Next gen iPhone parts fully assembled?

By now, the iPhone 5 rumor mill is in full swing. Sadly, the speculation being thrown out is all the same as what we’ve heard already. Still, don’t go assuming that it’s all fact just yet. We all need to keep in mind what happened last year with leaked cases/parts and “in the wild” spottings of what was supposed to be the iPhone 5.

This year we’ve had leaked components, and external parts which all point towards the 6th generation iPhone being longer, having a 4″ display and having a new, smaller dock connector. We’ve seen the back and front panels leaked on video and plenty of images. Many assuming that they are genuine Apple parts. The latest set of snaps come from iLab who have put all the external parts together. The idea being that this is what the finished product will look like.

My thoughts on the flat/square design are no secret. I much preferred the curved, comfortable back. But it seems – if these are genuine leaks – like Apple has its goal set on creating a device that looks stylish, with no thought put on ergonomics. Saying that, I’m not keen on the two-tone back and part of me really hopes that all these supposed leaks are fake.

What are your thoughts? Is the design different enough from the last two iPhones? Should Apple think along different lines?

Source: iLab
Via: 9to5Mac

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  • Gidon

    I like the two-tone back. I also like the screen change – I always thought it was foolish to have huge useless bars along the top and bottom of the device, and a 16:9 aspect ratio on a 4″ screen would change that. This device could be pretty cool.That said, it probably won’t make me leave Android. ;)

  • KevinLy

    It looks like a reasonable reality THOUGH it doesnt mean it looks good. Not a fan of 2 toned either. though the front and bottom looks much better than before. 

  • Deceptivesmiles

    Looks decent, still not a fan of iOS so I won’t consider it. I will say this, w/ that smaller dock connector, second-hand manufacturers might want to take notice and get start on production for an attachment to allow the new iPhone to work w/ older iPhone docking devices. Should be a major market for it

  • MlI

    Very true. Most likely, Apple will not provide attachments. If anything, we might have to find sources in EU that will supply these attachments since EU regulations require a standard charger for all cellphones. 

  • TiP_Cam

     @MlI That ruling has been in place for a while now, and yet Apple still manages to sell the iPhone over here with its proprietary dock connector. Might be worth investigating. 

  • randomprice

    I actually really like it.

  • Scottyb112

    Looks just about the same as all the others

  • WilliamWadsworth

    @Deceptivesmiles I don’t know why Apple won’t just get in line with everyone else and adopt micro USB. It’s not like their’s is superior over everything else.

  • rayjacobsen

    yeah this looks pretty cool honestly … I miss Steve

  • jliptoid

     @TiP_Cam  @MlI They get over the rule by providing a microUSB to Apple adaptor inside every box.