A few days ago, a fresh leak was found on Nowhereelse.fr, now the same website shares (Google translation) some more photos from which, an interesting comparison can be seen between the new components and the ones found in iPhone 4 and 4S.
As seen in the images above, the fruit company is returning to the rotational electric motor design for the vibrator that was used in earlier iDevices and the GSM iPhone 4. A larger drum-shaped linear oscillating vibrator which gives a softer sound and feel was used in the CDMA iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.
The flex cables also changed over the years. The Cupertino Company grouped components on cables by physical proximity and function. Apple may have simplified its cable designs by the move of the headphone jack at the bottom of the device and tweaks to both the camera and sensor arrangements.
The next picture shows how the design of the volume control cable has been customized over time. Previously, the volume control able included the volume control button/mute switch assembly, as well as the headphone jack. Now the headphone jack has been moved to the bottom of the device so the cable now stretches across the device to also contain the power switch. This consolidates all the switch functionalities and exterior button on a single cable.
The previous iPhones had the power switch include don the sensor cable, which similarly contained both the ambient light sensor and the power switch, as the third row in the images show. The sensor cable has now been simplified as the power switch has been moved over to the volume control cable.
However, the headphone jack part and the dock connector are missing from these images. The part leaked back the first time three months ago. At that time, the dock connector was misidentified as the earpiece before it was found that headphone jack would be actually placed on the bottom of the iPhone 5. Feel free to comment!
Update : Apple Media event has been ended and iPhone 5 has been released – here’s iPhone 5 features and Specs.