Photos of supposed iPhone 5 leak
A host of new photos have emerged from two sources who claim that the devices in the pictures are actually Apple's next-generation iPhone.
As we anticipate the eventual unveiling of Apple's next iPhone, the rumour mill is churning out reports at a rapid clip. This time around, two Apple-tracking blogs have published pictures that they claim might be showing off the new iPhone.
The fun started when 9to5Mac, along with repair company iFixYourI, published photos of a new part from a Chinese supplier. The part appears to be the back plate for an iPhone featuring an aluminium piece. In addition, the back plate features a smaller dock connector than the one found in Apple's other products.
9to5Mac's findings follow several reports that have cropped up over the last several months, suggesting that Apple might bring back aluminium to its iPhone. Back in December, Boy Genius Report cited "a close source", and said that the next iPhone would come with a mix of aluminium and a "rubber or plastic material" flanking it. The images from 9to5Mac seem to bear this out.
The smaller dock connector follows a host of reports claiming that Apple is reducing the size of the port on its mobile products.
Not to be outdone, Apple rumours site MacRumors published its own set of photos of what the blog suggests might be the next iPhone. Those images, which come from another repair firm, uBreakiFix, show the same aluminium part surrounded by a white casing. The blog also published a picture from another site, Sw-Box, showing a new iPhone part with the headphone jack at the bottom of the device, rather than the top.
CNET has contacted Apple for comment on the leaked images, but has yet to receive an official statement.