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iPhone 5 and Leak: Prototype Reveals New Features (VIDEO)

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By Daniel Distant , Christian Post Reporter
September 3, 2012|5:13 pm

An iPhone 5 leaked video has revealed the highly-anticipated smartphone being turned on with a much bigger screen. The latest-generation iPhone is expected to have a 4-inch screen— significantly bigger than the 3.5-inch display many users are used to.

The iPhone 5 and the leaks video showed several facets of the phone that many had speculated on, such as the longer screen, respositioning of the front-facing camera— it's now moved to the middle, as opposed to being left of the center— and the width of the phone, which is reportedly smaller.

The phone in the video, unlike previous leaks, is not a two-tone color palette. Instead it's a simple finish. The video, however, showed something completely different than other leaks: it showed the prototype being turned on.

The "anonymous source" responsible for sending the narrator, Chris, the prototype was not revealed, and not much could be done with the phone because the new dock connector has not yet been released. Still, the video hosted on Daily Mail does confirm other speculations about the next-generation handset.

When high-quality pictures of the device's front panel surfaced last week, they reportedly came from a Chinese parts distributer known as SINOCET.

One of the shots show a frontal view of the assembled front panel next to the same part from an iPhone 4S. This shows how Apple has been able to minimize the overall increase in device height by shrinking the top and bottom margins to compensate for the impact of the taller screen.

One feature often discussed was the iPhone 5's presumed near-field communications chip. Because this model is considerably thinner, it's doubtful the handset will be able to achieve NFC. This lines up with the consensus of various Apple technology sources and reports.

"Given the primarily metal backside of the new iPhone, it's highly unlikely that NFC is in the cards for this generation. In fact, given the very little space at top and bottom dedicated to those glass RF windows, you can almost entirely rule it out," wrote AnandTech.

To watch the video, click here.

 

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