If the iPhone 5 were to be a unicorn, what you see above could probaby be the equivalent of spotting part of its fabled magical horn. It seems that possible iPhone 5 parts have surfaced in an image leak that suggest subtle design changes along the way. What we see this time would be a totally new battery, a camera module and an audio jack flex cable. The battery itself sports the same part number (616-0580) despite being totally new, while sporting a newly oriented connector in addition to a slightly more efficient 5.3Whr (up from 5.25Whr) pack.
As for the camera lens, it does seem to resemble the original more, there might not even be a moved flash in the first place since the space that holds the flash has altered a bit, but it is not visible from the module. Apart from that, we still cannot tell whether it will rely on an eight-megapixel sensor as rumored.
We will just have to wait until October rolls around before we get to confirm more or less whether these rumored parts were the real deal a couple of months prior, but right now, we just have to rely on intuition as well as some tech ninjas to slip out spy photos. At least what you see was not taken in a rush, ending up all blurry.
Update: the camera module resembles the iPhone 4’s, because it is the iPhone 4’s! The module does look a little different, but Kyle Wiens from iFixit is in possession of one and has confirmed to us that this is the iPhone 4 module and is recognized as such by the iPhone 4 upon connection and usage (see photo below). Obviously, it is also possible that the iPhone 5 has the exact same camera module than the iPhone 4. That would be a bit disappointing, but completely possible.
|Key Specs||iPhone 5|
|Processor/Soc Name||A6, 2-core, 1.3 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||64 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1440 mAh|
|Complete product data||Apple iPhone 5 Full specs|