Rumors about the features and design of the yet to be released iPhone 5 are coming out on a daily basis as the release date approaches. The latest is a video grab of the supposed chassis of the iPhone 5. The handler has claimed to be an employee of a parts reseller company and the video shows the overall view of the chassis of the iPhone 5. One thing that seems to be consistent with this iPhone chassis on display is that it satisfies all the other rumors which have been floating around ever since there was a report about a new model of iPhone.
Reaffirms All the Previous Rumors
Before judging the authenticity of this video leak, let us look at the design features of the supposed chassis of the new iPhone. To describe the design and appearance, one word can be used – awesome! Apple had to pull out all stops to ensure that this model of the iPhone had to be the best ever that was released. If we can judge through looks, then Apple surely has a winner on its hands.
The unibody metal chassis appears thinner and taller than the existing iPhone. One of the main rumors about the iPhone 5 was a larger screen with 16:9 aspect ratio. This chassis seems to have exactly that. The slot for the screen appears as if it is a 4-inch window, consistent with the rumors of a 4-inch screen. But we have to wait and see if the 16:9 aspect ratio will be maintained or not.
Change in Headphone Jack and Dock Connector
Apple supposedly will change the location of the headphone jack from top to the bottom of the phone. The chassis also shows an inlet for the headphone jack at the bottom right corner. It was also said that Apple would reduce the size of the dock connector on the iPhone 5. The dock connector is visibly smaller compared to other models of the iPhone. Other than that, the chassis features an Aluminum back plate and metallic finishing, just as expected.
No Word Form Apple
Apple has remained mum about this whole issue and is nether confirming, nor denying the latest leak. That is expected as Apple has never even acknowledged that a new iPhone will hit the shelves later this year. The Samsung Galaxy S III, which was released recently, has impressed the critics and the consumers equally. Apple has to be spot on in all the departments to beat the Galaxy S III or it will be another round in favor of Android and hence, Google.
The latest official announcement of Apple about the tie-up with navigational solutions company Tom Tom has roused the patrons who were tired of waiting for the iPhone 5. If you consider all the rumors, the one in which iPhone 5 will feature an improved navigation app seems to be the only one that is confirmed, courtesy the official announcement of the tie up from Apple.
The leaked video contains either an extremely well made fake model of the chassis or it is definitely the real deal. The latter seems more likely as Apple has not raised its voice, considering this leak has the ability to make or break the new iPhone’s marketing campaign.