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iPhone 5 faceplate picture leaked

Could this be the iPhone 5/4G's faceplate?
Could this be the iPhone 5/4G's faceplate?

An unidentified iPhone faceplate appeared on a website that is believed to be a faceplate for the iPhone 5. After the iPad 2 is announced later this week, Apple fans from Long Island will shift their attentions towards the next version of the iPhone, whether it is called the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4G.

A picture of an obvious iPhone faceplate appeared on the Chinese Website iDealsChina, who claimed it is the first photo of the iPhone 5. The website is currently inaccessible, but 9to5Mac managed to get a copy of the picture along with its description.

According to 9to5Mac, iDealsChina is a reseller of Apple parts who could indeed have access to Apple’s parts website. If the supposed iPhone 5 faceplate were real, it would be a longer screen from top to bottom, with a smaller bevel on all sides.

There is no official sizing of the new screen, but it would make sense if the screen were four inches, which Apple is trying to develop on its next iPhone. It does seem to match the parts of the YouTube video showing iPhone 5 parts that Apple had removed. However, there is still room for a home button, which Apple is planning to remove from future iPhones and iPads.

Now that Apple released the new MacBook Pro and the iPad 2 will be rolled out soon, they will now focus their attention on the next iPhone. It is already in an early testing stage, and should make a debut along with a new iOS 5.0 in June or July.

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