On Wednesday, new leaked images of Apple’s sixth-generation device hit the web showing a slightly taller design with the rumored 4-inch display. The front-facing FaceTime camera has also been relocated to the center of the handset, just above the earpiece.
The pictures seem to match up with those published a day earlier, depicting a longer aluminum back with glass ends. The purported back panel of the next iPhone was shown as one solid piece connected to the sides. Photos of the panel’s bottom also picture space for a smaller port, and a headphone jack placed at the bottom of the device rather than at the top of it.
The font of the “iPhone” product name on the back of the alleged prototype, however, also seems suspicious and isn’t identical to Apple’s official logo, meaning the part could be a very precise counterfeit.
The purported iPhone 5 schematic that emerged on Wednesday is just the latest in the series of evidence that the sixth handset could adopt a slightly larger display. Earlier this month, multiple tips, including one from The Wall Street Journal, argued that Apple has been placing orders for larger, 4-inch screens for its new iPhone.
The upcoming device could be a significant departure from the mostly identical appearance of the iPhone 4 and 4S. The handset is widely anticipated to hit the market this fall, which would solidify Apple’s transition to the fall update cycle for the iPhone. Prior to the iPhone 4S, the company had released new iPhone models in the summer.