There have been pictures posted by former celebrity and teen idol Jimmy Lin on Weibo, which is the Chinese version of Twitter, holding a working iPhone 5. If the photos are real then they prove that the upcoming handset has got the new 19 pin port dock connector and the audio jack is situated at the bottom of the handset.
iPhone 5 hands up in hands of teen idol, looks like the final version
Lin said that the iPhone 5 is taller and slimmer than previous models of the iPhone and that the handset feels the same in the hand. He says that the iPhone 5 has a four inch display and it has the same metal design of the iPad. The screenshots show that there is enough room on the display, for an extra row of icons.
Should the photos prove to be true then it seems that Apple will not have much left to show off when they reveal their latest handset, apart from the actual name of the device, whether there is NFC and the speed of the processor.
The iPhone 5 is rumored to be launching on 12th September so it is just around the corner. It is expected to hit stores just a week later in the US (September 21) followed by an international release sometime in early October.