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Leaked iPhone pics 'genuine and revealing'

Purportedly leaked images of the new iPhone are genuine and reveal exciting developments, says Mark Gurman, the US reporter who broke the story.

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Purported images of the sixth-generation iPhone have leaked onto the web and show a slightly redesigned phone with numerous small changes.

The leaked photos show frames for the front of the iPhone that would seem to validate reports of a longer screen. The photos show the iPhone's screen will retain its width but will be a little taller to accommodate a near four-inch screen.

The back frame of the alleged next iPhone also appears and shows a slightly changed design that includes metal plating on the back, according to the photos, which were obtained by 9 to 5 Mac from "supply-chain sources".

The website 9 to 5 Mac claims to have obtained pictures of the next iPhone.

The website 9 to 5 Mac claims to have obtained pictures of the next iPhone.

The photos also show that the back frame appears to be molded together with the antenna band, which gives the phone a stronger cover that is also thinner, lighter and allows more room for parts inside the phone, according to 9 to 5 Mac.

Other changes to the iPhone shown in the pictures include a new, smaller dock connector on the bottom, redesigned speaker grills and a relocated headphone jack, which now looks as if it is placed on the bottom of the phone.

The iPhone also looks as if it has a new opening between its back camera lens and the LED flash, which 9 to 5 Mac believes could be a relocated microphone opening for better audio recording. The front camera also looks as if it's been moved from the left of the earpiece to above it and centred.

Along with leaked photos of what may be the next iPhone, photos of a redesigned iOS maps app also surfaced on Tuesday. The website BGR said it received photos of the new app, which will include 3D mapping, from one of its trusted sources.

Check out the pics, but remember: Apple is one of the most secretive companies in the world, and the pictures could easily be fakes.

LA Times

93 comments

  • *Yawn*

    ...and now for the fanboi brigade.

    Commenter
    XIII
    Location
    Syd
    Date and time
    May 30, 2012, 9:28AM
    • *yawn* Now for the tired 'fanboi' insults from people who are so disinterested that they manage to comment first on the article.

      Commenter
      twentytwenty
      Location
      Canberra
      Date and time
      May 30, 2012, 10:20AM
    • so true twentytwenty

      Commenter
      tim
      Date and time
      May 30, 2012, 11:06AM
    • @twentytwenty . . . funniest comeback in yonks :oD

      Commenter
      Tyalgum Girl
      Location
      Tyalgum
      Date and time
      May 30, 2012, 11:36AM
    • XIII didn't insult anyone, i think its called a prediction.

      Commenter
      Glass houses
      Date and time
      May 30, 2012, 12:56PM
    • What come back?? yes he read this article & happened to comment first, or he is not entitled to his opinion? I find this *yawn aswell, looks very boring, guess what fanboys there are people out here who find your precious Apple products boring!

      Commenter
      Andrei
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      May 30, 2012, 2:02PM
    • twentytwenty, and now for the same old tired fanbois coming out with their religious fervor anti-fanboi fanboi-ism.

      OMG! It has a new **USELESS DOO HICKEY**!!! BUY FOUR!!

      Commenter
      evanism
      Location
      Canberra
      Date and time
      May 30, 2012, 2:35PM
  • "Other changes to the iPhone shown in the pictures include a new, smaller dock connector on the bottom,..."

    really...surely not. not with all the very expensive collateral that uses a universal dock? they cant.. they wont. they wouldn't dare.....

    if this is the case I will not be buying this I will switch to the Galaxy.

    Commenter
    really
    Location
    over the rainbow
    Date and time
    May 30, 2012, 9:33AM
    • That wouldn't surprise me. It's not like backwards compatibility has been a strong point in the past.

      Early iPod chargers can't charge iPhones or iPads.
      And early iPhone chargers can't charge an iPad.

      It would make all docking stations useless though.

      Commenter
      Catharz
      Date and time
      May 30, 2012, 10:30AM
    • I imagine there will be adaptors for the "older" style. God I hope so, it has to be backward compatible or they shoot themselves in the foot.

      Connections need to change as technology develops, Apple isn't too bad at holding the line. I remember Nokia used to change data ports between every model.

      Commenter
      zecc
      Location
      SOUTHBANK
      Date and time
      May 30, 2012, 11:01AM

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