Info on the iPhone 5 carries on leaking onto the Internet, with these two latest reports purportedly giving Apple fans a sneaky look at the soon-to-be-upon-us iPhone. They also suggest that it’s already being made.
Leaked iPhone 5 pictures show same design as 4S & 4
These leaked pics from Apple.pro show a phone that looks a lot like the iPhone 4 and 4S, and the front panel shows clearly that the screen is bigger than its predecessors. If true, this will no doubt upset fans who have seen Apple stick with the same design since 2010.
Every iPhone up to now has had a 3.5” display, and while the Retina displays look fab, the screens are much smaller than those of rival phones, which range from 4.3” to 5.3”. The iPhone’s biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S3, has a 4.8” screen. This latest iPhone is expected to have a 4” display, which is still on the small side.
Another difference that stands out is the FaceTime camera, which has been moved to the top centre of the front, above the earpiece.
Other leaks have shown an iPhone 5 that has the same template as the 4S, but is slightly longer to accommodate the bigger display. There doesn’t seem to be a Liquidmetal display, which may disappoint some.
The iPhone 5 is also supposedly set to lose the 30-pin port that Apple has been using since the Jurassic Period, and to gain a 19-pin port instead.
The iPhone 5 should also have another new addition – support for LTE 4G networks, as Apple is already offering LTE in the new iPad.
The Japanese blog Macotakara has claimed that Asian manufacturers has already begun production of the iPhone 5. We’re expecting the iPhone 5 to arrive in the autumn, probably September or October, so these manufacturers will need to be at work already.