Assembled new iPhone 5 leaks, claiming it's the real deal

Assembled new iPhone 5 leaks, claiming it's the real deal
We've seen purported schematics, front and back panels of the next iPhone, but we haven't seen the thing assembled so far, and today's leak filled that inexcusable omittance.

The assembled iPhone back looks very much stuffed in that unibody backplate that leaked last week with the funky speaker grills, seems to be machined pretty well for a fake, despite the scuffs and scratches, and the source says there aren't traces of Photoshop wizardry, but we won't know until we see the real thing.

If the photos from an Apple blog are credible, the rumored smaller dock connector is confirmed, as well as a larger display and chassis that seems mostly metal, rather than glass. What piqued our interest were also the two circles on the back, which seem to be of the camera and the LED flash. While the camera one seems to be pretty interesting in itself, on one of the pictures the flash circle seems to be made of many LED flash "dots".

If you remember, we wrote back in 2010 that Apple has patented a flash that consists of an array of tiny light sources, that can shine with different intensity or some of them be completely shut off if the illumination calls for it. This achieves a more even lighting and filling of the scene, and it might have made it into the iPhone 5 eventually.

Of course, this is all pure speculation and wishful thinking right now, and we don't even know if the leak is real or not, so take a look at the pics in the slide below and tell us what you think of the eventual black housing - even the steel rim around the phone is dark now. Oh yeah, and don't ask us why is this thing running on AT&T, unless that screen is just a placeholder.

source: iPhone via AppleInsider



1. SSyar

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

dunno but.. !! if you can take a pic from this close why not take it with proper angles !!

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

maybe because an apple employee "rebelled" and wanted to "use it" against apple. lol. maybe they wanted the hype the Galaxy S III got, since a lot was disappointed with the 4S.

54. Hemlocke unregistered

Yes, judging by how the 4s has already sold more than the entire Galaxy line, it seems many were disappointed. If you don't think there is more hype for the iPhone than any other phone, then you have been partaking in some illegal substances.

22. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Any one else notice that the headphone jack is now at the bottom?

39. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Putting the charger and headphone jack on the same side of the phone, the bottom in this case, is the best design. It allows you to mount your phone ways that you normally couldn't and it allows you to stick it in things like cupholders and stuff in your car or other places.

43. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Unless you have a charging dock.. I suppose future docks will make provision for this. Maybe you could even charge the phone via the headphone jack?

46. Corpsemaker

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

Lol no.

52. Penny

Posts: 1871; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

It appears to me that Apple is trying to make it so that when you plug your phone into a dock, you would also be connecting the headphone input. This would mean that the dock itself would have a headphone jack, so you would connect whatever audio device you are using to your dock instead of to the phone directly.

59. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Except for the fact that the iPod dock port can, and often is, already be used to transmit audio as a line-out. This serves primarily to audio purists who want to bypass the player's internal amplifier when plugging into an external amp or home receiver. Putting the headphone-out and the line-out next to each other doesn't really have any purpose in that regard.


Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

We are all happy with this design, which Apple the iPhone 4 is an marque of prestige.... The design repeats its self , just like how Porsche and Ferrari.... Awaiting for the iconic one and only iPhone. This will cause Hype like no other... we thanks Apple yet again.. We like thatâ„¢

29. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

and yet if HTC or Samsung repeat their design legacy, the sheeps said they are boring..

48. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

It is more the android people calling it boring.

36. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

APPLE_R0YALLY unbanned? :D

44. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Whoa. This guy brings an elegance to fanboy-ism. I applaud you sir. Perhaps a bit too gaudy though, try to tone that down a bit

57. issa8

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

LOL who the eff are you? "We are all happy with this design" .. who is "we"? Must be a troll..don't feed it

62. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Yeah well i'd rather have a phone that i don't have to put in case to keep it looking good. I mean how many iPhones do you see covered in a big bulky cases, I mean if I want something that's supposed to be so ascetically beautiful and then put some case on it? It just seems like your taking away from what the phone makers want to show off in design. With the iPhone it's to easily broken out off a case. A lumia 800 with no case and gorilla glass screen wins over the fragile iPhone anyway, at least in my book...


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Sexy slick sharp..

33. geoffers247

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Might just get a One X or GSIII. Iphone doesn't look special anymore

53. chriski333

Posts: 22; Member since: May 05, 2012

looks like crap like u take electric tape put it around it and looks the same as the 4s u fail apple think of something new

69. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Bit big screen with the same s**tty dead icons based OS. Apple you have to grow now I think its enough copying others stuff and time to do on your own now :)

2. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I have to say, it's sexy. Too bad it will be overpriced and will be running iOS 6 for a year... and hardware will be very mediocre.

8. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Sexy? It looks exactly the same as the iPhone 4/4s with a bigger screen.

23. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

correction, "longer" screen.

60. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Which is, almost unarguably by overwhelming consensus, a sexy phone. This is coming from a MAXX user who utterly detests iOS. The unibody all-black-everything design is sure to go over well. Aesthetically, it's a definite thumbs up.

9. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

What? No I have to disagree with the sexy part.. looks exactly the similar to iphone 4!!!

31. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

a bit of copy of xperia ray ...

3. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Well finally the year wen we'L see the mighty iphone 5

4. sportsinger75

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Loving the design of this. Too bad it'll be way too overpriced to buy for my Straight Talk plan. Guess I'll have to stick with my One X.

5. WinC76 unregistered

Should make the edges on the back a little bit curved. Would improve comfortability.

37. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

O like the the Galaxy Nexus.....

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