Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Flex Cable Over Speaker Enclosure?

What does the square shaped flex cable that goes over the iPhone 5 speaker enclosure do? I ripped it prying the screen off and as far as I know everything on the phone still worked except possibly the front camera freezing. Could this have caused that?

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the square cable is part of the lower antenna. not having anything to do with the front camera. You may also have damaged the front camera/ sensors flex cable or not plugged it back properly.

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The front camera is freezing? Or never opens. If it never opens its likely that its the flex cable for the camera. I know it is on the 4s.

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