The latest reports suggest that Apple is readying some sort of media event in September where we expect it to at least unveil the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and, perhaps, the 5.5-inch iPhone Air (as we’re calling it). That said, yesterday another rumor suggested that Apple won’t actually launch the new iPhone 6 until October. To tide you over until then, we have a fresh leak that shows off some of the parts we can expect to see appear in both new iPhones.
The Home button flex cables for both the iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone Air surfaced on Friday thanks to a new leak from Nowherelese.fr. As MacRumors notes, these parts are small, so it’s likely they are indeed destined to the new iPhones, instead of a gadget with a larger body that would require longer flex cables, like the new iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini with Retina display 2. You’ll note the Home buttons appear to have the appropriate sensors for Touch ID, which Apple will almost certainly include in both new iPhone models.
New induction flex cables also leaked, and MacRumors noticed that both lack the camera sensor that was present on the same cables for the iPhone 5s, again suggesting these are for brand new iPhones. Given the increased screen sizes for both phones, it makes sense that the camera might not fit on these more compact modules, which will sit on the lower half of the phone.
We hope that both iPhones are at least announced at the same time, though display production issues related to the use of in-cell technology may push Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone Air launch until the very end of this year.