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The rumor mill has really been piling on with rumors of the next iPhone, which isn’t expected until this fall. The latest is a spy shot of a schematic which appears to show the front of the handset -- and yes, it matches the larger screen that keeps turning up.
AppleInsider is reporting that iPhone repair company iLab Factory has posted an image which appears to be a design schematic for the next iPhone. Given that it looks a lot like the existing iPhone, how can one tell? The device appears to be taller than the current models, in keeping with rumors of a four-inch display.
“The schematics appear to match up with images that surfaced a day earlier, showing an elongated back panel claimed to be from Apple's next iPhone,” the report notes. “That part shows an aluminum back with what look to be like small glass ends on the top and bottom of the handset.
“The back panel that was pictured online on Tuesday is one solid piece connected to the sides,” the report continues. “Pictures of the bottom of the panel also show space for a smaller dock connector, and a headphone jack that has been moved from the top to the bottom of the device.”
The image of the design schematic is noteworthy for another reason as well.
“The design also appears to have moved the forward-facing FaceTime camera to the center of the device, just above the earpiece,” AppleInsider reveals.
At this rate, it’s going to be a long summer for new iPhone rumors, despite Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent comments about “doubling down” on corporate secrecy.
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(Image courtesy of AppleInsider, iLab Factory and Macotakara)