A supposed white iPhone 5 in a case. (Photo : Gizmodo)
What's new with the iPhone 5? It seems that every day someone seems to get their hands on a leaked photograph, schematics, or insider information before the rumored October release date. Usually these are of just parts of the iPhone 5 - the front casing, the engineering prototype, or simply a report that that Apple production plants are hiring en masse. The latest to surface is a Chinese case manufacturer showing what could be a 'smuggled' iPhone 5 in its casing.
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The iPhone 5 shown in the picture looks like a white prototype. It confirms the smaller 19-pin dock connector and shows the headphone jack being moved to the bottom of the smartphone alongside the dock.
Keep in mind that these are simply images on a website that a case manufacturer has revealed to pump up sales. Whether they are real or not remains to be seen, but it certainly looks to fit the previous speculations on what the iPhone 5 will look like.
The screen is longer, probably putting it around the 4 inches that most think the new iPhone 5's display size will be. Other than that, the rest of the speculations have been about the iPhone 5's innards.
The iPhone 4S currently lags behind current Android smartphones such as the Galaxy S3 because it does not support 4G LTE or have an NFC chip for wireless data sharing. The iPhone 5 should correct that, and bring Apple's smartphone back to the cutting edge of technology. It will probably also come with a quad-core processor for improved performance and battery life, as well as Apple's new iOS 6, which will debut this fall, right around the time the iPhone 5 is rumored to launch.
The possibility of this picture being a smuggled iPhone 5 isn't too far-fetched. An iPhone 4 was left at a bar, approximately at the same point in the production cycle before the launch date.
Apple has still not confirmed the iPhone 5's existence, but is thought to be making it official with an announcement around August 7.