Another potential component for the iPhone 5S has popped up, a small section of circuitboard that seemingly governs the upcoming iPhone’s rear camera.
Doing some nice sleuthing, Steve over at Nowherelse.fr found images of the above component on a Japanese retailer’s website being floated as an iPhone 5S component.
Obviously, it’s just a small piece, and very hard to identify, but if you compare the component in the image above with the iPhone 5 circuitboard, it seems that this component would be placed in such a way as to connect to the iPhone 5’s front and rear cameras.
Components related to the iPhone’s camera tend to leak earlier than other components, so it’s possible this is a genuine iPhone 5S part, but there’ll be no real telling until Apple releases their next iPhone, and iFixIt tears it apart.
- Source Nowherelse.fr