New Antenna-Related Part From Upcoming iPhone Surfaces

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Earlier today, highlighted new part photos posted by Japanese vendor Moumantai showing what is claimed to be from the iPhone 5S or perhaps Apple's lower-cost iPhone. The part corresponds to an iPhone 5 part attached to the top end of the main logic board, but does contain some layout differences.

    [​IMG] and other sites have speculated that the part is related to camera functionality given its proximity to the front and rear cameras on the iPhone, but we chatted with iFixit's Miro Djuric and determined that it appears to be primarily related to wireless antenna functionality, although its exact role has not been confirmed.

    The corresponding iPhone 5 part houses a low noise amplifier from Skyworks that is involved in cellular connectivity. The part shown in the new photos also contains an antenna connector, which appears to correspond to one located nearby on the main logic board in the iPhone 5. That iPhone 5 connector is believed (but not confirmed) to be for the device's Wi-Fi antenna.

    While Apple has tweaked the layout of this part somewhat, it is very similar to the corresponding iPhone 5 part and does not immediately reveal any major changes for the device that will use it.

    Minor parts for the next-generation iPhone have been leaking over the last several months, although identification of the devices associated with those parts has been made more difficult by rumors that Apple is looking to introduce both an iPhone 5S and a lower-cost iPhone later this year. In past years, Apple's strategy has been to release just one new model while keeping previous models available at lower price points.

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  2. irfaanfaki macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Hello to apple employees using iveOS 7.
    How about a hint in the comment section as to whether it is going to be a 5S or 6

    We know your watching us !!!!!
  3. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2011
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604


    Nov 23, 2011
    My predictions for the next iPhone: thinner, lighter, same/better battery life.

    I should be an analyst. :rolleyes:

    EDIT: Sorry, forgot to add 'magical' to the list of features.
  5. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Can you say...delusions of grandeur?:rolleyes:
  6. Robert.Walter macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2012

    For a moment I was afraid that there was a new hybrid product on the way...

    But only for a moment, thankfully, shudder..,
  7. camnchar macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2006
    SLC, Utah
    A possible antenna-related part of a possible new iPhone. I'm not sure I'll be able to sleep tonight after reading this.
  8. testcard macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2009
    Middle England
    Am I the only one here who looks at these leaked photos and thinks: "I have absolutely no idea what I'm looking at". I might as well be gazing at an X-ray of my spleen.
  9. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    so let HAL give it a look
  10. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
    Tim Cook has definitely doubled down on secrecy.. very few leaks as of late.
  11. gcliv macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
    I hope this is a sign of an antenna redesign so that there is a second antenna to take advantage of simultaneous data and voice on EVDO until VoLTE is a reality.

    A guy can dream, anyway.
  12. theBostonian Suspended

    Apr 15, 2012
    I thought soft tissue was essentially invisible to x-rays, thus your spleen wouldn't appear on the photo :(
  13. JayCee842 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2013
    Not sure if insinuating sarcasm...mmmm...:eek:
  14. AngerDanger macrumors 68030


    Dec 9, 2008
    You ask for it, and Apple delivers! Finally, the warbley-wobbly internals we've been craving!
  15. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Maybe he has a spleen of steel..
  16. JGRE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    Dutch Mountains
    I think the guys behind these photos are the same guys that made fuzzy photos in the past and than claimed to see big-foot or an ufo......:D


    Wrong, it does using special liquids in your blood to make organs visable on x-ray. They do the same with kidney stones, but than with liquid in your urine.
  17. jonnysods macrumors 601


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    Every time I see this it blows my mind how small they can make components now. Think back 20 years to cell phone antennae.
  18. testcard macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2009
    Middle England
    Thank you Doctor. :D
  19. nick_elt macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    could be full of cancer cells? thats visible on xray....
  20. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
  21. Pierrep99 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    Along with many here I have been loyal to iphone for a long time but I sometimes want to scream when I see all these Android hardware devices that are leaving iphone way behind. It's frustrating that all I'm to expect is to add a letter to the new phone title and call it a new model. Give us more!!
  22. theBostonian Suspended

    Apr 15, 2012
    So I wasn't wrong, was I? An x-ray, on its own, by itself, without any sort of "special liquids" or kidney stones (which are not soft tissue) will not show soft tissue as I stated. :confused:
  23. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    However if you were looking at an X-Ray specifically of your organs, they'd have put the liquid in ;)

    I can't help but feel we've gone off track here. :D
  24. JGRE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    Dutch Mountains
    Well, I just double checked and they can see tumors without contrast-fluids as a 'shadow' in soft tissue. With respect to the kidney stones, they cannot see the kidney stones themselves (to small) but they can see any obstruction caused by them in the urine flow using contrast-fluid. Soft tissue does show up on x-rays, only less visible than bones and stuff. So I guess you are wrong anyways. :p
  25. theBostonian Suspended

    Apr 15, 2012
    Yes, remind me never to make terrible jokes on an online forum.

    This is mainly why I don't post very often, sigh...

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