Leaked photos of the iPhone 5 emerge; September 21 launch date rumored

As we inch closer and closer towards the iPhone 5 release/announcement, we’re starting to see a lot more credible images of purported iPhone parts and the like. Most recently, the Japanese site iLab posted a number of photos of what they claim is the final production model of Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 5.

The photos above are the result of assembling pre-production iPhone 5 repair parts. So whereas previous leaks might have solely shown an iPhone 5 blackplate, what we see here is the full enchilada.

CydiaBlog, which first reported on the photos from iLab, adds that the photos shown here are remarkably similar to previous leaked photos and, if you recall, an alleged hands on video purporting to depict Apple’s next-gen 4-inch iPhone.

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).

But wait, there’s more!

The typically accurate iMore reported earlier this morning that Apple will unveil its next-gen iPhone at a special media event set to take place on Wednesday, September 12 2012. Following that, the launch is on track for Friday, September 21. Notably, another Mac site reported just a few days ago that September 21 had been earmarked for the iPhone 5 launch.

All that said, it’s starting to look like you’ll be able to pick up the phone you see below in just under 2 months time.


Edible Apple

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