With hundreds upon thousands of people working in the manufacturing and supply chain for the iPhone, it’s no surprise that even a super secretive company like Apple is unable to keep everything under wraps. Recently, many different components were leaked for the Internet to enjoy looking at and draw conclusions from.
Today, we’ve come across an entire gallery of photos of the next iPhone’s components. Check them out after the jump.
The news come from our friends over at 9to5Mac in the form of a gallery in which they show photos of all sorts of components for the next iPhone, from its SIM tray, front and rear glass panel, battery to its buttons, dock connector, LCD frame and more!
We’ve embedded some of the images here:
This is only a handful of the dozens of photos posted in 9to5Mac’s gallery that you can check out from the source link at the bottom.
While it’s difficult to easily understand what many of these parts do (like the Power Flex, Reaction Flex, Home Button Flex), there are some very important conclusions that be taken away from these images. The first and arguably most important conclusion is that next iPhone is most definitely going to have a larger, more elongated display. You can see it compared to the iPhone 4S’ front panel in this image below:
A more elongated display will result in the user seeing more content in their apps. It would make an excellent enhancement to the user-experience of social networking apps and news reading apps like Tweetbot, Alien Blue and Reeder.
The second you may notice is a smaller dock connector. So far, we’ve seen seen reports of 9 and 18 pin connectors that Apple will be using, perhaps, to introduce ThunderBolt connectivity which is significantly faster than USB 2.0 which is what all iOS devices use these days. Reports suggest that the new dock connector may support MagSafe so you won’t have to worry about your toddler tripping over the cord of your charging iPhone.
According to multiple reports, the next iPhone is set to be announced on September 12th. What do you expect – hardware-wise, at least – from the new iPhone?