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



44. traittech

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 22, 2013

I also find more iphone 5 parts in china. Hope help us... mobilemates(dot)com

43. chic_Tyler

Posts: 1; Member since: May 14, 2012

Just to make this clear, this button will still look exactly the same on the outside. It just has a different mechanism to hold it in. Instead of 2 little bars sticking out, it's a rectangle behind it. Soem people were thinking it was a rectangular home button.

41. iphone4expert

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

why is apple giving up all the features that made iphone stand out among other smart phones. I think the circular home button was very easy to use as well as the iconic shape of iphone product (i dont recall any other smart phone having round home button). I think Apple has become frustrated by seeing all those smart phones in the market and is thus trying out different changes in its product instead of staying true to the originality of iphone design, which in my opinion he must do.

40. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

first is the home button.. next up.. the size of the screen.. yessssss

37. TechDork

Posts: 405; Member since: May 10, 2010

This very well could be the home button for the iPhone what I tell you.

39. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Watch what?? Where???

36. AndrewRamirez

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Dear Phonearena, Y U NO MAKE RELEVANT ARTICLES?!? Sincerely, -everyone else in this planet

34. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

doesn't deserve to be mentioned

30. sscott3548

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

i will never get the time of my life back i spent reading this however if i was a apple person i.... no no i still wouldnt have cared :)

27. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

This just in... The iPhone is going to have a touchscreen and a camera! Shocking!

26. thnkthru3

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

I am an android fan but that countdown to nothing last night on Samsungs thenextgalaxy site p..d me off. At least apple gives u a real button. I say hurray for that!

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Chill, people of PA site! The article on the quality and the price of the speaker grill is somewhere around the corner!!!

18. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

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

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012 the button...from the button...with the button...for the button?? White one or black?? :P

14. issa8

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2011


16. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I concur. -________________________-

12. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; 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.

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?

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: 1778; 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...

9. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

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

8. Fluxman

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

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

7. sn333

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

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

5. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

It's obvious!!

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!

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