iPhone 5 Backplate Leak Reveals More Secrets

We’ve already seen one leaked iPhone 5 back panel of late. Another perilously-similar one has appeared, revealing more about the next iPhone. Or at least giving Apple fans more rumours to slaver over.

A video of the supposed iPhone 5 case has been posted on YouTube. At this point we can’t confirm whether this is a legit iPhone component or a cheap knock-off fakery, but if real it tells us quite a bit about how the next iPhone will differ from the iPhone 4S.

For starters, the 3.5mm headphone jack has been moved from the top of the phone to the bottom. The housing is also slightly slimmer than the current model, seen in the video when a direct comparison is made.

As revealed in the previous case leak, the next iPhone may be longer, but won’t be all that much wider – if it is to have a 4in screen rather than the current 3.5in size, it’ll be because the display is wider rather than significantly larger in every dimension. However, the bezel size is likely to be decreased too, allowing the screen to stretch out a smidge, width-ways.
iPhone 5 rear
The biggest reveal of all here, though, is that the connector appears to be much, much smaller than the long-standing proprietary Apple socket. It makes sense from one angle – the industry standard microUSB is a great deal smaller than the 30-pin Apple connector – but is also something that points towards this being a potential fakery.

The 30-pin Apple connector was introduced long before the iPhone existed – back in the iPod’s heyday – and although its demise has been rumoured for months, the idea of it makes us feel a bit uneasy. How about you?

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