iPhone 5 Screen Protectors Show Elongated Home Button Area

Unwire.hk offers the first look at a screen protector that has been designed for the iPhone 5. The screen protector shows off the elongated home button seen in the leaked design document:

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A second shot shows how much bigger the screen protector is than the current generation iPhone 4:

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

MRU Avatar
167 months ago
For the love of all that is holy....

"Announce this Apple and put us all out of our misery".....



Apple CEO office

Staffer - "excuse me Mr. Cook, another contradictory report has made its way onto the internet as scheduled. All is going to plan"

Tim Cook [solemn expressison] "and are people getting frustrated by our lack of official information?"

Staffer - "Yes Mr. Cook, it's starting to verge on a mixture of pandemonium, confusion, mistrust, hope, fear, and a lot of male testosterone"...

Tim Cook - "Male testosterone you say" [rub's hands in a Montgommery Burns fashion] "Excellent....."
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
medazinol Avatar
167 months ago
How many times do we have to say this:
Leaks from case manufacturers ALWAYS prove that a new model is coming and show the form factor.
Don't believe me? We knew the shape and thickness of the iPad 2 MONTHS before it shipped. We knew the shape of the current iPod nano long before it shipped. Same with the iPhone 4, 3Gs etc...

These case and accessory leaks for the purported iPhone 5 are the real deal.

You don't go and make expensive tooling and start manufacturing cases and accessories in advance for something that is not real.

The iPhone 5 is going to have a bigger screen and a bigger home button. My money is flat out on it looking just like this:
(Watch and see. Just a few more weeks and you'll see what I'm talking about)

Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
allmanbrother Avatar
167 months ago
Credit card ready.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MIDI_EVIL Avatar
167 months ago
And another contradictory rumor to throw unto the pile. No seriously at this point it's just ridiculous. There isn't even a shred of logic anymore, it's just a bunch of guesses.

I think we should just chill on all these leaks, all it does is build hype and eventually will generate disappointment.

You really shouldn't read a 'rumour' site if you have that attitude...
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arn Avatar
167 months ago
It's included in the speaker hole it's just a tad longer.
here, this shows it

Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arn Avatar
167 months ago
This case manufacturer (and indeed all of them) have NO inside info on the next iPhone. Anyone who thinks so is kidding themself.
iPad 2 cases were leaked months before it was released

https://www.macrumors.com/2010/12/09/claimed-next-generation-ipad-cases-suggest-rear-facing-camera-sd-card-slot/

and were accurate.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)