Rumours that Apple will opt for a new look and larger screen for the next-gen iPhone got fresh legs today, after a manufacturing partner apparently leaked details of the handset informally dubbed the iPhone 5.
According to an unnamed insider cited by the Apple apostles down at 9 to 5 Mac, a number of prototype smartphones are currently in circulation, each of which feature subtly different form factors.
Interestingly, none of these are the teardrop design that has been widely tipped for an Apple kit since around the middle of last year, with all the sample phones featuring symmetrical shapes.
However, very much present and correct on the handsets is the four-inch screen (up from the 4S model's 3.5-inch display) that’s also been an iPhone rumour mill staple for aeons now, the source claims.
The latest outbreak of iPhone speculation comes after separate reports surfaced earlier this month positing that the sixth-generation Apple smartphone could be almost completely waterproof thanks to a special spray applied to its innards.
Heat from the Apple supply chain also hints at a quad-core processor on board, as well as up to 128GB of internal storage space.
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