iPhone 5

Video surfaces of purported next generation iPhone back cover

Last week, metal-laden back covers, reportedly belonging to the next-generation iPhone, started popping up online. The components were intriguing, because with their elongated bodies and redesigned charging ports, they lined up perfectly with previous speculation.

Well today, we’ve come across a video showing off the part. The folks at CydiaBlog point to a new YouTube video from ETradeSupply, a third-party parts dealer, who appears to have gotten its hands on one of these “iPhone 5” back covers. Full clip after the break…

Rumor: purported iPhone 5 headphone jack/earpiece surfaces

Despite recent reports that Apple hasn’t finalized the design for its next-generation handset yet, purported ‘iPhone 5’ part leaks seem to be picking up. We’ve seen home buttons, a SIM tray, and now another one has surfaced.

MacRumors points to a new headphone jack/earpiece/Wi-Fi cable component that recently popped up on SW-BOX.com. Although the piece shows out of stock, the parts vendor claims that it indeed belongs to the iPhone 5…

Rumor: familiar-looking ‘iPhone 5’ SIM tray surfaces

For the second time in the last two weeks, a parts vendor has leaked a purported ‘iPhone 5’ component. Last Tuesday we saw some Home buttons surface that reportedly belonged to Apple’s next-generation handset, and now we’ve come across a SIM card tray.

As noted by MacRumors, SW-BOX.com has posted some information on a claimed ‘iPhone 5’ SIM card tray that it’s apparently just obtained from one of its parts suppliers. And, as the site points out, it looks nearly identical to its iPhone 4/4S counterpart…

Rumor: Chinese parts vendor leaks next-generation iPhone home buttons

Oh great, it looks like next-generation iPhone part leaks are starting early this year. Apple Bitch points to TVC-Mall, a Chinese parts vendor, who has listed “iPhone 5” home buttons for sale on its website.

While the buttons look fairly similar to those found on current iOS devices, the vendor claims that they are in fact noticeably different…

Where Did the Design for the Leaked iPhone 5 Cases Come From?

Don’t worry, this isn’t your typical iPhone 5 rumor — we’re getting just as sick of them as you are. This is a possible theory on how accessory manufacturers were able to make cases for the purported iPhone 5, months before Apple announced it.

M.I.C gadget is reporting that it has heard from an accessory shop located in Shenzhen, China that a Foxconn employee was paid to sneak the handset out of the plant. The device was then sold to a case manufacturer for roughly $3,100. Read on…

Otterbox Responds to iPhone 4S Case Leak, Denies Knowing Anything

A couple of days ago we showed you leaked iPhone 4S cases from popular case maker Otterbox. The cases and packaging were leaked by Chronic (original founder of the Chronic Dev Team).

Otterbox has officially responded to the controversy surround this alleged leak, and the company has promised to support the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, should Apple choose to announce both devices next month…

More iPhone 5 Parts Surface, Shine Light on Design

There’s been a lot of speculation regarding the design of the iPhone 5 over the past few weeks. Initially, the device wasn’t expected to look too much different than its predecessor. But now there’s a stack of evidence suggesting otherwise.

The images that recently surfaced on Case-Mate’s website added fire to the controversy, as many folks didn’t care for the mockups in the photos. Well cheer up. iPhoneItalia just published some pictures regarding the new handset’s design…

Alleged iPhone 5 Parts Show A5 Chipset and a Bigger Battery [Updated]

An interesting image surfaced on Weibo recently, and it has been making its way around the tech blogs this morning. The photo seems to depict the guts of an Apple product, as you can see the company’s logo next to the A5 branding.

A lot of folks believe that the innards belong to the iPhone 5, but we’re not so sure. As most of you know, we’re expecting both a redesigned handset and a retooled iPhone 4 from Apple this Fall. And we think these parts belong to the latter…

iPhone 5 Screen Protector Echoes Redesign Theory

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…

iPhone 5 Parts Watch: Is This the iPhone 5’s Home Button?

There are three things guaranteed to happen with a new iPhone release: people will pre-order it, it will sell even more units than its predecessor did, and supposed parts will leak out just before it is announced. All three happen each and every time, and so far, the iPhone 5 is true to that system.

We’ve already seen some supposed iPhone 5 replacement parts appear, and now a Chinese parts web site claims to be selling the handset’s home button flex cable…

Loads of iPhone 5 Cases Point Towards Thinner Design

As we’ve reported in the past, there are tons of leaked iPhone 5 cases out there. M.I.C. Gadget has reported that all kinds of alleged iPhone 5 cases are everywhere in China. It seems that more and more iPhone 5 parts and cases leak everyday, and they all point to a thinner design.

The iPhone 5 is expected to be “thin as an iPod Touch,” which is a pretty bold statement. Could Apple really fit all those components in that thin of a package? Maybe…

Icon in Photo Stream Beta Indicates Completely Redesigned iPhone 5

If you’ve been around the Apple community for a while, you’re likely aware of the company’s habit of seeding beta version of upcoming software to developers. They do this so app makers can test their software, and it’s also a nice way to help iron out the kinks.

But lucky for us, it’s also a way for us to get an inside look at Apple’s future plans. We’ve been able to spot unannounced Nuance and Siri features from within the betas, and now we may have just gotten a glimpse of what the iPhone 5 will look like…