The countdown to the speculated Apple media event on September 12th has well and truly begun, but unlike in years gone by when we have been waiting patiently in the hope of even getting an early glimpse of what the new iPhone will offer us, the run up to this release has brought multiple sightings of internal and external components as well as a whole host of extremely professional looking device renders based on the leaked parts. We can be pretty confident that apart from a new internal and technical unknowns that we are pretty clued up on what Apple will be showing us when the time eventually comes.
One of the main speculated and talked about aspects of the new device has been the new iPhone display that has been stretched in the vertical dimension to give users a larger 640×1136 resolution and offer an overall thinner form factor thanks in part to the purported use of in-cell display technology in the Sharp IGZO display. Considering it has been one of the main points of interest on the new Apple gadget, it has also been quite surprising that it is one of the few official parts that we have seen shown off so frequently around the internet. Until recently that is.
It’s obviously not an official indication that this is what we should be expecting come the middle of September, but a product has begun showing up on the ChinaGadgetLand websitethat claims to be a replacement LCD screen and Digitizer set for the new iPhone 5. The website claims to be “KungFu Fighting price on Electronics from China” and are offering this LCD and Digitizer set for $199.00, although at the present time it is showing as out of stock on their website.
The product information claims that the resolution of the part is indeed the 640×1136 that has been so widely reported over the last few weeks and that it is the perfect replacement screen set for the new iPhone 5. Some consumers have also seen this as a good deal as they have all been snapped up, but as is always the case with products and information like this, it is imperative to exercise caution when buying a replacement component for a device that hasn’t even been announced yet let alone had official confirmation of the specifications.