The latest report straight from China reveals photos and a video of an alleged iPhone 5 that a source “accidentally” discovered at a Foxconn factory.
MICGadget reports that the source has said that the iPhone 5 is thinner that the iPhone 4S, and taller, adding further evidence to already prominent rumours about the new iPhone’s design.
The source managed to snap some photographs and a hands-on video comparing the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 4S. It also shows the alleged iPhone 5 booting up significantly faster than the iPhone 4S.
In the video, the new iPhone could not be activated, suggesting that it is already running iOS 6. Instead, the source was greeted by an error message that reads: “This device is not registered as part of the iPhone Developer Program. If you are a member of the program, please register your device.”
However, as pointed out by a commenter on YouTube, you can see a slight change in the bottom left corner of the iPhone 5’s display at 0:40, where the creators of the video have likely added a video overlay showing the start-up process.
Meanwhile, another set of comparison photos have been leaked by repair site iResQ, showing a slightly slimmer new iPhone next to the iPhone 4S. The thin profile is achieved by a “glass sandwich uni-body” design, which enables Apple to slim down the handset by a couple of millimetres.
As with most of the previously leaks, the new photos show a taller iPhone with a central front facing camera, a smaller dock connector and a relocated headphone jack.
Just yesterday, we reported that iResQ had published photographs of a purported iPhone 5 battery.