New iPhone 5 casing leaked, shows centered FaceTime camera

Well, what do you know, another sighting of what seems to be the new casing on the iPhone 5 has surfaced. Let’s face it, this is the time of the year (iPhone launch time) when rumors run rampant; this is why we released our own Rumor roundup of what to expect in the next-generation iPhone.

Anyway, back to the matter at hand. This latest leak comes through a Chinese site called Apple.pro, who apparently found the images on Photobucket. Now, to say that this source is sketchy is a massive understatement, as no one really believes someone who works at Apple would post a picture of the iPhone 5’s front faceplate on Photobucket of all places.

Interestingly, the faceplate does match up with what 9to5Mac has shown in the past, which has the front-facing camera for video chat centered underneath the ear speaker.

That being said, if the new iPhone turns out to resemble the iPhone 4’s same exact width and bezel — I’d be extremely disappointed. I say that because this would mean Apple half-assed the industrial design for the first time in the iPhones’ existence. For the past five years, we’ve all been accustomed to seeing a completely refreshed design of the iPhone in a two year cycle. If we just see the usual 30-pin dock replaced with a 19-pin mini connector, along with a 4-inch display thrown on a stretched-out version of the 4S — it would be a HUGE let down.

[via TC]

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