Latest iPhone 5 rumor hints towards a slide-out keyboard

Latest iPhone 5 rumor hints towards a slide-out keyboard
Remember the recent rumors about a possible 4-inch screen on Apple's iPhone 5? Well, the leaking parts just keep on popping online for all of us to see and question their credibility. This time, a photo of a 30-pin dock connector, which supposedly belongs to an iPhone 5 prototype, suggests there might be a physical sliding keyboard on the next iPhone model. As it is clearly visible on the picture below, a ribbon cable is attached to the connector and seems quite similar to the one found in sliding form-factor devices.

Such a claim goes against all trends as Apple is notorious for stripping devices off their physical buttons, not for adding more of them. On the other hand, Apple has been reportedly involved in testing three iPhone 5 prototypes, one of which did include a hardware keyboard. The photo has first appeared on the Chinese website Apple.pro, where similar leaks do tend to show up. Even the Retina Display was showed off on Apple.pro before making its appearance in the iPhone 4. The very same post, however, labels the 4-inch iPhone 5 display as fake.

source: AppleInsider



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