Gotta Be Mobile posts a pair of photos of what it calls an "engineering sample" of the next-generation iPhone. While it isn't entirely clear just what the sample represents, it seems to be solid chunk of aluminum machined into the form factor of the rumored device.

iphone 5 sample front
Assuming that the sample is genuine and related to the iPhone development and production process, it supports previous photos and rumors showing a large central section on the back plate that differs from the top and bottom portions of the rear casing.

iphone 5 sample rear
Measurements on the sample are also in line with rumors that have pegged the next-generation iPhone at roughly the same width as the iPhone 4S (5.86 cm) and somewhat taller (slightly over 12 cm compared to 11.52 cm) in order to accommodate a larger display.

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nagromme Avatar
125 months ago
People will hate any change.

People will hate any lack of change.

And they still somehow love it the next day when the terrible “shock” of either problem wears off.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rmwebs Avatar
125 months ago
Sorry Jony, Lumia 900 has cleaner design.

Image (http://blog.gadgethelpline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/whitelumia900.jpg)
Even the biggest Apple fan has to admit that its a sexy design. A sexy unique design at that. People wanted innovation, and thats it right there.

The iPad/iPhone design is growing very dull...very little in the way of design work going on there, its the same design with very minor tweaks. The iPhone 5 needs a big update IMO.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
notjustjay Avatar
125 months ago
Man, I thought that title said "Missing" and I was thinking, "What, again?!"
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
guru_ck Avatar
125 months ago
This is the next iPhone. What aren't you people getting?!

Yeah I don't know why people don't believe it. Every single iPhone has been leaked ahead of the release date.

iPhone 3G Leak: https://www.macrumors.com/2008/05/05/more-3g-iphone-photos-now-in-white/
iPhone 4 Leak: https://www.macrumors.com/2010/02/02/last-minute-ipad-photo-leak-reportedly-included-image-of-prototype-next-generation-iphone/
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
c0venant Avatar
125 months ago
Sorry Jony, Lumia 900 has cleaner design.

Image (http://blog.gadgethelpline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/whitelumia900.jpg)
I personally don't like the white border at all. Still think the iPhone 4/4S have the most beautiful designs out of all smartphones. But like some people here, not a fan of the two horizontal lines on the new one. Hopefully the actual phone won't look like this.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rudychidiac Avatar
125 months ago
I can´t believe Apple is making the iPhone taller… It's freaking ugly. I hope it's fake...
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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