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iPhone 5 parts crop up online

iPhone 5 parts crop up online

More snaps purportedly showing an array of iPhone 5 components have surfaced online, ahead of the putative arrival of the handset later this year.

In what’s fast-sharping up to be one of the leakiest iPhone launches ever, Chinese site iColor OS has sourced a series of photos showing everything from the handset’s Nano SIM tray to the panel that surrounds the screen.

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Among the more intriguing parts in the photo inventory is what Apple Insider identifies as a “thin sheet of metal seemingly intended to be a protective shielding for the 4-inch screen's back”.

This chimes with earlier reports that Apple will ditch the all-glass construction of the iPhone 4S this time around. But also suggests that the sixth-generation iPhone won’t be the truly dual-material handset that some had led us to believe.

Reportedly set to land in September or October, the iPhone 5 is expected to feature a larger four-inch display with room for five columns of apps instead of the standard four and showcase a taller, slimmer form factor.

Under the hood, its spec sheet reputedly takes in a quad-core processor, an improved eight-megapixel camera and NFC chips to enable the handset to double as a digital wallet.


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