Rumored details for the next iPhone have been swirling around the net for months now, but things recently got exciting for the Apple faithful after these images leaked out. Two separate sites have posted photos of the next iPhone’s parts, with both sources showing similar-looking cases in black and white colors.
According to the post at BGR, who got their images from repair company uBreakiFix, the new iPhone will feature a longer case with a front panel design that still looks similar to the previous models. The front panel does have slimmer bezels and a longer cutout for the screen though, which coincides with previous rumors about a longer 4-inch screen with a Retina-worthy resolution of 1136 x 640. The front camera has also been repositioned along the center, above the earpiece.
While it generally shares a similar shape to the iPhone 4/4S (with flat surfaces, hard edges and curved corners), the new metal-and-glass body features a redesigned back panel, with a larger space for the camera.
The bottom of the phone has also been redesigned, showing big changes that could affect existing docks and accessories. The most obvious is the use of a smaller dock connector and a repositioned headset/speaker jack at the bottom, which means that you can’t plug this into your old speaker dock without an adapter.
Different supply chain sources also sent photos to 9to5Mac, showing the parts in both black and white colors.
A release date still hasn’t been pegged, but it’s expected to arrive around the same time last year, between September and October.