GottaBeMobile posted exclusive photos of an iPhone 5 architectural sample directly from a manufacturing unit in China. The leaked iPhone 5 pictures below reveals that the new iPhone 5 is going to be a bit taller, fairly thinner and about the same width compared to the current iPhone 4S.
A reliable source inside the Apple supply chain provided the iPhone 5 metal pictures below.
Since the iPhone 4 release in June 2010, the iPhone5 is the first significant iPhone revamp and it will certainly be released along with iOS 6 this fall. See more about iPhone 5 release date.
iPhone 5 Design
The new iPhone 5 design will look like the general design language of iPhone 4S. iPhone 5 display screen is going to be larger. So, iPhone 5 will simply have a taller dimensions and smaller bezel, but no sorry! Apple will not be like Android manufacturers’ lead and making a next-jumbo Apple iPhone. The iPhone 5 will still be dwarfed by the Galaxy S3 and other flagship Android phones.
As you can see on the iPhone 5 pictures above, the rear-facing camera remains on the top-left of the back of the phone with the same camera lens cutout size as the one we have on the iPhone 4S. There is a rear-facing microphone placed between the camera and flash which will undoubtedly be useful for noise reduction in video recording.
Apple’s iPhone 5 has been rumored to be coming with a metal back. While the engineering sample doesn’t provide any conclusive evidence of the iPhone 5’s backing, it does show that there could be two materials on the back of the iPhone 5.
The middle part could possibly be made of metal, possibly even Liquidmetal, while the top and bottom of the device could feature glass, plastic, or something else entirely.