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New leak shows internal iPhone 6 parts for the first time

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:49PM EST
iPhone 6 Rumors

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Production of Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 and iPhone phablet handsets is expected to go into full swing this month and as a result, we can expect leaks to really kick into high gear. Earlier this week, we saw the curved glass display covers from Apple’s upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6 leak for the first time after reports that the glass would be slightly curved at the edges first emerged last year. We also learned that the most awful design element from the various iPhone 6 mockups we have seen so far is actually the result of a misunderstanding, and the real units will look much better.

Now, in keeping with past trends, supposed internal components from the unreleased iPhone 6 have begun to leak.

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Apple fan blog found three images on on Tuesday that supposedly show two internal components from one of Apple’s upcoming next-generation iPhones. The first is a cable that holds the volume and mute buttons and connects them to the iPhone’s main board, and the second is a separate flex cable that appears to hold the iPhone 6’s power button.

Of note, all of the aforementioned buttons on the iPhone 5s were found on one flex cable. The possibility that they have been moved to separate cables may further support earlier reports suggesting that the location of the power button has been moved from the top of the handset to the side on the iPhone 6.

The three leaked photos follow below along with a fourth image that shows the flex cable that holds all of these buttons in the iPhone 5s.

Photo source: iFixit

FROM EARLIER: Huge leak shows the iPhone 6’s curved glass screen for the first time

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