Is This a Leaked iPhone 5 Screen Protector?
On Thursday, images surfaced of what's purported to be a screen protector belonging to the forthcoming fifth generation iPhone. If legitimate, the images allude to at least one palpable new design characteristic of the next-gen iPhone.
Presented by Unwire.hk, the images largely appear to corroborate other renderings we've seen during the summer - images that hint at a new and generally elongated home button. Additionally, the size of the screen protector - when compared to its counterpart in the iPhone 4, for example - seems to reveal that the yet-to-be-unveiled iPhone 5 may be wider than previous generation models.
Of course, the legitimacy of this image remains questionable. As we've heard in recent weeks from industry analysts and connected sources in the Asian supply chain, no fundamental changes in the iPhone's design are expected. Consequently, it remains quite conceivable that the next-gen device will be called the "iPhone 4s" rather than the "iPhone 5."
To date, no other images or leaked documents have alluded to a radically redesigned handset. And this close to a new product launch, it's highly dubious that any significant forthcoming changes could have flown under the radar for so long without detection.