Claimed Front Panel of White Next-Generation iPhone Surfaces

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    [​IMG] points [Google translation] to a photo posted to a Photobucket account that appears to show a white version of the next-generation "iPhone 5" front panel. This appears to be the first time that a claimed photo of the white version of the device has been seen.


    Front (top) and back (bottom) of claimed front panel from white next-generation iPhone
    As with previously-leaked photo and video of the black version, the new photo seems to show the front-facing FaceTime camera centered on the device, located above the earpiece rather than to the left of it as seen on current iPhone models. The small black window to the left of the earpiece on the white panel is likely to be the proximity sensor, which is visible above the earpiece on current white models.

    The panel also shows a display with an aspect ratio of close to 16:9, in line with rumors of a taller screen measuring four inches diagonally. Overall, the front panel appears to match up closely to a previously-leaked design drawing showing details of the front panel.

    Notably, the Photobucket account hosting the new photo is the same one that previously posted leaked measurement comparisons between the rear shells of the third-generation iPad and the iPad 2, showing roughly how much thicker the new iPad would be over the previous model.

    Article Link: Claimed Front Panel of White Next-Generation iPhone Surfaces
  2. caligomez macrumors regular


    Feb 8, 2011
    San Juan, PR
    Nothing really new here..

    Although looking forward to it! :)
  3. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    Tim says Apple is doubling down on secrecy for new devices. This is all fake leaks to throw us off, or Tim was too confident.
  4. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2011
    At this point I just want the longphone to be the next iPhone. Although I was skeptical at first, the design has grown on me with every subsequent leak.
  5. garylapointe macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2006
    Dearborn (Detroit), MI, USA
    It'd be great if notations like this said "correctly" leaked measurements to give us a better feel of the reliability of the information. I believe in this case it was correct and truly leaked, but just remind us of that.

    Thank you.
  6. iBungie macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    When I first saw this post I thought it might refer to a new MS challenging name 'iphone-surfaces'
  7. achtung! macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2005
    why is the home button, and the sides, larger on the black version?
  8. Deeps macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2011
    Nottingham, UK
  9. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    Looks like a bigger home button. guess someone sneaked it out of foxconn.

    producing 100k units a day from now until oct should mean close to 10MM units on launch day?? But no one knows how many countries will be included in the initial launch
  10. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Blows me away why people still buy these things. It literally looks like the very first iPhone from the front. Sure the backing sides etc have changed but lets be honestly.. Apple has completely run out of ideas.

    - A slightly larger screen that is years behind the competition.
    - Basically the same UI it has had for 5 years. Sure some additions to it, but it looks the same and you still cant customize it without jailbreaking.
    - Last company to the market with LTE - argument here is battery life. I get great battery out of my Nexus with LTE on. Copout.

    Its just the same phone, a little bigger.
  11. dokujaryu macrumors 6502


    May 3, 2011
    Irvine, California
    We won't really know if its correct until the product is announced, right?
  12. ah123 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    Also the front camera has moved to the middle now? I'd prefer that - the symmetry is nice.

    Edit - Or is that the proximity sensor in the middle? Just noticed the smaller hole just to the side of the earpiece of the black front face.
  13. justperry, Jul 16, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012

    justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    You just beat me to it.
    First thing I noticed, this must be fake then.

    EDit: I realized this before others reminded me.
    I realize now that the white one is the front while the black is the inside, you can also see a bit of white line surrounding the black hole so from the front it may look different.
    Also, The screen on the white one "seems" quite a bit smaller, 3.5 "
  14. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2009
    100k units a day. That's a little ambitious.
  15. garylapointe macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2006
    Dearborn (Detroit), MI, USA
    I'm okay with whatever Apple does (usually). I'm just not due for an upgrade this year so I don't need it to have any new features that's really going to make me want this :)

    A new shape / size screen I can wait for....

    If they make the back of the phone with an eInk display so that I can see info (and read books) in the bright sunlight, that's when I'll be super excited.

  16. Thunderhawks Suspended

    Feb 17, 2009
    Polish version without a home button.

    Just a hole to holed it.
  17. bad03xtreme macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2009
    Northern, VA
    This design is a flop IMO, the screen needed to be wider to keep up with the current market and it seems Apple has failed to do that. I think that decision it will come back to bite them.
  18. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    agree, but I thought it was 60-80k per day for iphone 4, thought it would be even better now.
  19. Jack Delgado macrumors regular

    Jack Delgado

    May 11, 2012
    Before everyone starts bickering about the XL home button slot, take a closer look and notice that the black "front panel" is actually the back of a white/black panel.

    The home button slot isn't bigger, you can actually see a faint rim around the slot on the backside of the plate, probably used to hold the home button in place.

    Again, the bottom plate is the back of a white/black plate.
  20. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    Could he have meant the new, new devices, ie the TV or some other product we haven't even dreamt of yet? Think it's very difficult when thousands of people need to produce this for months before launch day.
  21. Nozuka macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2012
    That's not the black version. It's the backside of the white one.
  22. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
    Both images are of the white front. The black is the back face of the front, but doesn't go all the way to the edges. I assume the black is there to stop light showing through the white paint.
  23. Fresh1 macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    Might just be a different camera angle. I dunno for sure though.
  24. samac92 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    It's one panel, the black one is just the white one upside down. You can see there is a white outline around the black home button which is why it appears a different size when upside down.

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