The alleged headphone jack, earpiece and Wi-Fi cable for the next Apple iPhone emerge

The alleged headphone jack, earpiece and Wi-Fi cable for the next Apple iPhone emerge
While many expect some dramatic exterior changes for the next iteration of the Apple iPhone, it would appear that some of the changes are taking place inside the device. Parts that are claimed to be the headphone jack, earpiece and Wi-Fi cables for the 6th generation Apple iPhone are being offered on the website of parts supplier SW-BOX. Unlike the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4S, the headphone jack is connected to the earpiece and Wi-Fi components. The current version of Apple's iconic smartphone, the Apple iPhone 4S (and the iPhone 4) have a headphone jack that is connected to the unit's volume buttons and mute switch in the upper left corner of the handset.

The entire component costs $7.71 and SW-BOX says it is compatible only with the Apple iPhone 5. The site earlier this month displayed a SIM card tray allegedly for the new iPhone which had a subtle change in design compared to the currently used piece. In March, Apple was said to be reviewing different components for the next iPhone. Trying to catch up with Android screen sizes that have been as large as 5.3 inches, it is expected that Apple will be making huge changes to the design of the next model. Most expect the Apple iPhone 5 to feature a larger 4 inch screen and a thinner uni-body frame. Even Wall Street now expects such changes to the sixth-generation of the device.

source: SW-BOX, HowToArena via AppleInsider

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41 Comments

1. Cosmo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 03, 2012

the gadgets to look out for at the 4th quarter of this year: iPhone 5 and BlackBerry 10's Colt 2.. Hail the real Titans of smartphones.. Android will always be there, as expected, but iOS and RIM are still the ORIGINAL bosses of the smartphone industry.. Just saying..

3. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

my first smartphone was a blackberry, RIM will never parish

4. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

... windows phone 8, nokia prodigy, windows 8 tablet, ipad 7.0 inch, etc... just saying...

9. the_qqaazz

Posts: 6; Member since: May 13, 2012

...dear Cosmo did you know that Apple bought the so called "smartphone" patent from Nokia ? what is so original about that ?

18. android_sucks

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

But Apple has done it so well!!!!

33. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

shhh dont give iFans real facts it makes them angry

10. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Actually I would put the oh hail the origanol titans of smartphones on palm and Microsoft. Microsoft is the one who had the real chance to com out with the specs of the iPhone first but never thought it to be a serious phone. In actuality ally that was needed t be done would put a capacitive screen on there phones. Make all the buttons finger friendly. And buy the handango app store and refine it a lot better with cheaper prices and easier pay method

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the OG titans are most definitely Microsoft and Palm. The second generation kings were RIM and then Apple who both changed the face of smartphones for ease of use. Third generation belongs to Android and probably Windows8 phones. Apple is falling prey to its own marketing, just like RIM and Palm did before it. OG fans never thought they would see palm and windows mobile take a dive. RIM fans never thought they could ever fall so far.. and neither do Apple fans. iNuts still praise Apple as godlike, but to the rest of the world its becoming common and hasnt changed much in 5 OSs. Its being discounted at walmart and radio shack. That should tell you something. If iOS6 and the i5 doesnt come out in a big big way, its the begining of a long slide down for iOS. Not a doom n gloom scenario, but you will see a lot of bored users move to newer ICS and W8 systems... just like RIM users moved to Android and iOS, and those Windows/palm users moved to RIM.. Keep up with the times or get left behind. Even 4 years ago, had you said Nokia would be a servant of MS and their credit rating reduced to "Junk", even the most cynical market analyst would have laughed at you. Of course if iOS6 does come out in a big way, u will see a big iphone resurgence and gain in market share, confirming its long term spot in the next generation of phones. I really think a lot rides on this next phone for apple, and i bet they feel the same.

16. stealthd unregistered

Stop trying to predict the future, you really suck at it.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

unfortunately for you, im actually pretty accurate for the most part. not liking what you read and it not coming true are 2 different things.

24. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't even think Apple has reached its peak yet and we're already talking about a downward spiral. You guys make these same predictions every single year. No matter if iPhone is a beast of a phone, people will still make these same predictions a year from now. Like when the iPhone 4 launched with its retina display, Android users actually complained about its screen ppi, saying it was too high and unnecessary on a mobile phone. Really? Lol. I wonder why Apple received so much hate but now screen resolution is pretty important. Aside from that, good news is that we can most likely expect a significant design change.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The difference is, Apple is stagnant at best in the market place and at worse, already slowly losing marketshare. There is a difference between some fanboy going "yea Apple's gonna burn", and a realistic prediction of stagnation after looking at the last 4 years of iphones. The iPhone5 HAS to be a big redesign.. why? Because to anyone that isnt a giant fanboy, iOS is getting stale and the 2+ year old phone design is getting old. Its too small and doesnt do nearly as much as the competition. The iphone5 has the chance to change all that and reinvent iOS, and I think apple is aiming to do just that . If we dont see major design and OS changes this year I myself will be surprised. If we dont, then expect the slide to continue at a greater pace. 2 years ago, would you have said apple is going to sell at walmart, target, every regional carrier, and also go on weekend sales to drum up business? No, you would have laughed. That is the reality now. Things have changed. If apple doesnt change, they are going to take the same slide that their predecessors did. Apple is a smart company. And with Jobs out of the way to slow down development, I think we might start to see a slightly different company than we had. Jobs had his good points for design, but he was also obsessive compulsive and couldnt get past his original ideas. NO OS is immune to stagnation. Keep on pushing forward or get left behind.

36. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Sorry but your predictions kinda suck. Apple's exclusivity with AT&T was going to end sometime, everyone knew that and everyone was waiting for that, myself included. As for selling in target and walmart, I see no surprise in that. Selling in walmart and target increases accessibility, I don't really get the point you're trying to make. When more companies start making even more Android devices at cheap prices, you'd expect a decrease in marketshare, kind of common sense. Dude, you do this every year. Just sit back, relax, and let whatever happens happen. Apple did EXTREMELY well with the iPhone 4S, and even that's an understatement. I think they'll be fine.

37. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The i4s sold much less per carrier than it did with the i4. It just happened to be like 400% more available than the previous generations. Big numbers aside, being 3-400% more available and only gaining what.. 20% or so from your previous record is not "extremely" well. Either way they rode it all to the bank, so its not like they are complaining. The original point is that apple used to sell a good bit on its "coolness" and "exclusivity" factors. you cant be "cool and exclusive" while selling at every vendor under the sun. You then become normal and common. You dont change a very very successful business model built on cool and exclusive for normal and common without trying to stave off some issues. thats my ponit. look at the other article that has the graph of each iphone release.. see how much lower it gets with each release? that is my point to a T.

41. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Just like I don't expect Mac to outsell PCs any time soon, it was inevitable that based on pure # and availability alone, Android would pass Apple. No one really cared that much about market share though until Android became popular. It was always top-selling device/company. I still think you're a little mistaken. If Apple was so keen on keeping the device exclusive, they wouldn't have lowered the price from $400 to $199 after only one year, and this was months before even the 1st android device was released. Their goal is to get the device out to as many people as possible. If they had not lowered the price, many people, including myself would not have even given the phone a second thought. And It seems like everyone has an iPhone, and that's exactly what Apple wants. Just like how iPod became so common that it replaced the word mp3 player. It's not about exclusivity. I think they are still focusing on the "premium" and "we're better," but that's not the same as exclusive As for decreasing sales, what do you expect?!?! There are so many options now. Additionally, many people already have iPhones in their possession.

17. android_sucks

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

The Android-drones voted thumbs down on this. Face the facts!!! Android_sucks!!!!

2. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Top devices of 2012 are Apple and Samsung.

5. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

for now hopefully

23. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

With devices like XGX and LG Optimus HD I doubt it...

6. tha.fox

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

blackberry was everyones first smartphone to bad it was never the second third fouth or any after that. they are already parished

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"blackberry was everyones first smartphone..." Mine first smartphone was Nokia N95 8GB.

38. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Mine was a big blue Blackberry. Isn't it safe to say Apple copied them?

11. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I never had a blackberry smartphone. Besides they where closely related to a feature phone than a smartphone when they first came out.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

my first few were windows mobile devices. I got into RIM with the curve and storm, then hopped to android and wp7

32. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Never had one. I can think of like 2 people who did. most had original razr or some other flip phone. Mine was the Nokia 6030.

35. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

my first smart phone was not a blackberry nor was it a windows phone. i was actually highly against the ways of the smart phone, then a powerful emperor by the name of darth jobs talked me over to the darkside where i have been ever since.

7. Cosmo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 03, 2012

totally agree.. Apple and Samsung (Android in general) are the kings right now and it would be the funniest thing to talk about these bosses to fall.. but remember it was also such a taboo before to talk about BlackBerry falling down (because it seemed impossible!) but right now theyre pretty struggling to be back in the limelight.. so Apple & Samsung (Android) COULD POSSIBLY fall.. nonetheless for BlackBerry (and RIM), based on NOKIA's rise, it's not too late yet.. to think RIM hasnt really sunk like what happened to NOKIA (and Symbian).. Point taken: it's always going to be a circle in this kind of industry.. so BlackBerry and NOKIA (with the help of Windows) will certainly compete again with these giants that are "ruling" right now..

12. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

HTC has a huge possibility this year with the ONE series. You keep referring to Android as Samsung, But HTC made the 1st Android smartphone and has been bringing out great phones since. Palm was also original but god rest that brand.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

HTC has a chance at redemption with the One series, but that chance is all BEFORE the launch of the SGS3 which is going to suck a lot of the air out of the room for its competitors. The SGS3 and the OneS are going to be Tmobile's top 2 sellers for a while more than likely.. the biggest difference between who wants the massive super phone or the more normal sized great phone. In my experience though, people want the best and will take the SGS3 more often than not. my first few androids were HTC and motos. They have been slinging a good phone here and there surrounded by new crap every month. It all looked the same and had similar specs so people got confused and burnt out on it.. especially after the galaxy series launched.. that changed the playing field more than anything.

20. ReportTroll

Posts: 11; Member since: May 13, 2012

This will trumpt all those stupid shi1t from HTSh1t and Samsuck.

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