With the assumed launch of the new iPhone/iPhone 5 creeping closer and closer (hopefully to land in October again), more leaks and rumors are hitting our news feeds. Apple.pro has posted the image above of what appears to be the frontplate for the new iPhone. In keeping with previous rumors, it looks to be a bit longer than the current iPhone 4S, and the Facetime camera has been shifted to the center of the device.
Macotakara, who have a fairly good track record when it comes to rumors, are claiming that production is getting under way for the new iPhone. The site’s unnamed sources claim the manufacturing has gotten underway, and that iPhone 5 cases are now all over Alibaba.com. The sources also claim that earlier hardware leaks may feature old designs that have changed:
This source told also, “iPhone 5″ which had been leaked in May were prototype (via 9to5Mac) for design test, and producing new iPhone has several different design in detail.
The design, which were told by this source, back faceplate of this new iPhone has naked aluminum surface and partially glass covered part.
And a small hole, which were seen in between LED flash and lens, was gone away or invisible, this source told.
None of those changes sound particularly major, and it’s a pretty safe bet that the leaks we’ve seen so far will be pretty similar to the final product.