MacNN | Photo depicts alleged vibration motor for low-cost iPhone
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Photo depicts alleged vibration motor for low-cost iPhone
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 10:50am

A dual-head vibration motor obtained by iLab Factory may be a part for the increasingly-rumored low-cost iPhone, says Japanese site Macotakara. The site appears to imply that the dual-head motor is cheaper than the single-head, counterweighted motor in the iPhone 5. The new part is however similar to a motor linked to the iPhone 5S, which may mean that one or both reports have misinterpreted which product it's intended for.



If the component does come from a low-cost iPhone, it represents the first physical evidence of the device's existence. While numerous industry sources have claimed the hardware is coming, until now none of the parts leaks that normally foreshadow an iPhone launch have been attached to the rumors. Such leaks typically happen a few months before a model enters mass production.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Trademark filings hint at possible future names for OS X - 2:57 PM EST
  • Briefly: Opera Coast for iPhone, Prong PWR iPhone case - 1:45 PM EST
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook auctions off lunch date for charity - 1:19 PM EST
  • Industry bigwigs launch OpenSSL-fixing Core Infrastructure Initiative - 1:16 PM EST
  • Hands-on: Logitech Hinge and Turnaround cases for iPad Air - 12:54 PM EST
  • Apple tops 2014 JD Power rankings for smartphone satisfaction - 12:05 PM EST
  • Facebook buys out Moves fitness app for iOS and Android - 11:00 AM EST
  • New MacBook Airs could debut as soon as next week, sources claim - 9:18 AM EST
  • Cook answers analyst questions on China, carriers, Apple - 3:02 AM EST
  • Good numbers of note: 800M iTunes accounts, 20M Apple TVs, more - 12:36 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Head of Google+ Vic Gundotra announces departure from Google - 3:15 PM EST
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin calls Internet 'CIA project' - 1:37 PM EST
  • Samsung Galaxy Beam2 launches in China with improved projector - 1:15 PM EST
  • Sony announces Vaio Fit repairs for battery fault will begin in May - 11:40 AM EST
  • Verizon reports revenues of $30.8B in first quarter financial results - 10:38 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.