Putting aside all of the iPhone prototype news that has been floating around the past few days, there's some iPhone 5 news worth mentioning. A slew of credible sources, from the New York Times to Bloomberg, are all reporting that Apple is planning to hold a special media event on Wednesday September 12, where it's largely believed the company will take the wraps off of its next-gen iPhone. Following that, the device is expected to launch on Friday, September 21.
As has been reported and arguably corroborated many times over, the iPhone 5 will likely be thinner, will come with 4G LTE support, and of course, has a larger 4-inch screen.
What's more, photos that emerged from Japanese site called iLab last Monday purport to show what a fully assembled iPhone 5 is going to look like. Note that the photos depict a fully an amalgamation of iPhone repair parts, which is to say that the photos below aren't of an operational iPhone.
But this may very well be what people will be waiting in line for come September 21.
The photos were first observed by CydiaBlog which adds:
The leaked parts shows the bigger screen, different internals (such as a new flex cable holding the Home button in place), and the camera modules (front and rear). The camera module cutout looks to be larger, there is an enhanced version of speaker and microphone configuration at the bottom, new smaller dock connector (instead of 30-pin Dock Connector, 16-pin connector could be introduced). Another notable design change in the new iPhone front panel shows theFaceTime camera has been moved to a centered position above the earpiece speaker (it is currently to left of the earpiece in iPhone 4S and iPhone 4).
And here's a video of the "assembled" iPhone.