iPhone 5 Rumors: Alleged Parts Leak Ahead of Alleged October Release Date

    August 22, 2011
    Chris Crum

The latest on the iPhone 5 rumor front is a handful of leaked photos of parts that allegedly belong to the upcoming iPhone 5 (the alleged name of Apple’s next phone).

MacRumors is pointing to the website of TVC Mall, which has photos up for a battery, back camera lens and headphone/earphone audio jack flex cable. TVC Mall is a supplier of iPhone parts, and each of the parts here come with the “iPhone 5” label on the site.

The battery, which it says is 3.7V:

iPhone 5 battery?

The back camera lens:

iPhone 5 camera lens?

The headphone audio jack ribbon flex cable:

iPhone5 Flex Cable?

MacRumors shares in a separate article, photos of the battery from UK repair shop iPatchiPods, which show the same battery, though the labeling is slightly different, indicating they’re of a late development prototype.

Christian Zibreg at 9to5Mac notes that the camera part pictured appears to lack dual LED flash, adding, “Of course, you never know with those leaks. For all we know, this part could just as easily have been used in one of early iPhone 5 design prototypes. It could also be the case of a repair shop looking for some free coverage.”

The latest release date rumors have the iPhone 5 launching on October 7.


Chris Crum
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