Is This The Back Of The iPhone 5

Updated: 29/05/12
– New pictures have just turned up showing even more detail. This one looks convincing folks!

With the Samsung Galaxy S3 now available to all sundry, all talk is turning to the next big phone launch, the new iPhone. While much of the rumours have been pretty unconvincing, we may just have seen the first big leak of the launch.

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Pictures purporting to show the new iPhone (or iPhone 5) have been sent to Apple news specialists The images show a number of elements that tie-in with the various rumours we’ve been hearing about Apple’s next handset, and generally they just look downright convincing. The site that provided the images sells spare parts for Apple products and they report that the original image appeared in a new catalogue sent from a Chinese parts supplier known to have manufactured Apple components in the past. All of which suggests this is genuine.

This new pictures have us almost convinced this IS the iPhone 5, and nice it looks too.

The original image that turned up (below) shows a part that includes the back face and sides of the next iPhone. This had some convincing elements, such as the smaller slot for the dock connector, with the extra space to either side apparently being used for larger speakers. It also seemed to show the headphone jack having moved to the bottom.

The original image that cropped up.

New iPhone 5 bottom
Small dock slot, larger speakers, bottom mounted headphone jack – is this the new iPhone 5?

Now these further images show all these elements in much more detail. In addition the new images show a white and silver version, and make clearer that they sport a brushed back of some sort (finally and end to the slippiest phone back on earth?). A shot of the new screen confirms that it will also sport a home button, that the screen is taller but remains the same width and that the front facing camera now sits above the earpiece.

Also a microSIM slot is shown, which suggests the next iPhone won’t sport Apple’s controversial nanoSIM.

Further images are available at

But what are your thoughts? Convinced by the new images? Happy with the new look? Let us know your thoughts.

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