It has been rumored that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 will sport a new, more rectangular home button, a huge change from the circular one that was used in the current and previous models of the smartphone. Now, a purported part leak suggests that the iPhone 5’s home button design will remain the same.
How To Arena found the “iPhone 5 Home Button Flex Cable Ribbon Circuit,” which was being sold by a Chinese website, appears to indicate that the next-generation iPhone will have a similar size and shape as the ones found on previous models. The part, which is being sold for $6.68, is reported to be compatible with the “iPhone 5 (5th generation)” and is being described as a “high quality and original home button flex cable for iPhone 5, not include home button.”
This leaked piece rules out rumors that the iPhone 5 will have a capacitive touch button. It also indicates that Apple has stuck with the traditional button and did not choose to eliminate the physical button.
China Better, the Chinese parts supplier, claims that they also have access to a home button, power button, speaker earpiece module, battery, audio jack, camera lens, proximity light sensor and mute switch for the next iPhone.
The iPhone 5 is expected to be launched in late September or early to mid October, but it is yet unclear if the company will release a new iPhone model. We just have to wait until the company officially unveils it at this year’s media event.
via: Cult of Mac