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Rumored iPhone 5 parts assembled into device in new pictures

July 30, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • A new video appears to show the back plate and other parts that could make up the iPhone 5.
A new video appears to show the back plate and other parts that could make… (YouTube )

Following reports of a September launch of the device, rumored iPhone 5 parts have been assembled by a repair shop and captured in pictures, showing what could be the next iPhone.

Over the weekend, ILab, a Japanese iPhone repair shop, posted pictures of an assemblage of various parts that are expected to be included in the sixth-generation iPhone, and the end result shows a very Apple-like device.

All of the changes rumored to be heading to the next iPhone have been included: a longer screen, redesigned speakers, a smaller dock connector and differently located headphone jack, top mic and front camera.

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You can check out the pictures on 9 to 5 Mac, which was the first English-language site to notice iLab's work.

Besides iLab's pictures, a video has emerged supposedly showing the next iPhone and some of its parts. The video was posted by Macotakara, another Japanese Apple site, according to 9 to 5 Mac. You can watch it below.

Although the next iPhone was long rumored to be launching in October, as the iPhone 4S did last year, new reports are pointing toward September. Earlier this year, that supposed timetable was reinforced by various sources saying that Apple was ahead of schedule in production.

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