone 4 part.

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The back camera module shown here seems to reveal a closely embedded camera flash much like the iPhone 4's design. There had been some early rumors that the iPhone 5's camera may be separated from the camera module, or that the iPhone 5 may even get dual LED flash. The iPhone 5's camera has been rumored to be an 8 mega pixel camera, upgraded from the 5 mega pixel camera found in the iPhone 4.

IPHONE5 905 1As with all these early iPhone 5 parts, the supplier website has scant details on the specifications. In fact, we doubt that they even know the specifications at this stage. Some dimensions do seem to be given for the parts, but when compared the dimensions for known parts (such as the iPhone 4 battery) on the same site, there seemed to be a wide discrepancy against other published specs we'd found on the internet. So, we can't put much faith in the listed dimensions.

The final new part listed on the site is the Audio Jack Flex cable. There isn't much we can say about it, though it does look very different from the existing GSM and CDMA parts. We asked iFixit's Kyle Wiens and just based on the images shown, Wiens said that the part numbers were reasonable, and the markings consistent with the currently shipping cable.

The iPhone 5 is widely expected to launch in September or October.

Update: iFixit has gotten its hands on what appears to be the exact same camera module being advertised by TVC Mall as being for the iPhone 5. According to iFixit's Kyle Wiens, the sensor is essentially identical to the iPhone 4's camera, checking in at the same 5-megapixel resolution with other specs also appearing to be identical. Consequently, it is unclear if this is indeed an iPhone 5 camera module, an existing iPhone 4 module, or perhaps an "iPhone 4S" camera module should Apple be looking to introduce a new low-end model based on the existing iPhone 4 design.

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Top Rated Comments

talkingfuture Avatar
167 months ago
Soon we'll be able to figure out what iPhone 5 looks like from piecing together all the leaked parts.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arn Avatar
167 months ago
Is it just me or does the iPhone5's battery have a totally different shape :confused:

it's tilted towards you.

here's another shot

https://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=299943&d=1313999848
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Detlev Avatar
167 months ago
2011: the year of the rumor
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Scrip Avatar
167 months ago
Hurry!!!

This will be my first iPhone!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yumunum Avatar
167 months ago
it's tilted towards you.

here's another shot

Oh okay, that explains it.

I was thinking, why isn't anyone mentioning the crazy shape-change?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fugue Avatar
167 months ago
Was hoping for an improved battery. Apple should stop investing in screens and start investing in batteries.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)