More component parts for the next generation iPhone have been leaked into the wild. This time iPhone repair site RepairLabs has been able to procure few of them for their own hands-on that includes front Digitizer and LCD Assembly. Similar photos showing semi-assembled iPhone 5 have been leaked in past showing a dock connector and headphone jack attached to a leaked rear shell for the iPhone 5.
As evident in the component part there are three flex cables, one for the proximity ear speaker and the front camera and other two are for LCD and Digitizer. The camera is in the front middle of the ear speaker and not on the side of the ear speaker confirming for centered FaceTime. Another notable difference is that it has a black ear speaker mesh.
Curtis Taylor of RepairLabs observes that the home button for the next generation iPhone is going to have more support as it’s backed by a metal bracket and not by prongs or a push cable. It may actually be a combination of both. He adds that iPhone 5 panel has a plastic 3GS-type mid-frame running around the digitizer and glass LCD assembly and the metal brackets points that it will be placed into housing, similar to a iPhone 3GS, but more updated and modern.
And, going by the width of the bracket, the charger port will likely be smaller (9-pin Dock Connector) as it has to fit between the two silver bottom screw brackets, just like an iPhone 3GS. These leaked photos suggest that the LCD may pull apart from the Digitizer, given the rivets on the sides. It has a striking similarity to a 3GS, with the bottom screws and brackets. Does that mean Apple could adopt internal design elements from its third generation iPhone 3GS?
Apple is expected to introduce the sixth generation iPhone at a media event in California on September 12th and possible release on Sept. 21, alongside Apple’s new operating system iOS 6. Do you think Apple will go back to the old faithful model of the iPhone 3GS? Share your views in the comments section below.