We have just received a fresh iPhone 5 screen protectors (both in Ultra Oleophobic and Ultra Crystal) showing a small hole at the top, re-igniting previous claims that the next generation iPhone will be taller and feature centered face-time camera. The cutout area, hole and other dimensions resembles with the design document which was exclusively leaked few weeks back by us.
As evident in the image below, new iPhone 5 screen protector has been designed exactly to fit the 4-inch front panel of the device leaked in past. While it could be another sign that Apple has something completely new in store for its sixth generation iPhone hardware, case designs, screen protectors and panels in the past have spotty track record when it comes to predicting what new Apple hardware will look like.
Assuming it’s legit (it seem to be), we’re not terribly surprised by its appearance since we already know that it will adopt taller design with centered face time camera. Like the majority of leaked iPhone 5 parts, its authenticity has not been verified.
The next-generation iPhone is believed to be in production and some time away from shipping. Analysts estimate the iPhone 5 will be on shelves in October with an announcement in second-half of September. Specifically, mainstream media outlets have positioned its announcement on September 12 with possible release on September 21.
Do you think Apple will relocate the position for face time camera?