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iPhone 5 assembled from leaked parts surfaces online

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iPhone 5 assembled from leaked parts surfaces online

Images purporting to show a jerry-built iPhone 5 have leaked online, ahead of the handset’s expected appearance in September or October.

The snaps, which come to us courtesy of iHandset repair dons iLab, apparently depict a handset assembled from parts that found their way out of factories operated by Apple’s manufacturing partners.

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In news to surprise almost no-one who has been paying attention to the spate of iPhone 5 leaks, it’s fair to say that the 'next-gen iPhone' in the photos looks nigh-on identical to the current-gen iteration.

In fact, the only discernable changes are the adoption of a smaller dock port – which tallies with rumours that Apple is ditching its 30-pin standard for a new 19-pin version – and what looks to be a taller form factor to accommodate a more expansive four-inch screen.

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Billed as the last-ever device to bear the imprint of Apple founder Steve Jobs, the iPhone 5’s spec sheet is expected to take in 4G support for super-fast browsing and Near Field Communications tech to enable the phone to act as digital wallet.

A brawny quad-core processor for graphical heavy lifting and multi-tasking is also expected to be on board, as is an improved eight megapixel camera.

Take a look at our iPhone 5 release date and rumours round-up for the latest gen on Apple's next kit.

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