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As noted by @chronic, at least one reseller has managed to get their hands on another iPhone 5 part. This time it's a iPhone 5 proximity light sensor flex cable, pictured above.

We asked iFixit's Kyle Wiens about the differences. He noted that the corresponding iPhone 4 part (pictured above/right) contains the power button, noise canceling mic and proximity/ambient light sensors. The new iPhone 5 part doesn't contain the mic, so it must be placed elsewhere.

Previously, we also saw the dock connector to the iPhone 5 leaked. So, while we can't build an iPhone 5 yet, the leakage of individual parts is likely a sign that we're getting closer and closer to launch.

The most recent rumors have the iPhone 5 launching in October.

Article Link: More iPhone 5 Parts Leak Ahead of Official Launch
 

geoffeg

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Jun 23, 2009
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ZOMG, a part! Apple will indeed be releasing another iPhone at some point in the future!
 
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jwhite878

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I'm not sure I buy the October release date. It just makes no sense, I think they'd wanna release it with iOS 5 and ahead or along side of the new iPods.
 
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MiWall81

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iPhone 5 please...

Hurry up already, I'm about to lose my mind this this piece of junk iPhone 3G... Broke my last phone (3gs) so had to downgrade to my brothers old iPhone 3G for free... And I hate this phone with a passion. The letter "A" doesn't work and the "0" doesn't work... Sweetness! : (
 
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appleguy123

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Hurry up already, I'm about to lose my mind this this piece of junk iPhone 3G... Broke my last phone (3gs) so had to downgrade to my brothers old iPhone 3G for free... And I hate this phone with a passion. The letter "A" doesn't work and the "0" doesn't work... Sweetness! : (

How is that possible on a phone without a hardware keyboard?
 
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TuffLuffJimmy

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the leakage of individual parts is likely a sign that we're getting closer and closer to launch.

Of course we're getting closer to launch day. That's just the way time works. I would be worried if we were somehow moving through space time in such a way that meant we were getting further from launch day.
 
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wickerman1893

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Dec 16, 2008
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Could be september after all....still not enough evidence...this could be for anything. I wanna see some pictures of it from gizmoto (-:
 
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res1233

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Why couldn't those two parts both be facing the same direction? One is clearly upside down. Makes comparing the two harder, although they're clearly different regardless.
 
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chrmjenkins

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How is that possible on a phone without a hardware keyboard?

The capacitive sensors in that area of the screen could be dead. You'd know by rotating and trying those letters/numbers again and the new letters/numbers in that area.
 
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Wayfarer

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Sorry, couldn't resist!

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Lukeyy19

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I'm not sure I buy the October release date. It just makes no sense, I think they'd wanna release it with iOS 5 and ahead or along side of the new iPods.

Apple didn't realise the iPhone on the old schedule, what makes you think the iPod event will definitely be in September as usual?
 
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troop231

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I'm thinking it will be announced September and released early October.

Hopefully not though. ATT blackouts are for the last two weeks of September. There should be an Apple event in the first week of September I'd hope.
 
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heimo

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Now all I want to see is a grainy photo of a dude at Starbucks holding an iPhone 5 proximity light sensor flex cable in his hands, allegedly conducting field testing.
 
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