Leaked snaps said to confirm iPhone 5 speculation
Case in point
Much of the speculation surrounding Apple's next iPhone appears to have been confirmed through allegedly leaked product shots which show the iPhone 5 to have a smaller dock connector, redesigned speaker grilles and a repositioned microphone on the rear.
Various images of the supposed next-gen iPhone  were snagged by 9to5Mac, which reckons the images show the phone's antenna moulded into a metal - or metal textured - backplate.
This is said to be Apple's way of creating a unibody iPhone enclosure , which should free up more space for internal goodies such as a generously sized battery pack.
Other rumours that the images support include the earphone jack being moved to the bottom of the handset, snazzier speaker grilles and a new opening between the camera lens and LED flash, said to be the second microphone for audio capture during video recording.
Further pics of the apparent iPhone 5 body show the front-facing camera repositioned in the centre, above the earpiece. It also shows a bezel, which perhaps squashes the iPhone 5 edge-to-edge display whispers.
According to 9to5Mac's photo sources, the display size has indeed been increased to dimensions just shy of 4in , although the phone does retain the same display width as the iPhone 4 and 4S.
This would make sense, as increasing the display to 3.99in with a 9:5 aspect ratio, would apparently scale iOS near perfectly , while adding an additional row of icons on the bottom, The Verge reports.
The iPhone 5 will hit shelves this October, allegedly. Until then, I'm afraid the rumours are likely to continue flooding in. ®