Leaked Camera Module Suggests Thinner iPhone 5?

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9 to 5 Mac reports that Greek-language based site Greek-iPhone.com has published photos of iPhone parts, which they claim are for Apple’s next generation iPhone (as you might have guessed).

The photos reveal a high resolution camera module with LED flash and an audio cable. According to folks at Greek-iPhone, the purported iPhone 5 camera module is different from iPhone 4’s camera module.

According to them:

 It is round, a little thinner and appears to have more megapixels, the site informs. The part is labeled 00094 C6/11291 BB.

They have also published photos of the audio cable, which indicates that Apple is planning to change the layout of the buttons, assuming that it is indeed the real deal. 9 to 5 Mac reports:

The below image shows the audio cable with the headphone jack, as well as connections for the mute/vibrate switch and the volume up and down buttons. Notice anything strange? The volume buttons are positioned on the right rather than on the left side. 

It is widely speculated that iPhone 5 will sport an improved 8-megapixel camera and thinner than iPhone 4, so it is possible that the camera module is for iPhone 5. But the change in layout of the button contradicts the purported iPhone 5 case designs, which indicated that the volume and the mute switch in iPhone 5 will be on opposite sides.

We’ve already seen several purported iPhone 5 parts such as camera lens replacement, headphone jacks,camera parts and proximity sensor flex cable ahead of the much awaited launch.

But due to the contradictory reports about next generation iPhone’s form factor and rumors about a cheaper 8GB iPhone 4S that looks like iPhone 4, it has been difficult to confirm if the leaked parts are for iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S or they could just be fake.

What do you think? Real, fake or really fake?

[Greek-iPhone via 9 to 5 Mac]