Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
iPhone 5 Screen Protectors Show Elongated Home Button Area
A second shot shows how much bigger the screen protector is than the current generation iPhone 4:
While we've seen a number of purported iPhone 5 case designs in the past, none had shown the front of the device. The elongated home button area design, however, was shown in leaked design documents. The design documents only show areas that need to be exposed or open to the user, so it doesn't mean the physical home button will necessarily adopt the exact shape.
The hole for the front facing camera has been included in the elongated hole for the speaker as seen in this image.
There's been some doubts raised recently about what shape the iPhone 5 might actually take. Despite all these case designs emerging from China, we should remind our readers that all these cases have been sourced from a common leaked design document. So, there's been little additional confirmation that this is an accurate image of what the iPhone 5 will look like. We've also seen no actual part leaks related to this dramatic redesign. The only part leaks we've seen come from an iPhone 4-like N94 design.
Apple is widely expected to release the iPhone 5 in September/October.