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The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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Black Dot on the Back of the Home Button

Does anyone know what the black button of the back of the home button is called? The one on mine fell off and I want to replace the black dot without destroying the original home button. Thanks!

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Do you mean this?

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That is the actuator, the part that goes "click". I'm not really sure it's even fixable but perhaps there can be some form of transplant between two different home buttons. The thing is, you don't want to damage your original home button (flex or front lens) otherwise you lose TouchID capabilities. You could replace the home button completely but again you will lose TouchID.

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Yes, the actuator—it is replaceable by a microsolderer.

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