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The iPhone 5 you’re not meant to see yet

Well what do we have here? After countless component leaks for the next generation iPhone 5, we now have what looks to be a fully assembled unit and the closest look yet at what Apple is seemingly going to unveil in the flesh in a few months time.

Without going into Gizmodo prototype leak territory, this is probably the closest it gets to seeing the next-generation iPhone in its entirety. We have all heard about the component leaks referencing the taller screen and redesigned speaker grills, but now we can finally give you a proper look at this, without the aid of renders.

The images come courtesy of Japanese repair specialists iLab Factory, who claim that this fully assembled iPhone 5 has come from components from China. Unfortunately, we still don’t have a confirmation on if the next-generation iPhone will use a quad-core processor, but we do get a look at most other aspects of the device.

Firstly, we see another good look at the taller display screen and how it looks assembled with the other parts of the device. It looks certain that fans are now going to get the 4-inch display that they’ve been craving, although the smaller connector dock is again featured, along with the new speaker grills and the relocation of the headphone jack which is now situated at the bottom of the device, compared to the iPhone 4/4S design where it was at the top.

After initially having doubts about the use of aluminum materials for the next iPhone, we have to say that the design shown here when fully assembled looks rather good. It is a unique design indeed with Apple mixing it in with their plastic panels and it will probably look even better once we see the white iPhone 5 with its aluminum back cover.

Apple obviously doesn’t want any one to see their new prized asset until September or October, but it looks like they will be powerless to stop this latest leak. Do you like the look of the design – yes or no?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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