The leaked iPhone 5 front casing photo. (Photo : Photobucket)
The Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone is currently the hottest smartphone on the market but the anticipation for the iPhone 5 is building as many expect that Apple will soon announce the device.
The recent onslaught of leaked pictures and details indicate that the supply chain in China for Apple is definitely working on churning something out, and the predicted release date of sometime in September or October is probably worth noting given various renown agencies such as CNet and Bloomberg have given it a mention.
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In terms of the most recent leaked detail, however, there is a photograph of what a website is claiming as the front casing for the iPhone 5.
Chinese website Apple.pro claims to have found these pictures on photobucket.
The front casing seems to confirm that the new iPhone 5 will indeed feature a larger screen size than the current iPhone 4S. A previously leaked design sample showed that the iPhone 5's screen should be around 5 millimeters taller than the current iPhone 4S size.
The video calling camera for FaceTime is now dead center on the top, right above the speaker grill. The larger screen size also supports the rumor that Apple's next iPhone should support a 16:9 aspect ratio and move away from the 4:3 ratio that current iPhones use. This would allow for a better widescreen viewing experience.
A 'reliable source' from China claims that Apple will indeed go ahead and announce the iPhone 5 along with details of the device on August 7. This would put it on track for a fall launch.
The new iPhone will certainly come with Apple's iOS 6, which is also slated for a fall release. It should come with an NFC chip, a two-material backing, 4G capabilities, quad-core processor which should improve battery life, and a smaller dock size which would render current iPhone accessories useless. These are all rumors, and Apple has yet to confirm anything.
The iPhone 5 should be the biggest overhaul to the iPhone design since the iPhone 4 came out in 2010.