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Apple iPhone 5 Parts Uncovered

Smartphone repair outfit ubreakifix has published a number of photos of what appears to be genuine iPhone 5 parts, and one of the most noticeable things is that the iPhone 5 appears to sport a lot of the same features as the iPhone 4.

Since the company is a recognised US-based nationwide repair shop, one can safely assume that the parts are indeed what they claim to be.

Contrary to a previous Digitimes report, the site reports that the iPhone 5 will have a back made of glass rather than metal. As for the battery, it will have a capacity of 5.3Whr, a tad higher than than the iPhone 4's 5.25Whr.

The only component - from the stock that ubreakfix received - that is significantly different from the current iPhone 4 is the camera sensor which apparently appears to be a "significant upgrade".

There have been a number of past rumours that suggest that Apple will increase the camera resolution from the current five megapixel to eight megapixels and will allow full HD recording.

The iPhone 5 together with a new version of the iPhone 4 are expected to be launched in September. Apart from the hardware, Apple is likely to put even more emphasis this year on the whole ecosystem with the impending launch of iCloud and iTunes-in-the-cloud.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.