Apple is expected to launch comes September its 6th-generation iPhone, the iPhone 5 (ain’t there a better name?) – and while we have seen several leaked images in the past few weeks which suggest the handset’s design, it’s only this time that we can already decipher how, at least the phone’s external build, looks like. The new images that surfaced in the interwebs today — courtesy of iLab Factory, an iPhone repair shop based in Japan — show a purported Black model of the iPhone 5. So how it does exactly looks like? Well, it’s like this:
Evidently, that rumoured 19-pin mini dock connector seems to be true as seen in the bottom part of the handset. And if indeed this is the real design, the 3.5mm audio jack has been moved to the bottom as well, just beside the left speaker. The volume rockers are still on the same location, together with the mute switch of the left of the handset.
The front camera, which was earlier rumoured to have been moved to the top of earpiece speaker is plainly conspicuous as well. And the SIM slot on the right appears to be smaller, so it’s most likely that it can handle just a nano-SIM form factor.
And apparently, this is how the rear of the iPhone 5 looks.
Unlike the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 has a two-tone color design in which the back panel is made of the same material as the metal band around the handset. The above photo shows the Black model design, and if you’re wondering how the white model fair – it could be this way:
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And to personally put half of my cards that the iPhone 5 external design is almost deciphered, here’s a bonus video courtesy of Macotakara.jp, yet another blog with good track records of having early glimpse of iPhone prototypes.
So what do you think of the iPhone 5 design if it turned out to be real? [via]