Possible iPhone 5 Engineering Sample Photos Leaked in China
According to GottaBeMobile
, they have gotten their hands on what they are calling ďiPhone 5 engineering samples.Ē The photos they provided claim to be proof of a physical construction of the rumored next-generation iPhone design. The report claims the metal casing is slightly taller than that of the iPhone 4/4S, a little thinner, and the same width. This goes hand to hand with the speculation that the next generation iPhone will be redesigned.
Chances are that the metal mockup is simply just a case makerís mold but it is possible that these are actual engineering samples manufactured in Appleís supply chain. This case design seems similar to those reported towards the end of May
, which gives both rumors some credibility.
If Apple does go with this design or one similar to it, the next-generation iPhone will be still be dwarfed by Android offerings such as the Galaxy S III and other flagship Android devices. Size isnít what people usually seek when they go for iOS products though, as its more so the quality, the finish, and the elegance coupled with the iOS software and growing App Store.