iPhone 5 battery leak

Karen Haslam
24 August, 2011
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Since there has been no leaked iPhone 5 this time around – or nobody is willing to pay good money for a lost/stolen iPhone 5 (after what happened to Gizmodo) the iPhone rumour world is clasping onto any little snippet of information.

This evening that information comes from iPhone parts supplier TVC Mall, who has posted images of what it claims to be iPhone battery, camera lens and earphone audio jack flex cable.

Mac Rumours shows the apparent new parts in comparison to MacFixIt’s photographs of the same parts in the iPhone 4. There are very superficial changes between the different units. The so called iPhone 5 battery is a similar shape to the iPhone 4 battery, the main difference being that the specifications listed on the label 3.7V and 5.3Whr on the new battery, while the iPhone 4 part is 3.7V and 5.25Whr, a very minimal change.

The camera module for the back camera also closely resembles iPhone 4′s camera, although the flash unit is further away.


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  1. Stephen Dutton says:

    That headline is misleading, it looks like a “Battery Leak” as in losing acid and not a news leak…poor journalism

  2. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    Hi Stephen,

    Thanks for the feedback – we always appreciate hearing our readers thoughts on the content we put up.

    This article was originally posted on MacWorld UK, with the headline reading the same as it appears here.

    If you have been following the iPhone 5 coverage, you will notice that ‘leak’ or ‘leaks’ has been a common term used to report emerging details of the model. And as its components are not yet put together or confirmed as operational, the word ‘leak’ refers to information and not faults.

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