Video of iPhone 5 outer frame emerges, indicates longer display and thinner form factor

WWDC is just two days away and the iOS 6 rumors are flying in. But amidst all of the speculation regarding what Apple has in store for us software wise, an interesting video emerged last week perhaps tipping Apple's hand as to what the iPhone 5 is going to look like.

WWDC is just two days away and the iOS 6 rumors are flying in. But amidst all of the speculation regarding what Apple has in store for us software wise, an interesting video emerged last week, perhaps tipping Apple's hand as to what the iPhone 5 is going to look like.

Now, there is no shortage of reports pointing to an iPhone 5 with a larger display. Specifically, a few trustworthy sources have indicated the iPhone 5 will sport a 4-inch screen with a 16:9 aspect ration. Consequently, Apple will achieve a larger screen by elongating the device but keeping the width the same.

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With that said, a video from an iPhone parts supplier surfaced last week claiming to show the outer frame of the iPhone 5. The video of the frame indicates that the iPhone 5 will, in fact, be taller and thinner than the iPhone 4S. And yes, it's possible that this is just a frame from an iPhone prototype Apple won't ever be releasing, but the video in conjunction with the deluge of rumors all pointing to a larger iPhone leads me to believe that the video is rather telling.

Some points of interest from the video is that the "device" incorporates a smaller dock connector, as was previously rumored. Also, a tad smaller is the SIM card tray. Other tidbits include a headphone jack relocated to the bottom of device, which while new for the iPhone, is the status quo for the iPod Touch. And as the video above shows, the next-gen iPhone appears to be significantly thinner than the current iPhone 4S.

In about 48 hours, Apple will unveil iOS 6 to the world and we'll get a glimpse into the OS that will power the next-gen iPhone, which will likely be released during the Fall.

via Cydiablog

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