Apple's new iPhone 5 'pictures' leak online
Published Jul 30 2012, 12:07 BST | By Andrew Laughlin
New photos have been leaked online purported to be of Apple's next generation of the iPhone.
Repair shop iLab Factory (via 9to5Mac
) has unearthed what is claimed to be shots of the complete upcoming handset from the US technology giant.
Despite not being verified, the leaked images do back up recent rumours about the new iPhone.
This includes Apple's reported smaller dock connector fitted with a 19 rather than the previous 30-pin port
, along with the wider 16x9 screen in a longer form factor.
iLab Factory's images appear convincing but they should certainly be approached with caution.
Apple is notoriously tight with security around its new products, and it would seem unlikely that the firm would allow images of a complete iPhone prototype to be leaked online.
After all, the firm took legal action against Gizmodo after the technology site published photos of an iPhone 4 prototype before the handset was officially launched in 2010.
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