Apple’s next iPhone may not even be called the iPhone 5 and could instead be named simply the ‘new iPhone’, a photo purportedly revealing the box print for the handset suggests.
Unearthed by Dutch site iPhonenieuwsblog.nl and picked up by TechCrunch, the snap shows a printing press employee holding what appears to be packaging intended for the sixth-generation kit.
Closer inspection reveals the handset’s name written as just ‘The new iPhone’, which, assuming it’s real, means Apple could be taking same the approach it followed with the latest iPad and ditching the numerical sobriquet for the iPhone range too.
If you zoom in enough you can also see the screen boasts five rows of icons instead of four, which confirms that the handset will be taller than its predecessors to accommodate a larger, four-inch display, as had been rumoured since time immemorial.
We’re a little concerned, though, about the person in the photo, who’ll probably be looking for a new job after today.
Yesterday, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple revealed that he has received an invite from Apple for an event on September 12th, when it’s tipped to officially lift the lid on the iPhone 5.
Bigger display aside, the handset is mooted to feature a quad-core processor, an improved eight-megapixel camera and 4G LTE support.
Also likely to be on board is a smaller dock connector and Near Field Communications (NFC) technology that’ll allow the iPhone 5 to be used as a digital wallet.