iPhone 5 components leaked, is release imminent?

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Wow, the iPhone 5 rumors are really getting interesting, the net is buzzing with images of an alleged prototype, and thanks to TVC Mail we now have more photographs of iPhone components, including the rear-facing camera, an audio flex cable, and another of its battery.

The components were first discovered by MacRumors. They are undoubtedly different to the parts currently used in the iPhone 4. They’re only subtle differences, so you’ll have to look closely, but here’s the rear-facing camera lens and the battery compared with their iPhone 4 counterparts:

battery

Both batteries are the same shape and size, but the biggest difference is that connector. Notice on the iPhone 5 battery it sits horizontally, whereas on the iPhone 4 battery it’s vertical? There are also some differences in the text. If you look closely, the iPhone 5 battery reads ’5.3Whr’, whereas the iPhone 4 battery reads ’5.25Whr’. The new part also has a part number of 616-0580, as compared to the iPhone 4′s 616-0513 and 616-0521 part numbers

camera

Both camera lenses are very similar — boasting embedded LED flashes which may rule out speculation that the iPhone 5 will have a separate flash. Though it could still feature a dual-LED flash. Just like the battery, the connector on the iPhone 5 lens is different to that on the iPhone 4 lens. Unfortunately there’s still no indication of this camera’s capability, but recent rumors have suggested the iPhone 5 will boast an 8-megapixel camera, an upgrade from the iPhone 4′s 5-megapixel lens.

That seems to be all for now, but hopefully we can post more in the near future as the release moves closer and closer.

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