Yesterday we got a bigger picture of what the internals (and some of the externals) of the iPhone 5 looks like. Now those parts have been lined up against their last-gen counterparts.
Posted by the same site that yesterday’s parts came from, nowhereesle.fr, these new images reveal a little more about the adjustments Apple has made to their internals in order to fit them all in the iPhone 5. In this picture we can see the contrast between the vibration motor, the volume control component, and the sensor component. A quick observation can tell us one thing about the parts shown: everything on the iPhone 5 is smaller and more spaced out.
Parts like this don’t reveal much about what a consumer will see or experience when using an iPhone 5, but they do reveal a little more about the physical arrangement of the ports and sensors on the device. For example, previous generations of the of iPhone attached the power button with the sensor cables (it’s the square box on the sensor with a loop coming out each side) whereas the new iPhone does not. What does that reveal? Well, previous hardware leaks have shown a move of the sensor from above the speaker grill to a comfy position to the left, where the front-facing camera used to sit. Careful examination of the actual sensor module on the parts reveals that it is smaller than previous models, as speculated by rumor.
All of these count as parts of a bigger whole. A whole we’ll see in one short month.