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Alleged photo of upcoming iPhone hits the Web

July 16, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
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A picture of what appears to be the next iPhone was discovered online over the weekend.

The photo, which you can see above or on Photobucket, shows the front and back of a longer-than-normal white iPhone front panel.

The panel also differentiates from current iPhones with its front-facing camera, which is placed above the speaker instead of on the left of the speaker, as it is on current iPhones. The picture also shows the back of the white front panel, 9 to 5 Mac points out.

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Meanwhile, Japanese site Macotakara has reported that sources in China say Apple has actually started production on the new phone, which is expected to arrive in October, around the same time the iPhone 4S did last year.

The next iPhone is expected to have a 4-inch screen that will make it taller than current iPhones, which have a 3.5-inch screen.

Various outlets have been reporting details of the next iPhone over the last couple of months, and current rumored changes point at the device's largest overhaul since the iPhone upgraded from the 3GS to the iPhone 4 in 2010.

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Besides a larger screen, the iPhone 5 is expect to have a new, smaller dock connector and redesigned speakers. The phone's headphone jack and one of its speakers are also expected to be placed in different locations than they are now. The back panel is also expected to look different and be joined with the antenna in one piece.


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