Folks at GottaBeMobile have posted photos, which they claim are of iPhone 5 engineering samples.
GottaBeMobile claims that they’ve got the photos straight from a factory in China. The purported iPhone 5 engineering samples (assuming they’re the real deal) indicates that the next generation iPhone will come with a taller screen and will be thinner.
The new iPhone 5 will follow the iPhone 4S’ general design language. Its display will be larger thanks to the taller dimensions and smaller bezel, but Apple is not following Android manufacturers’ lead and producing a jumbo iPhone. The iPhone 5 will still be dwarfed by the Galaxy SIII and other flagship Android phones.
The rear-facing camera remains on the top-left of the back of the phone. The camera lens cutout appears to be about the same size as the iPhone 4S’. There is a rear-facing microphone placed between the camera and flash. The microphone will be utilized for video recording and noise reduction to improve call quality.|/em>
GottaBeMobile also notes that it is difficult to confirm if the next generation iPhone will come with a two-tone back casing but it does indicate that Apple could use two materials on the back casing.
Purported parts of the next generation iPhone have revealed that large portion of the back panel is made out of metal and the remaining part is made of glass, giving it a two-tone effect as you can see in the renderings below.
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