Images of iPhone 5 Face Plate Leak
Rumours and leaks surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 continue to emerge in the weeks leading up to the device’s expected unveiling, the latest of which concerns the design of the prospective device.
Phone repair site UBREAKIFIX.com has published images which show what it claims is the front fascia of the device which seemingly also has the phone’s display in place.
The iPhone 5 is expected by many to have a 4-inch screen, NFC, 4G connectivity and to be around 7.6mm thick. So far we have seen several other images of what are claimed to be parts of the device, including a puported smaller dock connector, a nano-SIM tray and a smaller home button than has been used before.
Some of the phone’s internal parts are also rumoured to have been unveiled, with pictures of what purported to be a motherboard from the device being published last week.
Today’s images however suggest that the new device will feature a display which is larger than the 3.5-inch one that seen on previous iPhone iteration with the pictured screen certainly seeming to be longer that anything we’ve so far seen on an Apple phone.
Another difference to previous iPhone models is that the front-facing camera appears to have been moved to a central position above the speaker, suggesting that Apple may have installed a more powerful sensor configured specifically for Facetime video calling.
Apple’s new mobile software, iOS6, will be bringing Facetime to 3G and the re-positioning of the front camera suggests that Apple could be focussing on this as a major selling point for the device.