SmartPhone Medic, a Columbia based smartphone repair company, has just posted a new video comparing several iPhone 5 repair parts to their counterparts from the iPhone 4S. As evident from the video, the parts include the black and white front panel and flex cables for the external controls and 8-pin dock connector/headphone jack assembly. The look of all the repair parts certainly matches the leaked parts we have been witnessing since past few months.
The video clearly shows iPhone 5 front glass panel slightly taller than its predecessor iPhone 4/4S. The panel is however retaining the same width as iPhone 4S. We’re not sure why Apple design engineers decided to make it taller and not wider – may be to keep the pixel density unchanged? What do you think? We expect Mr. Cook to explain it at the upcoming Apple Event. When compared to the Samsung Galaxy S III, the iPhone 5 will have a smaller display area in both width and height.
The other major component is the 8-pin dock connector which will fit the next generation sync cable leaked yesterday. The interesting part is that Apple has removed the liquid contact indicator from the dock connector but it still remains in the headphone jack. The headphone jack has been moved at the bottom. There is apparently no sign of a liquid contact indicator for the top portion of the iPhone 5 yet.
The sixth-generation iPhone is believed to be in production and some time away from shipping, however. Most reports have positioned its announcement on September 12, and possible release on Sept. 21, alongside Apple’s new operating system, iOS 6.