Photos of a prototype iPhone 5 battery surface

“Early iPhone 5 parts seem to be making their way into the supply chain. Earlier this evening, we reported that some more iPhone 5 parts had shown up at one particular retailer, including the iPhone 5 battery,” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors. “While we felt the parts were likely legit, we had no specific confirmation.”

“In the meanwhile, however, UK repair shop iPatchiPods has passed along a few photos of an iPhone 5 battery part they had received from their contacts,” Kim reports. “The photos show the same battery as previously posted. This battery, however, is labeled ‘DVT_B3,’ marking it as a late development prototype.”

Kim reports, “The part images come from someone who has supplied iPatchiPods with legitimate Apple parts ahead of previous launches.”

Full article, with the photos, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jax44” for the heads up.]

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