G4Games points to an image published to Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo that allegedly shows display assemblies from the iPhone 5S. While much better pictures of the part appeared last week and we’ve actually received a variety of various other images of the assemblies, the new picture is significant since the parts appear to have actually been photographed on a production line.
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The image is fairly small, but the resolution is good enough that the redesigned flex cable television connectors on the iPhone 5S part can be seen. On the iPhone 5, the two ports supporting the display itself and the touch digitizer are both oriented horizontally, while on the iPhone 5S one is oriented vertically and the various other horizontally.
The report recommends that the picture points to mass production of the screen assemblies currently being in progress with the possibility of the gadget being prepared for launch earlier than anticipated. Automation of the display was, however, previously rumored to be ramping up this month, and a public launch is expected around the September timeframe together with the release of iOS 7.
Parts for the iPhone 5S are beginning to leak with increasing frequency, and over the previous a number of days we’ve actually shared several photos of the rear shell and internals from an early iPhone 5S prototype, revealing a new A-series chip, a bigger capacity battery, and an upgraded rear camera system with dual-LED flash.