After the flurry of rumors that swept blogs and the media ahead of Apple’s iPhone 4S unveiling last year, reports have slowed significantly as the world awaits Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone launch. The pace is likely to pick up as production nears, however, and a leaked part said to be destined for inclusion in Apple’s next-generation iPhone again points to a redesign. Described as a “Earphone Jack/ Ear Speaker/ WIFI Cable For iPhone 5,” sw-box.com recently added a new iPhone component to its site that is unlike anything included in a previous-generation iPhone model. While the presence of reworked internal components increase the likelihood of a redesigned case for Apple’s next iPhone, nothing conclusive regarding the new model’s external design can be ascertained. Numerous reports have suggested that the next iPhone will feature a unibody aluminum case, 4G LTE compatibility and a larger display, though some suggest the sixth iPhone will retain the 3.5-inch panel used in the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. BGR reported late last year that Apple will launch a completely redesigned iPhone with a new antenna system this fall.
[Via Cult of Mac]