iPhone 6 Home button parts hint at different designs from past models

iPhone 6 Home button flex

As we inexorably roll closer to the end of the year, we continue to see more and more parts reportedly from the inside of Apple’s pair of unannounced devices. This time around, it’s the Home button flex from not only the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but also the 5.5-inch iPhone 6/Air that’s raising some questions.

As you can see from the image above, which was originally posted by Nowhereelse.fr, the trio of flex cable parts are distinctly different from one another. While it would be easy to believe that the parts would be different in the iPhone 6, in both models, when compared to the iPhone 5s, it is strange to see such a striking difference between the 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 designs.

Between the images, we can see that the iPhone 5s’ Home button parts had a subtle loop to them, while the 4.7-inch iPhone 6’s Home flex cable is a straight design. Interestingly enough, if this is the Home button flex for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 as it is said to be, then there will be a distinct angle to the part.

This means that while it’s likely that the pair of iPhone 6 models will share the same design externally, the internal layout of the 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could be quite different.

iPhone 6 induction flex

The original report also has an image of what’s said to be the 4.7-inch iPhone 6’s “induction flex,” with a comparison to the iPhone 5s. While looking quite different, the images actually tell us that, if these are true, the photo sensor will no longer be part of the induction flex array, as it was with the iPhone 5s.

July has been a busy month for leaked iPhone 6 parts, with varying flex cables, hints at relocated Power buttons, and even the logic board for both variants of the new iPhone rumored to launch later this year. While many believed the new iPhones would see the light of day in September, it is now widely hypothesized that it could be October before the devices launch. Moreover, some rumors hint at an early-2015 release date for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.

As we near these dates, are you finding yourself even more excited for the iPhone 6?

[via AppleInsider; Nowhereelse.fr]