New iPhone 5 photos were leaked over the weekend, revealing a longer screen.
The photos reveal a screen that is approximately half an inch longer, when measured diagonally, coming in at around 4 inches long. The new, lengthy screen, is rumored to offer app developers increased space and even more options than before.
The photos were leaked by ubreakfix.com a site that specializes in fixing broken phones. The leak is the second this week as the date for the phone's release nears. The new phone is now expected to be unveiled on Sept. 12.
The Apple CEO said in July that that the company had "amazing new products in our pipeline that we look forward to discussing with you in the future," but the company has yet to reveal any specific details about the new iPhone. The latest leaked images however, seem on point according to some techies, who have suggested that the new phone won't be all that different.
"There is a lot of crap out there, but some of the photos are so good that they aren't a stretch to believe," Dan Costa wrote for PC Magazine. "My favorite breakdown of the new iPhone 5's design is Don Lehman's on TheTechBlock. All the leaked details are there: unibody construction, new dock connector, and an ever-so-slightly elongated screen to support a new 16-by-9 aspect ratio."
However despite all the new and improved features, the new phone is not only strikingly similar to the iPhone 4, it also isn't much different from the iPhone 3. Costa suggests that the small improvements to Apple's initial concept of the iPhone mirror the company's core concept.
"All three of these phones build on Apple's original vision of the iPhone," Lehman wrote on the Teck Block. "This refinement strategy helps generate actual profits. You get better at making the same thing year after year. You reduce parts. You streamline production. You make the messaging clearer."
In this way customers not only know what they are getting but they'll already know how to use what they get, which makes a lot of sense.