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iPhone 5: new photos of thinner, taller handset emerge

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iPhone 5: new photos of thinner, taller handset emerge

Fresh images purporting to show a prototype iPhone 5 have surfaced online, corroborating much of what we already know – or at least think we know – about Apple’s forthcoming handset.

Sourced by Kit Guru, which has supply-chain insiders from the Far East to thank for the leak, the photos depict a handset that retains the design principles of the iPhone 4S but adopts a thinner and taller form factor to accomodate a more expansive four-inch screen. That very much tallies with earlier indications of what Apple has in store for us this time around.

iphone 5 proto

Present and correct in the snaps too, having also been a long-term fixture of this year’s iPhone rumour mill, is a new, smaller 19-pin dock connector, with Apple set to ditch the time-honoured 30-pin port to free up space.

Assuming that’s so, it’s a risky move. If only because of the obloquy it’s sure to prompt from iFans whose collections of iPhone accessories are likely to be rendered obsolete overnight.

iphone 5 kg proto 2

Apple is expected to drop the sixth-generation iPhone in September or October this year, as it once again returns to 12-month product refreshes, having broken with form and left 18 months between the iPhone 4 and the 4S.

Specs mooted to feature include a quad-core processor to bring the iPhone in line with its top-end Android rivals, a ten-megapixel camera and up to 128GB of internal storage.

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Tagged: iphone 5, handsets

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