iPhone 6s front assembly MacManiack 001

With just a few weeks until Apple’s rumored September 9 media event, small wonder we’re now seeing a bunch of parts for the upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ smartphones leaking out from Asian supply chain.

European repair firm MacManiack was able to get hold of a fully assembled display component for the iPhone 6s from a supplier and today posted a video of it. This could also be a ploy to steal free publicity on the part of MacManiack so take the report with healthy skepticism.

Holes for the front-facing FaceTime camera and the proximity sensor appear to be unchanged from the present-generation iPhone 6. But as AppleInsider noted, the ribbon connectors have been slightly altered and the shielding on the back of the LCD is now glued into place.

The video runs one minute and 44 seconds long, here it is.

“Apple has apparently chosen to integrate the home button — and accompanying Touch ID sensor — with the LCD and digitizer connectors, possibly in a bid to save space or make assembly simpler,” writes the publication.

“The firm believes that a new connector on the display assembly’s rear points to Force Touch, but this is conjecture and other rumors have painted different pictures of that connector’s purpose.”

In addition to this video, another leak this morning brought us claimed technical drawing and an accompanying video purportedly showing a fourth-generation iPad mini housing. The leak provides additional clues that the forthcoming device will file as Apple’s slimmest iPad mini yet.

Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones and iPads alongside a next-generation Apple TV with downloadable apps, Siri and a touch-enabled remote at a rumored media event taking place on September 9.

Source: MacManiack via AppleInsider

  • So the Touch ID Flex cable is built in.. Interesting…

  • Ilya Vorobyev

    If some of the display connecters have the same pins plug it into a test iPhone 6. See if you can plug the LCD and Digitizer cables.

    • Nothing is the same.., The displace and digitizer use the same connection on that part. The second cable is the flex from the touch ID and even that is different.

  • Force Touch was supposed to be in the iphone 6 but due to manufacturing issues they postponed it to the 6s. The 4s and 5s only had speed improvements to it will be interesting to see how they market it.

    • Shinonuke

      The “S” in 4S was mainly for Siri with an added dual core indicated from Steven Jobs’s invitation “Let’s talk.” The S in 5S was for security with the debut of the Touch ID and an added software upgrade for superior photography.

      • Well I can’t wait to see how they embedded force touch into iOS 9.

      • Shinonuke

        If iPad Mini 4 comes with 2gb of RAM then I’ll upgrade from iPad Mini wi Retina.

  • This is shaping up to be one of the most interesting fall events in awhile. Looking forward to when it is and Appls either confirming or ignoring the date.

  • Dante Arellano

    There in no leak of any material or parts of the new apple tv so no appletv this year

    • Shadowelite123

      Since when have we seen Apple TV leaks? Hey since when have we seen iPod Touch leaks? They aren’t that important. I don’t even believe we saw any Apple Watch leaks. Just because we don’t see any leaked parts doesn’t mean there won’t be one.

  • nyangejr

    I would like to see what the new apple TV got, though not supported in Tanzania, I’m tempted to have it

  • Shadowelite123

    So the thicker iPhone 6S isn’t because of the force touch hardware? Lol if that’s true then maybe no camera bulge? Or bigger battery?

    • Shinonuke

      There is a new article talking about apple improving key pressure points to make the iPhone stronger and to put the bend gate to rest.