Alleged iPhone 5 home button surfaces

Alleged iPhone 5 home button surfaces
TVC-Mall, who has been credited with leaking parts in the past, has updated its website to include a section for “iPhone 5 Replacement Parts.” Currently, it only has 2 items, a black and white version of what it lists as a “Home Button Key Repair Parts for iPhone 5.”

Interestingly, while the button maintains its circular depression, the part itself is a rounded rectangle. While we can’t be certain that this is a part from the next generation of Apple’s iPhones, it definitely maintain the familiarity of an iPhone button while being distinctively different from the current iPhone 4S part.

Ever since the new iPad was released, the iPhone 5 rumor mill has been churning up all kind of reports about the next iteration. Unfortunately, one home button really doesn’t give us enough insight into whether or not Apple is planning on a full redesign this time around. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, these home buttons retail for $4.72 to $5.60 each depending on order quantity.

source: TVC-Mall via Electronista



1. DroidGod

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Am i the only one who finds this article irrelevant.. Awesome, the new iPhone is going to have the same home key minus the "rounded rectangle" bordering.

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'm with you on this one. Very irrelevant article. I wonder if the writers get paid more to write an Apple articles. Just a thought.

23. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It looks like they got rid of the tape they used for the 4's

21. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

yeah its maybe small but 1st. its mean that they are changin design 2ns. its look more "modern" and ellegant so yeah, its nice to know

22. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 597; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Really? 1: that's not really changing the design that's changing the home button from one shape to another. 2: a rounded rectangle and a circle are just as "old" as each other So yea irrelevant.

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm with you man!! I've seen too many rectangles to consider this as new or "modern"!!

38. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

well if they changing the home buttom so its mean that they are changing the phone im not iphone fane! but the iiphone works great... it does a "global change" all the time.. i os is much "lighter" then android so it dosent need that stong proccesor, yeah its a great phone.. i hate to work with it but its a good phone... so i really want the iphone 5 to come out to c what is new, and i know to say good thing about iphone even so i dont like it

29. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well its news… and this is a news site… if u dont want to read about the new home button, then dont click on it… its not like u have to read it before the next article

32. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Oh Don Piano...

35. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Agreed,although some would probably consider the slightly new button as innovative or changing everything again.

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Hmm does this imply a double button? You know like the shutter button on cameras? Someone should order one to see.

4. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It's actually a joystick. While others still use touchscreens, Apple will make another epic step into the future and introduce 4-way navigation button!

6. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Hehe, nice one :) .

31. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I remember having a joystick button on my Siemens S65.

5. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

It's obvious!!

7. sn333

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

...and that is why the phrase "cool story bro" exists.

8. Fluxman

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Oh my god! The iphone 5 buttons! This is so exciting!...yawn...

9. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Oh here we go with the iphone rumors and it's only april. Crap!

10. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

smh......... you guys KILL me!!! why is it cool to hype about the SGS3 but turn around and bash an iphone 5 rumor??? i dont get it... PA is just doing their job reporting news... just because its an article about something you dont like doesnt mean come post negative things about it... what do yall expect? for them to only post things about SGS3 rumors??? GEEEZ!!!

13. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

you must be new here

15. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

As I do agree with your main point, this article is about a home button for the iPhone 5. A button is not an interesting article. You shouldn't let the harsh Android fans affect your time on this site.

17. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Chronos... i agree... wooosaaa!!! lol EclipseGSX... no i'm not new here... i just dont play those "iphone stupid, android rules!" games... lol to be honest i didnt read the article because the info was useless IMO... but at the same time i just click on another article that interests me instead of bashing the writer because i dont like his apple content.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

The new ibutton.

28. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I like hearing about iPhone news and I'm a Fandroid. But crap about the HOME BUTTON? Ugh. It's not just the iPhone, I hated it when they talked about the SGSIII's home button. Who really gives a crap?

33. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Oh Long Johnson...

11. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I can't believe I actually read this article! What's next...power button articles? A review of the new volume rocker?

12. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

And what's the difference? The "square" ness of the button could actually be the part that sits underneath the face of the phone.

14. issa8

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2011


16. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I concur. -________________________-

18. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

....and here's how Apple re-invents the smartphone world.

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