Pictures of “iPhone 5” Surface, Show Larger Display & Metallic Backplate
Pictures claiming to be an assembled next-generation black iPhone have surfaced through Japanese mobile repair shop iLabFactory (their website is currently down, but 9to5mac has posted all images).
The device shown has similar styling to an iPhone 4/4S but with an elongated chasis to accomodate the larger 4″ screen, and what looks like a dark aluminum backplate rather than glass. The photos closely match the appearance of past images discovered a few months ago, and also demonstrate the rumored smaller Dock connector and the headphone port relocated to the bottom of the device.
It’s unclear whether the next iPhone will be called iPhone 5 or simply “the new iPhone”, but whatever it’s called it is assumed to have a fall release schedule alongside iOS 6.
If you’re wondering what to expect, you can read the most likely rumors about iPhone 5 based on speculation and leaks.