iPhone 5 Screen Protector Echoes Redesign Theory

By , Sep 15, 2011

With an official announcement from Apple expected in the next few weeks, the tech world at large still doesn’t have any firm knowledge of details regarding the iPhone 5. Tim Cook’s team has done an excellent job of concealing their plans.

But outside of concrete information, there has been a lot of purported leaked parts and accessories that all point to a similar redesign. And this morning, another puzzle piece surfaced that appears to confirm the change…

Unwire.hk uploaded some images of what they claim may be screen protectors for Apple’s upcoming smartphone. While no one can confirm their authenticity (obviously), the accessory seems to match up perfectly with previous evidence.

Not only did the site provide snapshots of the screen protector, they also provided photos of the accessory compared with the iPhone 4. Like many of the rumors and “leaked” cases, the protector suggests a wider body than its predecessor.

The accessory also has a spot for the elongated home button we keep hearing about. The wider button is expected to be capable of reading finger swipes and gestures to make on-screen actions more convenient.

Of course, nothing is for certain until Apple shows off the device at their late September event. But you have to admit that the evidence of a substantial change in design from previous models is overwhelming. Our fingers are crossed.

What do you make of this new “puzzle piece?”

[9to5Mac]

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  • Pepper

    Iwas hoping this was about the casemate. I’m sure that story will come out soon. The case shows volume buttons on the same side. What do you think? Also is the home button getting bigger? I think so

  • Salt

    Bigger is definitely better! Plus my birthday is in October. I just might treat myself to a new phone :)

  • Mysteryman3546

    I think that is fake because there is no space for the front camera to fit

    • matt

      The slot for the ear piece on this screen protector is longer than iPhone 4 screen protectors so this could easily be real because the actual height of the front facing camera is around the same height as the slot shown above.

  • Mysteryman3546

    never mind

  • Josh

    Okay, iDownloadBlog. Let me ask you something:

    WHY ON EARTH WOULD CHEAP SCREEN PROTECTOR MANUFACTURERS HAVE ANY IDEA OF HOW THE IPHONE “5″ WILL LOOK, AND HOW DARE YOU CONSIDER THIS AS EVIDENCE?!

    Bear in mind the fact that NOT EVEN the name has been confirmed, so you’re basicly naming it yourselves, and the fact that Apple has not confirmed this device as an existing object on planet Earth.

    It’s too easy to make some cheap cases and screen protectors, and then “leak” them.

    • jo-macral

      I think the accessory vendors (a select few) have inside information, as there is a need for accessories to be introduced at the same time as the iphone, not several months later.

      They would be sworn to secrecy like their hardware suppliers, manufacturers, and others involved.