Apple’s Next iPhone Won’t Look Anything Like The iPhone 4S According To This Component

Apple’s Next iPhone Won’t Look Anything Like The iPhone 4S According To This Component

This component looks nothing like anything we've ever seen in a previous iPhone.

An “iPhone 5’ SIM tray that was leaked by one parts supplier earlier this month suggested Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone may not get that long-awaited redesign after all, launching instead with a look that resembles its last two predecessors, the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S.

However, a new headphone jack & earpiece component that has been leaked by the same supplier contradicts that belief, and indicates that the new iPhone will indeed sport a whole new look.

At least that can be said for its insides, which will be vastly different, according to this piece — which combines the iPhone’s headphone jack, earpiece, and Wi-Fi cable.

On the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S, the headphone jack is coupled with the volume controls and mute switch. But as you can see from this component, it has been matched up with the earpiece speaker and Wi-Fi cables.

Of course, this component isn’t going to tell us much about what the iPhone 5 will look like, but it does tell us one thing: That the new device will be different to its predecessors. If the new device was going to maintain a similar design — as we had feared earlier this month — it’s unlikely its internals would change so significantly.

This is not the second “iPhone 5’ component we’ve seen prior to the device’s unveiling, and we’re expecting a whole lot more to surface over the course of the next few weeks.

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  • stevensabatier

    Ear speaker? Looks more like the new mini port to me.

  • yoxyvo
    “Next iPhone Won’t Look Anything Like The iPhone 4S”
    and
    “sixth-generation iPhone may not get that long-awaited redesign after all, launching instead with a look that resembles its last two predecessors, the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S.”

    Contradicting. 
  • mr_bee

    This is only an “iPhone 5 “part because the crazy people selling it say so.  It could just as well be the bottom of the next iPod touch as the headphone jack is on the bottom of those.  That would make mores sense because the thing in the middle looks more like a smaller 30 pin connector. 

  • apisch

    Someone get one of these and take some measurements between the speaker and the headphones jack to see if they are the same distance apart as the 4/4S.  Maybe a size change can be determined.

    Although, it does look like a possible new dock connector.  Ahhhhhh new toys!

  • Steven Harwood

    I agree that that bottom part looks like a smaller data port, not an ear speaker. 

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