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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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Unknown part (wire) in iPhone 5s

I was replacing back housing on my iphone 5s and I am curious what is this wire used for?

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Vito, this wire is for the main cellular antenna. Without this cable, you phone will have 0-1 bars signal with your cellphone network. This part is unrelated to wifi, Bluetooth, or GPS.

Have you broken the cable? If so, do not worry as a new cable will come preinstalled on any replacement charger port. The charger port flex PCB is only a $10 part. However if you have damaged the round plug on the motherboard where this cable attached, you will need to bring the phone to a local repair shop. This would require a skilled to solder on a new antenna port.

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+1...that's a better answer than mine :>)


Thanks. And no.... i haven't broken it I was just curious.


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