Images of an assembled next-generation iPhone have surfaced from repair website iResQ, piecing together alleged leaked parts of Apple’s new dock connector, headphone jack and rear shell case of the next iPhone in perfect alignment.
The series of images place the parts next to the current iPhone 4S model, and if authentic, show the next-generation iPhone will boast a thinner profile and have a larger display than previous models.
While the parts’ legitimacy cannot be confirmed and iResQ states the casing is an incomplete part, the alignment adds weight to Apple’s rumoured smaller dock connector and the movement of the headphone jack to the base of the smartphone.
“One of our technicians was even able to screw the assembly into the pre-aligned screw holes inside of the frame,” iResQ said. “All of the threading and screw holes lined up perfectly with the screw holes in the docking port/headphone jack assembly.”
Also of note, according to iResQ, is the fact that because the headphone jack’s position is at the base of the device, the new iPhone could have just one speaker, like the current models.