Blueprints for the iPhone 5 Found on Apple's Developer Website
Originally discovered by Joel Johnson, blueprints of the iPhone 5 intended for aftermarket product manufacturers have apparently been made available on Apple’s developer website. The documents offer precise dimensions and even notes on how to properly build a case for the new device. The blueprints, in the form of a PDF file, were supposedly restricted to Apple developers, but it turns out that the direct link
to the schematics can be accessed by the public as well. The legitimacy of the blueprints hasn’t been confirmed but the linked webpage has been authenticated by the Entrust Certificate Authority to be owned by Apple.
The iPhone 5 has seen massive press coverage since its debut on Wednesday but hasn’t been made available to the public yet. It’s set to be released on September 21st at which point teardowns are expected to start showing up on the web. As of right now, the blueprints, despite only showing the phones external attributes, provide the most comprehensive look at the device so far. Specs such as the rearrangement of the ambient light sensor and front-facing camera, which are now located directly above the ear speaker and the proximity sensor that takes its place next to the earpiece are new to the iPhone 5. Also added is a third microphone seated between the iPhone 5’s rebuilt rear-facing camera and LED flash.
The pre-orders for Apple’s newest smartphone went live Friday morning, with Apple’s selling out of initial launch-day supply in just an hour. Two of the company’s partner carriers, AT&T and Verizon, followed suit some hours later and all are now quoting shipping estimates of two to three weeks. As of right now, Sprint is the only carrier with 32GB and 64GB models available for a September 21 delivery date. We’ll find out more about the device upon its release to the public.
Source: Joel Johnson
) via Gizmodo