'iPhone 5' Headphone Jack and Earpiece Component Surfaces

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Part leaks from the next-generation iPhone are beginning to ramp up, with component vendor SW-BOX.com having recently added a new headphone jack/earpiece/Wi-Fi cable part claimed to be from the device (via Cydia Blog). The new part joins a claimed micro-SIM tray that surfaced on the site several weeks ago and home buttons that appeared on several sites late last month.


    If the new part is indeed legitimate, it does represent a significant departure from the component organization in the current iPhone. In the iPhone 4 and 4S, the headphone jack, volume buttons, and mute switch are grouped together on a single component, while this new part associates the headphone jack with the earpiece speaker and Wi-Fi cabling.

    It is not terribly unusual for Apple to tweak the organization of components, and the new part leak offers essentially no information on any potential changes to the device's form factor, but with part leaks beginning to accelerate it may not be long before more substantial parts begin showing up.

    Update: The center feature of the part appears to be more reminiscent of the dock connector rather than the earpiece, suggesting that the headphone jack may be moving to the bottom of the next-generation iPhone, as has been the arrangement in the iPod touch.

    Article Link: 'iPhone 5' Headphone Jack and Earpiece Component Surfaces
  2. ArchaicRevival macrumors regular


    Jan 16, 2011
    Interesting! I can't wait! Although I just bought a 4S a couple months ago so I hope they don't launch it in October! lol
  3. Xscapes macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2011
    New York
  4. mklnz macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2007
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I wonder why there hasn't been any MBP parts / news recently :(
  5. malman89 macrumors 68000

    May 29, 2011
    Apple is not like other OEMs and announces specs pre-release. Also, there's significantly less glitz and glam surrounding MBPs and MBAs than iPhones and iPads - people don't care as much. Apple doesn't even own 10% of the computer market. Other OEMs have been announcing Ivy Bridge models because that's what they do - announce in advance, though many aren't on sale until mid June or so. Just keep waiting patiently.
  6. kiwiboi87 macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2011
    New Zealand
  7. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    Looks silly. If the iPhone 5 looks anything like that it's going to flop badly.
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    With all these components surfacing this early I don't see them waiting till October to release.
  9. Nostromo macrumors 65816


    Dec 26, 2009
    Deep Space
    Aha, two more parts.

    Looks like we're playing an iPhone 5 3D puzzle.
  10. jian macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    San Francisco
    To be honest, I think it IS indeed the part for the next gen iPhone. I mean, I know how apple would release false parts just to confuse us, but how many times in the past has "parts rumor" been proven wrong?
  11. BulletToothTony macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2009
    I think that given the "small" changes the iPhone 4 and 4S had it shouldn't take a whole extra year to create and produce a new one, I'm very optimistic and pretty sure the new iPhone will be released by the end of June.
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    That's exactly what I was theorizing. I was just too lazy/tired to update the post. Lol.
  13. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    If you can make sense of that picture, you could win the grand prize.
  14. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    This new iPhone should break all previous records, easily.
  15. khovland92 macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2012
    Ummm what? When DO you want them to launch it? When YOUR contract is up? Pftt.

    Hopefully. Im really holding out for going back to the summer plan. They only went to October in the first place because they had to suddenly resort to Plan B, aka the iPhone 4S.
  16. Inakto macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007
    It stands to reason that the 6th Gen iPhone will, in fact, be rectangular.


    Bought my iPhone 4s days after launch. Jokes on you
  17. Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    Bet you got tied into a 3-year contract though, would you be dishing the $650 for the next iPhone?

    I bought an iPhone 4S on day of launch, due to my dying iPhone 3G. Got to say, it's a giant leap, but i was disappointed as I should have just bought the 4.
    However, the next iPhone looks like a major update, so i'll definitely be buying it.

    I predict another October release for the next iPhone, and I believe Apple will stick to this release cycle for the next while until they launch another significant and high grossing product.. iTV maybe?
  18. Damian83 macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    i begin to hate macrumors for these useless news...
  19. Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    You'll see just as useless news coming out of a politician's mouth.
  20. justperry, May 12, 2012
    Last edited: May 12, 2012

    justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
  21. east85 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    Without Steve Jobs the iPhone is doomed. This design looks like a real mess, thanks Tim.
  22. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Tell me more about how you already seen what the new iphone will look like...

  23. Lareson macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    Whether or not the new iPhone is released in June or October, I'll be getting it as my contract for my iPhone 4 goes up on June 22nd.

    At least it's nice to see that they combined the earpiece and the headphone jack into one part, as they pretty much serve the same function. The volume buttons, silent switch, and headphone jack part in the 4/4S was pretty much done for location convenience vs function. Also having the WiFi cable attached to this means that it's moved from the back panel, like it is on the 4/4S design. I would like to see what the other side of this looks like as it'll show whether or not the call speaker has moved. This view is from the back as if you were to open it up, this would be what you'd see.

    This is looking like it's becoming a new design, even though this is the first true internal part. The SIM card tray and Home button were not that big of changes, but were noticeable, but not as obvious as this. Complete reconfiguration of the connections. Also from what I'm noticing, without there being a ruler next to it to correctly estimate the size, it looks like it's the current width as well. :(
  24. Mackan macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2007
    Ah, very interesting. But please, we need one more rumor about the home button, so I can continue to feel excitement in my life.
  25. x-evil-x macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008

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