By Stephen Schenck | August 30, 2012 10:24 AM
This summer has seen plenty of images arrive depicting various components of the highly-anticipated iPhone 5. We’ve seen individual parts, parts assembled together, and a few comparisons against current generation iPhones to help give us a sense of scale; after all, this is the first time Apple’s really started playing with the size of the handset. The latest pics to arrive don’t necessarily show us anything we haven’t seen before, but manage to do so in quite high quality. Until the real thing actually arrives, this might be the best look we get at Apple’s next iPhone.
We get another close-up look at that shielded chip which caused so much debate last week over whether or not it would be responsible for NFC on the iPhone 5. Sadly, it remains canned here, and no one with access to these components seems willing to pop it off and have a look underneath.
All put together and with the home button in place, at least we can get a really good look at how the iPhone 5′s front panel will presumably appear once Apple finally make the smartphone official. There’ve been a number of theories trying to pin-down just when that might be, but rest assured that it will be some time in the coming weeks.