New iPhone 5 release date rumours intensify as sample images emerge

Apple iPhone 5 release date rumours are once again doing the rounds as a series of image leaks claiming to be of sample handsets emerge

 

Rumours of a September or October iPhone 5 release date have intensified, following a series of leaked photos which appear to be of an engineering sample of the mooted handset.

The snaps appear to confirm rumours that the handset will be slimmer, longer and roughly the same width as its predecessor, the iPhone 4S. GottaBeMobile claims the pics were leaked by an anonymous Chinese source.

According to the images, the iPhone 5’s camera will be located on the top-left back of the device – as is the case with the 4S – and there will also be a rear-facing microphone placed between the snapper and flash. It is claimed that this will help with noise reduction which will, in turn, improve call quality.

In addition, the latest leaked images have suggested the blower could come sporting a liquid metal back, a rumour that has long been doing the rounds in the iPhone 5 gossip circuit. Also seemingly set for inclusion is the new 19-Pin connector dock.

Previous reports have suggested that Apple will opt for a larger display for its next iPhone so that it can compete with larger Android-based devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3.

However, it’s believed Apple’s rumoured blower will still be dwarfed by the South Korean giant’s flagship handset.

The images have emerged just days following rumours that Apple’s main battery supplier is struggling to deliver enough energy packs that meet the Cupertino company’s strict standards.

As expected, Apple has kept hush about its reported upcoming handset, which is believed to landing later this year. It’s also rumoured that the sixth-generation iPhone will sport Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 6.

Users have already taken to online forums to discuss possible features the handset could offer, with most in favour of a larger screen and a sleek metal back, as opposed to the glass one found on the current iPhone 4S.

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