iPhone 5 leaked photos show tall white frame with center camera

Photos posted by Apple.pro reportedly show the frame of a white iPhone longer than the iPhone 4S and the camera positioned in the middle.

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Apple's current white iPhone 4S.
Apple's current white iPhone 4S. Apple

Possible images of the next-generation iPhone continue to pop up online, with the latest allegedly revealing a peek at the front frame.

Two photos merged into one image posted by Taiwan-based blog Apple.pro display a white frame and the same white frame flipped over to reveal its back. 9to5Mac says the image is the first peek of a white front frame for the upcoming iPhone.

The width of the alleged frame is apparently the same as that of the iPhone 4S, according to Apple.pro, but the length is greater. That description follows several reports this year claiming that the next iPhone will receive a bump up in screen size to 4 inches from the current 3.5 inches. The screen would offer an aspect ratio of 16:9, with Apple increasing the length of the phone but maintaining the current width.

The phone's FaceTime camera also is located at the top center, according to the image, as opposed to the top left of center on the iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 5 itself has reportedly already gone into production, according to Japanese blog Macotakara, which says that cases for the next-gen model have been spotted by China's Alibaba.com Web site.

The next iPhone is expected to launch in early fall, either in September or October.