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New iPhone 5S Comparison Photos Show Redesigned Home Button Component

Another has come which means we are treated to yet another round of Apple-related rumors and leaks. As reported previously, the next iPhone will be unveiled less than a month from now. However, there is still no solid evidence regarding the design and features of the upcoming iPhone 5S. Today, another report has been brought into our attention about the alleged rear shell of the iPhone 5S.


iPhone 5S Logic Board Rear Shell Overlay

This is certainly not the first time we have seen the iPhone 5S rear shell. French website Nowhereelse.fr has taken the initiative to overlay the leaked iPhone 5S logic board that has been making the rounds in the past months with the leaked iPhone 5S rear shell. As you can observe from the photo posted above, the holes do line up appropriately with the rear shell's mount points. This is deemed interesting because the iPhone 5S logic board has a different screw hole position when compared to the iPhone 5 logic board.

iPhone 5 iPhone 5S Metal Spacer

Another interesting tidbit in this report is that the website also has taken a closer look at the Home button area. This is particularly an area of interest especially with the ever-present rumor that the iPhone 5S will feature a fingerprint scanning sensor. Nowhereelse.fr has placed the iPhone 5 home button metal spacer and the purported one that's found in the purported iPhone 5S. As you can see from the photo below, the spacer has changed from a symmetric design (iPhone 5) to an asymmetric one (iPhone 5S).

So what could be the reason for this change? One could speculate that the change was triggered by the addition of the fingerprint sensor. In a previous report, an analyst predicted that the fingerprint sensor will only be used for user authentication.

Expect more rumors and leaks to pop out as we draw closer to the grand unveil of the next iPhone. [via MacRumors]

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