Monday, August 20, 2012

Repair site claims image of full iPhone 5 front panel, which is usually in the business of fixing broken devices (and not just iPhones) and not that of leaking iPhone information, says it has received a set of iPhone 5 front panel images from one of its distributors. The pictures aren't really stunning, as they simply serve to confirm - assuming they are valid - what we already know from prior rumors.

That's correct, as to be honest, there doesn't seem to be a single "wow" moment to this leak. As we noted, this is just more confirmation of what is already assumed: a 4-inch display, and an elongated iPhone 5 display.

All this seems confirmed based on prior leaks, including one that showed that iOS 6 (still in beta form) is ready for an iPhone 5 with a resolution of 640 x 1,136, which is precisely what has been rumored for some time. That resolution allows an additional row of icons to be displayed on the home screen, five rather than the current four.

What can't be seen in these images are whether or not the iPhone 5 will have LTE (assume), a quad-core A6 or a tweaked dual-core A5-2, and in-cell touch panels (which would enable a thinner display panel).

All that awaits an also-rumored Sept. 12 launch event date, and a Sept. 21 retail launch. Also expected to be launched on Sept. 12 are the iPad mini (7.85-inches in size rather than the iPad's 9.7-inches), a new iPod nano, a new iPod touch, and perhaps even a new iPad with an also-rumored smaller dock connector, to match the other devices.

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