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Purported iPhone 5S parts leak showing push button mute switch


Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Rumors


iPhone 5S flex cable

We are about half-way through the iPhone 5 product cycle, and that means it's time for iPhone 5S parts to start leaking. Today, iLab factory is showing what is purported to be flex cables for the iPhone 5S home button, vibrator, volume/mute buttons, and the front camera. Interestingly, the mute switch seems to have gone away, replaced by a mute button instead. As always, these should be taken with a grain of salt, but Apple is definitely set to start ramping up production of the next iPhone since it won't be long before it's introduced to the masses. These parts may also be reserved for the rumored lower-cost iPhone, rather than the iPhone 5S. Time will tell.


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Dustin Jones Dustin Jones 8/3/13 11:18 am

This is a big tease. “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

Previous iPhone models had the vibrator as a separate piece on the main housing. It often times would go bad after a while. But the part rarely had to be replaced. If you went inside the phone there was two vibration clips around the piece and they basically bend away from the vibrating motor making the vibrate not as strong.

You would just need to bend these back in place lightly and the it would work like new.

Showing the vibrate on the top ribbon cable will probably allow them to assembly finished goods faster by compiling multiple working parts into single components. Should make repair jobs easier as well for having one inventory part to fix multiple problems.

Our company buys back the broken LCD screens from repair centers around the USA and this would be good news for our clients if this is true and this trend follows suit with other internal components.


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