Leaked photos of the iPhone 5's front panel have appeared once more, adding to the stack of evidence that suggests a taller frame and a 4-inch display for Apple's next blower.
These latest snaps come courtesy of uBreakiFix, Macrumours reports. They show the front of a curiously tall mobile, and -- unlike some previous illicit snaps -- also show the screen. It's not switched on though, because as you can see, it's not plugged into anything.
There's no clue as to where exactly the snaps came from, beyond the rumours that the images are via one of uBreakiFix's distributors. I spotted a Chinese World of Warcraft logo in the background of this close-up snap (see Mum, I told you it would come in useful), suggesting that the shots could be from China, which wouldn't be surprising as that's where Apple kit is manufactured.
The thinking behind the taller baton-shaped device is that by making the screen taller but not wider, a 16:9 aspect ratio will be achieved, so that when you spin the iPhone 5 on its side you can watch movies without any annoying black bars ruining your viewing experience.
Crafty. A longer screen could also give you room for an, which I think you'll agree is not actually very exciting.
A headphone socket will be moved to the bottom of the phone, and a cartoon roadkill-esque stripe will be plastered over the phone's rear., as is a , while other bits of leaked frame that the
Combine that with, and in theory at least there's not much we don't know about Apple's next smart phone. Apple could still surprise us with a quirky new design, or by revealing the mythical alongside its new blower.
Image credit: uBreakiFix