The component is listed as a flex cable for the iPhone 5C. However, the photo points to a part for the iPhone 5S, 9to5Mac reports.
The photo seems to show a design change in the new Home button, which could be explained by Apples intention to incorporate a fingerprint scanner.
According to the report, iOS versions contained references to a “biometric kit,” seemingly confirms the rumors about a fingerprint sensor.
Apple has sent out invites to the media for a September 10 event where the smartphone is expected to be unveiled.