If we’re to believe the general timetable being rumored for the release of Apple’s iPhone 5, we’d hope that the manufacturer had settled upon a final handset design by this point. So far, we’ve seen pictures of a number of components purported to be parts of this next iPhone, but beyond just the provenance of those pieces, it’s also been hard to tell exactly how up-to-date they may be. With the clock ticking down to the iPhone 5’s eventual release, we’re getting yet another look at at what may be next-gen iPhone hardware, and once again thanks to a case manufacturer.
It’s anyone’s guess if this model consists of legitimate Apple parts, or if it may have been constructed from leaked specifications, the kind of which we’ve seen surface before. It certainly seems to hit all the iPhone 5 notes we’re expecting: taller screen with a new aspect ratio, bottom-mounted headphone jack, and that new, smaller dock connector.
Lately, the rumors have been looking to an iPhone 5 launch as soon as late September, barely giving us a chance to get into fall. Frankly, though, such suggestions have been all over the place, and we could just as easily get our iPhone 5 news earlier in the month, or even in October. For the time being, we’ll have to keep waiting for a better look at the handset; if anyone can get their hands on an operational model, it would be a coup. Knowing Apple’s security, we may just have to sit tight for the official unveiling.