iPhone 5 front panel schematic reveals centered FaceTime camera

By , May 30, 2012

Another day, another leak. This one comes vi a Japanese blog with a somewhat mixed, albeit strong track record of Apple rumor reporting. The site published this morning an image that appears to be design schematic of the front panel of Apple’s next iPhone. It appears to corroborate previous leaks, also suggesting a slight FaceTime camera tweak…

According to Macotakara, the design schematic was first published by iPhone repair firm iLab Factory.

The image is in line with a previously leaked front panel and an aluminum-clad back plate in that the drawing depicts a slightly taller appearance, presumably to accommodate a four-inch screen.

Another interesting observation: looks like a front-facing FaceTime camera has moved from the upper left to the center, right above the earpiece.

It’d be wise to take those leaks with a few pinches of salt.

For all we know, it could all be a hoax.

A good example is yesterday’s back plate part.

Notice how the font for the iPhone 5 name is slightly different compared to your real iPhone?

Then again, if someone went to great lengths to produce this elongated shell, wouldn’t they at least have the mental capacity to get the font right?

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  • http://twitter.com/Dongiuj DonGiuj

    The FaceTime camera in the center is a better idea.
    I pray to god that apple don’t make the next iPhone with that metal plate on it. That looks out of place and damn right fugly. Either make it all metal or none at all.

    • Anonymous

      Metal is a bit harder to break when you drop it. Probably a better idea. Apple may be replacing screens in-house, as the disassembly would invoke taking the front off first.

      • http://twitter.com/Dongiuj DonGiuj

        ……still looks shit. IMO the iPhone casing will go from classyish looking to bodge job looking.

  • http://twitter.com/iPhoneHrvatska iPhone Hrvatska

    I didn’t like iPhone 2G back plate so much, but this is far worst

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Cannan/100000630162509 Steven Cannan

    And still well buy it XD

  • Anonymous

    We buy what Apple gives us anyways, and so far, I enjoy it :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000514380051 John Sklikas

    Well this design sucks!!! The backplate isn’t really pleasant to see!! Also a larger iPhone (not screen) doesn’t obey to the rule Apple follows, that the new design must be more practical and eye-pleasing than the older one. A phone with this size isn’t really practical to hold because of it’s length. I would buy an iphone with this screen size only if it’s overall width and length were identical to the current one…

    • Anonymous

      Looks like you won’t have the new iPhone then.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Holmberg/752936409 Thomas Holmberg

    Does look like it’s a plastic film on the back side on top of the hard plastic back panel, not metal… You can see some sort of bubbles in the film if you zoom in on the lower right corner…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Holmberg/752936409 Thomas Holmberg

    Does look like a plastic film on top of a hard plastic back side, not metal. You can see what look’s like bubbles if you zoom in on the lower right corner…
    Don’t think Apple would go back in design, only forward.

  • Anonymous

    If the hole above the speaker is the FaceTime camera, then the one on the side of the speaker should be the ambient light sensor. In keeping with the iPod touch; the camera hole IS bigger than the light sensor.

  • Muhammad Faisal Muaz

    Its fugly. Why dont they use similar shapes , size and material(just like current iphone) and make the screen bigger? Apple need to work out on the hardware and make iphone more intelligent like samsung s3.

  • Muhammad Faisal Muaz

    Its fugly. Why dont they use similar shapes , size and material(just like current iphone) and make the screen bigger? Apple need to work out on the hardware and make iphone more intelligent like samsung s3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tristan.ritterarmour Tristan Ritter-Armour

    wow

  • http://www.facebook.com/tristan.ritterarmour Tristan Ritter-Armour

    this is sad