iPhone 5S Display Assembly Surfaces, Appears to Fit Leaked Logic Board

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Earlier today, we noted that photos of what was claimed to be the bare logic board of the iPhone 5S had surfaced, showing some changes to the board's layout compared to the iPhone 5 and perhaps even a slight narrowing of the board itself.

    Several repair firms, including iHeart Repair, have shared with MacRumors a new set of images from a supplier showing the display assembly of the iPhone 5S. While the low-resolution images do not immediately reveal any significant changes to the technology behind the device's display, there is one item of interest supporting the claim that the logic board photos from earlier today are genuine.

    iPhone 5S display assembly
    The iPhone 5 and 5S display assemblies each contain a pair of connectors on flex cables at the top of the part, supporting the display itself and the digitizer for registering touch input. On the iPhone 5 display assembly, both flex cable connectors are oriented horizontally and correspond to horizontal connectors on the device's logic board.

    iPhone 5S logic board (left) vs. iPhone 5 logic board (right)
    Display/digitizer connectors boxed in red
    On this iPhone 5S part, one connector is oriented vertically and the other horizontally. This corresponds to the logic board seen in the photos earlier today, with a vertical connector near the top inside edge of the board and a horizontal one along the top edge.

    Apple's iPhone 5S is expected to appear largely identical to the iPhone 5 from the exterior, but Apple typically makes significant internal changes in its new models even when using similar casing parts. It appears that the iPhone 5S, rumored for release around September of this year, will be no different in that regard, although many specific details on the internals of the device have yet to be revealed given that the logic board leaked earlier today does not contain any chips or other components.

    Update: Fanatic Fone has posted another set of comparison photos (via ETrade Supply) showing the display assemblies in much higher quality.



    Article Link: iPhone 5S Display Assembly Surfaces, Appears to Fit Leaked Logic Board
  2. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    OMG, you mean they're making a new iPhone?!

    Get out! ;)

    In all seriousness, seems like they'll be on-track for another September release.
  3. LagunaSol macrumors 601


    Apr 3, 2003
    Please don't make it thinner. :(

    Use the space savings for extra battery volume. :)
  4. iapplelove macrumors 68030


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    Yeah it's about that time to start seeing parts surface
  5. AlligatorBloodz macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2010
    I guess I will wait for the 6 then. I really want that goldilocks screen. One that is big enough to do some light reading while on the move, but small enough for my pocket.
  6. arbitter macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2010
    Good news that the screen size hasn't increased!

    Improved battery would also be something with which they can differentiate themselves from the rest of the crowd.
  7. apolloa macrumors G3


    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Your not really floating my boat here MR... kinda need more then:

    'Oh look it's a slightly modified logic board with the same chips as the iPhone 5, and here is a piece of glass with a screen behind it with some connectors that fit that logic board...'

    Not very exciting really. The prospect of iOS7 on my current iPhone 5 is more exciting.
  8. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    people really need to stop buying iPhones for a while to send apple a message :p and thats me saying being on my 4th iphone generation ^^
  9. iMaconApple macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    Sunny Diego
  10. harrisondavies macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2010
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Oh joy,

    Still the same clickable button...way to go Apple.

    I'm sick of replacing the damned things.

  11. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    But KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said it would have a fingerprint scanner! This is obviously 100% fake.

  12. DieAllianz macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2008
    ok. again no fingerprint sensor on this years iPhone, and with this no NFC and no mobile payments solution from apple :(
  13. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
  14. Pez555 macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    doesnt look like it does connect to me? the top horizontal connection looks too close to the vertical compared to the front display connectors.

    edit: actually, looking at it further, the red boxed square is around the wrong connector - should be on the one on the right and a bit lower, not the left.
  15. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
  16. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    Agreed. There will be nothing new with the iPhone 5s other than faster internals, a slightly bigger battery that will give us 30 minutes more life if we turn everything off and dim the screen to 10%, and the exact same "everything-else-that's-in-the-previous-model" that we always get with the "S" models.

    If you're looking for something new, wait for the 6.
  17. AlligatorBloodz macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2010
    I wonder if they will even hold a press conference specifically for it, or just announce it next to something bigger. I feel like everyone knows what they are going to say. "Faster processor, great battery life that lasts all day long, and we did it all for $199*.

    *With 2-year contract
  18. Otis Bagotis macrumors member

    Otis Bagotis

    May 9, 2013
    What in the world are you using your phone for? I'm not saying you're a liar or anything but I've honestly never had any problems with any of my 4 iterations and they've all been heavily used. I've also not heard of this problem from any of the dozens of iphone users I know.
  19. chrisbru macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2008
    Austin, TX
    What exactly are you doing to your phone? I've never had this happen with my iPhone 4 or 5.
  20. carguy0625 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2010
    the wrong connector is highlighted

    Attached Files:

  21. spetznatz macrumors regular


    Jan 5, 2006
    I don't care. Just make it black and silver. Get rid of that cheap, crappy slate anodising...
  22. BMcCoy macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    3GS - improved internals, faster, better cameras and extra features to take advantage of better innards. Easily supports all latest iOS features.

    4 - cosmetic redesign only

    4S - improved internals, faster, better cameras and extra features to take advantage of better innards. Easily supports all latest iOS features.

    5 - cosmetic redesign only

    5S - ?

  23. dugbug macrumors 65816


    Aug 23, 2008
    Somewhere in Florida
    I do mobile payments from my iphone all the time
  24. Klae17 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2011

    You aren't entitled to exciting news. You get what is out there. If you are dissatisfied there are other things to do in life. If you want more news or more interesting rumors go find them and submit them to this great website that everyone appreciates more than yourself.
  25. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I'm so excited! But I'm really hoping for an October release as that's when my early upgrade is. Thinner parts are looking good!

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