A Japanese phone repair site, ILab published pictures of individual parts and an assembled version of what could potentially be the successor of the IPhone 4s, the iPhone 5, after the repair site claimed that its individual parts have recently been made available.
The phone allegedly has a similar size compared to the Iphone 4s, but with minor changes, such as a more miniature dock connector, a lengthened screen, a repositioned FaceTime camera, and a back casing with a metal panel, as opposed to the plastic panels used in earlier IPhone versions.
In June, individual parts said to be that of the iPhone 5 were posted on the site of a mobile phone parts retailer, and it was also found out that pre-ordering of the unreleased unit was possible on the online shopping site Taobao.
As the launching of the latest IPhone nears, the probability of leaked images and specifications being the actual ones would certainly increase. However, it would also be worth nothing that any Apple fan, with a little bit of elementary 3D printing and prototyping skills could make the iPhone he or she dreams of having and go on claiming it’s the real thing.